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Review of Harmony 33 stove

change of mind

P.R. Love 4 years ago

I reviewed this stove a few years ago now, and was very disappointed. Although it takes a while to get used to it , I now find it absolutely marvelous. There are times when I do not let it out at night and all I have to do the next day is give it a bit of a clean out and refuel it and off it goes in a couple of minutes. I can burn briquettes, anthracite, fuel made of coal dust made into balls. It will not stay in at night with anthracite and it burned out the grate on me but then perhaps I did not control it. I have not quite mastered getting the glass clean, but it is essential to use wood at least 2 years old. The only problem I have is the rod that should be able to shake all the dust out is really no use at all, It gets clogged up and I would like to know if there is a solution to this. I would certainly recommend it ,but follow the instructions to the letter.

Stove expert replied: Different fuels will produce varying amounts of ash and clinker (unburnt lumps of fuel), it is worth trying a few different ones until you find the one that suits your stove. Anthracite is one of the hottest fuels and care should be taken to leave a small bed of ash on the grate to protect it, also make sure that the ash is removed straight away. If the grate is clogged with clinkers then it will not be able to move freely, as above I would recommend you try an alternative fuel.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.6)