Hunter Herald 14 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 52 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Hunter Herald 14 stove
The Herald 14 is the lagest of the Hunter Herald stoves. A steel stove that is available with one or two doors. You have the option of having crosses in the doors or having plain doors. The height given is for the flat top version, there are low and high canopy versions of this stove available.
Technical Data
  • Height: 644mm
  • Width: 730mm
  • Depth: 508mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 9kW
  • Efficiency: 78.6%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Hunter Herald 14 Multi burner with wrap around boiler

    Patrick Bowyer 8 months ago

    1. Have just had the back boiler go after 6 years. It cannot be repaired. This is the 2nd one of these in 12 years, the first one had the same problem causing a flood. The guarantee is only... []

    Stove expert replied: Having had two boilers fail in a short time frame it may be worth looking at the system set up, has there been suitable cold water corrosion prevention measures included. This is critical as cold water corrosion will shorten the lifetime of any boiler. Operating the boiler on a low setting for prolonged periods will also be a factor and the type of fuel.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Hunter Herald 14 stove (page 1 of 6)

  • Not hot enough!

    James Burke one year ago

    We have the Hunter Herald 14 double door and double sided as we have it in a fireplace between 2 rooms. They are both large rooms and despite all efforts, we can barely get the rooms up 1 degree... []

    Stove expert replied: The problem of lack of heat may be down to a poor draw in the chimney, chimney height, not enough air in the room to allow combustion to occur, poor fuel quality etc. An installer should be able to check the flue draw and free air requirements. Wood should be dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%, smokeless fuel and not household coal should be used. There is likely to be something that is causing the poor performance so further investigation is recommended so that you can enjoy your stove fully.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Hunter 14B Boiler stove

    Kitson Broadhurst 2 years ago

    Well built construction but the Air Wash vent blocks up about every month , the crosses need a grinder to fit them and the Thermostat always stops working. The thermostat is made by another... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Not a good replacement for Villager AH Woodburner

    Jaqui Fabian 3 years ago

    Despite being recommended by the people who previously manufactured the brilliant Villager wood stoves, this is, sadly, rubbish if you''re just burning wood. It may be good as multi-fuel, but... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you got the woodburning option as they make both wood and multifuel stoves? Have you a damper on the flue to help control the rate of burn, they used to have these on the Villager stoves as standard so this may be what is needed. It is not recommended to burn a wood stove overnight as it will have to be shut down on a low setting for a long period which is not good for the flue system.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Update Hunter 14

    Kit Muscillo 3 years ago

    The build quality of the stove is without doubt a strong point. It is built like a battle ship and few stoves meet its standard. It is heavy and good looking and a very viable alternative to... []

    Stove expert replied: Great comments, lovely to hear you are getting better results with all controls now being operated.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Like Triggers brush!!!

    Mel Smith 4 years ago

    Used the Herald multifuel for 10 years. Straight 2 door fire using homefire fuel. From year one we had to change at least 4 riddle bars EVERY YEAR.....plus the baffle plate once. But a stove with terrific for heat output. Would I have another Herald stove.....error...NO.... will look for a different make next time.... []

    Stove expert replied: It sounds as if the stove is possibly being over fired, but more than likely over riddled or leaving too much hot ash in the ash pan, grate bars normally last well but it seems strange that only 4 are required to be changed annually. If the four in question are in the middle, try to not over riddle the stove and leave a small bed of ash to protect the top of the bars, do then empty the ashpan straight away and not leave the ash to build up. Air needs to be able to pass freely underneath the bars to keep them cool. You can also move the grate bars around so you get a more even ware through the whole set which may help to elongate their life.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • My Herald 14 ce

    Robin Tawn 4 years ago

    I have had my herald central heating wood burner for some years it works very well. In the last year it had started to smoke when opening the doors. I found that the throat plate had bent upwards... []

    Stove expert replied: The baffle / throat plate should be checked monthly to ensure that the flue way is clear of debris, normally when you undertake a deep clean of the stove firebox.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • This stove in the house I want to buy

    4 years ago

    I was wondering if there is some way of linking in and oil fire system?I have a bad back and hip and am worried about constantly having to bring in coal and wood.I have read that it might be... []

    Stove expert replied: There may be a way to link in oil and a wood / multifuel stove. A heating engineer should be able to advise you further.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Great Stove

    5 years ago

    After spending a few miserable winters with another stove that was smaller and of inferior build I have been truly delighted with this stove. Being large the stove easily warms the living space... []

    Stove expert replied: Do not leave the stove shut down for prolonged periods they need to have short periods of fast burn to maintain a clear flue system. When shut down for prolonged periods deposit can form on the glass and can lead to permanent damage as the flue gases are not being removed effectively.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Spares

    Glenn Millar 5 years ago

    My herald 14 has worked well for past 9 years and is in excellent condition. My problem is that I need a few new "high grate bars" and have been told that my stove is too old and the bar has... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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