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Hunter Herald 14 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 49 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
  • 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

  • Not a good replacement for Villager AH Woodburner

    Jaqui Fabian 2 weeks 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

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Hunter Herald 14 stove (page 1 of 5)

  • Update Hunter 14

    Kit Muscillo 3 months 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 one year 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 one year 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

    one year 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

    2 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 2 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

  • 2 Hunter Herald 14's One good. One bad. Advice please

    Gareth McComb 3 years ago

    I had two Hunter Herald 14's in my house and because I never used one of them I moved it to my holiday home. The original works fine and I have had no problems with it. I have only started using the second one now that I have had it moved and installed by a professional installer. The problem with this stove is that you dampen it's burning. The two stoves seem to have different types of control at the top of the doors. On the "good" one you can slide a pan across and this reduces the draught. On the other there seems to be a damper type unit but this does not actually have a panel that actually slides across the openings at the top of the doors. Is there something missing or installed wrongly? Do I have two different eras of model? Your help would be appreciated Many thanks... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Great stove

    Stuart Mccloud 3 years ago

    We had this installed in France and it runs 9 radiators. The radiators get red hot and the house is lovely and warm. It took a bit of trial and error to get it running right, initially the rads... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Hunter herald 14 multi fuel boiler stove

    Alison Martin 3 years ago

    Looking for some help and info really if anyone can help we had this stove fitted approx 2 months ago, few teething problems where the hot water tank was faulty so I was just boiling the system... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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