Review of Hunter Herald 4 stove

Stay away from it!

Barry 8 years ago



1. Air flow sometimes works

2. Fire bricks don't work well and are extremely fragile

3. Back plate is all mangled, so as I work with steel, took it out straightened it, strengthened it and put it back in. Very thin metal for a stove

4.need bigger box size

5.flue damper is loose and handle has come off

6. No proper heat due to many reasons

7. Air wash lever is fiddly and loose and no proper feel that u are adjusting when sliding

8. Bottom vents are loose fiddly

9. Very uncontrollable

10. Adjustment levers get very hot

11. Everything on chimney is loose and chimney slides up

12.not really good value


1. Good finish

2. Easy to light

3. Lightweight and easy to take down

4. Good ash bed design

5. Good glass


I am a hunter who lives in a log cabin in Scotland that needs reliable stove. Not up to scratch. Disappointed.

That will mean that I will never buy a hunter stove as long as I live! DO NOT BUY!

Stove expert replied: The flue should be fixed, this needs to be attended to immediately. The stove will not be controllable if it is not installed correctly, urgent action required. Conflicting information when you say good finish but then air wash fiddly, fire bricks extremely fragile, bottom vents are loose fiddly etc

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.7)