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Review of Hunter Herald 4 stove

Good Little Stove

Rob 6 years ago

Upon first installation we were extremely unhappy. Huge amounts of wood were burnt which roared away with no heat output. Lowering the stove and bringing it forward did not help. A third visit from the kindly installer sorted the job. We have a Jotul in the lounge and expected the same preformence. The simple solution was to burn solid fuel. Light a match and stand back for a minute. It roars away, throw on a log then a shovel of coal. After closing everything down it smoulders all day keeping the kitchen pleasantly warm without a refill. To overcome the intial problems we had a rear baffle fitted to the flu which along with the other 2 vent controls allows ultimate control. The airwash works just fine. It's not the prettiest of stoves and the small fire box makes loading difficult with pieces of coal falling back out. The door handle is not the easiest to operate and gets hot. Glowing embers are still there in the morning if you want to put kindling straight on. So, overall if you are looking for a small efficient multifuel stove which is not particularly good looking you will not be dissappointed

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)