Review of Hunter Herald 4 stove

Beware the double door verion

Tom Crichton 6 years ago

I have the double door version of this stove and I am disappointed. There is a gap at the top and bottom of the doors which draws air in when burning resulting in a fire which barely slows down. I had a flue damper fitted to slow the airflow but with little success. Ropes have been replaced a number of times but with no improvement. The small gap between the doors is part of the design and I can't see a way around it unless a single door can be fitted to the double door version.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 5 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)