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Review of Hunter Herald 4 stove

Very pleased with this stove

Gwyn KILBURN 4 years ago

I've had my Hunter stove for 8 years now and have had no problems whatsoever with it. It's fantastically easy to light and keep clean. It burns both logs and solid fuel efficiently and the air flow system has kept the glass on both doors as clean today as they were the day the stove was installed. I only have to wipe the glass over with a bit of screwed up newspaper to give the glass a brilliantly clear finish. I ensure that the chimney is swept every autumn (I tend not to light it in the summer months) and I have the stove serviced at the same time. I've just had to have the fire bricks replaced but, after 8 years, I don't think that's bad!

The only criticism I have is that the door knobs do get rather hot when the stove has been lit for a while but that's easily addressed by using the "riddle handle" to help.

Overall rating:

5 flames

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