Hunter Herald 5 Inset stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

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Hunter Herald 5 Inset stove

The Hunter Herald 5 Inset stove is designed to fit into a modern fireplace that may originally have had a gas stove fitted. There is a choice between having lattice on the doors or plain doors.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

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  • hunter herald 5 inset stove

    Mrs Smith 10 years ago

    Have just purchased this inset stove for a small room 13' x 13'.6"x 8' (height). It has been installed for one week now. Absolutely gutted with the results. The output calculator suggests that... []

    Stove expert replied: Inset stoves should produce adequate heat providing it has been installed as per the manufacturers instructions. Has insulation been put around the inset box to insure that the heat generated goes to the room and not to the surrounding materials of the fireplace? May be worth checking. Do not use household coal on a stove it should be a smokeless fuel.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

More reviews for Hunter Herald 5 Inset stove

  • Useless fire- Do Not Purchase

    Mandy Pagin 8 years ago

    This is our third winter of 'trying' to get this stove to work. It must be the only log burner I know that you could use in the middle of summer as it gives out absolutely no heat! After 1.... []

    Stove expert replied: Very dissappointing, not sure if no insulation on initial installation but this should certainly help to get the heat into the room.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Hunter herald inset 5

    Mr G Bowery 9 years ago

    We had this unit installed in mid October 2011. Room is 15.5 sq mtrs. We already have oil central heating which we are happy with and provides us with enough warmth. We have had an open fire... []

    Stove expert replied: a good installer is really important. Often you may find bad reviews for stoves when it is actually the chimney which is lacking in some way and this is where the installer really comes into their own.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • A cold Fire if used normally

    Jon Davis 9 years ago

    The previous reviewer is quite correct, this fire produce a good heat that just flows up the chimeney. It seems to me that the baffel does nothing and there is no visable backplate so the heat... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • A cracking little stove


    I do not agree with some of the other reviews here, this is a great little if installed correctly. I have had the stove for three weeks now. I started with 3 small fires to break in the stove... []

    Stove expert replied: Wood or smokeless fuels should be used on a closed appliance not house hold coal!

    Overall rating:

    4 flames