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Review of hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

New stove

Michael Bone one year ago

We had this stove fitted a couple of days ago so a proper review will be coming in a few months. However after firing it up twice now to get it burned in and get rid of the smell of the wax/paint that needs to burn of I have to say how impressed I am with it. It couldn't be easier to light, a couple of firelighters and a bundle of kindling to start with. I have the bottom vents and the top vent open to get it going and the flue warmed up then after a few minutes put some logs on close the bottom vents right up. The top vent then closed to halfway for a nice steady burn. It heats our 5m x 3m breakfast room / kitchen no problem I can't wait for next winter :-)

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.8)