Review of hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

Hunter Herald 5 slimline

Sarah Fowler 11 years ago

This is my first and only wood burning stove, so I've nothing to compare it with - apart from the open fire that it replaced. I love it. Looks good and very neat in situ. Easy to light, easy to control the rate of burn, no tarry deposits left on the windows, provided that the ends of logs aren't pointed right at the glass or it's not closed completely when left to burn down, and any tar deposited in these situations burns off very quickly. Economic consumption of wood, too, despite being lit most mornings and every evening in cold weather, sometimes all day.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)