hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 22 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

The Hunter Herald 5 slimline is available as a wood or multi fuel model.

This stove is suited for a big fire place opening in a smaller room -

as the stove is quite big but is 5kw only in output.

You can have this model with a flat top or a low or high canopy -

this stove has a top or rear outlet for the flue pipe.

Technical Data
  • Height: 567mm
  • Width: 575mm
  • Depth: 344mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Brilliant Stove, better than expected

    Trevor Tyrrell 2 years ago

    We love this stove, we have a medium size front room and the old fireplace was draughty and used mountains of wood. Now, with half the wood usage we are getting double the heat output. And
    using the clever airflow system (top slider), the glass stays clean and the fire can be shut down at night to tick over all night keeping the chill off the room. Best investment in years!
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Hunter Herald 5 slimline

    Sarah Fowler 15 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

More reviews for hunter Herald 5 slimline stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Hunter Slimline

    Margaret Mccurdy 2 years ago

    Very disappointed, chose this stove as I have a large fireplace but had to keep to 5KW Have had for 4 winters now. It is almost impossible to regulate - I didn;t even realise that there was
    a bottom vent it is so insignificant. Open or shut the fire ignites the same. Most occasions I can get a good fire going with the top vent open BUT there doesn''t appear to be any adjustment, it''s either open or closed and closed the fire barely fundtions, and the airwash system most certainly doesn''t. I didn''t realise that it would be impossible to put in more than one decent size log so I manage to top up with a couple of fire logs. Keep the top vent open, as I previously said it is either open or shut, nothing in between, and the fire roars away and the fuel lasts hardly any time. Shut it down and I would be better advised to put the gas central heating on!! Is this an installation error? Two installers have now looked at it and assured me all is ok. I have adequate ventilation in the room - so many drafts that I didn''t want to have a higher rated model necessitating an air bricks. Would be grateful for any comments, please

    Stove expert replied: The installation and user manual would offer advice on air controls and would mention the use of the bottom vent. The bottom vent should be used for lighting and if a multifuel stove, when burning smokeless fuel. The top air control should be used to control the wood burning. Logs must be dry and well seasoned and burn correctly to keep the glass clean. Your fitter would usually commission the stove and also explain how to use it correctly.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Very poor quality

    Caroline Clarke 3 years ago

    We bought our first hunter 5 slimline stove in 2013 and it was so good that after we moved house we decided to have the same again, unfortunately the new stove is not the same. The new stove
    took at least a week of burning to get rid of that new just painted fumey smell, within weeks the paint started to flake and has even rubbed off the door handle, this stove does not shut down to a slow burn like our previous one and after just one winter it looks like a cheap bit of tat. When we can afford to replace this stove it will not be for another Hunter model.

    Stove expert replied: As this is a new stove site the reason that the stove does not shut down may be down to the flue draw being excessive and this needs further investigation, if this is the case then the stove is not at fault. As you have had a problem with the paint soon after purchase, did you go back to the supplier for comment from Hunter under warranty?

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Excellent stove

    Amanda Holdstock 5 years ago

    We bought this slimline stove for our apartment in the French Alps and it has proved to be an excellent choice. We had wonderful assistance from the online supplier who gave expert flue advice
    as well as great sales advice. Wonderful service.

    Stove expert replied: Great comments

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • New stove

    Michael Bone 7 years 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

  • Seven years of service.

    7 years ago

    We had our multi fuel stove installed in 2009 and have been more than happy with the performance. Anyone not happy with a 5kw stove is not using it properly.It is starting to show it's age now
    but it's had so much use I can hardly complain. I recently replaced the fire rope seals and next year will need to replace the fire bricks.

    Stove expert replied: Great feedback for a stove giving good service.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Warm but not the best quality

    7 years ago

    Initially did nothing but make wood disappear, after fitting a damper it works fairly well to warm our small living room.Quality-wise they're not great - the paint on our doors peeled after
    our first real fire and then a couple of weeks after getting them back we've found that despite taking great care there's now lots of paint missing already.Note that the body is made from sheet steel so ours clangs and bangs very loudly when warming up and cooling down although is fine once up to temperature.The size looks great in most fireplaces but is annoying when it comes to log size, most that we've bought were too large to fit two in at a time... Not necessarily the stove's fault but as it is a slimline keep this in mind.For the money they're a nice looking stove but next time I'd spend more and get something with cast body and more than a single spray coat of paint.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Door handle

    Shaun Bainbridge 8 years ago

    The fire is very good the heat it puts out is amazing only problem I'm having is I've had it about 14 months now and the door handle keeps on slipping when I close the door I sometimes go to
    open the door and the handle just unloosens but it doesn't open the door so have to take of handle and open the door with some form of pliers put the handle back on then tighten it up and then the same happens again when I put any pressure on handle it just unloosens it self any idea to what I can do.

    Stove expert replied: Go back to your supplier for further assistance and if they are unable to advise how to overcome this see if you can get a replacement under warranty.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • hunter herald slimline 5

    John H 8 years ago

    just fitted the stove but there is just a metal base. It's a wood burning stove . Do I burn wood on the base of the stove or should there be a grate ?
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Good little stove

    Ryan High 8 years ago

    I had this stove fitted about a year ago and I have to be honest it's been excellent. It burns fuel quite efficiently and the heat it gives off is also very good. If there is one downside to
    mine it's that if it's really windy outside it can be a bit awkward to light and when lit it won't burn as well as if it was not so windy.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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