hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 20 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 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 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

  • Very poor quality

    Caroline Clarke 9 months 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... []

    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

Most Popular Review

More reviews for hunter Herald 5 slimline stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Excellent stove

    Amanda Holdstock 2 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... []

    Stove expert replied: Great comments

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • New stove

    Michael Bone 4 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/... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Seven years of service.

    4 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

    4 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Door handle

    Shaun Bainbridge 5 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... []

    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 5 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 5 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... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Great stove poor heat

    Terry OCallaghan 6 years ago

    I love everything about this stove, but the heat output for the room size is not great. It says its a 5KW stove my room is only 3.30 cm. x 4.80 cm Height 2.90 It really has to be driven on... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Not so HOT Hunter

    Chris Verburg 7 years ago

    We can get the fire going and put in our logs which start to burn well so we close the bottom vent, half close the top one and the fire goes out after about half an hour, if we leave the top... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the flue lined? Is the wood being used dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? If you leave the bottom vent open a little does this help to maintain the fires momentum or try leaving the top vent fully open with the bottom closed once the fire is established. Logs that are no bigger than 100mm (4inch) diam should be used. Is this is a room that is well insulated where little air circulates as an airbrick may be required (depends on insulation, double glazing, cavity wall insulation etc)

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

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