Hunter Herald 6 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 13 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Hunter Herald 6 stove

The Hunter Herald 6 is available in quite a few different varieties.

You can buy a wood or multi fuel Hunter Herald 6 - and both models are available with 1 or 2 doors and with either a flat top, a low canopy, or a high canopy.

All the Hunter Herald stoves can have crosses on the 2 doors and you can have plain doors which gives the stove a more modern look.

Technical Data
  • Height: 567mm
  • Width: 542mm
  • Depth: 406mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5.5kW
  • Efficiency: 75.9%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 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 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Lack of heat output

    Jenny Allaway 2 months ago

    We had our Hunter 6 double sided multi fuel burner (no back boiler) installed in May 2019 and since then have had limited heat output from it. Installer has been back and forth checking everything... []

    Stove expert replied: The baffle plate will make a huge difference as it keeps the heat in the stove and allows for better efficiency and a cleaner burn before the gases exit the firebox. The installer should have checked this before handing the installation over.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Hunter Herald 6 stove (page 1 of 2)

  • lets hope there is not a problem

    Ian Ellis 3 years ago

    We have a hunter six double sided multi fuel burner which is a great stove but trust me if you need any parts it takes for ever to obtain if you use the hunter inquiry system, you are lucky... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Well built and great heat

    GARY BUCHS 3 years ago

    We have had our stove for 5 yrs now and it has performed very well. Still looks as good as new and is used almost daily , even in our recent poor Summer! Nothing has needed replacing except... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Average Sotve

    Nick Sellers 4 years ago

    Does ok but uses a lot of fuel. One big positive its the best stove I have had for keeping the glass clear. Being a DEFRA approved stove it doesnt close completely down the tertiary air still... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • help!

    Jason Summers 5 years ago

    I have had the Hunter 6 double sided stove installed for about 2 weeks now, its a great looking stove, installation was quick and easy. I got good seasoned wood but can't get the heat out of... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard and is not able to be shut down to a slumber mode, using lots of fuel for little heat then a damper should help to control the flue draw which may be excessive. In these cases the heated air is sucked out of the stove up the flue before it has time to radiate into the room, this may happen on windy occasions or be something that is always present. Further investigation is recommended.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hunter Herald 6 Double Sided

    Alfie Kingston 5 years ago

    We recently had a Hunter Herald 6 wood burner installed by a Hetas registered engineer. It's double sided with top and bottom vents, a damper was also installed. It's not getting anywhere near... []

    Stove expert replied: The canopy may not be allowing the generated heat to radiate freely into the surrounding space but may be trapping it. Stove top fans do work well when a stove is up to working temperatures and may help. Is the stove fully controllable? If it is then possible look at the fuel that you are using, if it does not shut down to a slumber mode then the flue draw may be a problem and should be investigated further. Is the stove the correct size for the 2 areas you are trying to heat?

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Hunter Herald 6 double sided single depth.

    Michael Picton 6 years ago

    For the last few years I had a clearview vision 500, which was excellent. The clearview was located in a dining room , it was installed with a double skinned flue which was boxed in . However... []

    Stove expert replied: Was the flue draw tested when installed as clear guidance is given to this in the manual supplied. I suspect that the draw was above the recommended level and a damper enables the reduction of the draw to what is suggested. The turbo bar will be required to insure the stove can burn effectively and efficiently and perhaps you are trying to put too many logs into the firebox at any one time. Is the fuel dry and seasoned? The glass will only stay clean if the air settings are correct and the fuel does not have a moisture content of less than 20%. Putting too many logs into the fire may also be aggravating this.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Hunter herald. 6

    Curie Roulston 8 years ago

    Bought a hunter herald 14 kw 7 years ago,no problem with it so thought would buy another smaller one for another room, very easy on the fuel as I burn logs and some smokeless fuel as well. Easy... []

    Stove expert replied: buying a second stove of the same make speaks for itself, great review.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Hunter Herald 6

    Neil Richards 9 years ago

    We have had this Stove for about 3 months, all I can say is that I am very disappointed with it. After 8-10 hours of burning at full rate I can comfortably open the door by hand, without discomfort... []

    Stove expert replied: this possibly sounds like an undersized stove, perhaps also on a chimney which draws very strongly? Can you hear the air being sucked through the vents very clearly when you are near the stove?

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • A good little stove

    Ewan MacIntyre 11 years ago

    We've had one of these for 18 months, including 2 winters. The first winter we had no damper, which was a mistake - even though our house is not exposed, we needed to get one the following summer... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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