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Review of Hunter Herald 8 stove

Hunter 8

V. Webb 7 years ago

We bought our Hunter multifuel stove 5 months ago and we wouldn't buy another. We were told it would heat our entire downstairs, 2 large reception rooms, a large hall and kitchen. Whilst our lounge is lovely and warm it leaves the rest of the house cold. We had lots of problems at the start as we couldn't get it to maintain its heat, we were advised to fit a Damper which we did (no easy task)and it has been much better, also keeping it going overnight is very hit and miss. It looks nice and it keeps our lounge cosy, but overall very disappointed.

Stove expert replied: A room heater is what it says and if there is only a door way between spaces then the radiant heat to this space may not be that great. It will obviously raise the temperature but may not be man enough for full heating. Open plan spaces are much easier to heat from one appliance.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.5)