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Hunter Herald Inset 7

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Hunter Herald Inset 7

The Herald 7 inset is a medium output stove from Hunter designed to be installed into a wall or fireplace opening.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 2.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • A great burner!

    Chris Hill 5 years ago

    This is my 5th season with this burner, I've read all the other reviews and I can't agree with any of them. I had it installed by a HETAS installer and from the first firing and upto the present
    day it has been the best heating appliance I have ever purchased, it chucks out loads of heat with either wood or coal. I often only use wood as it gets too hot in the room with just coal and this is with it on a low to medium vent setting. I haven't had to replace anything on it until today when I noticed the door glass is cracked (I think that's acceptable after all this time!) so it's a big thumbs up from me!!

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Hunter herald 7

    Roger 9 years ago

    Fitted the inset burner last September and tried various fuels but all very disappointing. It no way puts out 7.5 kw.(more like 2-3kw)The only way to get any heat out is to have it roaring with
    an electric fan placed underneath to force some hot air out of the top vents(similar to the american set ups)Without the fan there is no heat.I wish I would have bought a free standing one, at least the heat has chance to escape into the room rather than into the wall and up the chimney.It has been fitted as per manufacturers instructions.

    Stove expert replied: Insert models should produce heat into the room providing it has been insulated round the insert box to prevent the heat from radiating into the builders opening. Worth checking!

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

More reviews for Hunter Herald Inset 7

  • very disappointing

    Perfectcousin 8 years ago

    Very disappointing output with wood and smokeless fuels. The only way to get any heat is to burn coal and suffer the consequences. By the consequences I mean replacing the interior parts. I have mine two and a half years and am on my 3rd baffle plate, second set of side pieces and my second grate. the internal bricks also need to be completely replaced. I look on it now as the same as servicing or replacing parts in your car of oil burner....If I want heat I have to be prepared to replace the parts. Burn logs and it's only nice to look at but no heat at all. It was properly installed by a reputable fireplace company.

    Stove expert replied: It was properly installed by a reputable fireplace company. This may be the main reason why you are so disappointed with the output that this stove produces - not the fault of the stove!

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Hunter 7 inset

    Alex 8 years ago

    Had this fitted 2 weeks ago didn't have a liner fitted, it produces plenty of heat with coal but with wood it takes a lot longer but still has plenty of heat, my advice is burn coal with wood for maximum effect.

    Stove expert replied: Good review marked quite low with the comments the customer has made.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • disappointed customer

    A MCCOOL 11 years ago

    BOUGHT THIS STOVE TO SIT EXACTLY WITHIN AN EXISTING 'NORMAL FIREPLACE OPENING. DISAPPOINTING RESULTS. IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE ANY NOTICABLE HEAT IS PUT OUT. THE INSTRUCTION
    MANUAL QUOTES HAVING THE AIRWASH CONTROL OPEN ABOUT 50% BUT IF U OPEN IT MORE THAN A FRACTION THE HEATED AIR VENTING OUT APPEARS TO BE SUCKED INTO THE STOVE ( THE VENTING CONTROL FOR AIRWASH AND HEATED AIR COMING OUT ARE IN THE SAME COMPARTMENT. I CONTACTED BOTH MAIN SUPPLIER AND HUNTER STOVES IN CASE THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG AND ALTHOUGH I WAS OFFERED ADVICE I COULDN'T GET A SITE VISIT WHICH I REQUESTED ( JUST TO CHECK EVERYTHING WAS OK AS I AM UNFAMILAR WITH INSET STOVES OR ANY MULTIFUEL SYSTEMS.

    Stove expert replied: sounds to me like the installer (or an installer) should be booked in for a site visit here. It sounds like there could be a strong draw on the chimney.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames