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Hunter Kestrel Stove

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Hunter Kestrel Stove

The Hunter Kestrel is a 4kW mulitfuel stove, and a relatively slimline stove.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Stylish full view stove. Love it.

    5 years ago

    This is everything you would want from a stove. We bought this fire 5 years ago,and though we have never had another, it is a joy to behold and use. Most negative comments said are minimal and
    occur infrequently. I think the bolts on the flue dampener are totally in keeping with look of the fire. I am inexperienced with other handles..I'd ask some-one if this is unusual, but it is something I would expect from a cast iron made implement. Only thing I would have liked more info. on is burning the stove with both wood and coal in relation to use of the air flow controls.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Very nice looking stove, shame about the design faults.

    Daniel Davis

    I have owned my stove for nearly a year now, I first spotted the kestrel in the shiny brochure in my local stove shop, calculated the size I needed and the deal was done, fantastic service from
    the stove shop and a few days later a fantastic looking stove arrived. It is a very pretty stove, the finish, and design are perfect. Burns wood very efficiently, when you burn it right there is hardly any ash to empty, easy to light, gives out heat and warms the room very quickly all I need!but.... there are a few design flaws, firstly the handles and top air control are very hot and require an oven glove to open, if you do not have a flue damper you have to fill the holes with supplied bolts which spoil the look a bit, the levelling legs are just upsidedown bolts and are near impossible to adjust, the riddle system is a bit of a pain, you pull the lever back and forth to choose its position but it snags on a bolt at the back and doesn't move back into position until you wait for the stove to cool and set it back manually. Also where the riddle bar exits the stove is a hole, the riddle bar is the size of a penny but the hole it goes through is the size of a 2 pence, obviously designed like this but takes away the point of a sealed door. The firebox is a good size, but the grate is at the same level as the bottom of the door and during a fire wood embers tumble and touch the glass which then stains the glass, and of course when you need to refuel these embers have to fall out onto the hearth, if only the grate was half an inch lower problem would be stopped.The stove is brilliant at what it does, all of its features work, but the height of the grate really does spoil the stove, the airwash works flawlessly but cannot stop the tumbling embers touching the glass, if Hunter could make an improved version it would be easy to recommend to somebody else.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Hunter Kestrel Stove

  • Love it!

    6 years ago

    Our first stove so browsed through so many before making our decision. We are not disappointed! Easy to use (especially for novices) , simple to light & for a 5kw stove, it belts out the heat
    ! Love the big window in the door. Watching the fire sure beats watching the TV! Can''t think of anything we are not satisfied with, just wished we''d had one years ago! Only piece of advice is shop around as prices vary greatly. We got ours nearly £300 cheaper by searching on Internet!
    Overall rating:

    5 flames