Hunter Kestrel Stove
The Hunter Kestrel is a 4kW mulitfuel stove, and a relatively slimline stove.
Most Recent Review
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.
Most Popular Review
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.
More reviews for Hunter Kestrel Stove
! 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 Â£300 cheaper by searching on Internet!