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Review of Huntington 30 Stovax stove

Be very careful

5 years ago

We bought this stove 3 years ago. A crack has formed at the top of it. We contacted the company and were told that we weren't covered by the warranty as apparently you are not supposed to burn coal in it (multi-fuel stove). The lady who we talked to was very rude and told us that we should have read the warranty and not burned coal in it!!!!!. We talked to our local supplier and were told that this is a fault that happens regularly with this model and that to replace the top would cost 250euro cost with another 200euro to fit it. This is such a pity as we were very happy with it. If you don't intend to burn coal this is the stove for you!!!!!

Stove expert replied: House hold coal is not recommended on a closed appliance due to the long flames that subject the internal components to higher than normal working temperatures. The manual states 3.2 Solid fuel: • Burn only anthracite or manufactured briquette smokeless fuels listed as suitable for use with closed heating appliances Do not burn bituminous coal, ‘petro-coke’ or other petroleum based fuels as this will invalidate the product guarantee. Always read the manual closely to make sure that the correct fuels are used.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 3.1)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 2.7)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 2.1)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 2.6)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 2.9)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 2.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 2.3)