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James Smellie Crator Stove

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James Smellie Crator Stove

The Crator Multi Fuel Stove has a nominal output of 5kW and is made from premium quality steel using the latest technologies to get consistency in both quality and dimensions that you can't get in cast iron construction. Stainless steel fittings and strong airtight doors add to the stoves durability.
The dual air vents give you great flame control and the pre-heated
air-wash system keeps the glass clean and free of deposits. The Crator is also suitable for smoke control areas.

Technical Data
  • Height: 510mm
  • Width: 450mm
  • Depth: 380mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

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  • Ideal Stove

    Chris Aylmer 6 years ago

    I have looked at the chimney top and can see no smoke at all coming out.. just a shimmer of the hot air. Very reassuring! I can certainly recommend this Crator stove for quality, effectiveness
    and ease of use.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Crator review for single storey chimney (also bought an Ivanhoe)

    Kevin Rolph 6 years ago

    James Smellie was unknown to us and we were going to buy a stove at twice the price, that we'd seen demonstrated. This stove isn't quite so impressive in its degree of control (part of that
    is the DEFRA multifuel compliance), but we did buy TWO of them for the same price, and it's perfectly controllable enough. Various factors resulted in us choosing this stove over a few others our installer had suggested. One factor was that it was UK-made. Where a local equivalent is available I see no reason to cart one half way around the world for all sorts of ethical-shopping reasons. Also, I liked the ability to get in contact with the designer should I have any problems. I've been in contact, for general advice, and found them friendly and helpful.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • James Smellie Crator Stove

    Sam Dore 6 years ago

    I had this stove fitted in August, the service and knowledge of the product was perfect. The instructions that come with it are so clear and really easy to understand, as long as you follow
    them you can't go wrong. So now the cold days are here I can make the most of this stove. I have hardly used the central heating. This is defiantly a good investment. Well worth the money
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Modern style that delivers

    Neil Duffield 6 years ago

    After searching for ages for a stove that looked modern but not outrageous we settled on this stove and have been extremely happy with the stove the heat output is excellent and it will pay
    for its self in no time at all as since fitting it we have not used our gas Central heating
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Better than expected

    Colin Meiklejohn 7 years ago

    I looked at loads of woodburners before selecting the Crator and have been delighted with the quality and efficiency of this stove. It may cost a bit more than some and a lot less than others with the same build quality. Good to see a British company producing high quality products.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Excellent British stove

    Trevor Hart 7 years ago

    I bought the Crator last March so this is my first real season. I really wanted a British Defra approved stove so I went for this one and I love it! I find it easy to light and control. The
    air wash works great and it gives off plenty of heat. I use wood and smokeless fuel, no problems with either. I would highly recommend this stove.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames