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Review of Langdale Stove

Good stove with clean glass after use

Stuart Burton last month

Had the stove 2 years now and like the other reviews initially the stove needed cleaning after every burn. However, since getting a flue thermostat and keeping all vents open until 300F, just after start of best burn area on thermostat, glass that started to soot up begins to burn off. Also need to reload when initial fuel can be broken up with poker to make good hot ember bed for next fuel. Put next fuel in place and use left lever to let in air and maintain 300F. As the thermostat temperature moves up towards 400F close the vent down to control room temperature but don't let stove drop below 300F unless burning out as glass would start to soot up if burning below 300F for long periods. If room temperature is too hot when stove is burning at minimum 300F open a door or window to control room temperature. I have found this stove needs 300F for the air wash to work efficiently.

Stove expert replied: A stove flue thermostat is an excellent way to maintain the most efficient and effective rate of burn, a must to any stove user.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 2.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 2.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.7)