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Review of Large Country Franklin stove

franklin

Mitzi 11 years ago

I loved the look of this stove and wanted one that I could burn with the doors open. I was so disappointed when the fire arrived and was installed, the fire is very tinny, there are gaps everywhere that let air in so it cannot be turned down. As above there was no seals around the doors, so really the fire cannot be controlled it does its own thing. I still love the look of it but am very disappointed and cross as it cost a lot of money.\n\n

Stove expert replied: these Franklin stoves are not efficient, well sealed, modern woodburners. What they are is a cross between an open fire and a stove - you get to run them with the doors open, but at least they are that bit more efficient than an open fire. If you were to buy one expecting a 'posh' modern stove then I would not be surprised to find you disappointed.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.1)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 2.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 2.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.8)