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Review of Little Wenlock stove

LITTLE WENLOCK SE

LEIGH WOOTTON 3 years ago

We''ve had this Aga now for around 7 years. It''s great...easy to light, gives out plenty of heat and is well made.

Downside is...if your flue is top mounted, the baffle plate will need to be removed to sweep (unless you have an access door in the stove pipe). To get this out, it will more than likely require cutting out or breaking out as I do (a sharp, pointed hammer and it breaks easily.) Then you will have the misfortune of having to deal with Aga customer services. That said, I would buy another...it''s a quality burner.

Stove expert replied: If a stove flue pipe with access door in it is required, fitting this instead of breaking the baffle plate for each sweeping would seem a good way to resolve the issue. The baffle plate should be removed regularly to check any build up in the flue and I would suggest monthly which may prevent it being a problem when sweeping time comes around which is less frequently. Routine maintenance is suggested for all stoves and is often not undertaken except once a year when sweeping takes place, removable parts should be removed so the stove can be cleaned out thoroughly monthly.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 2.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.8)