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Review of Little Wenlock stove

Aga Little Wenlock - great stove but not without problems

Edward Ferguson 3 years ago

Great little stove for heat output. Used daily, for seven years, in the colder months and definitely raises the overall warmth of our home. Like the stove a lot but it has its problems. We use a recommended solid fuel and it''s kept dry but the glass blackens every time. The glass clouds and pits and needs to be replaced annually and, warning here, the screws holding the glass in place are always really difficult to loosen/remove. (Re the glass - we have a really cheap stove with the same size glass and use the same fuel but it never blackens.) Also on first use this month the back blanking plate fell off in two pieces making the stove unusable. We will now need to get a qualified installer to take the stove out of its recess, disconnect the top stove pipe etc etc to deal with this.

Stove expert replied: If there is enough space behind the stove you may not need to have the stove taken out, some blanking plates fit by twisting into place once it has been slotted into the hole. As you have two stoves, the flue draw may be poorer on this flue and therefore more airflow into the stove may be required to maintain clear glass or even more free air in the room itself. You could also tey an alternative fuel as they do vary and another may not have the same effect on the glass.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.9)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.8)