Review of Lovenholm stove

Great little stove

5 years ago

After doing a huge amount of research we had one of these installed in April. Our previous stove was a Morso Squirrel but our budget was tighter on this occasion. Reading the reviews on this site helped us with one or two issues with the stove. Having been used to a multi fuel stove I was originally expecting an ash pan; my only issue at the moment is that the door is sooty and this wasn't the case when it was first fitted. I'm currently using it with both air vents fully open but the flames are almost totally obscured by the blackened glass. So my ratings would have been higher if I'd rated it when I first used it.

Any feedback would be really welcome.

Stove expert replied: Clean the glass with a cloth dipped in vinegar or wood ash, stubborn stains may need treating more than once. Do check the glass gasket and rope seals to make sure they are intact. Wood needs to have less that 20% moisture content and short periods of fast burn are required and should help to keep the glass clear. Clean out the inside of the stove thoroughly and drop the baffle / throat plate down to check that this does not have debris on it causing restriction of the flue gas flow. There is likely to be a cause if this was different when first installed so investigating and eliminating will need to be undertaken so that it can be rectified and clear vision can be once more achieved.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.4)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)