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Review of Lovenholm stove

Slight disappointment

Richard Hancock 2 months ago

I just loved having my first woodburner.

But it does take ages to get going. I have only used wood under 20% moisture. Sometimes it feels that it really doesn''t want to go!

The primary and secondary air controls are easily confusable.

But then, a few weeks ago, I installed a Clearview woodburner. It takes off like a rocket! The controls can''t be confused.

My only criticism is that the secodary air control is much too sensitive, in that a tiny difference in the position makes a big difference to the heat output.

But I love my Clearview!

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.7)