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Review of Mendip Woodland Stove and Convector stove

Back to the drawing board

Ken Bacon 9 months ago

A design that needs a complete rethink. Sharp edges underneath the stove, so when adjusting airflow, danger of cutting yourself. Log retaining bar far too small. Open the door and the log falls out together with an amount of ash. Firebox is wide but has very little depth, very little option for log orientation. Very messy stove, forever cleaning spilled ash. Handle, however, doesn''t get hot. Had one of these installed, 6 week later replaced it with a different company''s stove. No problem since.

Stove expert replied: The Mendip Woodland model is a wide fronted stove with a low output of below 5kW and due to itsí design can be installed close to combustible walls, itsí slim design keeps the output below 5kW. When burning this stove one log should be burnt at a time using 1.2 -1.4 kg of wood. The log retainer is designed for this style of burning and if operated as described the log retainer will retain the logs within the fire chamber. The Woodland has a singular air control lever below the door, this lever will remain cool during operation and controls primary/ secondary air into the stove. This levers operation should mean that the operator does not come into contact with the underneath of the stove and a glove is recommended to be used when operating the controls. For a larger output Mendip Stoves manufacture the Woodland Large 8kw this has a deeper chamber. These stoves are made to the highest standard and quality checked before they are sold.

Overall rating:

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Build Quality 1 flames (avg 1)
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Value for money 1 flames (avg 1)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 2)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 5)
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