Merlin Midline stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 5 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Merlin Midline stove

The Merlin Midline stove has a spacious firebox with cater for 12 inch logs ideal for a small to medium sized room.

Technical Data
  • Height: 586mm
  • Width: 430mm
  • Depth: 450mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.8kW

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 5 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Merlin Midline Stove

    Michelle Reed 6 years ago

    Very happy with our new Merlin stove. Glass has so far stayed completely clear. Excellent heat output from 4.8kW stove and big log box so only needs loading every 4 hours or so during daytime
    . Obtained three quotes from local suppliers and only one local firm was able to undertake the full work required themselves. Professional, polite and efficient installation from team with a can do attitude and honest, professional advice and discussion of options very helpful.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • quality stove

    Craigforster 9 years ago

    I have the midline on a log base, quality and finish is top notch, I am a life long nacs hetas reg chimney sweep and a stove geek, this is the best of the merlin stoves because of its depth
    which means your hearth will stay clean no ash spill. The air wash on this stove truly does mean clear glass , no other stove stays quite as crystal clear I always have at least 3 stoves live in my house a burley a woodwarm and now the merlin, its basically a copy of a clearview but better the air supply around the stove is more advanced than a clearview, the only slight faults would be the chrome handle option is a bit pricey, and the threads the knobs connect to for the riddler and air control are not of the highest quality but I am very very fussy so don't let that put you off, the question of does the handle get hot is slightly unusual as the burley stays cool its wood but most do get very hot

    Stove expert replied: Nice review from someone who has experience of various models so a good comparison can be made.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Merlin Midline stove

  • Aftercare Service

    Sam Osborne 6 years ago

    We chose the Merlin Midline due to its 4.8kW rating and capacity to burn larger logs. It is positioned to heat the living and adjoining dining room, it warms both rooms easily. It has been burning
    efficiently for over three years, however just this last week we had a problem with cracked plaster in the room above the stove; I was concerned with a faint smell of smoke coming through the crack. I called out a company for advice, I was immediately booked in for a visit the next day. The visit was very reassuring and confirmed the stove only required some minor tweaks to ensure it continues to burn efficiently, no safety issues. The same can't be said for my plaster, thats going to need renewing.From providing information on purchasing stoves, installation, safety and aftercare service, I cannot recommend the supplier and their staff highly enough; a very satisfied customer for over three years. Many thanks.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Meelin Midline

    7 years ago

    This will be our 3rd year running the merlin stove so I feel I''m in a better position to leave an objective review. Firstly it replaced our again ludlow (which was an excellent stove). I won
    ''t review the cosmetic appearance of the merlin as that is one aspect of stove selection which is highly individual. What I will say is that the merlin stove has performed excellently, it has a huge firebox which you can load up shutdown and walk away from for hours. The 2 air controls are responsive and if the bottom slider is left over a quarter open will keep the glass clean. Our stove has been in since the beginning of the month (November) and will remain that way probably until March. It burns beautifully over night on stay bright briquettes and a piece of wood. Of course the glass soots up overnight but we open it up in the morning and it self cleans. Output is good for a stove of this size and we''ve just invested in a ecofan to try and increase warm air flow (the jury is still out on that one). Only negative we''ve had has been the handle it got a bit wobbley but we whipped it off and added another washer and all movement had gone (literally a 2 minute job) Anyway we''ve not been disappointed, and I would be happy to recommend. the only question I''ve tried to find answered is where the stoves are manufactured? They''re based in Hereford but that doesn''t mean a lot. Hope this heles.

    Stove expert replied: Do let the stove out at least once a month and clean thoroughly to ensure that the flue way remain clear of debris and is not restricted in any way. Good comments.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • disapointing

    Mark Johns 7 years ago

    I was informed by my installer that this was the Rolls Royce of stoves and the one to go for! He didnt tell me that the Hwams and Conturas e.t.c were ferraris!! My goodness what a difference
    ! I cannot wait to have this merlin removed and one of the class scandanavian type stoves installed. I cannot fault the heat output of the merlin but the airwash is non existent. All I read is over rated rapid air movement which alleges to keep the glass clean. I'm afraid you need to run it quite hot to achieve that! Turn it down and it blackens before your eyes in minutes! The door handle is dreadful, quite cheap and nasty and ill fitting. I have emailed the company twice about the possibility of a replacement but they haven't even had the courtesy to reply!!Lets be fair and say it does the job of keeping my house warm. But so would a cheap diy barrel stove constructed with help from you tube videos. If you want a pretty picture of nice flames forget the Merlin and go for a proper air-wash stove. All in all an extremely disappointing purchase with disappointing expectations

    Stove expert replied: A stove should not be shut down all the time as this will lead to blackening of the glass, it needs to work so depending on where you set the controls and how fast the rate of burn is will depend on how clean the glass stays. Of-course this also depends on the quality of the fuel being used.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames