Review of Morso 6140 stove

Morso 6140 - A Superb Stove

Howard Rice 12 years ago

We have used a number of stoves over the years. We chose this one for our kitchen/living area partly because it has a beautifully simple, unfussy, contemporary appearance. The air wash system works really well and even if the glass soots up because you have damped down too early or too much it burns away the next time you run the stove hot and clean. We have had our 6140 for about 2 years and there are only a couple of minor niggles that we have had to learn to live with. As we have an external stainless steel flue it gets very cold and we have to close the kitchen door and open a french door to the outside just for a few moments when first lighting the stove to make sure no smoke comes in to the room. It is also important to have a good supply of really dry kindling so that the fire catches easily. Unlike old fashioned stoves there is no bottom air inlet you can use to force air on to or up through the fire when first lighting. I read the points others have made about ash spill. I agree but it doesn't bother us. Yes, a little smoke comes into the room if you open the door too quickly and if the fire is still at the stage of producing yellow flames and smoke but this doesn't happen at all if you have waited until the logs have burned to the point of glowing red. It's not the sort of stove where you can keep opening the door and tinkering. Basically if you follow the instructions that come with the stove it works brilliantly, looks fantastic - especially when alight, and makes a basket of small dry logs go a very long way.

Stove expert replied: The instructions are always there for a reason and it really pays to take time to read them so that you get the best from the stove. Good feedback.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.9)