Review of Morso 8140 stove

Toasty !

Paula 10 years ago

We've only had this burner for a week now ( standard short model, no pedestal, no log box ) but I wanted to get a review on here as nobody else had when we were investigating it. It was extremely easy to install, ( apart from the enormous weight of it ! ), and we fired it up straight away. It was a still day, and our old burner would have been tricky to get going, but this was easy. It is instructed that to start it you light and leave the door slightly ajar, which we weren't used to, but it makes lighting very easy. Because of this I'd say that you need to make sure the surface you're placing it on is absolutely level or the door will swing open or shut. You also need to be by the burner until it's going and can shut the door. Not ideal for everyone, but because of ease of lighting I gave it the full 5 mark. The firebox is tall and narrow, it won't take whopping great rounds but I think that's obvious from the picture. The quality of the burner is great, it looks amazing and the effects of the flames when the air is shut down is surreal. I've been burning some old tat from a few trees we felled, which although has seasoned for six months or so, has just been sitting out in the recent bad weather, and the glass has stayed clean. This burner is not recommended to burn overnight and as yet I've not tried this, although it does burn very efficiently and kicks out a tremendous amount of heat. When the fire is down to embers, you can just chuck a few more logs on, leave the door ajar slightly and it leaps back to life again in a couple of minutes. We were squeamish about spending this amount on a burner, but we're thoroughly chuffed with it, especially since we have no central heating !

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.8)