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Review of Morso 8140 stove

Very pleased

Angus Robertson 9 years ago

We removed a previous stove because it was far to big for the room.

As we have 20 acres of Dutch Elm disease (which we replant with Birch) we do all our heating with stoves, so a good stove is important.

I have tried out differant manufactures and sold them on, the best stoves for burning wood, I have always found to be Jotuls.

This is our first purchase of a Morso, which I think along with Jotul have the best name in stove manufacturing, however, I think that Morso has always been better for multifuel and Jotul for wood only, but over the past few years Morso has started producing excellant wood only stoves.

Before making a purchase of this size we really looked into everything, like materlials, design, built quality, ease of use etc and it was difficult to decide between this and the equivalent Jotul. What swung the desicion to Morso was the fact that this stove is double skinned, ie 2 layers of cast to make it a convector, the controls seemed easier and it was only about £150 more than the equivalent Jotul.

We are delighted with the 8140 and I would really recommend it.

Although they say not to... we use it for overnight burns, and it generally has enough embers the next day to relight.

The best features of this stove are;

The burn box size.

It burns very cleanly, cant see any chimney smoke.

Ease of use.

It throws out the heat.

We still have 2 Jotuls and I think if you buy Jotul or Morso for wood burning you are making the correct descicion with either.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 5 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)