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Review of Morso 8140 stove

Living Flame

Brian Mackie 8 years ago

This is a very well made and good looking stove with clean lines and high quality parts. It can be tricky to light as there is no bottom air supply in this type of stove so the door must be left ajar till the chimney starts to draw. It is the same when refuelling as you must have some flame or you just get smoke. The side and door glass is very easily cleaned with damp paper and ash from the fire. I have a draw on the base of my stove witch is very useful for holding paper and matches. Warning: Never open the stove door with the draw open as embers do fall out sometimes.

As a fire to be use in a large room that needs a focal point it would be hard to beat; as it gives a better picture than the TV; as the flames dance about. It does need to be well looked after as you can't just stack it and leave it. When Morso can introduce some automation into the air control then it would be market leader.

Overall rating:

4 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 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 3 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? 4 flames (avg 4.8)