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Morso 8140 stove

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4.5 flames

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Morso 8140 stove

The Morso 8100 series stove is a contemporary woodburning model.

Technical Data
  • Height: 869mm
  • Width: 530mm
  • Depth: 450mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • 8 years with Morso 8140

    Theodore Birks 3 years ago

    This a superb stove. It is our second stove, the other being a small Dovre. The torso is simpler with only one air vent adjuster and burns exceedingly reliably. Unlike our other stove, this
    one heats up very quickly, pumping out a lot of heat. Its size also means it can take odd shaped large logs with ease. I wouldn''t hesitate to recommend Morso to someone buying a new stove. The airways window actually works. On rare occasions when tar builds up, perhaps due to accidentally selected an unseasoned log, you can see it burn off within minutes. Of course, airwash does not keep the glass shiny if that is what you want as a film of ash dust does appear. Should you wish, that wipes off using dry newspaper.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Toasty !

    Paula 12 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

More reviews for Morso 8140 stove

  • Review of Morso 8140 convector stove

    5 years ago

    I wanted a stove which would make a real contribution to heating a 1961 semit-detached house with an open plan living/dining/kitchen room - so quite a big space, and the installer recommended
    this 6.1kw convector stove by Morso. It was installed in the house's original chimney breast and using the existing chimney - it has to be fitted with a 6 inch flue, which was a struggle for them to get down the chimney, and if I had known how difficult it would be for them, I might have chosen a model with a five inch flue. (most images I have seen of the 8140 do not seem to be fitted into a chimney breast, but free standing). Anyway, they got there in the end. The chamber in the chimney breast also needed some building work to enlarge the chamber and raise the height by installing a new lintel, as this stove is 87cm tall, so a lot taller than most stoves installed into chimney breasts. It is very easy to light, using the top-down method with kindling on top, and the best thing is that the whole house seems warm when we are using it, especially if we keep the living room door open and allow the heat to flow up the stairs. Although it is a convector stove, I have put a stove-top heat-propelled fan on it too, to encourage air turbulence and the flow of heat from the stove around the open plan space; as a result we are no longer cold in the dining area!! Once the fire is going properly, I usually only add a couple of logs at a time, as stacking it up generates too much heat especially if you are nearby the fire - I suspect this will make it quite economical to use, although I haven't had it for a whole winter yet, so am not sure how much wood I will ultimately get through each winter. But I am confident that this stove will reduce our gas bill, since when I am using it, the central heating doesn't come on, which is exactly what I was aiming for when I chose this model.

    Stove expert replied: Great review

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Living Flame

    Brian Mackie 9 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

  • Very pleased

    Angus Robertson 11 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