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Review of Morso Owl stove

So good we've got t'woo

Eric 7 years ago

We bought two Owl's and had them installed in a sitting room and kid's play room a couple of years ago. Went for Morso as we had a Squirrel in another house that served us very well. I find the Owl very controllable and had one of them on through the night a good few times last winter. Once you find the sweet spot with it you are laughing. You really do have to control air intake related to the type and amount of wood used (have never used any other type of fuel). We are burning birch straight from the tree unseasoned at the moment with very good results. The best results we have though have been with well seasoned oak.

I like the idea of the removable handle but find it removes too easily when you don't want it to. I have a large fire guard that completely covers the stove in the playroom so very rarely need to remove the handle.

The glass does not stay completely clear but that does not bother me. It's a stove, not a TV.

Also love the look of them. Nicely proportioned and uncluttered. Brilliant.

Stove expert replied: I can't stress enough the importance of only burning dry wood with a moisture content of less that 20%. You should never burn wood straight from when it is cut. Advise changing this with immediate effect!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.5)