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Review of Morso s10-40

A Glowing Review

R Charles 4 years ago

The stove was installed just over 2 years ago and I have to say it's made a massive difference. It lives on the ground floor of a 2 storey north facing extension which was always significantly colder than the rest of the house. The stove is mounted on a glass hearth, overlying wooden flooring and looks stunning. Even the chimney sweep commented on how attractive and stylish it was.

Not only does the stove look great but it works brilliantly. The room regularly heats up to 20-34 degrees C, with the added bonus of bringing the room above (my bedroom) up to 18-20 degrees C. Previously both rooms could routinely reach 14-16 degrees in winter at best, no matter how warm the rest of the house became. The stove means that my gas heating bills have dropped substantially, and the heat it generates warms other downstairs rooms.

Lighting is fairly easy, although I've found that living in a double glazed house means that opening a window slightly helps create the initial draw. Once the fire is going the window can be closed without fear of it going out. The door handle stays cool, but the airflow lever is made of a conducting metal and you'll need a glove to use it.

Cleaning is pretty straightforward; the glass stays relatively clean but I usually go over it with a damp newspaper and some ash when I empty the ash.

The only downside is that the door does swing back when open, and although it can be wedged with a piece of kindling this strikes me as something that could be fixed on safety grounds.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.3)