Review of Morso s10-40

Stylish and efficient, and reliable.

Rod Hodgkinson one year ago

I've owned a Morso S10-40 for about 12 years now - and am very pleased with it. Initially I found it a little difficult to light - but I now use one firelighter and kindling. Once that has caught and has burnt for 5 mins, close the door and start loading larger dry logs. Wet wood doesn't work. Heat output has been good, and friends remark on how stylish it is. My vermiculite rear panel also fractured, but my chimney sweep said that it wasn't necessary to replace it. It's been fractured for about six years now and no detrimental effect is visible. Fuel burning is very efficient - my chimney sweep wrote on his report that I had "excellent soot" whatever that is! Recommended by a satisfied user!

Stove expert replied: Nice review. Liners can be used, providing they are staying in place and protecting the stove body, should they become cracked.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 4 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)