Review of Morso Squirrel 1412 smokeless stove

Hot little squirrel

Tim 8 years ago

Our requirements were to heat a large sitting/dining room, preferably without going above 5kw and having to fit a brick air vent. We wanted to use our chimney and the stove had to fit the fireplace using a back entry point to the flue rather than the top.

We searched far and wide and narrowed the field down to Morso and Clearview.

Both manufacturers came highly recommended but there was more support in favour of Morso including from nearby neighbours. We liked the Morso viewing window and not having the castellated log guard, the simple lines and the squirrel imprint on the sides. We were concerned that the stove appeared small for the size of room but the fitters we spoke to, the reports and reviews we read said this wouldn't be a problem. We decided on Morso.

Lights very easily, gives off plenty of heat. We haven't a mantlepiece and so we have bought a Valiant eco fan (silent but with black blades)to circulate the heat, lowering the temperature of the mirror above!

We've not run the stove overnight (hence the rating of 3) like Tom. What we can say is that we are very pleased with the results and would recommend the stove to others.

Stove expert replied: Using the fan to dissipate the heat is a great idea but do check that the mirror does not get too hot - can be a problem with anything that is fitted above a stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.8)