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Review of Morso Squirrel 1412 smokeless stove

Not quite what I hoped for

Dave Edwards 8 years ago

Our first stove so excuse my ignorance. Takes a good couple of hours to get running hot and during this time you do need to keep your eye on it so no nipping back to bed on a winters morning. Once it is hot then it is a dream. Doesn't warm the house so don't imagine that you will be turning all the radiators off, but does take the chill off. Goes through a surprising amount of fuel. I think we rather over-imagined what benefits there would be in having a stove -the thing itself is beautifully well made.

Stove expert replied: This is difficult to comment on as it is not clear if anyone assisted in the choice of stove who has experience and could advise on what to expect. This stove only produces 6kW's so it is not surprising that it is not heating the whole house. The fuel used may well be reduced depending on what type is currently being burnt and this should be explored to insure that value for money is being made. Cast iron stoves do take longer to heat up and radiate their heat but they maintain their heat longer when the firebox gets low, this should have been explained prior to purchase. Perhaps try a smokeless fuel to see if the performance improves.

Overall rating:

4 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 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.8)