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Review of Morso Squirrel 1412 smokeless stove

Morso Squirrel1412

Carol 8 years ago

After reading many reviews on this site we chose and installed our Morso 1412 in the autumn of 2010. It resides in a room 16 x 12 feet, which has a huge bay, a cold North facing wall and the other two sides are next to an unheated large hall. In other words a VERY cold room only inhabited by our huskies!!

Things have changed now, as the room is beautifully warm and cosy. The Morso has seen us through one of the coldest winters in recent times; it lights easily, is sparing in it’s consumption of wood and heats the room thoroughly but gently. We usually burn two split (kiln dried) logs of Ash or Beech an hour in the evenings.

All parts appear to be robust and the Morso has the type of looks that suits most decors. Opening the lounge door allows the heat to drift through the house and warm the bedrooms upstairs. I would say that it takes about 45 mins to really get going but then its iron construction means that we enjoy an extra hour plus of heat from it at the end of the night without adding any more fuel.

As for the huskies….well they consider it an evil thing and have fled to the porch.

Stove expert replied: Great review of the Morso stove, even dogs can get too hot it seems!! Well built stoves that do exactly what they say they will do.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 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)