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Review of Morso Squirrel 1412 smokeless stove

Top quality stove

Graham Wilkins 9 years ago

I live in a smokeless zone and I looked at many other Defra approved stoves, narrowing the eventual choice down to 5 or 6. In the end I made my choice based on the excellent reviews this stove has received, build quality and the reputation of the manufacturer.

The reviews were not wrong.

Lighting the stove is very easy and takes no more that a couple of minutes.

When there's a good glowing bed, I tend to add 3 well-seasoned split logs and they catch within 2 or 3 minutes. So far I've only burnt wood, oak, ash and leylandii. The stove throws out a wonderful amount of heat, and the flame pattern is quite hypnotic.

This may not be the cheapest stove available, but speaking to friends with different makes that have had various niggles, this is definitely one of the best. I'm glad I didn't go for any of the other options, this stove should last me out, I'm now definitely a Morso fan and delighted with my choice.

Stove expert replied: Morso has years of satisfied customers to reinforce its strong place in the stove market. Great review and another satisfied customer to add to their already extensive list.

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 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 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)