Review of Morso Squirrel Standard stove

Excellent stove

Andrew Martin 4 years ago

Bought the Morso Squirrel 1412, but chose the version with fluted sides as the Squirrel sides were a little too twee for our tastes. Lights really easy with both vents open and door slightly ajar. Once you have a good flame going close door and allow to heat up then close vent. We use both logs and coal we tend to start with logs to get stove up to temperature then use anthracite coal to maintain heat. The heat this little stove puts out is unbelievable, we have recently made our downstairs open plan it heats 5.5metre by 5metre room, and to be honest the heat radiates around all rooms in the house. The central heating rarely kicks in. Two things could be improved though, the riddling knob to clear bottom tray regularly jams if you use coal. Secondly as supplied Morso do not supply adjustable feet to any of there stoves. Our surround base is slightly uneven so legs have to be packed up, it would have been simple at very little cost to put adjustable feet to all legs. All in all though an excellent stove

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.7)