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Review of Nectre Baker’s Oven

nectre big bakers oven

3 years ago

I was initially really excited to receive my Nectre big Bakers oven .

But after using it [or at least trying too} for the past couple of months my initial excitement has turned to disappointment .

Firstly , for a stove of the size the fire box is surprisingly small, we have found it impossible to achieve the claimed 8-10 hour burn time , even with the hardest of woods.

And with such a small box you are forced to constantly maintain the fire by refuelling resulting in an unacceptable amount of smoke in your living space , its also a very dirty stove to use because of this reason.

and you will find that the shallow fire box inadvertently means that logs will roll onto the stove door making re fuelling even more dirty - fun.

We have also found the claims of heating a 2000 sq ft place also a little exaggerated.. maybe if you set and alarm to wake you every hour through to night to re stoke and keep the dampers open..resulting in a disproportional amount of wood needing to be burnt..

It cooks ok but the unit is more of an expensive decorative piece rather than a practical sole heating unit .

in short

Avoid due to high price

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 3)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.3)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 2.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 2.7)