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Review of Parkray Aspect 5

Very hungry stove

Chris Hillary one year ago

I fitted this stove in early November. I've had several woodburners over the years but never one that used wood as fast as this one. It doesn't seem to shut down properly as the controls are very " latchety". I left a Stovax in my last property and wish I hadn't, the controls on that were immediate. Very disappointed with this stove and would not recommend.

Stove expert replied: Do get the flue draw checked to insure that it is not above that recommended by the manufacturer. You may require a damper or stabilizer in the flue so that better control over the stove can be achieved in order for you to be able to control the rate of burn.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.8)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4.3)