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Review of Parkray Aspect 5

Twice the heat for half the wood, compared to an open fire.

Chris Cobley one year ago

For the last 40 years the lounge of Grade II listed Mulberry House has enjoyed an open fire (a now obsolete Rayburn Rembrandt). With a free supply of wood from felled trees on our land, it didn''t seem to matter too much that 75% of the heart from the fire went straight up the chimney ! But the problem was the room was still cold.

So we made many enquiries, and finally settled on the Parkway Aspect 5 just before Christmas. We have never looked back, by which I mean we have been bakingly warm each night, using less than half the wood we used each night before to reach a tepid temperature.

Luckily the huge felled copper beech tree which we felled at the end of December 2016, and would have given us 5 years of fuel, will now give us well over 10..!

A highly recommended wood burning stove !

PS I have improvised a small tray (a cut down old baking tray!) beneath the door to catch ash. This would be a small, but necessary, improvement, in my view.

Stove expert replied: Great review. Stoves are a great improvement to an open fire and efficiency wise there is no comparison.

Overall rating:

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