Review of Parkray Aspect 5

Aspect stoves smoke back.

Leigh Casson one year ago

I've fitted a few of the aspect range stoves. When I've fitted them with a multifuel kit I've never had a problem, but I've fitted 3 without and every time you open the door it smokes back!! The stove works brilliantly when the doors are closed! It seems to me like the box is too tall! And the multifuel kit rises it up and the smokes goes up the flue better! Would like to know if anyone else has had this problem?

Stove expert replied: If smoke comes back into the room once the flue is warmed, it is normally due to not enough draw being present that will lift the flue gases away from the firebox,, were the flue draw measurements taken at the time of installation, did they match what is recommended by the manufacturer? Is there enough air in the room, is the flue height the 4.5mtrs recommended?

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 2 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 5 flames (avg 4.8)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.3)