Review of Parkray Compact Consort 5

Consort 5 now a year old

Chris Thorn 5 years ago

It works well in our bungalow. 6 inch flue liner makes it draw well. To well if I get the air flow wrong. I burn chopped up pallets, cheap coal, pine wood, smokeless coals. Actually burnt a chopped up wooden shed. Saved about £600 on gas last year. Average temp 21deg. C. Leave all internal doors open heats the whole place. Air control needs looking at. don't screw up tight the air wash knob it opens up the vent when shut.20mm metal plastic pipe insert , split slid over riddle boss shuts off uncontrolled air gap. To be swept annually plus 2 powder extinguishers,  insurance insist.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.2)