Review of Parkray Consort 5 Slimline

Good stove but not as hot as I would have thought.

Ken F 6 years ago

After looking at lots of reviews and trawling what seemed like the whole of the internet (this site is the best by far for real reviews) I decided on a Parkray burner with the help of a cheap deal on the internet. I found the stove really easy to light, simple to clean and looks really nice while burning, the only issue I had is it didn't heat the room as much as I thought. After reading reviews people would say it would heat up my living room and the heat would/could spread through by 2 bedroom bungalow. Unfortunately after 3 weeks of burning I found out that it could only get my sitting room(20 by 13FT) up to about 17/18 degrees, if I had it stoked up all day with the door shut then around the 20 mark, with the sitting room door open it would struggle to warm the room never mind the house. I thought it was something I was doing or the it wasn't fitted correctly so called out my HETAS fitter who confirmed everything was correct with the fitting and the wood I was burning was well seasoned.

Everything else I loved about the stove apart from the heating issue, next time around I would definitely go for the higher output.

Stove expert replied: A larger stove would when ticking over cope with the room size whereas this stove on max should cope with the space. Perhaps changing fuel type would give you a better heat output.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.4)