Review of Parkray Consort 5 Slimline

Very poor heat output - very disappointed

Trevor Hammett 4 years ago

Had this stove just over a year. I was assured by the company we bought it from that it would more than heat our living room 23' x13' when burning at capacity and we wouldn't need our radiators on in the room. Basically it heats a couple of feet in front of the stove and if you are further away you can hardly feel it. We realised how poorly it performs when we visited friends who have a Jotul stove which gives an amazing heat output and this has motivated my comments. I burn seasoned dry logs and sometimes smokeless fuel. Can someone also explain ' Tertiary air can be controlled by adjusting the cover plate on the back of the stove'? Will definitely be going Scandinavian next time I buy a stove. They obviously know what they are doing.

Stove expert replied: The size of stove purchased may be small for the area that you are wishing to heat as if poorly insulated I have calculated that this space will require 7.8kW basing the height of the room on 9ft. The stove purchased has a maximum output of 6kW with the nominal (average) being 4kW. Using smokeless fuel on it will give you the best heat output as it is a more even heat than wood which varies during the burning period on the amount of heat produced.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

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