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Review of Portway 1 contemporary stove

Lovely stove

Josh 11 years ago

Had it since November, and it's been lovely. Had it fitted without a liner by a Hetas installer after having a full smoke test carried out, and Hetas installer and Hetas chimney sweep advised I'd be absolutely fine without a liner. and it's been marvellous. Air wash great as long as burning dry wood, heat output is great considering the small size of the stove, it looks lovely, has a removable handle so you don't burn your hands. Doesn't burn great over night with wood, but it'll burn fine over night if you use smokeless coal and turn it right down. I've not had a single problem with it and it saved me when my heating went funny. It's also good in terms of fuel consumption when I compare it to my stove in my last house, a 5kw Charnwood Island. Well priced as well, £750 for a Defra approved British made stove.

Stove expert replied: Good review, satisfied customer.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.5)