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Review of Prity FG W15

Prity FGW 15

John 7 years ago

I bought this stove to replace a ruined Rayburn in a tiny terraced cottage. The arrangement of oven over firebox, with the consequent reduced "footprint" size-plus the 18kW boiler, made the choice simple as I am unaware of any other stove that matches these parameters - I am curious as to what "similar" stove Jennifer is referring to.

As with any woodstove, it takes a while to learn how to set the very basic controls, but I now leave mine burning overnight (6-8 hours), and at worst, there is a glowing core waiting in the morning which can swiftly be revived simply by opening the stove up and tossing some fresh fuel on it. The boiler output is massive - the three radiators that the Rayburn struggled to keep lukewarm are to hot to touch most of the time, and there's more than enough piping hot water day and night - the Rayburn boiler needed daily boosts from an electric immersion heater.

The oven takes some getting used to, and it's no replacement for a Rayburn oven- with no mass to speak of, and no insulation, the temperature can be hard to control. But it keeps my stockpot bubbling week by week, and when my gas cooker went down, I was able to produce a pot-roast, though I did have to pay attention.

All this for one pick up load a month of firewood.

Stove expert replied: All stoves take time to learn how to operate effectively, persevere and you will get more out of what seems to be an already well used appliance.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 2.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 2.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4)