Review of Scan Andersen 4-5 stove

Just installed

Frank Schencks 4 years ago

We have replaced our Victorian fireplace with a Scan Anderson 4-5. The stove is very attractive and looks good in our new fireplace opening, Standing on a dark grey hearth. Due to the hot weather recently, the only burn it has had is from the Hetas installer to check the draw etc.

I would be glad for a comment on the following. The stove has a heat shield (convection plate?) fixed to the back. We were told when buying the stove that' this backplate does not heat to the same temperature as the cast iron body and there for enables the stove to be fitted closer to the wall. Ours has been fitted right back in the opening with the plate touching the wall. The actual back of the stove is therefore 50mm from the non flammable lining affixed to the back of the fireplace opening. Is this correct/permissible?

Stove expert replied: Please refer to page 35 of your manual that was supplied with your stove, it gives the permitted clearances. Please add to your review when you are using the stove fully so that accurate comments on build quality, efficiency, controlability etc can be updated.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4)