Scan Andersen 4-5 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Scan Andersen 4-5 stove
The Scan Andersen 4-5 stove is available with a cast iron top plate or a soapstone top plate. This stove has a firebox opening of 200 x 305mm.
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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • excellent stove

    Ruairi Shell 9 months ago

    just self installed this stove, on 2nd firing I got the temp right up. I came down this morning to find a 5mm chip out of the door frame, the iron had popped out. I mailed them and waiting on... []

    Stove expert replied: I am not sure by "got the temp right up" do you know what temperature you got the stove to? I would advise getting a thermometer so that you do not over fire the stove as this can lead to damage. I would also wait and see what the supplier / manufacturer suggests as the stove is still under warranty.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great stove

    Ewan 8 years ago

    We fitted the Andersen 4-5 about three years ago in place of a 30-40's tiled fire & surround in our late Victorian house.Anyone thinking of replacing their open fire should just get on with... []

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback with helpful observations!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Scan Andersen 4-5 stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Ridiculously noisy stove

    Marc Rosenberg one year ago

    The Scan Andersen 4-5 has proved to be an easy-to-light, controllable stove that pumps out a massive amount of heat for its size. But if you're a fan of the quiet life, steer clear of this stove... []

    Stove expert replied: Ash should not be left to mount up in an ash pan as this can lead to a shortening of the grates life, a clear space below the grate is recommended and should be maintained. Really disappointing that this stove is making a noise that is causing you distress and that you have been unable to get any assistance as this does mar the whole stove experience somewhat. Certain aspects still scoring well.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Just installed

    Frank Schencks 3 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... []

    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

  • Stove glass

    Laurence McNally 3 years ago

    The stove itself is great ; effficient and easy to operate.However I am now up to my third replacement glass in six years. The problem occurs when using solid , smokeless fuel ( Homefire)... []

    Stove expert replied: If the spiders web appearance gradually creeps over the glass then this is down to the stove not being operated at a fast enough rate of burn, not enough air is passing through it to remove the gases produced and so they stay in the firebox and cause a chemical reaction that shows on the glass. Short periods of fast burn will prevent this. The other stove may have a better flue draw hence it has not had the same fault develop. Homefire Ovals are fine for closed appliances but other Homefire fuels are not suited so do check that the one you are using is correct.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Scan Anderson still going strong 12 years later.

    3 years ago

    This is a great stove we also have a Jotol F370 which is not as efficient nor does it give out as much heat. Our Scan is brill, minimal ash, very controllable and a good looker.

    Stove expert replied: Nice comments.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • We miss our Scan!

    4 years ago

    We had a Scan Andersen 4-5 stove for more than 5 years at our last house, and it was far and away the best thing about the house. Very efficient, easy to use, great window - you need to see... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Air wash problems.

    David Matthews 4 years ago

    We had big problems initially after the totally useless fitter sent by the shop completely messed up the instillation . That is now sorted, but the airwash still evades us. Any advise would... []

    Stove expert replied: There are three air controls on the stove one at the top (airwash)and one at the bottom of the stove and the third is a circular dial on the door. Top vent open fully until fire is established and then regulate rate of burn as required. Circular one open on lighting and then when fire established this should be closed. The bottom one should be closed on lighting and once fire established this should be half open.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • I love my Scan 4-5 shortleg stove

    Baggers 6 years ago

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Clogged stack issue

    Bill Woods 6 years ago

    Really don't know if this is attributable to the stove or not. Ashes which have entered the stove pipe settle back down on the stove's upper baffle, building up until they block the pipe entirely... []

    Stove expert replied: It is recommended that the internal baffle plate is lowered on a monthly basis and cleaned of debris that can fall from the flue system on all stoves, those that do not have this facility will be cleared by regular chimney sweeping or alternative access that is recommended in these circumstances. No time scale for the problem on this review has been given.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Multi Fuel - or Not?

    Christine Jarvey 6 years ago

    I have had a Scan 4.5 Multi fuel stove installed in my Orkney home. I researched this thoroughly with Yorkshire stove suppliers before purchase and was led to understand it was multi fuel and... []

    Stove expert replied: Having looked in the manual page 34 it states wood as the fuel type for this model, no mention of smokeless fuels as being suitable.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

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