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Review of Stovax Brunel 1A stove

Good little stove.

Geoffrey Jenkins 5 years ago

We had this model in our last house for about four years. And have just fitted the same model in the house we have just moved to. So we must have been sufficiently impressed with it. I burn well seasoned hardwood. First thing to say. If you intend to use your stove as a primary heat source as opposed to occasional feel good factor, it will not be cheap to run, unless you have a steady supply of free quality logs. The Brunel 1A is very well made and looks good. Whilst it runs better hot, care must be taken not to have it too hot

I did and it buckled the baffle plate and cracked the fireboad liner.

Conclusions. Well made stove. Good looking traditional style. Spares readily available. Expensive, but still good value. No problems in recommending it to anyone looking for a small stove.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work not yet rated (avg 3.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.9)