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Review of Stovax Brunel 1A stove

Stovax Brunel 1 original "does wnat it says on the cast Iron!"

Stephen Clark 8 years ago

Original Brunel 1. Winter burning phurnacite - Autumn & Spring Wood, or peat briquettes. Tip take the ash pan out after emptying the ashes, and only put it in to take the ashes, this stops the ash falling onto the floor, and seems to give a more even burn at the sides - on phurnacite my fire has not been out for about 3 weeks. Phurnacite ashes empty daily (1&1/2 pans). Tip 2 Take out the riddler rod and seal the hole with silicone, makes the fire more controllable, get a poker to replace riddler with a small "end" on it!

Stove expert replied: Sounds strange to remove riddler as the point of it is to make removing ash easier, but if it works for you!!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 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 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.9)