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Review of Stovax Brunel 2cb stove

Design Faults

Falcon Hildred one year ago

1. Is messy. Ash falls out the front.

2. Had to make alterations to clean ash away.

3. Inadequate handles to doors had to use awkward tool or cloth.

4. Ash pan not big enough.

5. All this would have been clear even on the drawing board. So this inexcusable.

6. I speak as an industrial designer.

Stove expert replied: The ash pan is designed to be big enough, it is not recommended that ash is left in the pan for long periods, it should be removed regularly to make sure the airflow remains unobstructed. Stoves will produce a certain amount of mess, this is normal with a wood or multifuel stove. It is important to use either the tool (if one provided for opening the door) or a glove as handles normally get hot when the stove is operating. Most manufacturers will provide these if required. Stovax stoves will have gone through a thorough design process, they will have been adapted to produce the best stove possible. As an industrial designer you will know how products are developed and adapted before they go into production.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 2.6)