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Review of Stovax Brunel 2cb stove

A good stove

Paul Kemp 10 years ago

We have the green enamel finish of this stove. In my opinion it is worth the extra money. One small gripe - the colour match between the various parts is not perfect - the doors and stovepipe are slightly darker than the body.

Build quality is very good - the castings are flawless and the engineered parts very well made.

The large glass door panel gives an excellent view of the logs burning inside (we only burn logs). The airwash keeps the glass clean. You will find the glass next to the bars at the bottom does get blackened to some extent, but this does not spoil the view.

The clean burn function is excellent - you can achieve a row of blue flames coming from the clean burn air jets at the top of the stove. The clean burn air combined with the air wash air make the flames roll in a circular motion downwards past the glass and then up the flue resulting in a very clean operation with little smoke.

The heat output is very good with re-fuelling intervals of about 1.5 to 2 hours (adding 2 or 3 logs - depending on size). You have to get the air settings right - get the stove hot after lighting with air wash and clean burn air at max. Now turn the air wash air to minimum and reduce the clean burn air to about 1/2 - just make sure you can still see flames coming from the clean burn air jets.

Overall - very pleased with this stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Value for money 4 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 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 2.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 2.6)