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Review of Stovax Brunel 3cb stove

Good middle of the road stove

Matt 11 years ago

We have two of these- had one for 5yrs & other for 3yrs.

They are more epensive than budget brands, but cheaper than clearview/morso/jotul etc

Nice wide firebox, but not that deep.

Agree handles are a bit fiddly, but they are discrete at least- this is what attracted us, plus the relatively large window.

Does tend to tick when heating up & cooling down

Some of the bolts that hold in the cleanburn plate have dropped out on both stoves- threads have gone.

Otherwise, build appears ok & no firebrick problems- the other user may have been overfiring the stove?

We now have a larger house, so have multiple woodburners- we are moving onto other brands of larger stoves(invicta, morso), but are keeping these for smaller rooms.

Stove expert replied: Small stove but generally good quality.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.5)