Stovax Brunel 3cb stove

Overall Rating:

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Stovax Brunel 3cb stove

The Stovax Brunel 3cb is a clean burning multi fuel cast iron stove with 1 plain door.

There are longer legs available for this model -

the Stovax Brunel has a central door with plain glass in the door -

there is a small ash tray in front of the fire box making it easier to keep the stove clean.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Stovax Brunel 3cb

    Louise 9 years ago

    Great stove, looks lovely in enamel green, easy to light, glass stays clean (dry wood). Good heat output, ok handle a bit fiddly we just use a stove glove so much easier! 2 winters later still
    looks amazing. Would definitely recommend.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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  • Sweeping

    Bob Gairns 10 years ago

    We have had this stove for two years now and are happy with it for heating purposes! It took a bit of practice to get it to burn clean but we have got there now. The biggest drawback and had
    I known this when we had it fitted is that it is not possible to remove the baffle to sweep it from the bottom?Sweeping from the top is the only option and removing the soot is a complete nightmare . The back bricks hold in the side bricks which need to be removed to allow fingertip access to rake the soot from the top of the metal baffle but to get that far you have to remove 14 set screws to do so. It is a complete faff and overtime I expect to lose some through damage or corrosion. To have any chance of doing a job on this you need an access plate in the flue which we don't have room for or a rear entry flue, not top like ours.

    Stove expert replied: Perhaps changing the flue to one with a door would help you.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Good middle of the road stove

    Matt 13 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

  • poor quality

    Roger Boothby 13 years ago

    Very poor build quality I have had this stove for 4 years now and on my second glass and a complete set of fire bricks as they just burn away.Have contacted Stovax who just do not wanr to know
    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Stovax Brunel 3cb

    GILLIAN L CLARK 14 years ago

    This is a fantastic stove, have had it 7 years and very impressive.It lights quickly, the room is warm within an hour even in the very cold winter. I am looking to get another in my other living
    room and wouldn't consider anything else.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Brunel 3CB

    Jamie Wakeham 14 years ago

    Solidly built with a great finish, and capable of pumping out a lot of heat. Major plus points: very easy to light; big glass door (with a pretty good airwash - sure, if you burn poorly seasoned
    or damp wood it will blacken up, but that's true of any stove); nice wide firebox which makes it easy to reload whilst burning; well designed ash can; superb build quality - very soldily constructed and, IMO, a nice balance between a modern and traditional appearance. Minus points: handles are a little fiddly, and the secondary air control gets quite hot; perhaps tricky to run slowly ( I find that even with everything stopped down it still burns quite fast); if I'm being really picky, the ash tray in front of the door is awkward to clean because of its raised lip. It's not the cheapest on the market - but over (say) a 15 year life span, you're talking maybe £25 per year for a much nicer product. I've experience with a Hunter Herald 6, which we considered as a budget option, and I am thoroughly satisfied that the Brunel was worth the extra money.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • First Class

    Mr & Mrs I Milne 15 years ago

    Had the 3cb for 6 months now and very happy with it. The airwash works very well and the glass is clear almost all the time. We have used Hard wood, Soft wood and coal and it has worked well
    with whatever fuel we have used, bank it up at night close the vents and in the morning the glass is pure black but open up the vents and in no time the glass is once again clear. Are about to instal a second stove in the house and there is a good chance it may well be a 3cb.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • 3cb

    Roger Boothby 15 years ago

    dont buy one I have had this stove for 3 years and had to replace major parts.
    The air wash does not work and the glass just gets dirty
    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames