Review of Stovax Huntington 40 stove

Clumbersome stove

Tristan Fry 6 years ago

We don't like it. It was in the house we recently bought so it isn't our choice of woodburner. It's ugly for starters. As far as using the thing goes, the door handle is awkward and the screw never stays tight enough to stop the handle going all wobbly. The log guard doesn't sit tight. The airwash isn't all that great either. I just replaced the rear fire brick and the two baffles, they are heavy and the baffles are a two person job to refit. In our last house we bought, fitted and agreed to leave in situ a Yeoman Exe.... Bloody fantastic little stove, totally opposite to this. All I will say in favour of the Stovax Huntingdon 40 is that it does seem to get the heat around the house without being overly hot in the room it is installed in. As soon as we can afford to replace it though, we will. It doesn't fall in favour with us at all!

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money not yet rated (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 2.5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4.5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.5)