Review of Stovax Huntington 40 stove

Huntingdon 40 - NEVER AGAIN

Lucy Townley 2 years ago

Since installation in 2002 I get it regularly serviced, I have had to replace:- 1 x Top Plate circa 450 because they have to de-install it first, 5 x pieces of glass for the door, 6 rear fire bricks, 2 x rear flue blanking plates - (fell to bits). The biggest problem is removing and replacing the top fire bricks for the chimney sweep to clean properly - almost impossible and requires trained engineer not chimney sweep - I think this is why so many top plates crack. It is implied that I am burning too hot but I use a flue thermometer and I do not believe this is the case.

Stove expert replied: If the initial stove flue pipe had a door in it then the baffle plate would not need to be removed for sweeping purposes and may lengthen its life. Any debris should be able to be removed through the flue pipe door. Perhaps this could be added into the system and ideally should have formed part of the initial installation process.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.5)