Review of Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

Stovax Riva 40

Michael Gibson 5 years ago

I bought this stove a year ago.BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.It replaced a Jetmaster which gave out tremendous heat but ate logs.I use well seasoned oak but the heat output into the room 16'x16' is not good.Most of the heat goes up the chimmney and sometimes you cannot bear your hands on the chimmney breast in the bedroom.

We cannot have a larger or freestanding one as we wish to keep the original fireplace.I would not buy another one

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.4)