Review of Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

10 years old and limping on

Jeff Moore 3 years ago

Self installed 10 years ago, baffle plates replaced twice, now shot to ribbons again, grate has seized up and the bricks are cracked and broken.

Its been used hard, burning every night of heating season for 10 years with good seasoned and dry wood.

Air wash ok at higher levels than Opto burn, won''t burn overnight and won''t take huge logs.

All in all its been a v.good purchase, but now nearing the end of its life - hence the reason i''m looking on the site.

Stove expert replied: Good service for hard working stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

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