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Review of Stovax Riva 40 multi fuel

A disastrous purchase

Philip Ledger 6 months ago

Attractive stove, burns beautifully, but all the heat goes up the flue. Incapable of heating a 4M x 4M room. Have tried a modified cowl to reduce draw, but still no good.

Would be interested to hear from Riva users who have similar experience and how they either overcame the problem or got some sort of recourse from vendor.

Stove expert replied: Is the stove installed with insulation around the cassette box?

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.7)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 4 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)