Stovax Riva 55 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 28 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Riva 55 stove

The Riva 55 multi fuel stove has airwash & clean burn - there is a riddling grate on the stove and it has a contemporary design.

Technical Data
  • Height: 709mm
  • Width: 632mm
  • Depth: 350mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8kW
  • Efficiency: 84%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Stovax Riva 55

    Callum Birrell 3 weeks ago

    We also have smoke coming back into the room, when loading. We spent a lot of money on our chimney, with various cowls, and eventually getting a chimney liner fitted, which did improve things... []

    Stove expert replied: Was the flue draw test carried out when this was installed as this is critical to insure that the stove can function effectively and efficiently?

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great so far

    Leigh 7 years ago

    We just had this stove (our first) professionally fitted three days ago after deliberating for a while over what to buy as we have a very narrow chimney breast and although making it wider was... []

    Stove expert replied: Informative information of the installation, operation of this stove. Great!

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Stovax Riva 55 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Good working stove but poorly made

    Charlie Wheadon one year ago

    Its a good working stove but the components are cheaply made and the metal is thin and poor quality I would imagine its not made in the UK.. When you have to replace parts they are excessively expensive " what a shame"... []

    Stove expert replied: It is quite often the case that spares seem to be priced high compared to the initial purchase cost, this is common in may cases with other goods purchased. Most components do last a reasonable time and no information on what has been replaced means this is therefore difficult to comment on further.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Disappointed

    Ian Coxsey one year ago

    We had this fire installed in July 2017 as part of a whole house re-furb. The main issues we are having is smoke being pushed into the room when opening the door, and sooting up of the glass... []

    Stove expert replied: Any problem with the stove under warranty should be followed up with the supplier. Regarding the smoke and dirty glass, this may be due to a poor drawing flue or not enough air in the room to allow combustion to occur efficiently. This sound like an installation issue that should be followed up further,

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Spares too expensive

    James Nolan 2 years ago

    I''ve had a Stovax Riva 55 for the last 5 years and found it a really good stove, but this summer I decided to overhaul it with new fire bricks upper and lower baffles and log guard. I priced... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Problems with stove

    3 years ago

    Hi we are having few problems with this stove1st: BLACKENING OF GLASSEverytime we burn logs glass gets black... very annoying as they you can enjoy fire estetical reason2nd: PLASTER CRACKED (... []

    Stove expert replied: I suspect the installation may be at fault with so much cracking around the opening being evident. Was the stove installed with insulation around it, did the installer use fireproof boarding, rendering and plaster or just standard materials? If smoke comes back into the room, when opening the door, the flue draw would appear to be poor, has this been checked, was the chimney lined? Is there an airbrick in the room. Is the fuel dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Might not be the stove at fault and further investigation recommended.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Riva

    Gwen OConnor 3 years ago

    We have 2 Riva stoves-66 and 45. The larger one works extremely well. However the smaller one not as well. 1. The air wash does not work so we have a black glass. 2. If it is opened shortly after lighting there is a huge amount of smoke coming into the room. Do I need to contact the suppliers. The problem one was installed in late 2014 so is in its 2nd winter.... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like the flue needs to be warm to enable the flue gases to lift effectively away from the stove. Have you an air brick ion the room? Make sure the door is shut to the room as the other flue may have a better draw and this can affect other flues in the property. Is the flue lined and insulated? What height is the flue? The glass blackening may also indicate the poor draw not allowing the gases to get away effectively from the stove, likely to be down to the installation rather than the stove unit itself. I would seek further assistance from the installer first to check what flue draw you have on this system and to ensure there is enough air in the room to allow for combustion to be effective.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Initial impression very poor

    Ray Forster 4 years ago

    The Hetas engineer who fitted our stove said he had never seen so many disclaimers in the manual before. This is the 4th stove we've had and by far the worst. Air controls just don't seem to... []

    Stove expert replied: From what you have written above the installation seems to be the cause for the disappointment in the stoves performance. As you have another working flue in the property it could and is most likely is affecting the way this flue is performing. The fact that you are getting smoke back into the room on opening the door is indication that it is not drawing enough when the pressure is changed on opening the door. You also say that you are using lots of fuel for little heat production again indicative of a flue draw issue. The installation should be checked thoroughly on both stoves and do make sure that there is enough ventilation provided in both rooms.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Stovax Riva 55

    Roger Curtis 4 years ago

    Replaced our freestanding 20 year old wood burner for something more contemporary and decided on the Riva 55. Ever since its been installed, we have had problems trying to shut the fire down... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Stovax Riva

    Renee McDonald 4 years ago

    3 years ago we installed our Riva in a room that is used as an office. during the winter months the fire is kept going 24 hours a day. We burn good quality smokeless fuel and it is closed... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Drafter not working

    Carmel Sullivan 5 years ago

    Stovax riva 55b installed last year, fantastic and well pleased with it, had it fully cleaned out and set for this year and yesterday when I went to light it the drafter wouldn't work, checked... []

    Stove expert replied: If you mean the air control, was this taken out or changed in any way when the maintenance was undertaken. Go back to the manual, there may be more in there or contact the supplier for technical assistance.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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