Stovax Riva 55 stove, page 2 of reviews

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 27 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 4 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

Page 2/3 of reviews for Stovax Riva 55 stove

  • Crazed glass on Riva 55

    Pat Phelan 5 years ago

    I have a two-year old Riva 55. Its had about 12 months of use since purchased in Nov 2011. I've recently noticed that the glass has a crazed appearance - but not on either surface, but appears... []

    Stove expert replied: Grazing of the glass is normally due to the stove slumbering for long periods. The grazing gradually gets worse but does not affect the strength of the glass.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Mark Whelan 5 years ago

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Highly recommended unit

    Frank Finnerty 6 years ago

    The unit itself is beautiful. It took me sometime to get the knack for using it. Our chimney was over drawing and once we corrected that the unit has excelled. The airwash works excellently... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like a good stove which is performing well.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Good..but for one BIG problem.

    G Dineen 7 years ago

    Got a Riva 55 6 years ago. It has a great heat output and heats up quickly, the flame is amazing. Have one major complaint with this stove however. Major problem with a back-draught when the... []

    Stove expert replied: Is there another chimney in the property as this may be causing the problem of smoke coming back into the room. Discuss with a chimney expert, a flue fan may be the answer long term!!

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Good so far

    Heydown 7 years ago

    This is my second winter using this stove just in the evenings. I converted from an open coal fire. I am pleased so far. The low score for build quality is because the rear vermiculite fire... []

    Stove expert replied: The key to heat production is good fuel as this review states. Liners do crack but providing they stay in place and protect the metal of the stove do not need replacing. Fire cement can help to bridge the crack in firebricks.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Mostly good...

    Paul Staunton 7 years ago

    Just installed, only six fires so far. It is easy to damage the firebricks with anything with an edge, wood block, shovel when cleaning etc. Not sure about the rest of construction, time will... []

    Stove expert replied: definitely a case of too strong a draw on the chimney here. This is nothing to do with the stove. It should be taken up with the installer and can probably be sorted by fitting either a damper or draught stabiliser. If there was an open fire before then of course one would not hear the rush of air as the chimney is a large hole, whereas the stove air vents are very small in comparison.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Riva Just Right

    Harry Dickinson 7 years ago

    We used to have a large open fire with a dog grate that just swallowed up bags of timber and coal like the firebox of a steam train, but at the same time produced very little heat for the cost... []

    Stove expert replied: Comments good and customer happy with not only warmth but viewing picture. Good marks for this stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames


    W. Campbell 8 years ago


    Stove expert replied: Spares do seem disproportionally expensive on most stoves but looked after should not be necessary on a regular basis.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Riva 55 Stove

    Hedley Jones 8 years ago

    We bought the Silver Riva 55 stove to put into the lounge when we moved house in 2010. Its size was perfect to fit into the existing fireplace with use of the large surround also. This stove... []

    Stove expert replied: The fire can be much more interesting than the TV and it is fascinating to watch the flames leaping in the firebox and what's more it's producing heat. Good review and with most things it takes a short while to learn how to get the best from the product.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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