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Review of Stovax Stockton 3 stove

Additional comments to my earlier review

Ken Stokes 5 years ago

After getting a bit more practice with this stove we would have to say that it just gets better and better. We now realise that using good quality smokeless such as roomheat or other ovoids and loading the stove better, overnight burns are now proving a doddle! This of course changes everything, we have literally had this little stove lit for the last week and a half. Even with the vents shut down the build up of heat in the house has mean't that we have barely needed the central heating at all!! We even had to open windows a couple of times as we have been too warm! We are getting through about 40kg of smokeless a week plus a bit of wood on an evening.

We are amazed by how burning continuously provides a steady build up of heat that spreads through the hole of our 2 bed cottage.

We felt we had to add this amendment to our review as we had done the Stockton 3 an injustice. Overnight burns are actually pretty easy providing we use the right fuel, stack it in the box, shut the vents down and make sure it has been well riddled and ash emptied before going to bed.

Brilliant.

Stove expert replied: Do make sure that you give the stove a really good maximum draw up twice a day for 15 mins, this will clear any residues produced when the stove is slumbering for long periods. Very important to do to keep the chimney clear and the stop crazing of the glass.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.2)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.6)