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Review of Stovax Stockton 4 stove

8 years of fantastic service

Jim Bartlett 4 years ago

We've had our stove for 8 years and it runs pretty much for 6 months of the year. Apart from obvious maintenance we've had problems with the bricks breaking (rip off price to replace), and the rear plate buckling,but this is because of overheating so that's our problem. These were easily replaced by us, no "experts" needed. This little fire, via the chimney breast, warms our entire 3 bedroom house with ambient heat and makes the downstairs toastie warm.Our chimney sweep clears out about a kilo of soot a year and reckons its the cleanest burning fire he's ever seen, and we burn only grade 2 wood! We're looking to replace it but this little fire is going to be difficult to beat. A great investment.

Stove expert replied: Great feedback, and honest comments.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.3)