Review of Stovax Stockton 7 Inset Convector stove

Stovax Stockton 7 Inset With Smoke Control Kit

John Widger 12 years ago

I originally wanted a freestanding stove but couldn't so the Stockton 7 Inset was a compromise but I have to say I am very pleased with it.

It was quite expensive compared to Stovax freestanding stoves hence why I have marked the value for money down. I have also found that the glass blackens very easily even though I am burning below 20% moisture content wood and have the smoke control kit fitted which restricts the closure of the airwash (you can only close it halfway). I have quite strong chimney draw which might be the cause of this.

On the positive side (and there are a lot of positive things about this stove):-

It is really easy to get a fire started.

The controls work well and I can control the burn easily even with the smoke control kit fitted.

The stove is very solid and well constructed.

The smoke control kit is very reasonable compared to some other manufactures.

Heat output appears to be good, even test burns for 30 to 40 minutes were raising the room temperature by two or three degrees. The stove was very well insulated in the recess so this will help with the heat output.

The firebox size is good for an inset stove.

Even though this stove was a compromise I am very pleased with it and would certainly recommend it.

Stove expert replied: Insulating an insert stove well will make all the difference to the heat generated. Good review.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 2.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.3)