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Review of Stovax Stockton 7 woodburning stove

Never again

Ken Smith 5 years ago

Purchased a Stockton 7 Multifuel stove last April. HETAS installers, new flue liner, in fact the whole works. We have had solid fuel stoves for 40 years and are not newcomers to this form of heating.

Within two months the glass began to "Craze", Stovax said we were using the wrong fuel, 'er what! always used Maxibright, it's made for multiple stoves.

The grate and riddling system does not cover whole grate and grate vents are very difficult to clear of ash, making daily cleaning a very dirty job.

Will stay alight for about 12 hours, but very difficult, if not impossible to keep alight permanently during cold spells. Ash has to be cleared every two or three hours. Has to be refuelled about every six hours in order for it to stay alight. Impossible to leave the house for 8 hours because the Stockton 7 requires permanent attention.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.2)