Review of Stovax Stockton Milner stove

Stockton Milner - Early views

D. Kearley 11 years ago

Had a Milner installed a few weeks a ago. Its a very well made and finished little fire. As the weather is still warm, we have only had test-burns in it lasting a few hours each but we have found it to be very easy to light and maintain a good fire in it. The airwash does work but needs to be almost fully on to keep the glass clear, at 25% closed it gives a slight sooting of the glass but is still usable, set it much lower and glass blackening occurs but can be cleared off by opening it up again for 10-15 minutes.

The stated log size of 250mm is a bit generous and we have found a size of 175-200mm better, the box is quite small due to its inset nature with the Milner brick in place. We have not and will likely not be overnighting it as it is so easy to get going. It is slightly expensive but as said, it is built extremely well so should give long service.

With a good hot fire on seasoned Oak, no chimney emissions were noted so cleanburn seems easily possible. Overall, a great little fire and very quick and easy to install.

Stove expert replied: Very informative feedback on this new installation, seems to be working well and customer finding out where control should be set to get the best results.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 2.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.7)