Review of Stovax Stockton Milner stove

Excellent Insert.

Ian Castledine 9 years ago

I had one of these installed at the beginning of this winter and the chimney lined during installation. The stove shop I used advised I used this particular stove for solid fuel as the firebox was the right shape for it.

I've had the thing burning virtually none stop since Christmas, 24hrs a day, running it with the air fully open until the flame has gone off the fuel and then shut it down to half open and find it it be a great little stove.

I burn Homefire fuel on it and running it this way seem to use less than lighting it every day. This seem to have settled down to around 5kg a day. A huge saving on the open fire I used to have and the thing picks up quickly when you put the fuel on it and is a very controllable source of heat.

The only bad points are, the door seems to have small pits in the glass, but you can't feel them from the inside, you can;t see them when the thing's running and the fuel retaining bar has bowed, but still works just fine.

The airwash clears the slight sooting 3/4 of the way up the door when it's opened up, this just happens when the fuel burns down and leaves a layer of ash over the top of it. It does creak a little when it warms up as well.

I empty the ash pan and clean the grate out once daily and riddle it twice. The stove also keeps the dust that gets into the room to a bare minumum. All in all I'm very pleased with the purchase.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish not yet rated (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size not yet rated (avg 2.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.2)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)