Review of Stratford EB 12 HE stove


Keith Straney 7 years ago

Put this stove in last September and all I can say is that I am greatly disappointed with it. No heat to room even when the stove is burning flat out. Would be better off with an open fire! Wish I had gone for a different make of stove!!

Stove expert replied: If little heat is being produced when burning flat out it may be that the flue draw is too great, sucking the heat up the chimney rather than allowing for the heat to radiate into the room. This model should provide up to 6kW's to the room and will depend on the fuel used, thermostat setting etc. Was the boiler calculated for the system that it is running? A radiator in the room where the boiler is installed may be required depending on the room size, radiators it is driving, hot water cylinder size etc.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 0.5 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size not yet rated (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 4.5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1.5 flames (avg 3.5)