Review of Stratford EB 12 HE stove

Great Boiler Stove

Daniel McAdam 8 years ago

Had this stove installed for over a year now (One Winter's use) and I love it. Heats up Rads easy but you do need one in the room its in as the stove doesn't give out much heat when the thermostat reduces the air flow.

Build quality is great with attractive design.

The stove does use a lot of wood and doesn't seem to work very well with smokeless fuel.

I've used Taybrite in many of my previous stoves with great success but with this model I just cant seem to get the water to a high temperature, even with all the air vents open.

Overall I'm very please.

Stove expert replied: It may be worth trying an alternative smokeless fuel as they do vary greatly, otherwise seems to be working well.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 4.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.6)