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Review of Stratford EB 12 HE stove

Love it

Abigail Green 2 years ago

I had this boiler fitted 2 weeks ago.

It''s a little gem. After having no heating it''s a joy to have this in the house.

Don''t expect it to throw heat into your living room. It is a boiler after all. We have had a large radiator fitted in the living room and it provides enough warmth to make the living room really cosy.

My only bugbear is it doesn''t produce a great volume of hot water. I love my baths and the water has run cold before the bath is full. I was expecting oodles of hot water.

Stove expert replied: The stove size should be calculated for the size of tank and kW required to satisfy this and the central heating requirements, it will also depend on the quality of fuel being used and the thermostat temperature setting. There should be priority given to the domestic hot water circuit with central heating only coming on when the returning water is up to temperature, do discuss with your heating engineer who may be able to adjust the system to suit..

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.5)