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Review of Stratford EB 20 HE

great but a few little niggles

Lynn Swan 6 years ago

positive: It has a simple design and quite a big window. It is easy to use and gives out great heat. The radiators heat up fast and the water stays warm for a long time

negative: The handle is metal which gets very hot. They do provide a glove but it would make more sense to have a wooden handle.

There is no back on the ash box which is only a small issue but means that ash falls out the back when you try to clean it out. The ash box is also smaller than the grate and the ash falls either side which makes for more cleaning. The shelf that the ash box sits on has a gap between it and the door which means that ash gets stuck and needs to be removed with a hoover - again more cleaning.

These are small niggles but an improvement in this would make a perfect product

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 3.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.3)