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Review of Stratford TF 50 stove

WORST STOVE EVER

Jeremy 9 years ago

Sorry to say this but I have to put up with this stove for a while longer until I can afford to replace it.\nFrom the start I have had problems with the stove firstly the (ally) door trim immediately fell off (what’s the point of it anyway). Secondly the door handle seized up as the bolt on the fire side (in the fire) seized unsurprisingly\nThen threaded when being un seized Great design.\nThe ash grate is on more or less the same height as the door so when cleaning it spill out over the floor again great design.\nWhen I first spoke to Aarrow about my problems they showed no interest in solving any issues \nTo qualify this rant I depend on multifuel stoves for all my heating and I have also had a smaller clear view stove for the past ten years and had absolutely no problems with it\nI would not recommend this stove or Aarrow to anyone.\n\n

Stove expert replied: The trim on these stves is there to hold the glass clips in place. If it shrinks then the stove may have been over-fired at some point. They are in my usual experience a good boiler stove but of course this appears to be an unfortunate experience. Would suggest getting a new trim otherwise the glass gasket can fail which would lead to further complications.

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 4)