Review of Stratford TF70 stove

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Andrew Jenkins 8 years ago

Bought this stove because I needed a large 21kw burner for my house and it was to replace a Parkray Chevin room heater. I needed the stove to run my central heating ( 9 radiators) and hot water. I liked the look of the stove because it was minimal. Before purchase I relined my chimney with Vermiculite ( Sausage Liner) at a cost of £1400 , a large thermal tank went into the bathroom this was another £1400 and the stove itself £1500.

My plumber came and did a fantastic job in connecting it all up. He connected a pump to draw the water from the boiler once it reached 45 degrees and another pump to run central heating system. all good so far !

Hmmm. I have burned seasoned wood and anthracite but the TF70 fails to reach temp 80% of the time even when the primary airflow is on Max which means we have to turn the gas back on in the winter as the radiators as low.

I have cleaned my new lined chimney ( every 6 weeks ), taken the chimney cowl off for better draught, contacted the Aarrow forum site ( waste of time ). It has been in my home for just over a year now and I am about to pull it out and sell it for scrap. Its that bad !!!

Aarrow Stratford.. Don't bother .

I am now looking to purchase a 21kw ++ stove . Any ideas anyone ?

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Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 3.5)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.5)