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Review of Stratford TF90 stove

Very powerful and efficient

Philip Teuten 7 years ago

We installed this stove in a 15th century manor house in France. The house was somewhat draughty but the wood burner has been doing an excellent job for the past five years giving us plenty of hot water too. We tend to burn it in the evenings and with a good log it will burn continuously throughout the night keeping our large living room warm for the winter mornings.

Stove expert replied: Burning wood overnight on a slow rate is not recommended as it can cause problems in the flue system, insure that regular fast rates of burn are undertaken to maintain the condition of the flue and do have it swept 2 - 3 times a year.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Value for money 4.5 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 4.5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3.5 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames (avg 3.2)
  • Jean Lemagnen said 7 years ago:

    I cannot comment on the stove as it is not installed as yet. Interested to know who installed the stove for you. I have a recent model 90 which is not installed as yet. It is in my house in France but the plumber I have talked to is reluctant to undertake the installation. Norms guarantee etc seem to be the problem. Any view would be appreciated. Thank you. J. Lemagnen