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Review of Stratford TF90 stove

highly recommended, only small problem with keeping the glass clean.

Sean Duignan 7 years ago

I love the TF90. It heats 14 radiators in my house with no problem. its gives off a very powerful heat in the room that it is in. I am very happy with it. My only problem would be keeping the glass clean. I clean it regularly and would like some tips on this as it is supposed to be self cleaning glass?

Stove expert replied: The glass will blacken if you reduce the airwash above the door too much (normally for overnight burning) or are burning wet fuel, wood with a moisture content in excess of 20%. The discolouration, if caused by too little air, should burn off when you open the air controls fully and give the stove a short period of fast burn (recommended twice a day for approx 15mins but no more than 20mins that is if the stove is being used 24/7). A damp cloth dipped in wood ash or vinegar should remove any stubborn satins.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 2.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.2)