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Review of The Salisbury

Classy Woodburner

Terry Deamer 6 years ago

We have a Hunter Hawk 4kw stove in our kitchen. We wanted to progress from an open fire in our lounge to a new wood burner and after much research chose and purchased a Salisbury 5 wood burner.

The build quality of this stove is evident and the airflow operates from a single push me pull you rod (cool to touch) making control easy. The firebox is quite small, easy to clean and doesn't require a grate, if burning wood. The window is constantly clear regardless of wood type burnt and heat generated, very impressive. We understand the designer of Chesney stoves moved from another well known manufacturer and re-designed the product, hence the clear glass on this product! The door handle will get hot so requires a glove to open.

We purchased the stove separately and got our own HEATAS people to fit, far cheaper than paying through any 'showroom'.

I'm fitting my own granite surround cost? circa £100. Via a 'showroom'? - £1,000.

One point, this stove will not last through the night on a low setting, it's not designed to, whereas our little ol'Hunter will still be glowing merrily next morning!

Overall, a very well made, quality product from a British Company.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 2.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? not yet rated (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.3)