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Review of The Salisbury

Very Pleased

Dan Hailes 2 years ago

Fitted 2 weeks ago and used every evening since. Really pleased we chose the Salisbury 5 over what is a massive choice of 5kw stoves on the market. Was drawn to the Salisbury by its looks and clean lines, but dismissed it because it isn't British made, it's actually made in Bulgaria. I found this out by contacting Chesney's direct. Initially we were convinced we should buy a British made stove but after visiting many showrooms and doing a lot of internet research we came back to the Salisbury 5. Why, because it just looks so right. It is very sturdily built and is incredibly heavy! The handle is a work of art and the one simple air flow control makes using the stove a doddle. A couple of tiny gripes. The glass door does need a clean after each burn, not a lot, just a wipe with damp kitchen paper dipped in ash. For some reason the top right hand side of the glass always gets a bit sooty. We have only burnt kiln dried ash and birch so it's not to do with moisture content. Also after a full evening session when opening the door ash tends to accumulate on the door stove rope and falls onto the hearth. Not a biggy at all really. Other than these two niggles the Salisbury 5 is superb. Highly recommended.

Stove expert replied: A good solid stove that is well rated.

Overall rating:

4.5 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 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 4 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? 5 flames (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.3)