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Review of The Salisbury

Love it!

Helen Thompson one year ago

We have had our Chesney Salisbury 5 for just over 2 years now, and I loved it when we first got it and I still love it. It is so easy to light and control and it looks great. What is not to love? Like many people on this review site, we agonised a bit over which stove to get; reviews were never 100% positive. The salesman in our local shop was very enthusiastic about the Chesney, which perversely put us off. We scoured the reviews, toured the county woodburning stoves stockists, finally went back to our local shop and decided on some other stove that I can't recall. The salesman again took us up the shop to take a final look at the Chesney, which he had fired up in the shop, and we were sold: we were just ready at that point to see what a great stove it was. We've certainly not regretted the decision. I do tend to light it when it's not that cold just because I can and because I love that orange glow.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 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? 5 flames (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.3)