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Review of Thornton Dale stove

Great Purchase

Lady In Norfolk 9 years ago

We were guided to this fire by local company, Anglian Stoves. It is a perfect fit for the space, and offers extremely high output of heat for such a small fire. We love the curved front, and visitors always comment on how pleasing the shape is. We have not had a wood burning stove before, and are exremely pleased with this purchase. Very easy to light and control. We have not tried to keep it burning overnight as our lives do not require the house to be warm in the morning, on the rare occasion that we do require heat in the morning it takes only a matter of minutes to relight it so is not a problem. Having no previous experience of stoves I can not comment on how economical it is other than to say that we are very happy with how slowly our wood pile it going down! One thing that we have learnt is the importance of having dry wood. We will be purchasing next winters supply during this spring/summer to store in a wood shed that we are not building. We would purhcase this again, and also use the same supplier.

Stove expert replied: Make sure that the wood you purchase is dry and seasoned, buying this summer for use next winter will not be long enough if only just cut.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.7)