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Review of Thornton Dale stove

Town and Country - Thornton Dale

A Hobson 13 years ago

Really efficient. Plenty big enough to take some good sized logs. Burns very cleanly and the glass stays clean showing off a lovely fire. As yet to get it completely right when trying to leave in over night. I seem to either keep it clean burning and out by the morning or shut it down too much and have a burning fire but black glass. As this is the second wood burner to go in this particular fireplace after replacing the last one which had done 17 years and didn't have a glass door to worry about this one is taking a bit of getting used to. My only worry is breaking the glass door as it is a single 'curved' sheet of glass and it has to come from Germany (the only one not British made!)and apparently is very expensive. Something I didn't find out until it had been installed. Best make sure I don't shut it too quicky with a log protruding the door!!

All the same a really good looking and effiecient bit of kit!!

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)