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Review of Town and Country Runswick stove

Great stove!

David Maclure 7 years ago

We had this stove installed a few weeks ago in place of an open fire - it's the first time we've had a stove, although have used them a couple of times in holiday properties. It's a great piece of engineering, well fabricated and high-quality. The stove installer was very impressed with its build quality.

It's easy to use and clean out, and setting up the air intakes is straight forward. We only burn wood, starting off with soft-wood kindling and small logs then once the fire is going (i.e. in about 30 seconds after applying a match!), put on some hard-wood logs, which burn for ages. The airwash works well, although I had to clean the glass with some vinegar on newspaper because I didn't set the air up right on the first few uses and the glass got sooty; no problems since.

The inset design also works well, saving space in the room. The provision of a convection system around the stove, which takes air from the room, warms it up the sides of the stove and then releases it out the top, really helps to give maximum heat into the room, unlike the open fire it replaced, where all the heat went up the chimney.

Can't comment the stove's ability to burn overnight, because we haven't tried it and don't plan to use solid fuel in any case, which I would expect is required for this.

All in all, a great stove!

Stove expert replied: Any new stove user will need to give it time to perfect how they use the stove to get the most out of it, this customer seems to have got it sussed in only a few uses. Good feedback.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.7)