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Review of Town and Country Runswick stove

Good value & very efficient

Paul W 7 years ago

I already have a Clearview Vision in another chimney. This is an excellent stove, very high quality but badly overpriced. I wanted a new inset stove for my lounge to replace a Jetmaster ie the available opening was on the small side & I didn't want to undergo major building work on the fireplace. At £730 the T&C Runswick was much cheaper & had the major advantage that it could be fitted without the need for an additional liner. The Runswick is very efficient at 79.9% & belts out a lot of heat keeping a large room warm. The quality is lower than a Clearview but quite satisfactory. My only niggle is that the riddling grate is poor & barely functions but this is not a major problem. By comparison, the Clearview riddles very effectively. The Runswick firebox is quite small requiring max 30cm length logs but of course I knew this before purchase. The airwash works very well & the stove is very easy to light & fully controllable. Overall I am very pleased with this stove & I deem it very good value.

Stove expert replied: Fair review of an experienced stove user.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 2 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)