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Review of Traditional Stove

Capital Fireplaces - Sirius / Sigma 490 MF

James Hallam 5 years ago

Overall a great stove for a low price. Good built quality, very easy to light and control. The airwash works perfectly.

I was a little hesitant buying this stove due to lack of review online (hence posting this...)

the only (slight) negatives:

The firebox is quite small - only big enough for a couple of small logs, or one big one. I have not yet been able to keep it going over night (not a huge issue for me)

The handle was a little stiff when first installed, this is much better now - just takes a bit of getting used to.

I have the multi fuel version, but have only every burned logs.

Stove expert replied: If you wish to try overnight burning you will probably have more success using smokeless fuel.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 5)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 5)