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Review of TT40

Love it!

Deborah Bambridge 5 years ago

I spent a lot of time reviewing which stove would look right in our conservatory and produce enough heat to make our conservatory habitable rather than damp. When I visited a local wholesaler, there were a number of (independent) fitters in the showroom discussing the stoves. One of them had nabbed the 'sale' TT40 for himself as he rated it so highly.

I needed 5kw or less and the ability to place close to walls etc. This review is 8 months on and I am absolutely bowled over by this simple, elegant, efficient stove.

Plus points: shielding that allows you to have logs close up to the stove (plus other non flammable stuff); enormous firebox for the output of the stove; very simple ash removal (despite what the Termatech website says, there is NO lid for the ash pan, which is not the issue I thought it might be taking the pan through the house as it so infrequent!) The output is astonishing for 5kw - 6C to 26C in less than an hour. The glass remains clear if conditions are correct and clears quickly if not but then changed to improve the burn quality. I have never had to use more than a damp kitchen paper with a touch of ash to clean it (I am slightly obsessed by the glass however) The only downside for me is the left hand opening of the door (which is sprung to close for the German market. apparently) As a right hander I find it tricky to place logs in the firebox with my left hand whilst trying to manage the door with my right. I agree with the previous reviewer who finds the top control stiff, but I never need to use it. Despite these criticisms, I continue to (bore?) recommend this amazing stove to friends and family despite having been impressed with an efficient Woodwarm before, this steals the show. Love it!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4)