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Review of Vermont Castings Intrepid 2 Multi fuel stove

Enamel peeling off

3 years ago

The stove was present when I moved into the house in 2008, I think it was newly installed. It has not had too much use, I would reckon at the maximum 20 times per year if that. I note today that the enamel is coming off in many places around the bottom and towards the back of the stove .... What can I do, not happy as I am worried it will continue to get worse and look horrible!!!

Stove expert replied: Enamel is normally a robust finish so for it to be coming off seems rather strange but the stove is now at least 8years old. Have you had any building work in the property (rendering / plastering) both of these have high water content which could affect a stove and its condition. There will be touch up paint that can be purchased to cover the places that are affected.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.8)