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Review of Villager B series stove

Avoid this Stove

Chris Curryer 7 years ago

Purchased this based on it's looks and it had the right heat output and came with a remote control option.

Had trouble right from the start with this, the fitter changed the thermocouple twice and the control box within first 12 months.

Always been difficult to light. Have since replaced Gas Valve twice, Thermo couple another twice and control box twice.

Very unsatisfactory dealings with the manufacturer. They no longer support the remote control version and used to offer a manual conversion but do not any more. I will be replacing this stove very soon.

Overall rating:

1 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 2.9)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.9)