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Review of Villager Chelsea Solo

villager stove

Steve Edwards 7 years ago

Great stove...quickly warms up the room. However, the little brackets that hold the glass in place have all broken off and I am left with a door with no glass . Anyone know where I can get the door repaired?

Stove expert replied: Spares can be ordered on line and should be easily fitted, it may pay to check the rope seal at the same time depending on the age of the appliance. If this is a new appliance and the gasket that holds the glass in place has failed you should perhaps get the installation checked as it may be an over-drawing flue that has caused the failure.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 2.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 3.5 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 3.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.7)