WhatStove?

Review of Villager Chelsea Solo

Villager chelsea solo 5k

David Fry 3 years ago

Great stove plenty heat. Sent door away to Devon dept to have brackets replaced.and glass gasket. but now glass has cracked.don't know why? but stove always in use even though glass is cracked. Still able to use it. Still very pleased with stove.

Stove expert replied: Glass replacement can be undertaken at home if you are competent in DIY, The brackets should unscrew and the gasket is likely to be renewed at the same time due to being disturbed. With a crack in the glass you may find that the stove is less controllable as it can pull air through the crack which under normal circumstances is not possible. Care should be taken not to let the stove overdraw.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.7)