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Review of Villager Puffin stove

not a bad little stove

David Bennett 6 years ago

the grate in the bottom lasted 7 years from new but the replacement I got last year was only half as thick and has worn half way through already

Stove expert replied: Try to leave a bed of ash on the grate to protect it and always remove the ash from the ashpan once riddling has taken place. When you riddle only do this until red embers fall through as over riddling will reduce the life time of the grate system.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 4.5 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.2)