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Westfire 16 stove

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Westfire 16 stove

The Westfire 16 is a circular contemporary stove available in black or grey.

It is flat on the back of the stove.

The Westfire 16 has 1 door with curved glass & 2 smaller glass side panels.

There is air wash on all doors.

The Westfire 16 is a wood burner with an ash pan and grate

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you can mix in 20% smokeless fuel when wood burning.

The hearth can be 12mm thick.

Technical Data
  • Height: 1120mm
  • Width: 440mm
  • Depth: 440mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

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  • Westfire 6 Stone (grey) with top outlet

    James Donnison 12 years ago

    A good stove which looks great and allows us to burn wood in a smoke free area. When it gets going it burns really hot and the airwash system does work. The controllability is not as good as
    our previous stove, but all round we are exceptionally pleased with this stove. One thing you need to ensure with this stove is that you remove one of the cross bars out of the stove flue connector before installation to allow future sweeping. We were not told of this and now have a job ahead of us to cut it out from the inside of the stove!

    Stove expert replied: This top bar is used in the factory to move the stoves around. When ordering specify that you want the top bar cut out - this involves 2 cuts either side of the bar, you need to leave the ends of the bar in place. Otherwise it is a very quick job when the stove arrives.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Westfire 16 stove

  • Uniq 16

    Keith Russell. 9 years ago

    Nice looking stove. Beautiful flame when running well. Air wash not great- needs bone dry wood. But easy to light and gives off a very good heat. Firebox adequate.

    Stove expert replied: I have used this stove myself and if any deposits do build up on the window then you can just burn it hard and fast for a while to burn them off.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Westfire 16

    Bryan Matthew 11 years ago

    With oil prices increasing at an alarming rate last winter, we fitted the Westfire to help reduce our oil consumption. Fitting the stove to a kitchen of around 100 cubic metres, reduced oil
    usage by 50%.The stove alone can heat this room comfortably to 25 deg centigrade, quicker than water filled radiators.Open the ash pan drawer, as stated in the instructions, to light it and it lights fine.Use dry wood and the doors stay clean, only going slightly black as the wood burns out when the air is closed down. A quick rub with a damp newspaper and some ash soon removes any soiling of the glass next day.I bought the coal pan, but doubt I will ever use it, it burns well with wood.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Westfire Uniq 16 - Great stove

    Satish Patel 12 years ago

    This stove is really easy to use, looks great as a stand-alone stove in a corner.The window size is large and the Firebox is more than fine for secondary heating of smaller rooms. The only element
    would be the costs, that really depends on if you require a stove to look good or just function.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Looks great - works well

    Paul 12 years ago

    Form before function but It looks great - the glass stays clean if you stick to dry wood. I have the fresh air kit so I really only have control over the secondary air. That said it does light
    in as little as 30 seconds (I cheat and crack the ash drawer open and it goes like a gas torch) and I could watch the rolling boiling gasification flame for hours. The soapstone top retains the heat for about an hour after it goes out and the stove heats up quickly. If using the soapstone all the convected heat has to exit through the side and back - so think about that before deciding.The firebox is not that big but if you fill it it will get too hot so it is probably the right size.No regrets about it - it is not as good mechanically as our Hwam but it is still very good.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Westfire 16

    Ralph Seeley 12 years ago

    Gives out a lot of heat for a pure wood burner. The only problem is the airwash which in our experience is poor.

    Stove expert replied: A trick with the Westfire 16 stove is to crack the door open a tad when lighting it. Wait till it is nice and hot and going well before closing the door and then make sure that you close the ash pan and primary air slider. This should help keep the window clearer.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames