Westfire 21 standard stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Westfire 21 standard stove

The Westfire 21 standard stove is a Danish contemporary stove.

It has a big curved glass on the 1 door.

There is no ash pan and grate - so it is a pure wood burner.

You can place all Westfire stoves on a 12m thick hearth.

Technical Data
  • Height: 800mm
  • Width: 460mm
  • Depth: 430mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Wood burning
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
  • Efficiency: 80%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4.5 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 4 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Westfire Uniq 21

    Roy H 5 years ago

    We absolutely love our Westfire. I'd strongly recommend using the external air attachment. We ran a length of flexible pipe under the floor, with its entry near an external air brick, so we... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Westfire 21 opinion

    David O'Callaghan 12 years ago

    The installation was very easy, the performnce in a larger than average room seems good, despite the fact there is no firebox to catch the ash and that the machine was not designed to be used... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Westfire 21 standard stove

  • Seasoned user

    Simon Evans 6 years ago

    We have had this stove for about four years now and it has been pretty good. We did have a problem with lighting it occasionally when it was connected to an insulated metal flue but only in... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Conservatory fit

    Colin Rossiter 12 years ago

    There is a definite skill to lighting the stove. It is easy once you know and burns beautifully when the chimney is hot. This is the secret:-1. Make sure all windows upstairs are closed if in... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Westfire 21 standard

    Keith Hawkins 12 years ago

    We love the contemporary design, and bought the semi-circular glass plinth to go with it that looks fab against a solid oak floor. Excellent build quality. A little tricky to light at first... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • westfire21

    R W KIDD 12 years ago

    Insufficient information in manual for the beginner! No reference diagram in manual. Lack of air controls unless you consider "door open" as a control. Seems to be ultra sensitive to downdraughts... []

    Stove expert replied: sounds like a chimney problem as opposed to a stove problem. An efficient stove like a Westfire has fairly heavy baffling compared to the older box type stoves - which send a lot more of the heat straight up the chimney! This means that these stoves need to be placed on a chimney that draws well and consistently. The chimney draw is also needed to suck the preheated air into the firebox. So the thing to take away from this is that if you are going to install a modern stove make sure your chimney draws well. One way to help ensure this is to line and insulate your chimney and to have a pressure test performed by the installer. Making sure that the chimney has sufficient height and the addition of an antidowndraught cowl can help to reduce the incidence of downdraught.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames