Review of Westfire 23 stove

Westfire 23 well used

Tom Kilner 7 years ago

Although the ash pan is small, it produces very little ash when burning hard, so only needs emptying every week or so.

The glass only needs cleaning yearly.

The only fault I can find is in the instructions - they described the LH and RH controls the wrong way round. LH is top air so open when running, RH is bottom air so open to get the fire started and closed once hot.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 4.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 4.5 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames (avg 4.1)