Review of Westfire 23 stove

Smoke in the room

Dirk VanGenderen 7 years ago

For some weeks we have had a Uniq 23 Westfire. It's a good stove, but I've a problem. When I open the door to fill the stove with new wood, smoke comes in the room. Also the airwash doesn't work very well. Perhaps someone can help me with a good advice.

Greetings from Holland, Dirk van Genderen

Stove expert replied: If you have smoke coming back into the room when you open the door then you need to get an anti downdraught cowl fitted, and possibly provide more air in the room for combustion. This is an installation issue and not caused by the stove, the height of the flue system may also need to be checked.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.1)