Review of Westfire 23 stove

Six years on...

David Styles 6 years ago

We have this stove and having used many and varied stoves over the years it's one of the very best.

Ours is installed in an open plan living room diner a 100mm pipe to an outside source was not installed (my choice).

Lighting is easy, adjusting the burning temperature is easy and maintenance is next to none.

The trick? I use the position of the ash pan to give more air when required.

And yes you can bank it up to stay lit overnight.

And yes the log retaining grill does distort over time.

Stove expert replied: Nice review and as with most things some parts may need replacing overtime and the log retainer may need replacing after 6 years if the distortion gets too bad.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)