Review of Windy Smithy Louis Ranger

A Miniature Range

Mark Kidd 9 years ago

I bought this little stove for an 'eco' caravan I was building. The caravan was for long term use so I needed something that I could cook on, space heat and heat water.

This little stove was ideal. Only 18 inches or so long it doesn't take up much room and kicks out plenty of heat to make caravan living much more comfortable. My stove has a little backboiler on it and provides enough hot water for washing and a shower.

The handles do get quite hot when you have a long burn on but the twisty air control is easy to use. The oven is small but works surprisingly well. It does take about 30 mins from cold to get it warm enough to cook in though. You can also fit about 3 pans on the surface and I've had no problem boiling water, cooking etc.

The construction is of steel and the finish is fairly basic. The whole stove design is simple and functional.

Overall it is ideal for it's purpose and really is like a miniature rayburn range cooker. I'd recommend it for caravan, houseboat, yurt dwellers everywhere.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.5)