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Review of Woodwarm Fireview 4kW inset stove

Inset disappointment.

David Evans 3 years ago

Bought this stove from someone who was selling it new and got my brother to purchase one also.

Firstly, I installed a back boiler and then fired it up.

Looks great but heat output was not great. My brother had to use coal to get sufficient heat and left the door open. A next door neighbour has a small free standing stove and it belts out the heat.

The stove was installed as instructed with a,quality twin walled, 5 inch liner in an existing chimney. I am looking to replace this disappointment with a cheaper free standing stove.

Stove expert replied: A boiler stoves priority may be to the water with a smaller output to the room, did you have the calculations done before purchasing this model? When installed was it insulated around the inset box to prevent the generated heat from being absorbed by the surrounding materials? A free standing stove will need a good clearance around it to allow the generated heat to freely radiate into the room so do make sure that if you change to an alternative stove you check these details out prior to the purchase.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.8)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 4.2)