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Review of Woodwarm Fireview 5 Slender stove

The Woodwarm Fireview should be a Top Candidate if you have the Money

Andrew Geoffrey 5 years ago

Previously had a Morso squirrel and the glass used to soot up very fast. This Woodwarm is much better - an almost perfect view every time - especially enjoyable for a ex fireman! I am quite conservative with fuel, but it still kicks out plenty of heat. Top tip: I decided to try on some wood briquettes which I purchased in Sheffield and these burn like hardwood (I'd recommend these). If I had to make criticisms they would be 1. the handles get too hot to touch (need to use the tool provided) 2. the ash tray fills up quickly and needs emptying about every two fires 3. the price is high. The criticisms are only minor and it is still an excellent stove worth paying for.

Stove expert replied: The ash pan should be emptied regularly to prevent the ash from building up close the the grate system, ideally every day. If the ash builds up close to the grate this can lead to premature failure as the air is unable to circulate to cool the grate down.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 5)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.4)