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Review of Woodwarm Fireview doublesided stove

Woodwarm 6kw double sided stove review

Simon Lee 10 years ago

This is an excellent stove. Installed 18 months ago (Summer 07) so ahve had two winters' use.

The double sided feature is excellent providing you have sufficient depth of wall between two rooms to make it work. My specific stove only has air inlet adjustment on one side which is a drawback, but I've seen other wood-warms with the adjustment split 50/50 either side, which I think would work better, should I ever buy another one!

The airwash works well, althoguh it is critically dependant on achieving the right temprature. Some products don't burn hot enough, leaving sooty marks (such as DIY chip board off-cuts!), but get back to proper wood and all is fine shortly afterward.

The finish is excellent, and the overall appearance as a lounge/ dining room feature is excellent.

It can burn overnight if you load it to the gunnels with fuel and get up early to ressurect the fire, but its hard. Partly I think due to the size of the stove only being a 6kw. A larger one I feel could do better purely because one can load up more fuel, but I'm no expert so this may not be true.

Overall, would definitly recommend it, and would encourage anyone to seek to install a double sided stove if you possibly can! Its great!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

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