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Review of Woodwarm Pheonix FireGem 5kw

Good stove, but not sure about multifuel - because of riddler

Geoff Thomas 2 months ago

Well, it''s a very well made stove and great for burning wood. The only reservation I have is that the riddler is not suitable for solid fuel.

That''s because it''s one of those consisting of rotating bars which open when you turn the lever. If a bit of fuel gets stuck between the bars when you open them you cannot close the bars again. I am convinced that a multifuel stove should have the traditional rotating riddler, to avoid this problem.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.1)