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Review of Yeoman CL5 stove

Disappointed

Arthur Phillips 3 years ago

Bought a Yeoman CL5 wood burning stove 3 years ago and it was installed by HETAS engineer. I burn kiln dried oak but cannot get it to burn slowly or efficiently. It either burns 2-3 logs per hour with huge flames and draws more air than a Jumbo jet and makes a similar noise, or the glass goes black and it goes out if I run it on anything less than maximum heat. Birch burns cleaner but only lasts 5 minutes. I cannot recommend this stove.

Stove expert replied: The air controls will give you a varying amount of control on the rate of burn and a minimal change should allow for a gentle flame to be achieved, if this is not possible then the installation should be checked to make sure that the flue draw matches the recommendation by the manufacturer and is not greater causing the over-drawing periods. You say the glass goes black is this because you shut the air control completely as this would then be expected?

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.5)