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Review of Yeoman Country stove

The beast

John Robinson 6 years ago

I live in an old farm house built in the early seventeen hundreds and as you can imagine trying to keep the place warm with so many draughts is quite a challenge. I had an open fire in the main room with a stovax 5kw in the children's playroom, whilst this was sufficient for the playroom and with the room door open the heat would seep out into other areas of the house but not to great effect. Whilst the open fire was nice to look it it was ineffective at producing enough heat to keep the place warm. After many hours reading reviews we finally settled for the Yeoman Country 13kw, this was fitted in early December and what an investment!!! The stove looks great, easy to light and control and the heat generating aspects are unbelievable. It took a coule of days to get the hang of the controls we now light the stove high output for a short period of time until the thermostat indicates its at the best burn level and from then it's simply a case of reducing the top opening and sliding both bottom openings to approximately one inch from the fully closed position and hey ho the stove ticks over at the right temprature to sustain sufficient heat to warm the main room with enough heat drifting through the rest of the house to make it very comfortable indeed. If more heat is required the ability to open the vents gives the immediate response of incrased heat output to a very controllable level then ease down when required.

From a cleaning perspective the stovax requires cleaning daily due to build up on the glass however the Yeoman on the other hand requires only a simple wipe over the glass then you are ready to ignite once again.

Overall very pleased with this magnificent stove I can not rate it highly enough.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.8)