Review of Yeoman Country stove

Not as good as I had hoped for

3 years ago

Our Yeoman County heats a 4 bed house / rads / DH Water. Looks well and has quite a good heat output. It was supplied with a "thermostat kit". This was accompanied with a supplementary installation leaflet stating that it is for " Stovax Yeoman and Kensal Boilers". This is a dreadful ultra cheap afterthought. It totally lowers the quality of the stove. It is difficult to operate and you end up not using it whatsoever, lowering the efficiency of the stove. The manufacturers should re-think this afterthought. Avoid riddling the grate. The main shaft simply runs through the mild steel plate side of the stove ( no wear sleeve ) and elongates the hole. You should avoid using this too. Overall I'm disappointed.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.8)