Want to invest in woodburner- what are top brands I should be considering?

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MinimalistMommi Tue 09-Apr-13 12:49:44

I'm probably going to be buying a Clearview, just checked out Morso but they're too modern for my taste, any other brands I should be considering?

MinimalistMommi Wed 10-Apr-13 10:47:24

Bert I will check out the review site. thanks

MinimalistMommi Wed 10-Apr-13 10:48:11

Good idea everyone about storing wood in empty one, my sister said the same grin

MadBraLady Wed 10-Apr-13 10:50:10

My parents have a Clearview (the smallest one, I think it's the Pioneer 400) and are very happy with it. They've had it two years and don't think they've ever had to clean the glass.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 10-Apr-13 11:10:27

And get a metal bucket, ideally with a lid, so that you can empty the ash can while it's hot and cool it outside.

claracluck71 Wed 10-Apr-13 11:24:03

We have an inset Clearview this one and it's great. Gives off plenty of heat, is easy to light and very controllable. We decided on an inset stove because of the size of the room, 12ft x 15ft so only small, and we didn't want it to stick out in to the room.

We find that once it's lit and up to temperature we burn about a log an hour, if that.

MinimalistMommi Wed 10-Apr-13 11:35:15

clara just looked at the picture. I'm a bit confused I thought an inset stove just meant sitting inside the fireplace rather than sticking out in a room with nothing surrounding it. That picture of the inset clearview looks like it has stuff surrounding the actually stove. Why is that there? Sorry for being thick confused

claracluck71 Wed 10-Apr-13 12:08:07

It does look a bit odd in the picture. I think the black surround is just because the opening was bigger than the stove. If you had a fireplace like that it would be better to go for a small free standing stove that just sits in the fireplace.

Ours fits in the fire opening with a small black surround to cover the gap between the stove and the tiles. I think is to stop drafts as well as to smarten it up. The fitters only knocked out the fire back to slide the stove in, they didn't touch the existing tiled surround at all.

I think I've got too many surrounds in there to make it clear!

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