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Review of others --- 250MFR -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of others --- 250MFR -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 190 | House Size (Sq feet): 500
Bought in 2000 , Price Paid: £500
Location : London, , England
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Fireplace Emporium

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Very large glass for such a small stove (good view of flames). Suitable for smallish fireplace openings, but good heat output. Can get relatively long pieces of wood in for such a small stove (will take 1 foot long logs)

Dislikes: Not suitable if used in a very large open area (heat output 6Kw). Difficult to get logs to last a long time. Usually needs refuelling every 20mins or half an hour. Screen wash not bad but can begin to mist up after 2 uses - need to clean to keep absolutely clear. No 'pre heated' air intake at top for 'turbo burn' of exhaust gases, which means this does not classify as a 'clean burn' stove for regulatory puprposes. Still, pretty clean though (no visible smoke from chimney).

Comments: Over all very pleased with it.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004