We've asked 1,375 wood-burning and multi-fuel stove owners to give us their views on popular stove brands, including Clearview.
If you need to buy a wood-burning stove, make sure it's from a good brand.
The stove brand that appears in first place in our results table (out of nine brands) got a customer score of 91%.
At the other end of the scale, two stove brands earned 75%. That's a decent score, but our survey shows that better excellent stoves are available.
The table below shows the breakdown of ratings when we asked people about the quality and durability of their Clearview stove, among other things.
|Clearview survey ratings|
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|Ease of using and controlling|
|Ease of cleaning|
|Value for money|
You can flick through the image gallery below to see a selection of the wood-burning stoves (also called log burners and wood burners) and multi-fuel stoves that are available from Clearview.
Clearview is a fairly traditional stove brand that's been selling classic designs since 1987. All of its stove ranges are made in the UK, and most come in a few different style and colour options.
It also sells built-in stoves, which are set into a wall or fireplace. A few also have an old-style hood or canopy, also referred to as an inglenook (see image below).
Log burners and multi-fuel stoves: All Clearview stoves have a multi-fuel grate, which means that you can burn wood as well as coal.
Because fuels burn differently, if you're planning on only burning wood, you might want to consider getting a dedicated log burner.
Other types of stove: Some Clearview stoves come with the option to add a boiler, allowing you to heat your whole house.
You can also cook food on a couple of its stoves, either using a hotplate on the top or a small built-in oven space (pictured in the gallery).
Stove wattages: Around 5kW to 14kW.
Efficient, Eco-Design and Defra-exempt stoves: Clearview stoves all have a built-in air system aimed at making them more efficient.
Its airwash and 'up and down draft' distribution systems use cold and hot air to keep the glass clean, burn off excess gasses and make the fire easier to control. Similar configurations used by other manufacturers are often called clean burn or secondary/tertiary air systems.
The firebox of its stoves (where the fire burns) also have a refractory lining to help retain heat and, according to Clearview, promote cleaner combustion.
Most Clearview stoves (those with its smoke-control kit) are Defra-exempt. If you live in a smoke-controlled area you will need to either burn only smokeless fuel or, if you want to burn wood, buy a Defra-exempt stove (you can check this on the ).
Stove features: Clearview stove features include:
Stove accessories, fuel storage and fuel: From gloves to a stove thermometer, Clearview sells a range of stove accessories. It also sells large log stores for outside use.
Where to buy Clearview stoves: There are three Clearview stores you can visit. Two are in Shropshire (Ludlow and Whitchurch) and the third is in Gloucestershire. You can also buy Clearview stoves from selected stockists.
After-sales care and spares: You can order a number of Clearview spares from its website, or through its stockists.
Before you buy a stove, it's important to remember that a stove isn't something you can install yourself. It needs to be installed safely and meet regulations.