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Updated: 11 May 2022

Clearview stoves review

Considering a Clearview stove? Find out more about the brand before you buy
Paula Flores
Clearview wood burning stove on traditional living room 480836

We're currently not recommending Clearview due to the fact that it isn't, at time of writing, providing information on its website about whether or not its stoves meet new Ecodesign requirements, or whether they were already placed on the market before the requirements came into effect. 

According to HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme), Ecodesign regulations require that performance information for stoves’ efficiency and emissions should be available for reference in marketing materials and/or retailers’ websites. This is currently not the case for Clearview. 

We will update this page should we find that this has changed.

When we asked Clearview to confirm which of its stoves are Ecodesign compliant, it did not give a definitive answer. However, it did tell us:

"Clearview Stoves will endeavour to offer a stove we consider most suitable for the installation. It is everyday performance that is important, not the highest speed or M.P.G. Efficiency figures given in Clearview Manuals range from 71.6% to 84.5% with air-dried logs."

We believe that Ecodesign compliance information should be easily available to customers so that you can make an informed decision about which stove to buy, and we're uncomfortable with the fact that Clearview isn't providing this on its website. We're therefore not recommending Clearview stoves at this time.

Before you buy, make sure you read our guide to wood-burning stoves and pollution.

We've asked 1,375 wood-burning and multi-fuel stove owners to give us their views on popular brands. Only logged-in Which? members can find out how the brands included in our survey compare with each other. 

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Clearview log burners and multi-fuel stoves

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 stoves gallery

A large collection of images displayed on this page are available at https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/wood-burning-stoves/article/wood-burning-stove-brands-rated/clearview-wood-burning-stoves-review-aJ8QB6R5brjU

Clearview wood burners and multi-fuel stoves

Clearview is has been selling designs with a classic look 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, which are 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 home.

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.

Stove features: Clearview stove features include:

  • Built-in log store
  • Hotplate surface for a kettle
  • Riddle grate for removing ash
  • Removable ash pan to collect dust
  • Airwash system to help keep glass clean
  • Lower-temperature surfaces (referred to as convection casing).

You can find out what features owners really value and whether they're worth having in our guide onhow to buy a wood-burning stove.

Stove accessories, fuel storage and fuel Clearview sells a range of stove accessories and large log stores for outside use.

Where to buy Clearview stoves There are three Clearview stores. Two are in Shropshire (Ludlow and Whitchurch) and one is in Gloucestershire. You can also buy Clearview stoves from selected stockists.

After-sales care and spares Clearview spares are available from its website or through its stockists.

Whichever brand you go for, be aware that a stove isn't something you can install yourself – it needs to be installed safely and meet regulations. 

For a full round-up of all the brands included in our survey, see our guide to the best wood-burning stove brands.