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Updated: 30 Dec 2021

Clearview stoves review

Before you fork out on an expensive log burner or multi-fuel stove from Clearview, see what its customers really think of the brand.
Paula Flores
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We've asked 1,375 wood-burning and multi-fuel stove owners to give us their views on popular stove brands, including Clearview. 

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

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.

Only logged-in Which? members can find out which brand came first, and how Clearview compared. If you're not already a member, get instant access by joining Which? today.

Clearview multi-fuel and wood-burning stoves ratings

The table below shows the breakdown of ratings when we asked people about the quality and durability of their Clearview stove, among other things.

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Clearview survey ratings
Quality and finish
Ease of using and controlling
Ease of cleaning
Value for money

For a full round-up of the star ratings, visit our guide to the best wood-burning stove brands.

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

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Clearview wood burners and multi-fuel stoves

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 Defra website).

Find out more about Defra-exempt stoves, as well as the effects of stoves on pollution, by visiting our guide to stoves and pollution

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 (mentioned above)
  • lower-temperature surfaces (referred to as convection casing).

You can find out what features stove owners really value and whether they are worth forking out on by visiting our guide tohow to buy a wood-burning stove.

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.