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Updated: 30 Dec 2021

Stovax stoves review

Our Stovax review uncovers the truth about what its customers think of its multi-fuel and wood-burning stoves
Paula Flores
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How satisfied are customers of wood-burning stove brands, including Stovax, Clearview, Charnwood and Morso? 

If you're going to buy a wood-burning stove, make sure it's one of the best brands. 

We asked 1,375 wood-burning stove owners how satisfied they were with their stove — and whether they would recommend it to a friend. The top two brands earned customer scores of 91% and 85%.

In comparison, the two brands sharing the bottom spot in our results table got a customer score of 75%. 

We asked stove owners additional questions about how they rated the quality and finish of their stove, how easy their stove was to clean and whether they felt their stove represented value for money. 

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

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Stovax multi-fuel and wood-burning stoves ratings

Find out how Stovax stoves were rated for ease of using and controlling, value for money, quality and finish, durability and ease of cleaning.

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

For a full round-up of the scores for all of the brands we've rated, visit our page on the best wood-burning stove brands.

Stovax 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 available from Stovax.

Stovax stoves gallery

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Stovax wood burners and multi-fuel stoves

Stovax sells a range of both traditional and modern stoves, varying widely in size. Some are built-in or inset models, which means they can be mounted within a wall or closed hearth. 

Stovax also owns a few other stove brands, such as Dovre and Yeoman. The ratings here are for Stovax stoves only. 

Log burners and multi-fuel stoves: Both are available to buy from Stovax.

Because fuels burn differently, if you're planning on only burning wood, we'd suggest choosing a dedicated log burner as opposed to a multi-fuel stove that can also burn other fuels, such as coal. You can find out more in our guide to wood-burning vs multi-fuel stoves

Other types of stove: Stovax has two stoves that you can cook on, as they have tops that are wider than normal (see image below).

One of Stovax's models is also a boiler, while others come with a boiler option. Both enable you to heat your entire home, rather than just one room.

It also sells gas stoves (under the Gazco brand) and electric stoves – visit our guides to gas stovesand electric stoves to learn more about each type.

Stove wattages: Around 4kW to 11kW.

Efficiency, Eco-Design and Defra-exempt stoves: Ranging in energy efficiency from around 70% to 88%, most of Stovax's stoves also use convection and clean-burn systems (also referred to by Stovax as triple air) to make the stoves more efficient. 

This means that additional cool and hot air (sometimes called secondary or tertiary) are introduced to the stove, helping to burn off more of the gases. An airwash system should help to keep the glass clean, too.

From January 2022, all stoves legally available for sale will need to meet more stringent criteria for energy efficiency and emission levels. During the transition period these stoves were labelled Eco-Design Ready.

A number of Stovax stoves are also Defra-exempt. If you live in a smoke control area, you will need to either burn only smokeless fuel or, if you want to burn wood, buy a Defra-exempt stove (you can find out more in our guide to wood-burning stoves vs multi-fuel stoves).

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

Stovax stoves gallery

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Stove features: Stovax stove features include:

  • built-in log store
  • airwash system to help keep the glass clearer
  • integral electric fan to push warm air around the room
  • externally controlled riddling grate to make cleaning ash easier
  • stainless steel heat exchanger, said to help it heat up quicker
  • clean-burn and convection technology to make it more efficient (mentioned above).

You can find out what features stove owners really value and whether they're worth paying for, by visiting our guide to how to buy a wood-burning stove.

Stove accessories, fuel storage and fuel: From fire baskets and grates to hearth gates and log holders, Stovax sells a wide range of stove accessories and small-scale indoor storage options. It doesn't sell fuel.

Where to buy Stovax stoves: You can buy Stovax stoves through many independent stove shops. Some are approved by Stovax and are part of what it calls its Expert Retailer Network.

After-sales care and spares: When you buy a Stovax stove through one of its recognised retailers, you automatically get a two-year warranty. This can be extended to five years by registering your stove on its website within one month of the purchase or installation. 

Registering any safety appliance with the manufacturer is also useful if there is ever a recall or issue identified with the model. You'll need to service the appliance yearly for the warranty to be valid, which is something we would recommend doing anyway. 

You can find out more about looking after your stove on our using a stove page.

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.