28th July 2021
After asking hundreds of stove owners, we've been able to rate a number of popular stove brands, including Yeoman.
Our highest-scorer and the brand in last place came 24 percentage points apart, getting customer scores of 94% and 70%.
We also asked people to rate other important factors, including quality and finish, durability and value for money.
Our table reveals how different aspects of Yeoman stoves were rated by the 33 customers that answered our survey.
Yeoman survey ratings
Quality and finish
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 Yeoman sells.
Yeoman has been making traditionally styled stoves for more than 30 years. A lot of its models come in a few variations, particularly with regards to size. Some of its stoves have double door and canopy (or inglenook) options for a quaint, country feel.
Most of its stoves have a choice of four paint finishes and a range of colours, such as metallic green and brown. It also has a few of what it calls 'modern-traditional' stoves (see examples below), some of which are built-in.
Some stoves are being made to these specifications now and are called Ecodesign Ready. None of Yeoman's stove have this official label.
Most of Yeoman's stoves also use a cleanburn or tertiary system. This essentially means that additional air (sometimes called secondary or tertiary) is introduced to the stove and heated, helping to burn off more of the smoke and gases. This should make these types of stove more efficient.
Quite a few of Yeoman's stoves are Defra-exempt (when fitted with its Smoke Control Kit). If you live in a smoke-controlled area (you can check this on the ) you will need to either only burn smokeless fuel or, if you want to burn wood, buy a Defra-exempt stove.
If you buy from a Yeoman Expert Retailer you'll get a two year warranty (one year if you go through any other retailer). This can be extended to five years if you register your stove with Yeoman directly.
Registering any safety appliance with the manufacturer is also useful if there is ever a recall or issue identified with the model. You may need to service the appliance yearly for the warranty to be valid, which is something we would recommend doing anyway. Our guide on has more information.
Before you buy a stove, it's important to remember that a stove isn't something you can install yourself. It needs to meet regulations and be installed safely.