Here's a list of favourite stoves as voted for by The Stove Yard showroom staff and installers. They've all been selected because we know they burn exceptionally well and when installed and used properly they are virtually trouble-free. In their class, each one also represents excellent value for money. Coincidentally they are also amongst the most popular stoves that we sell, so you don't just have to take our word for it. So which one could be your favourite stove?
10. Charnwood Country 4
After many years it's still one of Charnwood's biggest selling stoves – because it's well built, very controllable and just about the best-value British-made stove you can buy. It offers you the ideal output for a typical living room and its modest dimensions mean that it fits easily into a typical chimney breast opening without sacrificing safe distances or re-making the opening.
9. Stovax Stockton 5
Another traditionally styled British-made stove from the UK's biggest manufacturer and much beloved by installers everywhere because it simply works every time. A bit more substantially built than Charnwood's no-frills Country 4 and with the added advantage of a tertiary air system for improved efficiency and cleaner burning.
8. Dan Skan Nuro 100
Perfection from the world's best stovemaker. At only 1000mm (40") high, the Nuro 100 is the nearest thing to a compact convector stove that Dan Skan produce, hence its popularity in the UK. As you'd expect from Dan Skan it is packed full of state-of-the-art innovations and user friendly benefits. Once you simply open the door it becomes fairly obvious that this automatic stove is in another league.
7. Morso 6140
An exceptional Defra approved compact convector stove from one of the world's oldest stove manufacturers. Great if you want stylish contemporary design without the stove dominating the room or if you simply don't have the height in your fireplace opening – it's only 753mm (30") high. There's just one single combustion control too, making it very easy to use.
6. Hi-Flame Alpha I
This best-selling traditionally-styled 5kW stove, certainly ticks all of the boxes: Defra and Hetas Approved, SEAI Verified, top of the range efficiency (84.6%), superior pre-heated secondary and tertiary air system for exceptional clean burning, direct air option – and of course superb value for money. The airwash system which helps keep the glass clean is the most effective we know.
5. Hi-Flame Graphite 5
A contemporary styled version of the Alpha I above but with the bonus of a heat convection system which draws cooler air up the back of the stove, directing it between the fire chamber top and thick plate steel lid to warm it. This warm air is then distributed around the room to heat the room much more quickly than conventional stoves. Defra and Hetas Approved. Great value.
4. Stuv 21
A stylish contemporary concept stove and fireplace system designed to make a strong visual statement in a large open plan living space – also available as a double-sided inset option. What you can achieve with the Stuv 21 is only limited by your imgaination. High output, high performance, high build quality and minimalist design lines. Quite simply, there's nothing out there quite like the Stuv 21.
3. Charnwood C-Four
Charnwood's flagship stove would probably very easily make it into every type of top ten stove list... Best looking 5kW stove, Best British-made Stove, Best Defra Approved Stove, etc. The rear flue box adaptor to reduce space, the log store stand option for added presence and the choice of 8 tasteful colours all help to put the C-Four near the top of The Stove Yard's own list. In short, Charnwood at their very best.
2. Stuv 30 Compact
Still want an open fire – no problem! The Stuv 30 is essentially three fires in one stove. It's a totally unique concept that has found many admirers. It has some distinctive visual features which set it apart from other convector stoves but its real beauty is in the way it's engineered to allows you to easily slide between its different modes – stove, open fire and slow burning.
1. Dan Skan Orbit
The Orbit represents stove design and technology at its very best. The all-new design incorporates the very latest thinking on clean combustion. The optional IHS Autopilot system, developed by Dan Skan, provides automatic and precise control to maximise efficiencies and minimise emission levels you would be hard pushed to achieve even under laboratory conditions. So much so that the Orbit was the first ever fully automatic stove to achieve Defra Smoke Exemption. The best stove in the world? Probably.