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Ekol Clarity 8 Stove Ecodesign Wood Burning Stove (Multifuel)

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ABOUT THE EKOL CLARITY 8

The Clarity 8 is a modern, steel stove with a cast iron door.

 


  

 

                            

 


Add £80 and get a hand-burnished door! Essentially the door is stripped of paint and hand polished through four grades of grinding tool with an added high-temperature clear lacquer. Note that each one is unique and small cast imperfections and grinding marks are all part of the character. Allow 6-9 working days for delivery. Silver colour may change a little over time. Note: picture is of the Clarity 5kW, not the 8kW.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Good, but not perfect

So I bought this a few months ago, but have only recently gotten it in and working. I did a DIY install, and this stove was pretty easy to install, and was signed off by building control.

First the positives: The stove is well made, solid and looks really good. I was really happy with it when it arrived. It was well packaged and as mentioned easy to install. At first, I was skeptical if this stove was actually an 8kw, as its the same size as many 5kw stoves I have seen. I think the main difference is the size of firebox. You can easily get between 4 - 5 meduim sized logs in at once, although this would be running at max. I'm running it with 2 - 3 logs at a time. The heat output is really good, and warms the room quckly.

Negatives: Unfortunatly there are negatives with this stove, but they aren't deal breakers. Firstly, the airwash. I can see the purpose of the airwash system, and it is part of the reason I bought this stove, but for me, it isn't that impressive. I always run my stove up to temerature, and leave the airwash open but the glass always needs cleaning the next day. An airwash doesn't eleminate the need to clean the glass, but it should limit the number of times you need to clean it. Sometimes unseasoned wood can cause this, but I am burning wood at a moisture level of 10 - 11%, so I am dissapointed with this system. Secondly, the primary vent "the one on the door" actually causes damage to the paint. The bolt holding the vent together, when reasonably tight, drags along the outter edge of the stove, removing the paint, which I find frustrating. The bolt holding this vent together is also perminantly loose, which I find slightly unusual. It is a balancing act to keep it lose enough not to scratch the paint and tight enough that it doesn't come off mid burn.

Overall this is a really good mid range stove, and I would recommend. My negative points might not bother some people, but they may help you decide if the stove is right for you.

Thank you James. I have a reply from Ross at Ekol :-) Thank you for taking the time to review the stove and for your comments. We always like to hear customer feedback and will take on board suggestions for improvements. Most people have found the airwash is very effective on the Clarity range. The most significant factor that determines how well and airwash works on any stove is the chimney strength. If you have a strong chimney draught (e.g. a tall straight chimney) the airwash will always be better than for someone with a naturally weak chimney draught (e.g. if in a bungalow or the stove has a relatively short flue such as 5m). As you are burning wood and not coal – if you have a reasonable chimney draw then once the fire is going you should be able to shut the primary vent anyway. Also close the tertiary vent (the lever underneath the stove) and have the secondary (airwash) vent fully open – please try this and see if it makes a difference (it should be noticeable). (note: if you find you need to use the primary vent then it does indicate you have a weak draught to start with). If there is something wrong on the tread of the knob it would be unusual but we can of course send a replacement. Please feel free to call us for any help or advice on 01929 555211. Kind regards Ross
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Additional review Ekol Clarity 8

I’ve written a review a month ago and would just like to give some extra praise to this stove. It’s truly excellent. I’m amazed with the heat it’s kicks out. I’m warming 4 rooms with this little gem. Definitely would get this stove again! Can’t fault it. I also love the very effective amazingly sturdy griddle