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Ekol Crystal 8 Wood Burning Stove 45 x 62cm

About the Ekol Crystal 5

Saltfire Peanut £699

The best-selling wood burning stove of the autumn/winter 2019 - to the point that UK stores ran out of stock. Love the fact they are cast-iron yet contemporary in design. Love the "Fast Flame" feature.

Top favourite without a doubt.

Saltfire Peanut £699

Width 391mm Height 554mm

Glass 280mm x 290mm

Saltfire Bignut £798

The wonderfully named "Bignut" is a larger version of the standard-sized contemporary Peanut 5 multifuel stove and the biggest seller of the range.

This is possibly the best cast-iron stove on the market today.

Saltfire Bignut £798

Width 485mm Height 579mm

Glass 360mm x 290mm

Ekol Crystal Tech

Ekol were one of the very first companies to concentrate on clean-burn technology.

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Arriving after the Crystal 5, the Ekol Clarity 5 is a more contemporary, steel stove of a similar size.


This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).


This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

Julian's thoughts

Ekol were one of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013 in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut". I have met the owners (Dorset based) many times and find them to extremely knowledgeable and professional. You cannot go wrong with Ekol, or their other brand, Saltfire.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Ekol Crystal 8 and flue

I recently purchased an Ekol Crystal 8 stove and had a twin wall flue designed. The stove is smaller than I expected but definitely packs a punch. It is easy to use, burns well and looks good. The flue design was made very straight forward by the guys at the shop and everything was delivered on time. It was all very easy to fit and the website has links to lots of handy guides.

Ekol crystal 8

Loving the stove, even though it’s May we have it on all day!!
Quality is excellent, delivery was perfect and the kit included everything we needed!

Specifications & Dimensions

Output & fuel

Nominal 8kW.
Max. 8kW

This stove will run happily at 8kW depending on fuel load. Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are usually replaceable.

This stove can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal without any modification.

What size stove to choose? Advice here

Eco credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations.

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area.



Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.

Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.


Height: 620mm
Width: 445mm
Depth: 430mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 187mm

Which fitting pack for my liner? Advice here


Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).

Width: 24cm
Height: 27cm


Flue size

5" (125mm) collar top or rear
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner.


External air NO

No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.

Air vent advice here

Body and door

Cast-iron stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron door.

What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.


This stove can, if sited outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth.

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.


Hearth regulation advice here

Air gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 375mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm

To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.

Distances & heat shield advice

Technical info pages  and manual (distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual).

Julian's thoughts

Ekol were one of the first brands of stoves I sold, way back in 2013 in my small shop "The Wood Stove Hut". I have met the owners (Dorset based) many times and find them to extremely knowledgeable and professional. You cannot go wrong with Ekol, or their other brand, Saltfire.

Internal firebox

Max. log size 30cm

Max. output 8kW

Free gift: A, B, C, D or E

Delivery promise (14 days to report any damage)

WHY YOU NEED OUR Exceptional guarantee (6-months even if stove used)

What if I get a lemon? What if I'm unhappy when I unwrap it? What if it does not agree with my chimney?
Chimney and stove not agreeing with each other? Although rare it really does happen and it is usually cured by swapping the stove for another. Why? Who knows? We have had a few stoves that "whistled". When we swapped the stove the problem stopped but when we put the stoves on a different chimney they do not whistle. We have had a few stoves that let smoke into the room when refuelling - swap the stove and the problem is cured. Test the stove on a different chimney and all is well.
Most retailers will not replace or refund if it is a problem with the chimney. You will have to sell your stove yourself (at a great loss as stove second-hand value is very poor) and purchase another.
If your stove's retail price is under £1500: Should you not be happy with your stove for any reason, within the first three months from purchase, we will arrange to have the stove collected from your premises (we pay first £48 delivery collection cost, covers most UK postcodes, you pay additional in rare situation cost rises above £48 for any reason). Stove installed and has been used? No worry. We will pay you up to £100 to have it removed by a Hetas registered installer.
As soon as the stove is back with us we will provide a FULL REFUND of the cost of the stove. We will even post you a pallet and straps as required (you will need to prepare it ready for our driver). This exceptional guarantee lasts for a full three months from date of delivery EVEN IF THE STOVE IS USED as long as normal wear and tear.
Between three and six months, we offer exactly the same but without the £100 stove-removal offer.
On this, you have my word.


Julian Patrick
Managing Director Stove Fitter's Warehouse and Author of The Stove Fitter's Manual


*The "exceptional money-back guarantee" applies only to black stoves or stoves that have a retail value inc. VAT of £1,500 or less. INSET OR CASSETTE STOVES ARE NOT INCLUDED. STOVES NOT ADVERTISED ON are NOT INCLUDED.