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Saltfire Peanut 5kW+ Ecodesign Cast Iron Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove

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Finally! A contemporary stove range manufactured in cast iron. Here at Stovefitter's this makes us very, very happy. There are examples of cast iron stoves till going strong after a hundred years of use so well done Saltfire for such an innovative range - and Ecodesign Ready and Defra approved as well. Cast iron stoves are well known for strength and durability but also for retaining heat for long after the flames start to fade.

The Peanut 5 is part of a brand new range of stoves from Saltfire launched to the market during January 2019. This stove has an attractive, contemporary design, an 80% efficiency rating and a large viewing window (273mmx  286mm) and is available in standard and tall versions.
Julian Patrick (Author Stovefitter's Manual) bought Saltfire Bignut Peanut 5kW+ Ecodesign Ready Cast Iron Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Stove: Great heat output. Easy "turbo" start up. Solid and heavy.
I have lived with the Peanut stove now for a week day and night. I live in Cornwall but travelled to our warehouse in North Wales and slept in the office, a huge old Chapel 10m x 5m x 5m, on a sofa bed. It was 6-8 degrees outside (feels like 4) and the Bignut did the job without effort (quote from the Postman "crikey it's warm in here"). I love the fact that this new range is cast iron. There are cast stoves around that are over a hundred years old so no reason the Peanuts will not be around in another hundred. The stove we have in the office is the "Bignut". It is extremely easy to light due to the primary air being concentrated within an area in the middle of the floor of the firebox. This concentrates the air, providing a flamethrower effect up through the middle of the stove. This really has to be seen to be believed and I have only seen it on one other brand (not going to say which brand because we don't sell it!). This feature is so so useful - especially when you want to relight the fire when it is almost out. As long as you have just a few tiddly embers left you can chuck in a couple of logs, open everything up, and let the flamethrower do its work (no kindling required for restarts). The "turbo" mode as we call it in the office is awesome (as the Americans would say) and combined with the cast iron build make this a stove I would be very happy to have in my own house. Look at the picture - we had some compressed heat logs with holes in the middle and you can see that jet of air rushing through the log's middle! I wish my DG Ivar had this feature. Once the fire is established just shut everything down and you are into Ecodesign mode - a semi lazy mode when efficiency is high. The amount of heat that this stove kicks out is impressive. Ash pan is tiny but to be honest is hardly used. As a rule you will empty the firebox of ash via the door using a small brush and scoop. Simples. Saltfire- well done, you deserve to sell a lot of these and I am sure you will.



Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Pleased with Peanut purchase

We had the Peanut 5 fitted a week ago. It's a solid, sturdy and very heavy stove, looks nice, has a particularly big window, and the door handle closes the fire nicely. The stove seems to burn wood well, leaving little ash. The ash pan is surprisingly small but hasn't had a lot in it at all after the few small fires we've had so far as part of the paint curing and stove tempering process. There is a process that is set out in the instructions for building up the size of fires gradually over set hours and then days, so don't bank on having a big fire immediately. The instructions for this process are pretty clear though. The stove seems to light well and has a satisfying way of really drawing air up through the wood, and when adding extra logs it's almost like turning on a switch to ignite the new log when you open the primary air vent.
My only slight worry so far is that the glass has become cloudy very quickly. I still hope it will clean off but had hoped for a clearer view without too much cleaning because of the airwash system. I may have used the primary airflow for too long, or else it's the wood, though it was definitely dry. Other than that very pleased with the choice. It fits well into the space we have with a reasonable airflow on all sides and above.

Lovely matt finish and large firebox

I asked my colleague Emma to review the Peanut for me as I am remote working in Cornwall... Julian Patrick (MD Stovefitter's). Here is Emma's review: The stove looks great, like really great! I wouldn't of put it in the Saltfire range had I not known. It hasn't got the glossy finish some of the images suggest, it's got a lovely matt finish which makes it look extra stylish. Beautiful big window and great sized firebox (unfortunately It was lit before I could measure it but I will do before I light in the morning.)
It's giving off lots of heat, but you can't turn down to full slumber (slumbering is not good). I'm assuming this is because it's Ecodesign.

The top control (airwash) on the top door is a bit tiny but as a rule that's open all the time anyway to keep the glass nice and clean.

However, I really like the bottom air controls. Easy to use and a nice design.

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