A 5kw steel stove that is tremendous value for money. Heavy and well-built. Ekol great company to deal with (excellent customer service). Must have a soot door in the vitreous pipe above the stove.
Brilliant stove, looks beautiful and kicks out a lot of heat. It's very easy to light and is perfect for a medium sized room. It's easy to clean and seems very solidly built. Great service from
stovefitterswarehouse, everything arrived promptly and easy to install.
The stove itself is very modern looking and operates very well. Been using it for around a month now with a combination of wood and smokeless coal and it burns very efficiently, leaving only ash. Took a little time to get the right settings with the vents but once you get the hang of it, the fire produces a great deal of heat for its size. The duraflue liner was very thick and takes a little effort to bend into shape but this is not a criticism as it shows the high quality of the liner itself. One tip make sure you wear thick gloves when handling as it will effortlessly cut through skin. Only two points to criticise the stove, the first is the handle is just slightly off-centre when fully closed, secondly the ash-pan is slightly too small as some of the ash falls over the size and you have to hover it out; but both are minor niggles.
I would highly recommend purchasing the fitting kit, we didn't think we'd need all of the bits until we went to actually install it and then they all came in very handy. All of the items in the kit were of high quality, they feel "chunky" and not flimsy like others we saw at screwf@x. We had a few questions about the product and installation, most we covered by the fitting guides on the site and the others were answered quickly and very helpfully by Julian and Aaron, very, very helpful and made the job very easy to do.
Overall many thanks for all your help and quality of service.
Brilliant wood burner. Looks good compact and gives off loads of heat. Excellent would highly recommend
I have had the stove installed for a few weeks now and don't know how we did without it. Gives a great slow burn with smokeless coal or stick on a couple of logs for a quick blast. The central heating is rarely on now. The service form Stovefitters warehouse was perfect, getting all I needed (including all the small items you don't think of) in one order made it so simple.
Well made , solid athletically pleasing stove. Exactly as the description and reviews said. Very pleased with performance now that the cold weather has set in. On every day.
From start to finish the stovefitters warehouse were outstanding. I fitted my own ekol clarity 5 and it is performing well. Also lined the chimney with 904 liner and the quality of the product is second to none as is the fitting pack, highly recommend everything about this company.
On another note, Julians guidance through stovefitters manual was what convinced me to take on this job myself. If you read it all carefully and plan out the job in advance it is very rewarding to then sit infront of your Stove at the end. Thanks and I will be doing business with you again!!
Really good stove, can't fault it! Our front room is so warm and cosy every night now :-) Absolutely first class service from the guys at stove fitters. Will be getting a second log burner in the new year. Fitted myself after getting perfect advice from these guys - over £1000 saved on fitting fee's!
The stove looks great and is well built, would highly recommend.
The flue liner is sturdy and more that adequate for the Job.
Really great service, very helpful and knowledgeable. Competitive on price. Just a shame the courier let the process down.
Great little stove. Ideal for my small house, with the addition of a stove fan it heats the whole house. Quick turnaround on order. Many thanks
I'm a difficult customer but I can't fault this stove. Simple, modern, well built and reasonably priced compared to some premium brands. I brought the Clarity 5 High last December and installed it using the helpful advice on this site. We have just started using the stove again this year. Suits burning dried softwood very well. Once you learn how to balance the secondary/tertiary intakes it will burn very efficiently. Happy with it and we will buy another one or perhaps even two for our next house.
Sturdy little stove. Gives out more than enough heat for a mid sized room. Excellent air control. Very clean and efficient burn. Bought with dura-flue liner, saving £150 off installation cost!!! Would strongly recommend.
Such a great stove! Had it in a month so far. Easy to install, simple controls, loos amazing - slightly modern, but still has the trad feel. Great big glass for viewing the fire. Its 3 air controls give lots of scope to vary the burn, the controls are strong and sturdy. Box seems very well built, all parts ie baffle/ fire bricks thick and strong. If you want it to, it roars through wood producing plenty of heat, or you can shut it down to a slow gentle burn, looking relaxing and still giving enough output and not eating up your logs. I went for the top flue exit as I had a small opening, and the still seems plenty of surface area on top that heats up, the flue gets beautifully hot! When it arrived it looked even nicer than in the photos. it is less modern in person, the colour is more matt, and a more tad fire-black than it is in the photos. i prefer it to the ads.
If i ever move house, i'd buy the same one again. Fire box is bigger than in dimensions, I have been getting in logs over 300mm, just place them right. getting the hang of how to light it well.
Great little stove that's nice and solid. Fitted it myself after getting fed up with misleading and sometimes down right wrong info from local installers, and it was very easy to do with all the bits that you get with the install kit. There is a wee sheet that comes with the bits which tells you what they are for which I only found after finishing.
The stove itself is nice to look at and sturdy, being 5mm thick steel, and easy to operate and get going with one flaw which I find a bit annoying and that is the soot tray. The tray only has three sides and needs to be tilted up to get it out of the stove where it fowls on the griddle agitator control and empties the soot into a mostly inaccessible area of the stove. Also the handle you get to lift it out falls off if you try and empty the tray using it dropping the tray into the bin. Its not something you'd think to look at. Otherwise I would recommend this stove.
Very pleased with service and quick delivery, only issue I've had is that the door rope seal sticks to the fresh paint of the stove body and comes off of the door. I've had to replace the rope after the first use (very gentle burn) which is some what of a disapointment and an unexpected expense.
Got this to fit in quite a small space and it works really well. Got everything I needed to install from this website along with loads of advice from the team there. Really helpful and bent over backwards to make sure that every question I had was answered! Would totally recommend doing this yourself and using these guys to give you any advice you require. I just wish it was winter now!
Nicely designed stove, website gave all the information needed to order all the right bits and self-install was a breeze.
Ordering process was pretty straightforward after figuring out what I needed. The stove seems very well made and kicks out plenty of heat for our small living room. The glass does get a little blackened but I suspect that is more to do with what we are burning rather than the design. It cleans off easily enough. The nut holding the door catch in place gets a little loose occasionally but it's not caused any problems so far. Overall we're very happy with it.
I initial planned to pay somebody to fit a stove. After proving everything up I visited Stovefitters Warehouse and read up on self fitting. I decided to give it a go.
I had help from a friend with the flue liner but did everything else single handed.
The flue (a 5") took only 40 mins to fit from start to finish. It was plain sailing until I hit the final bend of the chimney entering the fireplace. I little jiggling and we were done.
The liner and accessory pack were exactly as described and made completing the task a simple and painless one.
The stove itself is great. It is small but has a decent sized window and fits beautifully in to our small living room. It is a great mix of traditional and contemporary and I couldn't be happier.
In competing the whole job the only trouble I had was completing what should have been the simplest task of fitting the hardie backer board. What a rigmarole...that was probably down to me rushing to finish rather than being an onerous task though.
Overall very impressed with the products, the delivery and the customer care. I called once for advice and was given time and after the call was confident I was on the right track.
When I get around to doing my other downstairs room I will definitely be a return customer.
Thanks very much!
I have tried to attach a photo to this review but have been unable.
Excellent service. Lovely strong and simple stove. Well built and elegant. Have only just started to use it but I have no problems so far. Would recommend this supplier for a personal and honest service. There was a problem with the flue I ordered . I rung them up and a new flue was at my door 8 o'clock the next day. Well done.
It arrived bang on time and very well packaged so that it was in tip top shape once unpacked. Dimensions matched the description exactly.
Arrived well wrapped with all the bits and pieces. No complaints.
First the good:
The service and information was spot on, no complaints from either Stove fitters or Ekol.
I selected this stove based on a very tight builders opening and the stove sits perfectly in the space. The stove is a contemporary design and has a solid feel
I selected Stove fitters Warehouse because of the great information provided
The not so good,
The flue cannot be cleaned from the stove which requires an opening in the stove pipe, not a problem, however because of my opening size it was not as simple as I would have liked.
The other minor problem was the nuts and bolts supplied for the stove collar did not match, which did waste some time before I realised and swapped them.
I am very happy with the stove and service
Our old Evergreen stove had been badly fitted and was too large for our living room. After some research we opted to replace it with the Ekol Clarity 5 as it fits perfectly in our smallish recess and, for a small stove, has a generous glass area allowing a good view of the flames. It feels very well built and has a modernist, square, industrial look. Everything feels reassuringly well-built. (I also added some washers as others have noted below).
The stove has holes at the top of the firebox which allow air in for the tertiary burn, and create a really beautiful whirling flame effect. It is stunning to watch. We're every pleased with the purchase.
Stovefitters have been efficient and the purchase went through smoothly. Thanks!
The Ekol Clarity 5 seems very well made. It has good controls on it and it puts out a lot of heat.
I have found the fire box to be a little small which means we need to reduce the size of our logs, but overall we are very pleased with it.
I purchased an Ekol Clarity 5 stove and 5" Duraflue stainless steel liner. They both look as good if not better as in the photos. The stove is well designed and very well made, it's a solid, quality product and more than met my expectations. The flue liner is also a high quality product, very durable compared to some other equally priced liners. All in all I'd recommend both these products without hesitation. 10/10.
After a very long wait after the installation (waiting for building work to complete and plaster to cure) we finally got to light the wee beastie. It was worth the wait! The stove is very easy to light and puts out a fair amount of heat. It looks great in its new home. The only minor niggle I have is that the ash pan is a little undersized so it leaves a small gap on either side for ash to accumulate; it's not big deal to do a little extra sweeping out and this really is a minor niggle. Highly recommended.
I love the chunky look and feel - the pictures represent this stove better than some others I have looked at online and in the 'flesh'. The door handle works well and closes tightly but not too tight. The stove seems well build - only time will tell how long it lasts, but I am not concerned. I look forward to using it lots, when it gets cooler. Two of the control vent knobs did wobble, but as someone else noted, adding a washer enables you to tighten them and this gives a much more quality feel. The glove that came with my stove was small and short, so does not protect your arm much.
The stove comes well packed - cardboard box with plywood on corners for protection- all on its own little pallet, then on a larger pallet. You get great communication about your order. I mentioned the glove issue to StoveFitter's and a replacement was offered - great customer service! Thanks
awesome little stove. Good looking, well made, gives out a lot of heat. I bought this stove without having seen one in the flesh and wasn't disappointed. Only one minor thing that annoyed me was the vent knobs that are loose. If they are tightened up they won't slide, this was easily fixed by removing the knob, slip on a washer ad screw back on tightly.
Only used it for wood and it burns really well. It is well built, although have had a blister on the finish near the door. Fire box is quite small so had problems getting some larger logs in. I also thought that it would radiate more heat, but that might be to do with the position of the stove under the chimney. The controls are easy to use and you can adjust the fire very well. Using this far more frequently than I initially anticipated. Would highly recommend.
initially disappointed that I didn't receive the advertised 'free' liner or pipe work or any discount to offset their non-appearance. However the stove works beautifully. We already use it far more than I had expected and it's been pretty mild. Easy to light,controllable and gets toasty quickly.exactly what you want.
Have not used many times yet but on the few occasions I used it I was very pleased
Be the first to ask a question about this.