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Review: Wychwood woodburning stove

Review: Wychwood woodburning stove

While ACR have always been a big name in the UK stove market, the company has excelled itself in recent times. The introduction of the Wychwood woodburning stove is further evidence that the company is a leader and able to accommodate the latest in consumer trends. Finding a balance between cost and reliability, heat output and efficiency is not easy. However, the ACR Wychwood woodburning stove is something which ticks all the boxes and will have consumers drooling.

Look of the Wychwood woodburning stove

As with the best stoves, the Wychwood woodburning stove looks fairly basic but it is what is behind-the-scenes that makes it standout. Aside from the enlarged viewing area, which is the latest in stove trends, the heat output is perfect for small to medium-sized rooms. It comes in a sterling grey paint finish and due to its design and efficiency is already approved for use in smoke control areas.

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Stove enthusiasts prompted to switch to more efficient stoves

Stove enthusiasts encouraged to switch to more efficient stoves

Over the last few months there has been a concerted campaign amongst local authorities and some politicians suggesting that wood-burning stoves are causing serious air pollution. While there is no doubt that burning any fuel creates a degree of air pollution, the highly efficient wood-burning and multifuel stoves of today release relatively small amounts of pollution. They have primary, secondary and tertiary combustion stages which effectively burn the fuel, burn the excess gas and then burn the gas again. This ensures that before any gas is released into the flue pipe and up into the atmosphere it has been burnt as many times as possible. This also ensures maximum efficiency.

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Wood-burning stoves and coal fires

We live in an era where politicians regularly introduce new environmentally friendly regulations and look to tackle air pollution. It is a little bizarre to put wood-burning stoves and coal fires in the same report when you consider their efficiency ratings. Modern day wood-burning stoves can be in excess of 80% efficient while their open coal fire counterparts are often between 20% and 30% efficient. The problem with wood-burning stoves, which is readily highlighted in the IPPR report, is created by those burning wet wood. Due to the make-up of the wood, when too moist there are more pollutants released into the atmosphere, some of which come into the PM2.5 category. However, burning dry wood on a wood-burning stove does not create anywhere near the same type of problem.

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Review of Vogue Slimline wood-burning and multifuel stove

Review of Vogue Slimline Stove

The Vogue Slimline stove may be relatively new to the market but it has already caught the attention of stove enthusiasts. At first glance the stove looks fairly basic in shape and design but this hides the latest in combustion technology. For many people it is the enlarged viewing area which is most eye-catching, allowing you to watch the flickering flames and the burning embers. However, as we review the Vogue Slimline stove you will realise it offers much more.

Perfect for small to medium-sized rooms

The nominal heat output of the Vogue Slimline stove comes in at 5 kW (2.5 kW up to 7 kW) which is more than enough to heat a small to medium-sized room. It could be tucked away in a corner, creating a soft soothing heat, or centre stage and a conversation starter for your guests. The design is so, well basic is the wrong word, but it almost looks contemporary as much as it looks traditional. It really is in the eye of the beholder. There is also the opportunity to add a log store to the bottom of your stove to save you venturing out on those cold winter evenings.

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Review of ACR Buxton II Stove

Review of ACR Buxton II Stove

A review of ACR Buxton II stove confirms it is a multifuel machine which offers the ability to burn both wood and solid fuel. There is no doubt that this option to use either type of fuel has increased demand but even the quickest of glimpses shows why it is very popular. Whether ACR Stoves has been forward looking and forwardthinking or simply stumbled onto the larger glass viewing area by mistake, it works. This is the latest trend in the wood-burning stove industry and it is not difficult to see why it is proving popular.

A glimpse of the ACR Buxton II stove

The design is a traditional box shape but the lack of curved edges gives it the machine its own edge and own style. Yes, you could say this is a traditional style or from a different angle it looks a little more contemporary. The fact that the machine itself is dominated by the extended glass viewing area has been an extremely strong selling point. The ability to watch the flickering flames, and the burning embers, is why stove enthusiasts are flocking to this machine. It is only once you have experienced the ambience, the deep-seated heat and the environment that the ACR Buxton II stove brings to the table that you will fully understand.

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Review of ACR Larchdale Wood Burning Stove

Review of ACR Larchdale Wood Burning Stove

The first thing that hits you about the ACR Larchdale stove is the size. This is the largest cast-iron stove in the ACR range of wood-burning and multifuel stoves. A review of the ACR Larchdale wood-burning stove has certainly made for interesting reading amidst its growing popularity. One of the first things to mention is the fact that it can be used in smoke controlled areas which is something that will be more important in the years ahead as regulations continue to tighten.

A look at the ACR Larchdale stove

Interestingly, while some companies are just catching up with the wide viewing area trend, this is perhaps the most eye-catching elements of the ACR Larchdale stove. The traditional look and extended glass door all hide the latest in combustion technology. The fact that this machine can create 9 kW of heat says everything about the stove.

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ACR Elmdale Stove, class in glass

ACR Elmdale Stove, class in glass

Buy NowIt is fair to say that the ACR Elmdale Stove is larger than your traditional stove but it is a beauty! Designed specifically for large inglenook fireplaces it offers a traditional matching steel canopy but the glass viewing area is something very different. Described as a contemporary stove, which is perfectly correct, the steel canopy just gives it that old-fashioned old-world look. So what else does the ACR Elmdale Stove have to offer?

Design of the ACR Elmdale Stove

Despite the fact that the new design regulations do not come into play until 2022 this stove is already SIA EcoDesign ready. We cannot reiterate how much this will be worth in the long-term as governments around the world continue to tighten regulations regarding the use of stoves, especially in smoke control areas. It is also worth noting the beautifully angled glass door which is very different to anything you will probably have seen before. The way in which it is designed gives an even greater viewing area from which you can watch the flickering flames and the burning embers until your heart’s content.

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ACR Trinity 1 Stove looks the part and delivers

ACR Trinity 1 Stove looks the part and delivers

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In all honesty it is not difficult to see why the ACR Trinity 1 Stove is proving to be popular, let’s face it, ACR have an incredible track record when it comes to rolling out contemporary wood-burning and multifuel stoves. The ACR Trinity 1 Stove is literally just the latest in a long line of stoves with a breathtaking design and able to deliver on all promises. So, what exactly does the ACR Trinity 1 Stove have to offer?

Look of the ACR Trinity 1 Stove

In a rather bizarre way, the look and the square shaped design of the stove gives both a contemporary and traditional look (if that’s possible?). It is also a little ironic but as other companies look to rush out widescreen viewing areas, the ACR Trinity 1 Stove already has a significantly extended viewing area. We can probably put this down as a touch of magic by ACR?