As we edge ever closer towards 2022 when Ecodesign regulations come in, it was interesting to see the recent launch of the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove and Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove. These two stoves perfectly reflect the commitment by UK stove manufacturers to releasing machines which are Ecodesign friendly from 2020. These are just two more to add to a growing list of Ecodesign multifuel/woodburning stoves as manufacturers’ ramp up efficiencies/economies and of course continue to reduce the impact on the environment.
Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove
The beauty of the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove is the fact that while it is classed as “entry-level” this is actually a quality stove at an affordable price. Unfortunately, many stove enthusiasts are still perplexed as to how the company can manufacture quality durable Ecodesign stove for well under £1000. We have seen the stove, we have used it and we know exactly what it has to offer. Brilliant!
Buy now: Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove
Some of the factors to consider with the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove include:-
• 5 kW nominal heat output
• Maximum heat output up to 8 kW
• Efficiency rating of 84%
• Flue size 125 m (5 inches)
• Optional top or rear flue connector
• Long-term fuel cost savings
Stoves such as the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove may look relatively basic/standard from the outside. However, the airwash system, highly efficient combustion action and above all the huge reduction in emissions have got stove fans excited. The basic dimensions of the stove are height 660 mm, width 542 mm the depth of 367 mm. The advised side/rear distance to combustibles is 600 mm with safety always paramount with any stove. So, whether you are looking to place the Firefox 8 SL Eco multifuel stove subtly in the corner or centre stage, and a great conversation starter, the stove is at home anywhere. We can’t wait for the next instalment of the Firefox stove story!
Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove
Coming from the same stable as the Firefox 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove there’s no doubt that the Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove is already attracting attention from stove enthusiasts. Yet another Ecodesign compatible stove available for less than £1000! Slowly but surely stove enthusiasts are starting to respect the durability, quality and the difficult to beat value for money presented by the Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove.
We live in a world where emissions are being closely monitored, where the environment is front and centre and stove enthusiasts are demanding eco-friendly stoves. It is fair to say that the Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove ticks all of those boxes and more. Some of the factors to consider with the Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove include:-
• Potential for large long-term fuel cost savings
• Optional top or rear flue outlet
• Flue size 125 mm (5 inches)
• Ecodesign compatible two years prior to regulations
• 5 kW nominal output rising to a maximum of 8 kW
• Efficiency rating 84%
• Airwash system to ensure enlarged viewing area is clear
The thing about stoves such as the Classic 8 SL Ecodesign multifuel stove is the fact that they speak for themselves. The design is traditional, enhanced by the enlarged viewing area, the look clear and simple but beneath surface there is a hive of activity with the latest combustion technology. The dimensions for this particular machine check in at height 655 mm, width 570 mm with a depth of 367 mm and weighing in at 100 kg. This stove has already attracted the attention of enthusiasts and it is difficult to see why this popularity will not continue.
Over the last few years the UK stove manufacturing industry has been one step ahead of the regulations – especially Ecodesign laws which will be live in 2022. While critics suggest this is a response to recent action by the authorities to reduce emissions, the fact is this has been ongoing for some time. The stove industry has been thrown in with an array of other heat systems which are far less efficient. Frankly, the stoves being released at the moment perfectly reflect this new era and in many ways speak for themselves and the industry’s recent progress. Maybe it is the politicians who are way behind the eco-friendly curve as the UK stove industry continues to develop and reinvent itself?