When buying a log burning stove, what are the priorities?
Warmth? Without doubt. Style? Definitely. The perfect fit for your room? Of course.
But what about its overall functionality? Your stove can do more than look good, blast out heat and sit just right in your house.
With raised legs, and space underneath, log store stoves excel in making the most of the space you have in your house whilst looking great, and helping you to keep a constant fuel supply to your roaring flames.
A lot of the time, it’s an optional extra to store your logs, but with these beauties the space comes included.
‘Is it Safe to Store Logs Next to a Wood Burner?’
This is an extremely common question, and with good reason too. Some stoves are described as ‘tall’ or ‘high’ , such as the Saltfire Peanut 3 Tall and the Ekol Clarity High, but are strictly not sold for the purpose of filling the space with logs (although some people do). Due to the high temperatures reached by the exterior of a stove, if you were to fill the base with logs and they were then touching the underside of the main stove there could be too much heat transfer potentially.
This means that only certain stoves can legitimately be described as having ‘log stores’, and it is though products we’ll be looking at more closely below.
Read on to discover some of our favourite Stoves with Log Stores.
With the ability to transform the look and feel of a room, the Broseley Serrano 5SE logstore stove is a quality, affordable option for your home. This cast iron model is sturdy, yet sleek and adaptable and is a favourite within its range. With its log store function too, it’s not hard to see why.
Based on the Arada i600 inset stove, this slimline unit is almost certain to make a statement. The stylish wide door allows logs up to 480mm and the enormous glass window gives excellent views of the flame patterns. Its rear heat shield allows positioning nearer to walls or combustibles and convector panels on each side increase the amount of heat to the room. A real all rounder.
The contemporary style of the Opus Melody makes it an eye catching focal point of any living space. Its large curved window gives you a great view of the fire within, with ample storage space below. Not only that, this stove is DEFRA approved for use in smoke controlled zones and is also Eco design ready.
If we’re talking about design, it’s difficult to look past the Mendip Churchill 8 Double Sided 8kW Stove. Perfect as a stunning centre piece, or as a heat source between two open plan rooms. The door glass on both sides is kept clear thanks to its 3 way airwash system and it can be refuelled from either side.
Designed and built in Britain, the Aire 5 Blu Stove boasts Charnwood’s largest ever view of the fire. It uses the patented Quattroflow® air management system for efficiency and a great flame picture, and is simple to operate with one single air control. It’s Eco Friendly too, so there is plenty to love here.
Another brilliantly designed stove, the Westfire Uniq 18 comes with an advanced air wash system which helps to keep it’s unusual curved glass clean by preventing tar build up. Not only that, it can easily heat spaces of up to 100 metres cubed amd has an A+ energy rating. Impressive stuff.
Sturdy, practical and affordable, the ACR Woodpecker WP4LS has a lot going in its favour. The stove itself features a large glass door for excellent views of the flames, and overall packs a punch with a nominal output of 4.3kW. Not only that, it’s ideal for freestanding installations for a more contemporary look.
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