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Wood burning stove...anyone got a contura 51l (aka handöl)?

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chimchar Thu 22-Nov-12 16:18:19

Looking at this seems perfect or us. Just wondering if anyone had any feedback or tips before we take the toasty warm plunge!

chimchar Fri 23-Nov-12 07:06:48


Florence37 Fri 23-Nov-12 09:53:22

I have a Contura 51 and love it.

chimchar Fri 23-Nov-12 17:12:51

thanks Florence....

any downsides to it?

Joycey29 Sat 24-Nov-12 09:18:53

Have one - love it

Florence37 Sat 24-Nov-12 11:46:58

The stove was installed over the summer and I have been using it daily since late September. No downsides as yet.

I believe the company I purchased it from imports the stoves themselves so my only concern is the availability of parts in the future.

What company are you using?

chimchar Sat 24-Nov-12 16:30:36

Hi both. Thanks for your replies.

We're looking at quite a few different stoves by different brands. Thought we'd settled on the contura until today when we saw a lovely dimplex one.

Can't make up our minds, and the reviews online are not really representative of the truth I don't think...we saw a stove come out of the top of a list, but then saw it only had one review by a person who obviously loved it...we were hoping for a page of reviews which was a bit more realistic. Does that make sense?

Joycey29 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:40:40

Did masses of research and the contura came top!
Swedish company and the Swedes know about stoves!

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