I’ve had the oven for a year and am still glad we bought it. Fantastic quality and the price is a steal. It’s low as previous comments but that means it’s not to bulky when not in use. Fantastic pizzas and everyone enjoys making their own. It costs more in wood than the ingredients so all really cheap to make. Pizzas cook so quickly it takes a while to get the knack of not burning the crust. All part of the fun learning.
Great fire loads of heat only negative is because it’s slimline you have to put logs on very carefully so the don’t fall on to the door when the log underneath burns!
I tried writing the following review of the 'Victoria' but your review-box rejected it (too long!) But here it is anyway - We have had a Zona 'Victoria' oven for five years now, so I believe I am well qualified to give an opinion on its long-term usefulness and use. It is modelled on the European farm house stoves that used to be found in every household, known in Germany as an 'Oma-Ofen' (Granny's oven) and used to be the very heart of every rural household in the days before electric cooking stoves. In Winter, the Oma-Ofen was the sole source of heat, hot water and cooking and the Zona 'Victoria' fulfils that role in our household admirably. Because it is so effective, when the weather is very cold, we use less heating oil and rely on this stove and one other small stove, also from Stove-World-UK, for most of our heat. Using this, or any other similar cooking stove is an acquired skill and I have been using this type of stove for many years. Unfortunately, the antique ones you find here and there are nearly all broken and useless and are simply decoration and not viable stoves, so I was particularly happy to find that Zona still make them! This stove is very, very efficient, so you have to make sure (as with ALL stoves!) that the wood you use is perfectly dry if there is not to be a build-up of tar in the stove and the flue-pipes. When damped down, the smoke is circulated around the oven, so a good draw from a tall chimney is required. This is a big stove and therefore requires a matching chimney. The stove heats up very quickly. Within a few days of getting ours in December, five years ago, we had a four-day power cut over Christmas and I cooked Christmas dinner on this stove. It was far easier and more effective than I had expected and the temperature gauge on the oven meant that I could even bake bread in it. There are things you must not do with this or any other Oma-Ofen cooking stove. Using wet or fresh wood is really number one. Also burning plastic or other rubbish is definitely not good. Doing either of these things will quickly bung up the insides of any stove with tar and can even lead to a chimney fire. Cleaning requires the usual tools of a long-handled stove shovel and a poker. There is an inspection and cleaning plate below the oven and it is a good idea to replace the cross-head screws with something you can grab with a ratchet, in case you do get a build-up of tar. If any of the screws or handles do get blocked by wood tar, WD40 will loosen them fairly quickly (but only when the stove is not in use!!!) Once a year in Summer, we clean all the stoves, chimneys and flue pipes in our house and use a variety of tools, including chimney-sweep brushes, flue brushes, pans, shovels and pokers and an industrial vacuum cleaner with a length of wide garden hose for getting ash out of the far reaches of chimneys and dust from behind things! A couple of hours and we are done. The one and only criticism I have of the 'Victoria' is that it does not have a separate door for the fire and for the ash-pan, so you have to remember to pull the draft handle to open when opening the door, if you don't want a small amount of smoke coming into the kitchen. Considering the very low price, that is hardly a major issue. I can warmly recommend the 'Victoria' to anyone who is prepared to learn the ins and outs of cooking on an old-fashioned wood-burning stove. Andrew Graeme
01/05/2018Byre Recording Studio
Treated myself for my birthday and I am not disappointed at all. It was delivered on time and well packaged. It was easy to put together in less than an hour. I have used it twice now and yes I am very impressed. It takes a while to bring it to temperature but that’s half the fun but when it’s ready you can knock pizzas out every couple of minutes or as fast as you can prepare them. All in all a top purchase and I highly recommended this especially the price.
Review: Absolutley thrilled with our stove, burns very well and looks fantastic. Would highly recommend this stove, delivered quickly as well. Jerricah
Our fitter recommended your stove over what I thought was better (stovax Stockton 5). I'm glad I listened to him as i read reviews on the stovax stove and there were complaints about a lack of heat and stovax is quite a bit more expensive too. I'd certainly recommend to family or friends of your stoves. Thank you for great service :) Regards, Stephen
Purchased this brand, I originally was recommended to go for the 5kw ecosystem 5kw curve, however I thought I'd rather fit a bigger windowed stove. So went with this. Managed with a trolley to bring it into the house, got a local fitter team which did a great job of fitting. As for the stove, really great, good heat coming out so no worries there. I'd certainly recommend it. seeing the flame etc is a big point and it has extra space for larger logs.
Since installation the stove has performed beyond expectations. The heat output is fantastic! The recent cold snap we had, "The Beast from the East", really put this stove to the test. It fits in beautifully with our Victorian decor sitting room and adds in a complentary contemporary look. 5
sorry i dont understand how to work wit three air control i got it fitted two weeks ago the smell came out of this stove as i dont know how to use the three air control am i right leave the bottom under the stove to open then lite the fire and close the door with other two control open till red woods and put more woods then close bottom of the d oor leave open top of door what ab under the door ii dont understand can you tel me
04/03/2018joe new ferry
Great stove probably the best value on the market. Great heat output large window and well built. We have fitted lots and only ever get great reviews from our customers. Lovely looking stove that has been well designed and a lot of thought has gone into design too.
Hi Stove World, A quick email to say the new Ecosy 7-8 was installed by our local installer Heatshine from Cardigan today. We live on top of a hill and had strong winds straight off the sea today, this has made lighting our old stove difficult on occasions. The Ecosy took first time, a gentle burn as per instructions. Once cooled down a second light burn and again no issues. Once fully cooked down we did a third burn, again no starting issues, and on the cool down, when there were only a few embers left I chucked in some very lite kindling, withing 60 seconds we had a flame. We are really pleased from the first phone call to placing order, to delivery SW have been a pleasure to deal with - thank you I would like to add due to the cost we researched and researched and are pleased we took the decision to go with the Ecosy If you would like to use this as review please do. Images are from the second burn
great stove usual burn off smells for the first day, gives out great heat and its not been pushed yet very happy with it and the service
We bought our log burner 2years ago and we could not fault it. our energy bills are down by a mile. We recommend this product. it has been amazing for us
30/01/2018Mark and Laiza Tearle
I have owned this stove now for 8months and its great the heat is really good and its easy to keep clean I would recommend this stove.
This is the second winter that we have used the Ottawa 5kw stove and we are delighted with it. We have a 24ft x 17ft lounge and the stove kept this room comfortable last winter when the central heating failed during several days of frosty weather. The build quality is excellent - equally as good as some bid brand names that we looked at before buying this stove, it is economical to run, and very good value for money. What more would you want!
This is the second burner we have had from Stoveworld and I absolutely love it and so does everyone else! Thankyou so much.
Could not be more happier with this stove! We have had it in for over a month and so pleased with it. Stove world were very helpful over the phone and purchasing and delivery was 10/10. The stove kicks out a lot of heat and heats up very quickly! So glad we didn't purchase an expensive up market stove when this does just the job. Thank you again, Bryony
Absolutely fantastic stove at an excellent price. Gives out lots of heat and it's just lovely to watch the fire through the big glass. Warms up our living room in no time and even the entire house eventually. It was very easy to install too. Make sure you buy flue pipes/elbows with it to ensure good quality and matching colour. It was professionally packed and delivered in no time. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again from Stove World UK.
Stove World UK were recommended by the fitter installing our wood burner. We were expecting to pay anything up to £1000 having looked at other websites and dealers, but Stove World were unbelievably good value in comparison. We ordered the Ottawa model. This was over 12 months ago and we are delighted with its performance. It heats up the living room very quickly, so much so we leave the living room door open and switch off the central heating as the heat warms the house. The stove arrived securely packaged on a pallet within two days. From start to finish StoveWorld were great to deal with and we have readily recommended them to friends and family. Five star value and five star service.
Bought to replace our 20 year old Villager. Lovely big window to watch dancing flames, which is a new concept for me. Very good air control, the fire will stay in overnight. The glass does fog up when it burns out or overnight, but the next time you get the heat up it self cleans and back to being lovely. Very economic compared to the Villager, a lot better to look at and the big door is easy to load. It can pump out dog moving heat or be controlled to provide a lovely 70 degrees in a large room. The flat top suits a fan. It is Chinese made and I did think twice, but have been VERY pleased with my purchase, I can't see how you could be disappointed with the stove.
Dear Stoveworld UK: When we unpacked our stove we found the door was slightly off square. It looked as though the hinges had not been mounted in line. We took a photo and sent this to Stoveworld. We had an immediate response apologizing for the problem and a new stove was promptly despatched arriving with us 2 days later. We had it installed and it is both beautiful and extremely good at what it does. It is also engineered to a very high standard. I can’t thank you enough for supplying such a brilliant stove for a really amazingly good price. Furthermore, thanks so much for sorting the initial problem so promptly. I have already put two people in touch with you and will continue to recommend you to others without hesitation. Kind regards Guy
This is our second stove from Stoveworld and we are again delighted with the style and performance. It heats up a cavernous old drawing room with ease. The second tertiary airwash allows me to close the top one off completely, making for good fuel economy and clean glass - I really love my stove! Also bought the 904 liner and installer very impressed with both. I have had a couple of big brand name Stoves in the past and cannot fault their performance, however I can honestly say this stove is more than an equal match in quality, design and performance - just doesn’t have the ridiculous price tag. I intend to buy another stove for my hall next year from Stoveworld - no hesitation.
After reading the reviews and talking to the chap who installed it for us. This was the stove. We have now had it installed last week couldn't be more pleased. Heats up the living room really quick and also warms the rest of the home. At the moment its snowing outside and we still have not put the central heating on as this is doing the job... When we ordered the gentleman i spoke to was only too happy to sort out a delivery date that we were able to be in when it arrived. It came well packed. Would highly recommend this stove...
09/12/2017Denise and jimmy
I purchased this stove last year, its the best thing in the house that I have bought, I was so happy with it I have just purchased another one, the company is very efficient and delivery was only 2 days, If you have a big room to heat then this is the stove for you, I cant recommend the stove or the company enough, many thanks StoveWorld UK, from Sparth Manor, Lancashire. https://www.facebook.com/SparthManor/?ref=settings
We are delighted with our wood burner.It arrived promptly and very well packaged .Your ordering process and online information is clear and helpful. Now its fitted and looks great,we have learnt what all the knobs do and love it and its super price.We highly recommend this stove and this company.Thanks Helen.
Good Morning Stoveworld, My stove - ordered and paid for late Friday afternoon - conscientiously delivered as instructed, by 999 your courier contractors, by 10am Monday morning.! That’s what I call exceptional service. Well done, and Thankyou.! a very pleased and satisfied Clive Burton.
We are a stove sales and installation company based in Bridlington East Yorkshire. 90 percent of the stoves we sell and fitt come from Stoveworld uk. We have probably fitted most of the stoves advertised and so far we havnt found a bad one amongst them. I am reluctant to leave this review because when i find a stove that really stands out from the rest i like to keep it to myself. But this little beauty deserves a special mention. You automatically think this is to cheap to be any good but you couldnt be more wrong. The pictures dont do it any justice. It is exceptionally well made and outstanding quality, it also performs as well as any stove well over its price tag. I have to say that this is probably the best stove i have fitted under £500 and as a stove fitter i wouldnt hesitate to recommend it.
04/12/2017Gary Baker StoveMaster
Chimney cowl is A-okay and does what it's designed to do. More to the point - StoveWorld/Teams employed there are great to work with. Deliveries are on time, the couriers they use (for my part of the world - Grampian region) are polite and efficient, merchandise is of good quality and competitively priced and if the wrong item or size is delivered there is no problem with returns with guaranteed prompt exchange-delivery. Well impressed with Stove World!
Great stove, amazing value, very economical. This was delivered to us on our mountain top in Italy, the first one was dropped by the incompetant Italian delivery driver we refused delivery and Coseyfire sent us a replacement straight away so 10/10 for service. Thank you.
I can’t rate this Stove highly enough. I was a bit apprehensive about buying online. We live in a remote part of Scotland, nowhere near any showrooms so couldn’t go and view before we ordered. I shouldn’t have worried. The quality, heat output, functionality and also Stove World are all excellent. I love my Stove. Especially now that’s its freezing and snowing outside!
We chose the Defra 5kw Ottowa stove from the reviews on this page as well as the price and the contemporary look of the stove. We had a few questions before we purchased and Stove World were so helpful. We then needed to change the delivery date as the installation guys we used were running behind and again this was no issue. We have had it installed for 3 days and as first timers we had lots of questions, the customer service so far has been fantastic, answering my questions really quickly. Thanks so much. Here's to many happy years of log burning!
Brilliant service, and everything in place.
I bought an ecosey + 5 kw and had it installed recently. I must say I am very pleased. I have a Chesney Salisbury in another room and it certainly on par with that at a third of the price!
Feeds 5 radiators and works a treat
Forget your Clearview fires........ had this fire month now and so pleased I brought it...... glass stays clean and hardly any ash, only have to clean out tray once a week so efficient burning....... you can buy 4 of these Ottawa's for one Clearview..... to me it's no brainer. Can't recommend it enough
Bought this stove and recently had it installed. Stove world provided excellent service. Delivery was swift, just 2 days. Received a phone call to inform of imminent delivery. What a great buy this was. Myhome is warm throughout. The stove looks great on the hearth too. Thank you. Pete.