# 15 best fireplace stoves

Solve the problem of heating a country house can be done in different ways. One of the simplest and most environmentally friendly options is the installation of a fireplace stove. This device becomes not only a source of heat, it can become a decoration of the interior and a place of pleasant pastime. Today Russian consumer is offered an impressive assortment of fireplace stoves, both domestic and foreign-made. To choose the most efficient heater, you should consider the following expert recommendations.

## How to choose a fireplace stove

1. Capacity of a fireplace stove. The performance of a fireplace stove is tailored to the specific home or room. In order not to make a mistake with the capacity, you need to calculate the volume of the room. Most often the capacity is given in cubic meters. Put simply, you can divide the area of the room by 10 to find out the minimum output of a heater when the room is 2.5 metres high.
2. Case material. Most fireplace stoves are made of two materials.
3. Cast iron modelsThey take longer to heat up, but they hold the heat for longer. This type of stove is ideal for houses with people living in them all the time.
4. Steel FireplacesGives warmth in 15-20 minutes after firing. But as soon as the wood burns through, the stove begins to cool down quickly. Steel heating devices are ideal for weekend cottagers, who come to the countryside during the cold season.
5. Finishing materials. To improve the safety of the occupants in the operation of the stove-fireplace, as well as to improve its appearance, manufacturers finish the outer surface. The best option would be to use ceramic or natural stone, tile or majolica.
6. Burning time.When you have to spend the night in the country house, an important characteristic of a fireplace stove is how long it burns on a single charge. In order not to disturb the sleep of the occupants, the performance of the furnace should be 6-8 hours. Otherwise the cold will make you wake up and put wood in the firebox.
7. Type of fuel. There are many energy sources that can be used in fireplace stoves.
8. The easiest and most affordable fuels for Russian citizens arewood. They give out heat quickly and can smolder for a long time. But one load in the furnace is not enough to burn for 6-8 hours.
9. Peat or charcoalBriquettes have a high heat output. They can slowly smolder all night, creating a comfortable atmosphere in the house. But it is very difficult to kindle this kind of fuel without wood, and after the combustion you have to remove a lot of sludge from the stove.

We have selected the 15 best wall stoves in this review. All of them are sold on the local market. When compiling the rating, we took into account the opinion of the expert community and user feedback.

## Rating of the best fireplace stoves

 Nomination location product name Price Best floor stoves 1 La Nordica Nicoletta 164 000€ 2 ABX Turku 5 111 136€ 3 Guca Lava 53 451€ 4 Teplodar Rumba 41 300€ Best Wall Mounted Fireplaces 1 La Nordica Isetta 120 800€ 2 ABX Tartu 5 62 200€ 3 ABX Bavaria K 131 744€ 4 Rocal LL-15B 115 383€ 5 Kratki Koza K9 52 208€ 6 META Marcelle 14 48 500€ 7 THORMA Milano II 33 000€ 8 META Narva 22 000€ Best Corner Fireplaces 1 ABX Admiral 128 800€ 2 META Amur 32 600€ 3 Teplodar OV-120 corner 22 450€

## Best floor stoves-fireplaces

Floor standing fireplaces give the best performance. Unlike traditional Russian stoves they do not require a foundation. Experts have selected several effective models.

### La Nordica Nicoletta

Rating: 4.9

The best Italian traditions are preserved in the floor stove-fireplace La Nordica Nicoletta. It is made of thick-walled cast iron, majolica has been selected as a cladding material. The consumer is offered several color options (white, red, blue, beige, cappuccino). Experts praised its high furnace efficiency (80.9%) and economical fuel consumption (2.3 kg/h). The device is able to cope with the heating of the room volume of 229 cubic meters. m. The model becomes the winner of our rating.

Users praise the Italian stove for its stylish design, long-lasting heat retention, ease of maintenance, long burning function. It is not necessary to look into the stove every day with a poker, with the help of a “shaker” you can shake off the ash from the grate. The only drawback is the high cost.

• high quality;
• exquisite design;
• practicality;
• durability.

• high price.

### ABX Turku 5

Rating: 4.8

According to the most modern canons made by the Czech fireplace stove ABX Turku 5. This stylish heater is designed for installation in rooms of 70 cu. m. But not only in this aspect, the model is inferior to the winner of the rating. The manufacturer has not provided a compartment for storing firewood. The main material used to create the body is steel. The beautiful black color will allow the fireplace to fit into any interior. Furnace efficiency reaches 80%. The experts noted such options as self-cleaning glass, economical wood consumption, dual afterburning system and slow-burning function.

Homeowners are happy with the quality of the furnace, stylish appearance, economy. The disadvantages should be attributed to the small output and the lack of a compartment for storing firewood.

• stylish appearance;
• economy;
• double afterburning system;
• Slow burning function.

• modest performance.

### Guca Lava

Rating: 4.7

High interest of domestic homeowners to the Guca Lava stove. In only 2 months, the product card on NM has been viewed by more than 3,270 people. One of the attractive factors, according to experts, is an acceptable price. The heated volume is 240 cubic meters. m. The model is somewhat inferior to the leaders of the rating in terms of efficiency (78.1%). The body of the fireplace is made of cast iron, the Serbian manufacturer has equipped his product with a secondary combustion system and the function of self-cleaning glass. Nice design of the device is one of the pluses.

In reviews, users most often praise the stove Guca Lava. They are pleased with the power, the speed of heating the room, the longterm preservation of heat. Homeowners are not satisfied with the design of the ash drawer and handles, not enough compartment for firewood.

• high power;
• reasonable price;
• rapid heating;
• attractive design.

• Unfortunate design of the ash drawer and handles;
• No compartment for firewood.

### Teplodar Rumba

Rating: 4.6

The lowest price for a stove-fireplace of the floor type has a domestic development Teplodar Rumba. The manufacturer has saved on the material in the manufacture of the case, using steel instead of cast iron. Ceramic cladding adds refinement to the heater. Rated power of the furnace is 10 kW, which is enough to heat a room of 100 cubic meters. m. Of the additional options, the experts singled out the regulation of the level of the flame and the compartment for storing firewood. The model was one step away from the top three in our rating.

According to users, the manufacturer managed to make the fireplace beautiful and comfortable to rest near an open fire. But the furnace cools down quickly, homeowners have faced the problem of purchasing expendable vermiculite stoves.

• low price;
• low weight
• Compartment for storing firewood;
• large glass.

• cools quickly;
• no consumables.

## Best wall-mounted fireplace stoves

To heat two adjacent rooms at once, it is better to buy a wall fireplace stove. These models seamlessly fit into the interior of the room, taking up a minimum of useful space. Experts liked the following heaters.

### La Nordica Isetta

Rating: 4.9

Accurate performance and Italian design stands out La Nordica Isetta stove-fireplace. The basic material of the casing is heavy gauge enamelled cast iron. Furnace was decorated with the original textured patterns. Experts draw attention to the soft and pleasant heat coming from the fireplace, which does not dry out the air. The manufacturer has taken care of the convenience of ignition, equipping their product with a special valve. To accommodate long logs in the firebox, there’s an extra side door. The model is deservedly the winner of our ranking.

Homeowners have had the chance to appreciate the efficiency of the stove, it consumes about 2.1 kg of wood per hour. The fireplace looks compact and stylish. The disadvantages can be attributed only to the high price.

• does not dry the air;
• cast-iron case;
• economy;
• pleasant appearance.

• high price.

### ABX Tartu 5

Rating: 4.8

The highest efficiency factor (83%) has a fireplace stove ABX Tartu 5. Given the small capacity of the Czech appliance, you get a very economical heating option. In an hour the fireplace burns only 2 kg of wood. Thanks to the steel construction, the room gets warm quickly (15 minutes). Decorative glass can withstand the temperature of the flame (up to 750 ° C), but it is afraid of mechanical damage. The maximum size of the logs is 280 mm. The stove is designed for heating a room of 140 cubic meters. m.

Experts gave the model the second place in our rating for the well-thought-out design. The stove is equipped with a double afterburning system and a compartment for storing firewood. According to users, the stove ABX Tartu 5 successfully combines a democratic price and economy. The disadvantages include the modest performance.

• high efficiency;
• Economical consumption of wood;
• double afterburning;
• affordable price.

• modest performance.

### ABX Bavaria K

Rating: 4.7

The Czech manufacturer has more powerful stoves, one of them is the model ABX Bavaria K. The device is able to heat a room of 200 cubic meters. m. Firebox is made of steel and cast iron, tiled externally. This design not only provides a high temperature, but also keeps the heat for a long time. On top of the stove is installed grate, it is convenient to heat water or food. The model is inferior to its neighbor according to the rating in terms of efficiency (79,4%), moreover, the furnace is very heavy (270 kg). Experts note the European quality, 10 color options, low wood consumption (1.9 kg).

As for the disadvantages, users complain about the small grate for ash, small furnace. And the burning time (5-6 hours) is not long enough for you to sleep all night in the warmth.

• high-quality assembling;
• Economical consumption of firewood;
• Two outlets for the chimney;
• self-cleaning glass mode.

• small furnace.

### Rocal LL-15B

Rating: 4.6

The maximum by volume room (up to 500 cubic meters) can heat the Spanish Rocal LL-15B fireplace stove. Thanks to the high power (13 kW) and a clever design the manufacturer managed to create an effective device. The firebox is made of alloy steel, it is not exposed to temperature fluctuations. The inside of the combustion chamber is lined with fireclay, to open the door a special handle-key has been designed. The glass of the stove cleans itself during the combustion of firewood. During one hour of work, the appliance burns about 2.8 kg of wood. The model is located on the fourth line in our rating.

Homeowners praise the performance of the unit, the original appearance, ease of use. The only disadvantages are the high price and the lack of a compartment for firewood.

• high performance;
• original appearance;
• The patented key handle;
• easy to use.

#### Flaws

• high price;
• no compartment for firewood.

### Kratki Koza K9

Rating: 4.5

The optimal option for heating a country house with an area of up to 100 sq. m become a stove fireplace Kratki Koza K9. For its manufacture, the Polish manufacturer used gray cast iron 8 mm thick. Thanks to the 3 heat-resistant glasses, the model has an aesthetic appearance. Wood or briquettes (peat or coal) can be used as fuel. Experts liked the finish of the fireplace, the arched door, a special lever to adjust the intensity of combustion. The appliance is equipped with a pull-out ash drawer and a sliding fire grate. This model ranks fifth in our rating.

Dachnikov praise the device for the rapid heating, elegant appearance and reasonable price. Users are dissatisfied with the fast burning of solid fuel (4 hours), because of which they have to heat the stove often.

• Good performance;
• beautiful appearance;
• fast heating;
• usability.

• There is no compartment for firewood;
• quickly burns fuel.

### META Marcel 14

Rating: 4.4

Russian META Marcel 14 fireplace stoves are made of durable cast iron. Its thickness varies from 8 to 14 mm. Many components are supplied from France, and heat-resistant glass ceramic is made in Japan. The result is a durable high-efficiency device designed to heat a room with a volume of 250 cubic meters. m. To heat the fireplace can be both with wood and brown coal briquettes. The manufacturer prohibits the use of coal in any form. Experts noted the uniform and gentle heat delivery, convenient handle to open the door.

Users argue on forums about the quality of Russian stoves META Marsel 14. The stumbling block is the strength of cast iron. That is why the model takes only the sixth position in the rating.

• quality components;
• high power;
• Long combustion system;
• acceptable price.

• unstable quality of cast iron;
• no compartment for firewood.

### THORMA Milano II

Rating: 4.4

THORMA Milano II stoves are very popular in European countries. When creating fireplaces Slovak manufacturer uses a combination of materials such as steel and ceramic. Experts drew attention to a number of useful functions, which the stove has. This secondary afterburning system, the control of air supply to the furnace, convection chambers. The model looks elegant, the combination of light body, black door and glass captivate the eye. As for performance, in this respect, the device is inferior to many of the leaders in the rating (volume of 124 cu. m).

Users admire the beauty and compactness of the oven, the presence of convection channels, lightness (72 kg). Of the disadvantages noted short-lived lining, the lack of instructions in Russian.

• beautiful appearance;
• Compact size;
• low weight
• affordable price.

• short-lived lining;
• modest capacity.

### META Narva

Rating: 4.3

The lowest price in our ranking can boast a META Narva stove-fireplace. Domestic development was liked by experts not only for availability, but also for the long burning time (8 hours). A small device with a capacity of 6 kW is able to heat a room of 60 cubic meters. m. The manufacturer has equipped its product with a number of useful options. In the furnace there are such systems as self-cleaning of glass, secondary afterburning, regulation of air supply intensity, continuous burning. Decorative inserts and large glass make the fireplace an interior decoration. The steel case has a fireclay lining and a compartment for storing firewood.

The model rounds out our ranking, t. k. Power of the device is not enough for a full-fledged heating, even a cottage. You heat only one room with an area of 20 sq. km. m.

• affordable price;
• self-cleaning of the glass;
• secondary afterburning;
• long burning.

• small capacity.

## The best corner stoves

The corner stoves have the most compact size and light weight. Among the models offered in stores you can find stylish and effective devices. Experts suggest paying attention to the following products.

Rating: 4.9

The corner stove ABX Admiral occupies a minimum of useful space in the room. Czech manufacturer has managed to harmoniously fit into the design of curved at right angles glass and a compartment for storing firewood. The furnace of the device is made of high-strength steel, Brazilian sandstone is used for cladding. This model can be decorated with granite or talcochlorite. All materials are environmentally friendly, durable and long lasting. From the technical characteristics, experts highlight the heated volume of 140 cu. m, high efficiency of 79%. The model wins in our rating.

Russian users especially note the European style and quality of the furnace. It raises no concerns neither in terms of safety, nor in terms of environmental friendliness. The disadvantages can be attributed only to the high price.

• original design;
• eco-friendliness;
• fire safety;
• durability.

• high price.

### META Amur

Rating: 4.8

The Russian furnace META Amur is not inferior to the winner of the rating in aesthetics. The trapezoidal front harmoniously combines a glass door and a compartment for storing firewood. The manufacturer made the case of the fireplace of sheet steel, lined with fireclay tiles. It withstands temperature changes for a long time, if necessary, the interior can be repaired. Experts praised the duration of burning, one load of 3-4 kg allows you to get heat for 6-8 hours. The glass is protected from soot by a clean flow of air, which cuts off the burning zone from the door. The model takes second place in the ranking.

Homeowners are satisfied with the price of the stove, the quality of workmanship, the duration of burning. From the disadvantages noted modest performance (90 cubic meters. m).

• elegant design;
• The duration of combustion;
• clear glass system;
• affordable price.

• low power.

### Teplodar OV-120 corner

Rating: 4.7

Low price and beautiful appearance attract the attention of domestic homeowners to the Teplodar OV-120 corner stove. This fact is confirmed by NM statistics, only for two months 2393 people were interested in the product. The stove is designed to heat the room of 120 cubic meters in volume. m. The steel structure weighs only 67 kg. The manufacturer has equipped the appliance with a glass door, through which you can enjoy the view of the natural flame. Under the firebox is a drawer for ash, even lower is a compartment for storing firewood. The experts gave the model the third place in our rating.

Users are pleased with the low price, simplicity of design, compactness and lightness. But due to limited functionality the model could not go higher.