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Contura 586

A colourful mix of old and new lends charm to the newlyrenovated holiday home. The wood-burning stove stands in a prominent place, rather like a sculpture. The Contura 586 is black and compact. The visible flames create a soothing ambience and heat the brisk sea air that enters through the wide-open doors in the spring and summer months.

Contura 586, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

One Review to “Contura 586”

  1. Mark Jenkins

    April 14th, 2016
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    I have had my Contura 586 now for 1 whole winter & feel that I can now write a complete users review on this stove. My overall impression of this free-standing contemporary Scandinavian stove is very good, the design is very modern with a very large front viewing window & 2 side windows. You could quite happily place this stove in any part of a room & it would easily be the main feature. Regarding lighting the stove, I leave the door in the ‘Lighting position’ all day (i.e. on the jar) just so I can maintain a good ‘draw’ as I have a Poujoulat twin skin external flue with 4 bends before lighting the fire. The firebox is very big & my flue is very long so I need to build a large kindling fire for a good draw. I always build a ‘upside down fire’ (log on the bottom & kindling on top) to warm the flue to 120c -150c then start adding small logs & then close the door with the control lever on max. I do feel between the door being closed & the control on max when adding the first logs you need more Oxygen in the firebox i.e. a bit more higher top end, to really get the fire going. The new door handles are great they do not get overly hot. The ashtray is easily to remove/clean. Regarding the windows, you really need to run this stove hot & fast from the word go & the view will remind crystal clear, in the mornings I just wipe the glass with water & once a week with HG stove cleaner & the glass looks new again. The front window has a great view of the fire but I sometimes wish the 2 side windows were wider by a couple of more inches. I was slightly let down by the build quality as there were casting imperfections on the pillar, both side panels & door are a different shade of black & the door seems to hang lower on the right by 2mm. Overall I’am happy with this stove & a top tip wait until October to purchase any Contura stove as they run winter discounts.

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