Hunter Herald 6

Based On 8 Reviews

Heat Output: 7kw Flue Diameter: 150mm (6″) Fuel Type: Wood & Multifuel Stove Material: Steel Flue Exit Options: Top or Rear Height: 567mm Width: 580mm Depth: 430mm

Hunter Herald 6 Wood/Multifuel

Hunter Herald 6 Stove Review

The Hunter Herald range of wood burning stoves have been creatively designed to combine the latest in stove technology with traditional good looks and values. All Hunter Herald stoves are manufactured from high quality 5mm thick steel to the exacting standards of BS3378 with quality cast iron components, representing excellent value for money.

Hunter Herald 6 Wood/Multifuel, 8.1 out of 10 based on 9 ratings

8 Reviews to “Hunter Herald 6 Wood/Multifuel”

  1. Julia Salter

    June 2nd, 2011
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    I needed a burner that would heat up a very large, high ceiling room along with a similar adjacent room, in my very cold, large house. Although I have central heating, this has little impact on the downstairs rooms of the house. What an amazing difference this burner has made – I no longer have to sit wrapped in a blanket wearing several layers of clothes to keep warm. In fact, once the burner is fired up, the less clothes the better! It does a fantastic job – warms the whole of the bottom floor of my house, looks great and is the focal point of my kitchen. Couldnt recommend it more highly. Im thinking of getting another one for upstairs – infinitely better than my open fire place with much more control over heat output and fuel consumption. No, I dont have a vested interest – just a happy, warm and satisfied customer.

  2. Fraser Marshall

    June 7th, 2011
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    Incredibly easy to light – throw a fire lighter in with kindling on top and it seems to light first time without any difficulties. The controlability is unbelievable – close the vents, and the fire dies away within seconds, but stays alight, and glows gently.

    Finish quality on the stove is superb, but the blanking plate is rusty already, and since the flue is rear fitted, the blanking plate is on top, and the rust is visible. Air wash also does not seem to keep the glass as clear as I expected, but perhaps that is down to the way I’m using it.

    Would I recommend this? Definitely – it was not the cheapest on the market, but I think the build quality is superb, and I expect it to last for years. This replaced an open fire with back boiler that was 30 years old. The back boiler leaked, and the fire never really pumped out enough heat – this on the other hand does – it’s no longer connected to the water, but it is doing a superb job of heating the room.

  3. Rowie Mountjoy

    June 7th, 2011
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    We have lived in our 1841 house for 37 years and our oil costs have sored over recent years. Last year we purchased our woodburner and since then we have halved the cost. The other upside to this is we sit in our lounge in the middle of winter as warm as toast. The warmth also reaches into the hall and landing. The best thing we have purchased since we have lived in our home. It has totally transformed our autumn/winter.

  4. Helen Yewdall

    June 7th, 2011
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    Given the positive impact this stove has had on my home and family it’s hard to find any niggles at all. Fitting went smoothly and despite being total stove novices we had no problems lighting and controling the heat with the instructions given.
    Its such a cliche I know but the stove really has become the heart of our home. I have a large open plan living space with an open staircase upto a further two floors, when the stove is a full pelt the warming effect is felt over the three floors. I’ve reduced our central heating times down by 75%.

    The stove looks beautiful, sturdy and has been nothing but reliable. We burn pretty much all qualities of wood, not just expensive hard wood logs and have seen no ill effects on output.

    An unusual gift from the parents in law, but worth its weight in gold, and that’s saying something given the current price of gold!!

  5. Mr and Mrs Gibbens

    June 8th, 2011
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    We installed a similar stove at our previous address. When we moved, we wanted a traditional look so, although we had been slightly disappointed with the airwash system on this stove, at least we could trust the design in general. As we are living in a renovation project, and had to endure last winter without central heating, we would have liked to see the fire as well as feeling its warmth. Without a decent airwash, we ran the stove with the doors open, but there really is insufficient support in front of the grate, behind the doors, to absolutely trust coals and/or logs not to fall forward, and out on to the hearth. We would recommend this stove if the airwash system were improved and/or the stove was supplied with an efficient fuel guard.

  6. Neil Clark

    November 19th, 2011
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    Would recommend using the 90 degree bend on the flue pipe if this stove is to be positioned in a fireplace as it will make the fire work more efficiently, pushing the heat out into the room rather then just around the chimney. Works very well in our house as it is open plan, able to feel the heat all over downstairs. The ash pan requires emptying once a week (30hrs) use approx. Use all types of wood with no ill effects at all. Excellent build quality & finish making a very nice feature in our living room, best investment for years.
    Very happy customer, would highly recommend to anybody thinking of buying one.

  7. Mr p mora

    February 5th, 2013
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    Unless this is a wind up as the reviews above are all done at the same time and dates, I have the worst stove in history my hunter 6 is nothing like above it would not heat within a meter of the fire so I would love to see this working at any of the houses above stating it could do the whole downstairs and 3 floors …… Hahaha it’s fitted correctly by a hetas engineer , but my car would get warmer using the heating , I have a room 5×4 meters and I need the heating on , so again think the above may be done as an incentive , I would not recommend this for anyone on my current experiance, and have to spend more seeing if a damper can help get any heat from this joke of a stove !

  8. Steve

    October 25th, 2015
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    Having read a couple of the reviews above, I have to say that I’m not sure why they are so disapointed, but I can’t help thinking that they are using it incorrectly. I’ve had a Hunter Herald 6 multi fuel stove for over 10 years, and trust me, it heats the room and adjacent spaces as well. If someone can’t feel it within a metre then they have not fuelled it correctly.

    I found that it takes a season of using it to really get to grips with it. We have the multi fuel option and wood is burnt completely differently to smokeless fuel. Up to the depths of winter I burn logs, lighting them each night/day we are in. You let them burn down and only then top up, with our logs we do this every 2 hours. As wood likes to sit on a bed of ash you don’t even need to clean out for days (weeks possibly) on end. Once the snow sets in we move to smokeless fuel, bank it up twice a day and keep it going gently 24 hours a day. I find this needs cleaning out once a day, we just get into a simple routine of topping up in a morning, then topping up again in the evening after cleaning out. The smokeless never gets as hot as the logs as it is burnt slower, but it gives a nice warm background throughout.

    Cleaning is easy. You riddle it into the dustpan which is then carried outside to a container of your choice. I found it ever so slightly noisy to riddle it back and forth but that’s just me. It’s easy, quick and convenient.

    When burning logs you want no air below and all air above, so the open secondary wash keeps the glass nice and clear. With smokeless we need to turn the settings down to keep it going overnight, so this reduces the air wash and the glass does get dirty. However, if you are just gong to light it when needed and burn it for a shorter time and hotter, the air wash will be more open and will keep things clean. The glass is fairly easily cleaned once in awhile using standard stove glass cleaner available anywhere.

    We are really happy with this stove, we would buy another and would recommend it to a friend. They are not the most expensive in the world, but they perform admirably and once you get the first season under your belt, it’s difficult to see how you would be disapointed. Make sure you get the right size for your room (too small, not hot enough, too big and you’ll burn fuel that you don’t need to); this is easily calculated. Also, with ANY stove of ANY make, it’s recommended to get a carbon monoxide detector. To be honest these are so cheap and readily available that you should have one anyway; you can get them for £20 lasting 10 years.

    I’ve contacted hunter stoves a number of times and always found them helpful, so give these stoves serious consideration, read reviews, and realise that if you are sat in front of a stove and not warm than either you’ve lit it incorrectly or you’ve forgotten to light it! Finally, stoves run best with the doors closed, as otherwise the heat just runs up he chimney like and open fire. Enjoy.

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