Fireplace stoves: a review of models

For a modest summer house, as well as for a solid cottage, you can choose a fireplace, which not only solves the issue of heating, but also creates a cozy atmosphere in the room.

Main characteristics

Traditional ovens do an excellent job with all the responsibilities that are assigned to them. They not only heat the room, but are considered a symbol of all Russian traditions, if you do not take into account that you cannot admire fire in it.

Conventional stoves can not always fit into the interior of a modern house. The fireplace allows you to admire the flames, is able to warm the room and adds charm and refinement to the interior. Thanks to a wide choice of cladding, portals can fit into any interior. At the same time, the design, laying the foundation and construction activities, take a large amount of time. Special works are also assumed which cannot be carried out in an already constructed structure.

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There are several reasons why you should choose a fireplace:

  1. you do not need to strengthen the floor or foundation;
  2. equipment has a lower price compared to full-size fireplaces;
  3. simple and quick installation;
  4. compact design;
  5. the presence of a large firebox;
  6. Some models have a stove.

At the moment there are many types of stoves on sale. You can choose for yourself models of any design, size and colors.

Among the unpretentious and inexpensive Russian heating units, the Meta Group, which also offers stoves with a water circuit, is popular. Among European manufacturers there are many decent models that will fit into the interior of each house and are of high quality.

Furnace-fireplace will be the best option for the category of people who do not have the opportunity to put in their home a full-fledged fireplace. The design of the unit consists of three main elements:

  1. firebox;
  2. facing;
  3. chimney.

If we talk about the material of manufacture, then there are cheap options, where black steel is actively used. It is strengthened with fireclay bricks.This event allows you to avoid early burnout and prolongs the life of the structure. At the same time, even with such actions, the furnace can be broken in its geometry, if you drown it at full capacity for a long time. For this reason, it is recommended to purchase a more expensive option, where cast iron is used as a material.

Cast iron is able to withstand a large temperature drop, and is not prone to deformation, unlike steel. But this does not mean that you can pour water on the flames in such furnaces.

The stove is to be cleaned, which consists in cleaning the firebox, cleaning the glass and the door, as well as the chimney from soot.

Painting of cast iron is carried out using heat-resistant paint in black or gray. The interior portal can be covered with special shiny enamel of various colors. Also as a finishing material, you can use ceramic tiles, tiles or decorative components made of stainless steel.

Tiles are used for facing works with the outer wall and are not only a decorative component, but also an auxiliary heat accumulator.

In most stoves, modern technologies are used, which allow to increase the functional qualities. For example, the “clean glass” option helps in preserving the door glass, behind which there is a flame. It provides excellent visibility of fire due to natural pyrolysis. Air flows along the door glass and at the moment when the temperature reaches 400-500 degrees, they burn out the soot that accumulates on the glass.

Each furnace is accompanied by instructions, which specify the technical characteristics and quality. As for performance: you should look at the build quality and the development of small components. For example, on how tightly the door closes. The presence of gaps between the door and the firebox not only has a negative impact on the aesthetic image of the fireplace, but also reduces its performance.

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Advantages and disadvantages

The market of heating equipment contains many fireplaces, which differ in their external design and characteristics. Based on the purpose, the portal can be of the following types:

  1. heating fireplaces;
  2. heating and cooking.
  3. By the principle of action they are:
  4. standard;
  5. long burning.

Due to the diversity it is difficult to determine the model, because each device has its own advantages and disadvantages. Due to the fact that most people are repelled by the cost of fuel, a long-burning stove made of cast iron is a priority.

They have the following advantages:

  1. high level of performance;
  2. profitability;
  3. original appearance;
  4. mobility;
  5. the ability to maintain a certain temperature for ten hours.

The disadvantages include increased requirements for the installation of the fireplace and the chimney itself, the need to use only dry wood.

What is needed for installation

You should know that the installation work of any fireplace implies the obligatory adherence to safety rules.

Installation is carried out on a flat surface, where there is a high level of resistance. There are modifications to the stoves that do not need to create a special base. However, even if the instructions indicate that the installation does not need to equip a special base, you still need to prepare the site. It is enclosed in covering the area with non-combustible material.


  1. The installation of such fireplaces begin with work on the base. It will be necessary to compact the soil with clay and several layers of bricks. Alternatively, a cement screed is suitable.
  2. The next step is the installation of waterproofing material (you can use decorative non-combustible raw materials). For these purposes, suitable special sheets of drywall or tile tiles. Remember that the size of this area should exceed the area occupied by the fireplace by 30-50 cm.
  3. Then you need to prepare a wall, near which will be located a fireplace. It must be treated with a fire resistant material. This preparatory work is completed.
  4. Now you can install the stove and install the chimney. Fixing the pipe starts from the middle of it with the help of mounting the bracket and then fixing it.
  5. In the place where the chimney channel intersects with the overlap, wrap the work with asbestos and fill the area around with expanded clay. Make sure that the section of the chimney above the roof does not exceed a height of 1.5 meters. You will also need waterproofing and deflector.

With this guide, you can install a modern stove and eliminate possible errors in their work.

Popular models, manufacturers and reviews

Among domestic manufacturers, the Meta Group occupies the first place in the rating of consumers, which offers a variety of options featuring a high level of quality and an affordable price. The assembly of fireboxes is carried out in Russia and Belarus, although components are ordered from European companies.

The Viking stove-fireplace, which has a wide panoramic door, is very popular among buyers. To stylize it under the stove, you only need to install the foundation. If you are not planning facing works, then reinforcement of the foundation is not necessary, since the weight of the structure is 195 kg. Such a portal can heat a building whose area is 100 square meters.

Separately, you should consider the Varyag oven, which has the option of "clean glass" and its brutal appearance will appeal to every man. Such models of fireplace-stoves, such as: "Narva", "Okhta", have a cooking surface and allow you to engage in cooking.

Model "Volga" from the company "Meta" is characterized by excellent performance and affordable cost. At the equipment there is a closed fire chamber with a door from heat resisting glass, and also two lateral glasses. Fans of corner portals mark the stove "Amur", which is not inferior in its qualities to other devices.

Among other Russian manufacturers stands out stove-heating fireplace type "Bagheera". It is able to work effectively in wide temperature ranges of the environment with a lower limit of -60 degrees.

If you want your cottage or cottage to be not only warm in winter, but also comfortable, you can buy the Malta stove, which is offered by the Greivari company. The model is economical and compact. Buyers prefer this device because of its low price and reliability.

Wood stove "Ermak" is used in wooden baths, whose area is 6-50 cubic meters. You can choose economical or elite modification.

Also, among domestic companies, the brand FireWay is respected. Furnaces combine the style feature along with the latest heating technologies.Thanks to the design, they are able to be combined with any interior. In the mode of long burning, such equipment is capable of burning for 6-8 hours on a single wood stove. Each fireplace has a system to protect the glass from fogging.

Among foreign brands in demand are: the French company Invicta, the German brand Spartherm, the Norwegian manufacturer Jotul, the Czech company Romotop. These companies produce standard and avant-garde models of fireplaces.

Also popular are Thorma stoves, which belong to the products of a famous European brand. The company has shown itself as a reliable supplier of heating equipment that meets all necessary standards.

ABX Puris wall fireplaces are the brainchild of a famous Czech brand. The model is made in a classic design, where there are strict forms and elegant lines. Such a portal can effectively heat a room whose area is up to 180 cubic meters.

Among the promotional models should be noted stove "Supra Tomero" from the French company. The equipment has all the necessary options for high-quality work: feed systemair flow to the afterburning of gases, blowing glass, high-quality body of cast iron and large glass, where you can watch the flame.

Eurokom is popular among Polish brands. Its stoves have quality certificates and are high-tech devices with a capacity of 78%. Most often, customers choose the Ambra and Harold models, which are able to accumulate heat and gradually give it to the room. In a room where such a fireplace is present, the temperature is maintained for 24 hours after the fire.

In Serbia, the Tim Sistem brand, which owns the Magic Stove fireplaces, called the new generation, gained fame. In such devices there is a chimney with an upper exit, and the nominal power level reaches 11 kW. Such a heat return is sufficient for heating rooms with an area of ​​up to 90 square meters. Portals have a modern design that can be combined with any interior.

The Serbian manufacturer Guga takes the lead in creating a high-quality cast iron stove. The brand is based on high quality casting and the creation of reliable heating units. Due to a serious and strict attitude to the production, the very first heating furnace Arina was able to fully justify all the desires of engineers.This fireplace is completely made of high quality cast iron.

These manufacturers are leaders in the production of stoves, fireplaces. Buyers who have made the choice of a particular equipment, note the high build quality, performance and attractive design of each model. Depending on your financial capabilities and the room in which the portal will be installed, you can choose the fireplace you need.

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