This product review was written by Charlie Miller
This product review was written by Charlie Miller
|Valiant Premium IV 4-Blade Stove Fan||50-250C temperatures, 420CFM, 20cm tall.||£££|
|Valiant Remora Magnetic Stove Fan||50C – 400C temperatures, magnetic fan attaches to flue.||££££|
|VODA 6 Blade Stove Fan||65C – 350C temperatures, 210CFM, 12.5cm tall.||££|
|VonHaus 3 Blade Stove Fan||50C – 350C temperatures, 140-170CFM, 22.5cm tall, 2-year warranty.||£|
|Mini Stove Fan with Twin Fan for Self-Cooling||65C – 330C temperatures, 130CFM, 19cm tall, twin cooling fans, 2-year warranty.||£££|
|Mini Twin Blade Stove Fan||85C – 350C temperatures, 10.5cm tall, 220CFM.||£££|
|JKsmart 4-Blade Stove Fan||50C – 340C temperatures, 270-360CFM, 18cm tall, 28% less fuel.||££|
|VonHaus XL 4 Blade Stove Fan||50C – 340C temperatures, 160-190 CFM, 2-year warranty.||£|
|Caframo Ecofan 810 UltrAir Stove Fan||100C – 345C temperatures, 125CFM, 2-year warranty.||££££|
|4YourHome Stove Fan||65C – 345C temperatures, 23.5cm tall.||££|
Best Stove Fan UK
Wood burning stoves are incredibly popular, housing the flame whilst giving out great heat. They can also feed into your boiler to pass heat, creating your own wood central heating system. A by-product is a great looking, eye catching piece for a room which gives rooms a warmth radiators cannot.
However, their efficiency can greatly be improved by putting a special fan on top or attaching it to the flue. This circulates the heat faster, reducing the wood consumption saving you materials.
We’ve hand-picked our favourite 10 stove fans varying in price, features and design, discussing them in detail so you can make an informed decision when purchasing yours.
The Valiant Premium IV features a compact design of only 199mm high, fitting in the tightest spaces perfect for a flat top stove, convector twin skinned and topped stoves. It is heat powered like all the fans on the list starting as low as 50 degrees, which gets air moving much faster than other fans. It has a fantastic performance of 420 cubic feet of air per minute, claimed to be up to 70% more airflow than competitors.
Valiant claim it is dynamically balanced for an unrivalled motor life with its optimum temperatures between 80-250 degrees C. It also features a thermally controlled actuator for great Peltier performance, preventing the fan from overheating. The Valiant fan range is an extremely popular range with great reviews. It can also be used with electric log burners which have a flat top to increase efficiency.
- Starts circulating heat as low as 50 degrees C
- Pushes air at 420 feet per minute
- Thermally controlled actuator prevents the fan from overheating
Another from Valiant is the Remora, it features a strong magnetic clamp which attaches to the flue pipe making it great for stoves with a cool, irregular, soapstone or angled top. It is virtually silent and starts at temperatures as low as 50C similar to the Premium IV. It is capable of handling temperatures over 400C and able to attach to any flue pipe between 4 and 7 inches.
It is best to check your flue pipe attracts magnets before purchasing, you can test this with any magnet such as a fridge magnet, as some stainless-steel flue pipes are not magnetic. It is a great option for someone with a stove top unable to hold a fan or someone looking for something a bit different and more permanent looking.
- Magnetic fan which attaches to flue, perfect for those with a non-flat stove top
- Capable of handling temperatures up to 400C
- Starts at temperatures as low as 50C
The VODA 6 blade is a great inexpensive stove fan, with 6 blades, in which the manufacturer claims it increases air flow by 90% more than the standard 3 blade. It runs silently despite the increased number of blades with no complaints in the reviews. The Voda fan circulates a fantastic 210 cubic feet of air per minute, while it does not rival the Valiant it is much cheaper. It stands 12.5cm tall so you will need around 13cm of height free above your stone for it to fit.
The blades are made of premium anodised aluminium preventing rust and corrosion from setting in. It will start blowing air around 65C and can handle temperatures up to 350C making it a great fan at a great price. It can also be used with a chiminea provided they have a flat base.
- Silent 6 blade fan at a great price
- Circulates 210 feet of air per minute
- Starts at temperatures as low as 65C
The VonHaus 3 Blade is another cheap but quality stove fan, being awarded Amazon’s choice. It sits on the flat top of any stove standing 22.5cm tall, 15cm wide and 9.5cm in depth, it is not particularly short so ensure you have space to fit it. This stove fan works at low temperatures of only 50C matching that of the best. It can withstand temperatures up to 350C and the speed is regulated dependent on the temperature of the room.
The circulation is only 140-170 cubic feet per minute which is on the lower side despite the large size of the fan. As standard with VonHaus products, it includes a 2-year warranty for peace of mind. It is available in a 6 blade or oscillating model for those who want a little more from their stove fan.
- Temperature ranges of 50C-350C
- Speed of fan adjusts dependent on room temperature
- Circulates 140-170 cubic feet of air per minute
This Smart Fan stove fan stands only 19cm tall, 17cm wide and 14cm in depth. What makes it unique is that it has twin mini fans which cool the unit to increase performance. This works on the principle that the hotter the bottom and the colder the top, the more electricity is generated. Though, the company discovered as the stove gets hotter naturally so does the fan and the reduced temperature differential reduces the speed of the fan, so the twin cooling fan cools the device maximising output.
It circulates 130 cubic feet of air per minute and does not lose performance as the device heats up. It works in temperatures between 65-330C and ships with 2 years warranty if you register.
- Twin cooling fans to maintain optimum performance
- Circulates 130 cubic feet of air per minute
- 2-years warranty with registration
This stove fan from Tomersun is perfect for anyone with a small space above their stove while still wanting a powerful fan. It stands only 10.5cm tall and sports a twin 3 blade setup blowing up to 220 cubic feet of air per minute. Like others, but not stated it has a Bi-metallic safety device in the bottom of the fan so if the temperature of the device goes above 400C the safety device will elevate the front of the fan protecting the motor and the device.
It works best in temperatures between 85C and 350C heating up any room with less fuel consumption as opposed to not having a fan. For other great home items check out our picks for recliner chairs, the only way to sit next to a fire.
- Only 10.5cm tall with twin 3 blade fans
- Works in temperatures between 85C and 350C
- Blows 220 cubic feet of air per minute
The JKsmart 4 blade stove fan offers a great quality fan at a very reasonable price and is ideal for anyone looking for a middle range option. It begins working at around 50C up to 340C with higher temperatures causing the fan to spin faster. It circulates 270 cubic feet of air per minute up to 360 per minute at its best, which according to the manufacturer uses 28% less wood.
It features the same bi-metallic strip which raises the front of the fan in temperatures above 250 degrees to protect the TEG and motor. It stands 18cm tall and 18cm wide so you will need some space above your stove to fit it and it also includes a magnetic thermometer. It makes no noise meaning it won’t effect your favourite tv show.
- Circulates between 270 and 360 cubic feet of air per minute
- Works between 50C and 340C
- Uses up to 28% less wood
Another from VonHaus is the XL 4 Blade stove fan standing a massive 22.5cm tall meaning you will need a decent amount of space above your stove to fit it. It circulates air at 160-190 feet per minute with speeds varying dependant on the temperature of the room, speeding up as it rises and slowing as it cools.
It features the same bi-metallic strip which will raise the fan should it reach extreme temperatures. As standard, it includes a magnetic thermometer and a two-year warranty, while the fan will start working at temperatures of around 50C.
- Circulates 160-190 cubic feet of air per minute
- 2-year warranty from VonHaus
- Extra-large fan
The Caframo Ecofan is a twin blade fan which is particularly tall at 22.9cm and it comes at a fairly premium price. It comes from a brand which was one of the pioneers of stove fans and they claim it works more efficiently than the 3 or 4 blade models. It works with temperatures between 100C and 345C which isn’t great for a starting temperature. It circulates 125 cubic feet of air per minute which reduces fuel consumption by up to 14% which is slightly low on our list.
The manufacturer claims that other fans air circulations are wildly exaggerated. Despite its high price and low performance on paper it is a very popular fan with great reviews. For other environmentally friendly home items, see our kitchen bin picks which allow you to divide trash to recycle and dispose effectively.
- Works at temperatures between 100C and 345C
- Reduces fuel consumption by up to 14%
- 2-year manufacturer warranty
Our final fan comes from 4YourHome and features a twin curved blade, coming in at a very reasonable price. It is 23.5cm tall, making it the tallest on our list so make sure you have the space above your stove. It operates in temperatures between 65C and 345C which is a good range, though I couldn’t find anything on its cubic feet per minute. As standard, it includes a magnetic thermometer and has a bi-metallic strip which will lift the fan slightly in the event of extreme temperatures to protect it. It is a great popular budget fan with great reviews.
- Operates in temperatures between 65C and 345C
- Large fan at 23.5cm tall
- Included magnetic thermometric and bi-metallic strip protection
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