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I installed mine in my covered in outdoor area in Dec 2016 . It gets used about 20 times a year . Fire box is disintergrating . Handle is jammed , leaks smoke , rusts like a beauty inside and out . Doesn't heat as purported . Absolute garbage quality steel . Not even going to bother with warranty . Going to throw it out . Do not buy one . Good idea , poor execution . Pics are of top hot plate and the under side of the hotplate inside the firebox . 4 years old .
Purchased in November 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Best value around.
I run this stove 24/7 in the winter. Heats my small house, cooks my food and heats the hot water in combination with solar. A great asset. Great value for the modest price. Runs overnite easily as long as you have good quality wood. Easy to clean. On the minus side, it takes a fair bit of stoking to get the oven over 200°c and it gets hot on you legs standing in front of it to cook when you do that. The oven thermometer is difficult to read. The oven racks kept falling off their rails, after 2 sets of replacements didnt help i just welded a bit on the side of them.
After 4 years it's still as good as new and I expect to get many more years out of it.
Purchased in May 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,100.00.
Great heater. Turns freezing cold weather into balmy.
Works well in our house which is less than the 20 squares that the heater is meant to do. Looks great. Cooks toast on top. Kettle for coffee on top. Pork chops are cooking right now on top. Cooks chicken in the oven (im sure it tasted better) . A good starting smokeless procedure once you know how. Takes a while to heat up coz it is a solid nearly 1/4 ton of iron but once going keeps going for most of the night. Heat activated fan accessory on top helps to distribute the heat.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings for $2,000.00.
Great value heater. Don't believe the naysayers
easy to light and it stays lit overnight without a problem. Im burning good red box.
The older models have some consumables inside the firebox that could warp. Easy to change.
Purchased in June 2015 for $550.00.
Great heater/oven/cook top!
We didn't want to spend 4 grand on a nectre heater/oven and opted for the scandia, half the price of the nectre! Has not disappointed at all! Even while nobody recommended them. Easy to use, heats our stone cottage easy.
Only had to adjust the door handle ones as it had a small gap, no dramas after that adjustment. You really have to stoke it up if you want to use the oven for bread etc as it doesn't go over 200 degrees easily. As a cook top it's great, use it lots of time in winter. We are happy with it and it definitely delivers for the price you pay for it.
Purchased in March 2019.
Goes out all the time even when using multiple fire lighters & plenty of kindling
Often find unburnt timber in the firebox the next day
I only use demolition timber (jarrah) in it so it has zero moisture content
Quite often the house smells of smoke even if I have not opened it to top up wood
Does not heat anywhere near the SQM our old wood heater heated even though it claims to heat that sqm
Purchased in August 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Awesome all rounder
What a great addition to our big tin shed that we holiday in
Huge firebox so can get big logs in
Gets the heat out fast
Perfect for boiling the spuds, mulled wine and reheating the stew
Easy to use controls
Bakes great bread
Will turn down enough to still have coals in the morning
Oven heat drops dramatically as the firebox fills with ash so must clean firebox out everytime before roasting or baking
Excellent value for the price
Purchased in March 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
We had problems in the first year and our installer needed to replace the opening latch for inside the heater....in the end he had to cannibalise the one from the bottom oven as the replacement was too large!!!! And the door smoked in the first year, so our installer came around with a new cord for the door but guess what...too big also!!! He promised to come back with a replacement for both but never did. So we have a heater that barely functions,, is never really hot and is a great disappointment. ANd it certainly does not heat up the area. At this point we are looking to upgrade to a better and bigger unit. At this point we don't know if Scandia or the installer is hopeless. But I do know that we are cold!
Purchased in September 2017 for $1,850.00.
Winter warmth is not negotiable
My stone cottage is so small that everything in it has to have more than one purpose. The heat and cook wood heater suits me just fine. There is plenty of firewood on the property and the burner box large enough for the chainsawed logs. I cook all the meals on the hot plate with the added bonus of an oven. The oven does require extra heat but once you gain experience together with the inbuilt thermometer roasted meals are easy to cook.
The stone chimney also heats the upstairs bedroom and this keeps heating costs to absolute minimum. Perhaps more suited to the country than the city it is my most important winter appliance.
Purchased in January 2013 at Bunnings Warehouse.
I would buy it again.
The Gourmet equivalent stove was more than $1000 above the $2000 we paid for this stove. Is it perfect? No, of course not and most of the problems I have experienced over the last three winters of use are covered here already. Is it great value for money? I believe so.
We only intended to use it as a lounge room fireplace doing the occasional meal but in winter it does most of the heavy cooking, saving us a lot of bottled gas. It also keeps our home very comfortable over the winter (south-western WA).
The hot water jacket is an amazing addition...
Purchased in July 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,400.00.
Problem with the handle on the top left
Hi we are having trouble with the coiled handle on the top left side as it’s stuck-and the fire place is only a few years old... what can we do Nadia
Purchased in April 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,400.00.
Useless Warped Firebox
I purchased my H&C late 2017 and within months the firebox liners started warping inwards then the firebox base started warping upwards. This has made removing the liners impossible. I emailed Scandia direct and was told that the firebox liners are a consumable item i.e they are known to warp therefore you have to keep on replacing them. Not what I expected and they should make that known when you purchase one. If I had have known that I would not have brought one. They claim that they have a 10 year warranty for the firebox but only if it star...ts getting cracks or holes. It is a cheap wood stove compared to others and I suppose we get what we pay for but to have warped firebox liners within the first 12 months shows the product is not even worth the price. I would rather have invested another couple of $1000 for a much more superior oven. I have owned an Rayburn in the past so I do know my wood stoves and how to use them. Another issue is the oven at the bottom so taking out hot trays is so dangerous and it throws out way too much heat so much so that you cannot stand in front of the stove when cooking. The water jacket works well and hot top. I am trying to see if I can replace the liners with fire bricks and hopefully that will last longer.
Purchased in August 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,500.00.
Faulty damper handle
Same problem as Kaz after 2 seasons!
Damper handle seized meaning a very hard to light fire, fire does not hold heat just goes out the chimney so oven cooking is not possible.
We researched and saved for a mutli-purpose wood fire so expected a lot longer life time when paying $2500. Out of warranty so Bunnings can't help.
Very disappointed is putting it mildly.
Purchased in April 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,500.00.
Don’t do it
Look they are poorly constructed, they have a very bad quality control system and there after sales support is terrible. Basically a cheap Chinese product with no after sales support marketed as a premium Australian product! Save yourself the disappointment
Purchased in January 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $2,500.00.
I love it.
Excellent value for money.Heats our 220m2 plus house with ease and we live on a farm above 1000m in one of the coldest parts of Australia near portland near Lithgow.Our average winter is between -8 and -12 and it gets colder than that sometimes yet the house is cosy as...Our wood usage has halved since we replaced our old everhot and we no longer need to split every piece of wood.Cooking is a dream and easy once you get the hang of it... Dollar for dollar the heat and cook is the best stove you can buy.Why spend 3 x the money simply because a s...tove is made in scandinavia or similar? The other stoves are NOT 3 x better in any way...Plus the bloke I talked to at Bathurst Bunnings was friendly extremely helpful and knowledgeable.He answered every question I put to him and I DID grill him about the ins and outs of the stove etc.... The other shops I talked to when we decided to change out out our old stove were condescending more than a little pompous and ridiculously overpriced.I'll be surprised if they are still in business in a years time
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