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15 Best Multifuel Stoves 2022 [All Ecodesign Ready]

best ecodesign multifuel stoves

Got your eye on a new multifuel stove? Looking to find out a few more details on the best multifuel stoves out there in 2022?

This post will run you through the best multi fuel stoves available in the UK.

Whilst multifuel stoves weren’t the best type of heat source for the environment, they have become much more eco friendly.

This is all thanks to the new Ecodesign regulations, which you’ve probably heard about if you’ve been on the look out for a new stove.

All multifuel stoves now sold in the UK have to meet strict environmental standards. It’s now a legal requirement that all new stoves sold from 2022 are Ecodesign compliant.

It means multifuel eco stoves are going to be cleaner, more efficient and heat your space more effectively. It’s a win-win for everyone, including the environment.

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Recap on Ecodesign ready regulations

Ecodesign ready stoves are now the law. The new regulations form part of the UK government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019, which has come off the back of an EU Directive on air pollution.

In short, the new Ecodesign regulations are coming in to lessen the impact of stoves on the environment. Specifically, Ecodesign relates to particulate emissions and the air pollution this causes. Less smoke particles emitted, less air pollution.

Ecodesign ready stoves emit significantly less emissions, even when compared to the previous best DEFRA-approved category. All Ecodesign stoves have to reduce particulate emissions by 55% and carbon monoxide levels by 88% compared to Defra-approved stoves.

You can read more about the details behind what Ecodesign ready means here.

What can you burn on a multifuel stove?

When it comes to buying a stove, you have two choices:

  • Pure wood burner
  • Multi fuel stove

According to Which? magazine, of those who own a stove in the UK, 46% are wood burners and 54% are multifuel burners.

As multifuel stoves often make use of natural fuel sources, they’re sometimes called mineral fuel stoves too.

The clue is in the name – a multifuel stove can burn a variety of fuel sources, including wood and traditional logs, as well as other smokeless materials. They can do this thanks to a moveable grate at the bottom, so the stove can be de-ashed to maintain burn effectiveness.

With a multifuel stove you have a greater choice of what you use to produce heat.

A multifuel stove can burn:

  • Wood – logs, pellets, firewood, kindling
  • Sawdust briquettes
  • Turf briquettes
  • Coffee logs – which use spent coffee grounds
  • Smokeless fuel, including smokeless coal – although not recommended from an environmental perspective.
  • Peat briquettes – again not very environmentally friendly as peat needs to be kept in the ground.

Logs that have been made from recycled waste materials such as sawdust, wood off-cuts and shavings are collectively known as eco logs or heat logs. You can even get multifuel logs made from spent coffee grounds now, not surprisingly called coffee logs.

If you want to look solely at wood burners, have a read on the 15 best Eco wood burning stoves here. If you want a stove for a small space, take a look at the best small log burners here.

sawdust briquettes
Sawdust briquettes are eco friendly and can be burned on multifuel stoves

Quick list: 15 Best Multifuel Stove 2022

Here’s a quick list of the 15 best multi-fuel stoves for 2022 that are all Ecodesign approved.

  1. Tiger Superclean
  2. Arada Farringdon
  3. Stovax Stockton 8
  4. Gallery Classic Eco
  5. Ekol Crystal
  6. Woodford Lowry
  7. Firefox 8 ECO
  8. Go Eco
  9. Charnwood Island Two BLU
  10. MI Flues Flickr
  11. Woodpecker 5
  12. Aga Ellesmere EC5W Widescreen
  13. Portway Rochester 7
  14. Saltfire Scout
  15. Beltane Brue

If you like the sound of one of the eco stoves you can click straight through to Direct Stoves, or carry on a little further down to get the key details, information and a picture for each of the eco multifuel stoves listed.

You can also use the code TINYECO5 for 5% off Direct Stoves.


Are multi fuel stoves energy efficient?

Yes, newer models of multifuel stoves are now energy efficient.

As mentioned, all of the multifuel burning stoves on the market today have to meet the new Ecodesign regulations. This means they have been independently checked and verified.

They will also come with an Ecodesign label that gives an Eco energy rating to tell you have efficient they are.

The Ecolabel gives an energy rating for each stove. It’s a bit like the energy rating you get for your homes to say how energy efficient it is.

All of the multifuel stoves below are rated either as an A or A+, highlighting the great efficiency and heat effectiveness. The efficiency percentage tells you how much of the fuel is converted into heat, which is now at a minimum of 75%. Any stove with an efficiency over 80% is great.

15 Best Ecodesign Multifuel Stoves UK

Now let’s take a closer look at the 15 best multifuel stoves that have passed environmental testing from an emissions and air pollution perspective.

The multi fuel eco stoves below range in price from just over £500 up to £2,500.

They also come with a range of heat outputs depending on the size of the space you’re trying to heat.

You can get multifuel stoves with a 3.2kW heat output for a space space like a cabin or shepherd’s hut, up to a normal 5kW range and then all the way up to 12kW and more for bigger areas.

1. Tiger Superclean Ecodesign Multifuel Stove

tiger superclean ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 78%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 10 years
  • Prices: from £824

2. Arada Farringdon

Arada Farringdon ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 78.3%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: Lifetime
  • Prices: from £1,305

3. Stovax Stockton 8

Stovax Stockton 8 eco multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 81%
  • Heat Output: 8kW
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Prices: from £1,350

4. Gallery Classic Eco Warm White

Gallery Classic Eco Warm White multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 84%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 10 years
  • Prices: from £999

5. Ekol Crystal

ekol crystal small log burner
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 80.3%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Prices: from £724

6. Woodford Lowry

Woodford Lowry ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 75%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: Lifetime
  • Prices: from £649

7. Firefox 8 ECO

firefox 8 ecodesign multifuel stove uk
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 84%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 10 years
  • Prices: from £749

8. Go Eco Multifuel Stove

Go Eco 5 multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 80%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Prices: from £739

9. Charnwood Island Two BLU Multifuel Stove

Charnwood Island 2 Blu ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 82%
  • Heat Output: 8kW
  • Guarantee: 10 years
  • Prices: from £2,598

10. MI Flues Flickr

mi flues flickr multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 80.4%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Prices: from £869

11. Woodpecker 5kW

woodpecker wp5 eco multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 82.5%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Prices: from £899

12. Aga Ellesmere EC5W Widescreen

Aga Ellesmere ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 77.6%
  • Heat Output: 5kW
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Prices: from £2,024

13. Portway Rochester Multifuel Stove

Portway Rochester ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 74.1%
  • Heat Output: 7kW
  • Guarantee: 10 years
  • Prices: from £924

14. Saltfire Scout

saltfire scout ecodesign wood burning stove
  • Energy rating: A
  • Efficiency: 79.2%
  • Heat Output: 4.5kW
  • Guarantee: 5 years
  • Prices: from £929

15. Beltane Brue Ecodesign Multifuel Stove

Portway Rochester ecodesign multifuel stove
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Efficiency: 86%
  • Heat Output: 3.2kW
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Prices: from £1,000

Nice wicker basket for your fuel?

And don’t forget to get your wicker log basket to store your multi-fuel logs in. Warwickshire-based Wovenhill.co.uk* are a great option.

They provide a range of log baskets, trunks and other rattan storage items that’d go perfectly next to your multi-fuel stove!

wovenhill wicker log basket

Wrap up on best multi fuel stoves UK

And that’s wraps up the 15 best Ecodesign multifuel stoves UK for 2022. If you’re in the market for a new stove, one of these multifuel stoves will give you fantastic efficiency and effectiveness. If you’re thinking about a nearly new or used stove, check out this blog on second hand wood burners.

You’ll be kept nice and warm when it’s cold outside, all whilst being really efficient with the fuel you are burning, saving you money over the long run.

All this as well as having a lesser impact on air pollution and the environment. You’ll have to clean the glass occasional on a multifuel stove, so take a look at the best ways to keep your stove glass clean here.

I hope you can find your eco multifuel stove from the list above or head straight over to the Direct Stoves website – don’t forget to use the code TINYECO5 for 5% off.


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