How to light your stove
Always light using dry wood

How to light your wood burning stove correctly

Making the stove responsible for part of your heating costs is wise from both an environmental and financial point of view. If you light correctly it is a cheap heating method and kind to the environment. But there are many who do not know how to light the fire properly. Watch our film and get a quick update on how to best light the fire in your Contura stove.

Six hot tips for greener and more efficient firing

  • Replace your old stove with a new one if it is more than ten years old. Modern stoves are up to 90 % cleaner and 40 % more efficient than their predecessors.
  • Always light using dry wood.
  • Let the door stand ajar for at least 10 minutes after lighting the fire.
  • Make sure that the fire always has enough oxygen.
  • Do not burn more than the manufacturer recommends, which is normally a max 2 – 3 kg logs/hour.
  • Always let the wood lie indoors for at least one day before burning. “Deep frozen” wood ( – 20 degrees) means that the heat recovery will be very poor.

Download lighting instructions for your stove

Contura 20-series

Lighting instructions Contura 26K & 26T

Contura 30-series

Lighting instructions Contura 34 - 35T

Contura 50-series

Lighting instructions Contura 51 - 54T

Contura 300-series

Lighting instructions Contura 310 - 330

Contura 400-series

Lighting instructions Contura 450 - 480

Contura 500-series Style

Lighting instructions Contura 510 - 596T Style

Contura 500-series Classic

Lighting instructions Contura 510 - 596T Classic

Contura 600-series Style

Lighting instructions Contura 610 - 690AG Style

Contura 600-series Classic

Lighting instructions Contura 650 - 685 Classic

Contura 700-series

Lighting instructions Contura 710 - 790

Contura 800-series Style

Lighting instructions Contura 810 - 886 Style

Contura 800-series Classic

Lighting instructions Contura 810 - 880

Contura i4

Lighting instructions Contura i4

Contura i5

Lighting instructions Contura i5

Contura i6

Lighting instructions Contura i6

Contura i7

Lighting instructions Contura i7

Contura i8

Lighting instructions Contura i8

Contura i10 & i20

Lighting instructions Contura i10, i20, i11 & i21

Contura i30 & i40

Lighting instructions Contura i30, i31, i40 & i41

Contura i50

Lighting instructions Contura i50 & i51

Contura i60

Lighting instructions Contura i60 & i61

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