Readers of 25 Beautiful Homes may have spotted a squirrel nestled in the boot room of Andrea and Garth Imison’s converted chalk barn in East Yorkshire (April issue p.139). No, not the furry kind but the warm and toasty Morso Squirrel cast iron stove. For anyone unfamiliar with the Morso Squirrel multifuel stove, it is a tiny woodburner that unites a small footprint with a big output for its size, making it popular for compact rooms, holiday homes and even narrow boats. The Squirrel is one of the best selling Morso 1400 series stoves, available in several variations. The different versions of the Morso Squirrel stove look very similar, and I find that a lot of customers are unsure what the differences are and which one is most suitable for them.
Morso Squirrel 1410
The Imisons have got the Morso Squirrel 1410 multifuel / woodburning stove, which has an output of 4.5kW to heat up to 75 square metres of living space. The Squirrel 1410 stove has an air wash system to keep the glass clean and a riddling grate so you can clear the ash from the grate without opening the stove door. There is also the option of a small back boiler (which goes inside the stove in place of the rear fire bricks) to heat water for your home.
Morso Squirrel 1430
The Morso Squirrel 1430 multifuel / woodburning stove has a more advanced combustion system than the 1410 stove to give a cleaner burn. The output is slightly higher too at 4.6kW. Like the 1410 stove, the Squirrel 1430 has airwash system, a riddling grate and a boiler option. However the Squirrel 1430 stove is also fitted with bottom and rear heat shields. While the Squirrel 1410 comes with a squirrel motif on the sides, the 1430 stove also has the option of ribbed sides for a more contemporary look.
Morso Squirrel 1412
The Morso Squirrel 1412 multifuel / woodburning stove is the latest generation, with advanced cleanburn technology. The Squirrel 1412 stove is a response to the growing demand for woodburners which can be used in urban areas, and it has passed the stringent testing process to gain DEFRA approval for burning wood in smoke control areas. The Squirrel 1412 has an output of 5kW, and again offers a choice of squirrel sides or ribbed sides.
Morso Squirrel 1442
The Morso Squirrel 1442 multifuel / woodburning convector stove looks different to most stoves because it has a built in convection system to help warm air circulate around the room. Like the Morso 1412 stove, the Squirrel 1442 convector stove is DEFRA approved for burning wood in smokeless zones. There is a choice of ribbed or squirrel sides, and the Morso Squirrel 1442 comes with an air wash system and riddling grate as standard.