The Fat Penguin has a 5kW fire box, a top oven and top plate, just like the Hungry Penguin, but the side convection panels make it wider. This makes the Fat Penguin a convector or hybrid (radiant-convector) stove. Like the Hungry penguin it is also an Eco design stove. Although often chosen for the look and large top plate which offers a wider surface for placing a kettle on, the convector panels makes this stove particularly effective for heating a large, well insulated room.
As hot air created by heat from the stove’s bodywork expands, it becomes lighter than the air outside the stove and rises up inside the convector panels, exiting from the top of the panels. This is replaced by cooler heavier air drawn in at the bottom of the panels, which is in turn heated. The warmer, lighter air will fill the room while the colder, heavier air being drawn in at the bottom of the stove will create a continuous heat cycle, which gently moves air around the room.
Ecodesign stoves. In order to be an Ecodesign stove, a stove must be independently verified to meet stringent emission requirements. Particulates or PMs are the most commonly recognised of these measures. The maximum limit for these is 40 mg/m3. This stove achieves 33 mg/m3 burning wood and 12 mg/m3 burning smokeless fuel. All other measures are all listed in our technical details table below. Click here for further Ecodesign info.