04 Apr

What is a baffle?

A baffle plate is a plate usually made of metal that sits inside the stove over the firebox. This plate blocks off the direct exit to the chimney which means that the hot flue gases have to travel further before they get out of the stove. This means that there is more time for the flue gases to be mixed with air and fully combust in the firebox and that more heat can be transferred from the firebox to the stove and/or water in the boiler.

So a flue baffle makes the stove more efficient and can increase it’s heat output.