The Steelhead Stirling engine stove fan is a thermal fan offering excellent performance across a broad range of temperatures.
It works on any medium to hot stove surface and starts operating at 110° C (230° F). When you use a Steelhead stove fan you can reduce your wood usage by up to 22% and heat your room up to 40% faster.
If you are the owner of a diesel or catalytic stove, please read the advice on the FAQs page.
Stirling Engine Stove Fan
Warpfive stove fans are small precision engineered Stirling engines, which are 100% mechanical and do not have any electric components which may stop working if overheated. Consequently they are extremely reliable and with care will last a lifetime. Find out more here
Every engine is precision engineered and hand built with durable materials like stainless steel, aluminium, brass and Borosilicate glass. As a result they operate quietly – typically 28dB.
Advanced materials (such as graphite) and low friction bearings ensure low maintenance, plus heat flow is optimised with a silver thermodynamic heat plate.
Stirling engine stove fans have a high power output and low start up speed so they move large volumes of warm air.
Every engine is hand-crafted, assembled and tested in Great Britain.
Warpfive 22/23 – New Range Explained
At Warpfive we are constantly striving for performance perfection so we are delighted to bring our latest range to you. Please take a look at the new product images to view the design modifications which include –
- Bearing cartridge system offering reduced friction and ease of replacement – read more here
- CNC acuminated aluminium posts for improved thermodynamic performance
- A shortened, light-weight composite crank for higher RPM and increased power
- A beech wood handle for easy handling
Steelhead Stove Fan (black)
- Stirling engine with solid stainless steel base for improved thermodynamics
- Start-up temperature 110° C (230° F)
- Maximum stove top temperature 450° C ( 842° F)
- Circulates in excess of 322 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air
- Dust Cover and maintenance kit included
- Uses a large 4 blade high aspect ratio profiled fan (285mm, 11.2 inch diameter) to circulate maximum air at low RPM
- Light weight composite crank
- Operation is quiet – typically 28dB
- Stainless steel displacer and regenerator boost performance
- 3 year manufacturer’s warranty
- Overall height: 325 mm/12.8 inches
- Base dimensions: 110 mm/4.3 inches
- Weight: 1.8 kg/3.97 lbs
- Fan diameter: 285 mm/11.2 inches
Luke D. –
Customer service is excellent – they couldn’t have been more helpful with the order and sorting out the shipping. There is no getting round that it’s a special purchase but if you like engines, hand made products from the Uk and something a little bit different I would recommend just going for it.
Purchased this for my partners Christmas present and although there was a delivery problem with the courier, Warpfive responded quickly and efficiently in resolving. Back to the fan itself, WOW, a beautiful and well engineered product. Although not cheap well worth the money just to sit and watch it working away. Easily increases the heat flow around the room while also being a great conversation topic. Quality product at its best. Thank you Warpfive
Having had the fan running for 2 months now I am happy to share my delight at this product. The delivery was fast, the product and engineering is delightful and most importantly it moves the warm air from my diesel stove down to the back of my open plan reverse layout narrow boat and strangely enough, it even moves it backwards to the bathroom and cabin! I have no idea how but it just does. It took me a while to work out how many washers to use but I’ve got it sussed now. My only complaint is that the extra oil supplied was ruptured and leaked over the paperwork and product. It would be nice if the packaging could be updated to sort this for the future and if Warpfive would send me a replacement.
I bought my first fan as I loved the mechanical aspects of all the engine being on view. The fan is very effective at moving air around the room and I noticed the difference between fan and no fan in terms of the temperature around the room was way better with the fan doing its thing. The company was very easy to deal with and my fan arrived well packaged within a couple of days of my placing the order. Delivery was via DPD and once I’d loaded the DPD app onto my phone, it was easy to track the package. Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase. Yes it’s a lot of money but it’s worth it.
We found out about these fans because of Wranglerstar on youtube and thought they were awesome – unfortunately our house does not have a wood stove, but both of our parents houses do! So we got them for Christmas 2022, one for each set of parents (so we can enjoy them occasionally too). These fans are wonderfully made – beautiful and sturdy; the shipping was prompt and they were well packaged. I just had to share a quote from my Dad, who loves theirs: “I am quite impressed not only with the quality (and it looks cool), but the amount of air it circulates with surprising ease and no appreciable noise. Very handy to have. Thank you for making such a useful and enjoyable fan WarpFive!
This is our second Steelhead fan. The first one provided us with about 10,000 hours of service as both an excellent fan and a wonderful conversation piece. The new, updated fan arrived with impressive promptness, and very well packaged. We were able to start enjoying it immediately, and it has been working flawlessly ever since. My only suggestion would be to establish a US service center to make parts/overhaul services more readily available for those of us that utilize these great little machines to the point of wearing them out. Thanks for a great product!
The fan arrived in good condition. My son’s Christmas Present. He put it on his stove and loves it. I would rate this a 10.
Ordered, arrived very quickly, simple instructions, worked from day 1 and hasn’t stopped. Every now and again you find something that has been properly made and works with no fuss or bother – this is one of those. Well done!
I ordered a Steelhead and had it shipped to France with no problem (except, of course VAT). It is used on a diesel stove on my barge, which is small enough that it isn’t necessary to add spacers to lower the heat. I am delighted with it, being well-made and stylish.
I saw a Youtube video by Wranglestar about your stirling engine fans and was quite taken by the design. Being an aficionado of mechanical things I had to check it out on your website. I promptly ordered your Steelhead model and it arrived here in the US within 5 days. It was supposed to be a Christmas present but I had to see it work as soon as I got it. It is a beautiful and precise piece of machinery. It runs quietly when the fan slows down it means to add more wood to the stove. It has attracted a lot of attention to itself. We have burned out 2 of the electric stove fans this should last us the rest of our lives. Thanks for a wonderful product.
Ashley & Jenny –
We’re extremely happy with our Warpfive wood stove fan. Having used a stovetop fan for many years and it needed to be replaced, we can certainly see an improvement with warm air circulation now with our new fan. And the clever engineering is fascinating.
I am all for giving praise where it is due. The service I have received from ‘WarpFive’ has been exemplary from start to finish. Prior to ordering, I emailed WarpFive with a couple of questions regarding the Steelhead stove fan and they replied within minutes. I then went ahead and ordered the ‘Steelhead Stirling Engine Stove Fan’. From the moment I unpacked the fan it was obvious that it had been very well engineered and assembled. With Very minimal assembly on my part, I soon had it sitting pride of place on my wood stove. Within only a few minutes it started turning and as promised the fan ran smoothly and quietly. As well as being very efficient in circulating warm air, it is also intriguing to watch. All I can say is, Well done WarpFive and five stars from me
I ordered this unit a little late for much use in the winter season here in Colorado, USA. Ordering was easy, and the item arrived faster than other packages from within the US. I’ve only used the unit a bit more than a dozen times, but it has worked flawlessly and is extremely quiet, the fire makes more noise than the fan. It looks to be well made and I expect to be using it for many seasons. 5 stars.
We received our fan very punctually and were delighted with the quality and workmanship. We have already tried it out, the performance exceeds our expectations and our visitors are fascinated with the mechanism! The service is exemplary and we would not hesitate to recommend both the product and the company.
Just received my steelhead fan and I’m absolutely wrapped. It arrived in Australia two weeks after ordering and is more beautiful than it looked in the photos. The level of workmanship is superb and most importantly works as described. Mesmerising to watch; a welcome addition to our home.
We are delighted with the red Steelhead engine we bought. It’s quiet with just a faint reassuring mechanical noise when going at full chat which adds to it’s charm. It is also noticeably effective in transferring heat more evenly around the house. Couldn’t be better! Thanks
I have been using a Warpfive Steelhead fan for two weeks, the build quality and design is superb, the detail engineering is so impressive. The fan starts quickly and creates a ’soft’ air flow without being intrusive, and really helps to create a uniform temperature throughout our large room (about 25 Sqm), it’s also an immediate talking point with guests. Is it noisy? our fire makes more noise than the fan and it’s quiet, the Warpfive fan is very quiet, down to precision of the engineering. Thrilled with the purchase highly recommend it to anyone