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Review of Jotul --- Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 650 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 1150
Location : Columbia, CT 6237, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Preston Trading Post

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: By far THE BEST looking stove on the market. Ideal for a typical user. We love the double doors and optional fire viewing screen. Simple to operate and long burn time. Starts easily and draws well. Jotul makes the best stoves on the market.

Dislikes: Absolutely none. The glass does get somewhat sooty, but this is true of any stove with glass doors. Wipe it clean occasionally and burn your stove hot and it should not be a problem.

Comments: Purchased in 2002. Purchased black painted stove. Just an incredible stove. Was using a smaller Trolla stove before. I have been told that Jotul is making changes to the doors for 2003/4 model but have not seen anything related to these changes.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004