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Review of Jotul --- F100 QT -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- F100 QT -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2007-11-10 20:20:25

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): 200 | House Size (Sq feet): 960
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 750
Location : Buxton, Maine , USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Frost n Flame

Likes: Excellent heat output, attractive stove

Dislikes: Small size, requires practice and patience

Comments: This stove is small, and as such, has some limitations. It will not burn all night - it just doesn't hold enough wood. Also, it requires a good chimney setup to draft well, and is unforgiving when starting/stoking. With all that said, I love this stove! It can put out enough heat to heat my whole house. It will drive you right out of the room! I grew up in homes heated exclusively by wood heat, but I still had to learn how to use this stove. You can't take any shortcuts when starting a fire, you need plenty of kindling and progressively larger pieces of well seasoned wood. The coals need to be raked forward for complete burning, and refueling the stove requires a bit of thought and proper technique. But, master all these, and you will be well rewarded!

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