Review of Jotul --- F 400 Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 800+ | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Guelph, Ont , Canada
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Woodburner Leisure Living Centre
Extremely easy to get a good fire going, easy to maintain temperature with the primary control lever. Beautiful looking and very well made. Unbelievable heavy. This will be the last wood stove we will ever purchase. We have this in the basement of a bungalow and it heats our upstairs area well so we are able to turn off our main heat source and save energy. Can't wait to see those gas bills drop!
Hard to close the ash pan door; re-check it again even if you think you have closed it properly. The fire will get extremely hot if this is not closed properly. Glass door with air-washed glass gets dirty easily, when it is not supposed to, but is easily removed with glass cleaner. Will not stay hot overnight; fire box too small. Hard to re-start fire from coals because they disappear quickly due to the ash pan and because the wood burns completely (which means this stove is highly efficient).
Best stove money can buy. We love it. It looks beautiful and is very easy to maintain.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004