Review of Jotul --- F 3 CB -- 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): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: $1700
Location : Placitas, NM 87043, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -
We bought this stove because the ash from our old stove (Jotul 1) had to be emptied by hand and made a fly-ash mess on everything. This has a large ashpan and the ash problem was reduced by 90%. Its a great stove. In the morning there are still some glowing coals and the ash can be swept into the ashpan for later removal (once a day). By reloading the stove and opening the ashpan door the fire restarts from the residual coals within minutes. I have not had to use kindling except for a few times this winter (08-09).
The firebox is smaller than I would like and our firewood has to be cut to 16\".
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004