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Review of Jotul --- F400 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- F400 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2010-11-08 09:51:59

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): 700 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: $2500
Location : New Hope, PA 18938, US
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Wood Heat

Likes: Style, ease of cleaning, quick fire, great heat.

Dislikes: Somewhat difficult to load.

Comments: My first stove and it\'s awesome. I placed it in my fireplace and now, instead of inefficent fireplace heating, the room is nice and toasty. This room is seperate from the rest of the house; its a large room with a slate floor and a high ceiling and the F400 heats it very well. I put on the ceiling fan which blows the heat down. I\'ve read some reviews here where people ripped this stove because it\'s \"smokey.\" I\'m a stove rookie and I figured it out: establish the draft and you\'ll be fine. My only problem with this stove is loading the wood through the front glass door. It\'s so hot that I tend to be quick about throwing the wood in. Thus far, I\'ve burnt my hands three times on the 500-degree stove. Time to get some gloves! All-in-all a great, great stove. Highly recommended.

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