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Review of Jotul --- 8 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- 8 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2012-08-11 08:20:23

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): 308 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid: £465.00
Location : Surrey Hills, Surre , UK
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Inwood Stoves

Likes: Great looks, great build quality, easy to work with, can burn a few coals with wood even though is not the multifuel model. Gets HOT very Quickly even on burning rubbish paper/card/packaging!!

In 26 years, all I needed to have replaced was one of the glass-to-door retaining clips...

Dislikes: My 8 model was the first generation. It didn't have the top airflow vents so glass soots quicker. BUT I just apply ordinary oven cleaner (cheap!!) and it does the job of the expensive Wood Burner glass cleaner - is same product! It isn't as efficient as my previous Jotul 602 - that was the most remarkable little stove!

Comments: I actually bought my Jotul Nos. 8 in 1986 new. It replaced a Jotul 602 model dating from 12 years earlier. That green 602 was solid door and although an excellent stove, I wanted to see a fireglow and upgraded to the very stylish, classic design of the 8 in enamel black. I moved 15 years later and took it with me and is looking even better in my 300 year old cottage! Often I just burn garden cuttings in it with saved waste card food packaging so as to get heat into the cast iron and warm the room. Only when really cold do I overnight load with logs. This makes it cheap to run and means I don't have to use as much Gas central Heating. It just looks right in the main room to - a great focal point.

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