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Review of Jotul --- 602 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- 602 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 240 | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 2000 , Price Paid: Free
Location : Annapolis, Md 21401, USA
Purchased from: Select Store Type - NA

Likes: Size: doesn't take up much room

Dislikes: Size: because of its small size, it takes small wood

Comments: More burn for your buck than I have ever seen. Its the older model 602 with the solid front door, and puts out more heat than my Vermont Castings/Consolidated Large Fedral. The only down side is that you have to feed it every couple of hours, because you cant get much wood in the box. Its simple and rugged in design. I swapped the Federal from upstairs to the basement to heat the whole house, and use the 602 upstairs as a "room heater" it heated the basement better than the Fedral. If the new 602 is anything like the old one, its a great stove. Just wish it had a bit bigger box.

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