Review of Jotul --- 601 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 180 | House Size (Sq feet): 1100
Bought in 1999 , Price Paid: $650-stove only
Location : Eureka, CA 95501, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Prefer Not To Name
Excellent heat/cord. Compact size, but will readily take a decent 16" chunk of wood. Even on slow burns chimney stays reasonably clean. Does a good job of heating most of our home.
Cast iron takes a little more maintainence than steel. This model seems to have a tendency to overfire with the wrong amount of wood split to the wrong size. Stove originally purchased sloppily assembled and leaked air like a sieve. Factory rep remedied this quickly.
Despite a rough start with the dealer, the stove has been a good investment, and Jotul was good to work with when contacted.No matter what your dealer says, you DO need a DAMPER in your chimney pipe with this little feller.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004