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Review of Jotul --- Oslo 500 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- Oslo 500 -- 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): 850 | House Size (Sq feet): 2,800
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: $1650
Location : Bedminster, PA 18910, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Wood Heat

Likes: Beautiful castings -- looks like a nice piece of furniture. Consistent heat output. Big viewing window that stays clean. Holds heat for a long time.

Dislikes: I wish the ashpan were bigger, and that it came with a handle.

Comments: I upgraded from an older, inefficient woodburning insert. I was forever cleaning the glass, and it didn't put out much heat unless the blower was on and went cold fast when the fire went out. I'm burning about 1/3 less wood (at least) now. I love this stove.

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