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

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Review of Jotul --- Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry 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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 2000
Location : Newburgh, Me , us
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Black Stove Shop

Likes: Nice looking.

Dislikes: Glass doors smoke up unless using stove really hot.
Fire difficult to start, not enough air intake.

Comments: We use the wood stoves for 80% of our heating, although the stove is nice looking I would not call it a serious heating unit. The firebox is rather small, the glass door smokes up all the time. Fires are hard to start and difficult to slow down once started. The wood we are using was cut last spring and stored in a wood shed so it is relatively dry

I had been using a Vigilant for 25 years, but did not buy another Vigilant because of the reputation of its catalytic converter.
I donítí really know what I would recommend but Iím going to look into it because one is not meeting our heating needs

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