I'm considering upgrading my current stove to one of the larger Jotul models. Most of the Jotul lineup has the option to add a screen mesh in the front door for open fire viewing. I know most of the heat would go up the chimney but I figured some nights it would be nice to watch and hear the crackle of the fire. The dealer indicated the stove should be run with the air control fully open, I would be concerned that that the chimney would get extremely hot in that situation. Does anyone here have a Jotul that they use the optional screen kit? I still plan on purchasing one of the Jotuls regardless, just curious if I would be wasting my money on the screen kit. Curious also if any modern day stove could be run with the door open and custom screen installed for (open fire viewing) I like the idea of having an efficent wood stove for 99% of the time and the ability to use it as an open fireplace a couple nights a year.