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Review of Jotul --- F100 Nordic QT -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2005-12-14 23:38:13

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): 550 | House Size (Sq feet): 1350
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 1100
Location : Santa Fe, NM 87501,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Primetime

Likes: Wonderful fire view. Glass stays clean. Very clean burning.

Dislikes: Sedate heat output. Linda like a car that can't go faster than 55. Very fussy about log placement. Doesn't burn through coals, which build up and then have to be separated from ashes. Logs often roll forward into glass. An experienced woodburner will not like this stove.

Comments: I bought the F100 to replace an old Jotul 602, and was stunned to find that the F100 put out significantly less heat. It's the most frustrating stove I've ever owned. Anyone considering the F100 would be much better off with an F602 CB. I traded the F100 in for one of those, and it's a much better stove, and a joy to use.

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