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Review of Jotul --- F500 Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2010-02-17 21:15:31

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 1846
Location : Bethlehem, PA 18015,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - KC Stoves and Fireplaces (Alburt

Likes: Beautiful stove. Outstanding fit and finish. Extremely easy to operate. Overnight burns are a cinch. Great view of the fire. Glass stays very clean. Large side loading door makes loading easy. Large ash pan that works very well if used properly (resist the temptation to rake the coals/ashes around more than absolutely necessary!).

Dislikes: Silly design flaw that traps ash at the bottom of the front door, and dumps it on the ash lip when you open the door. Not an issue if side loading door is used.

Comments: As with all newer EPA stoves, wood moisture has a big effect on performance. With dry wood, it\'s super easy to start without even having any doors cracked open at all. With wet wood, you will struggle a bit. Kevin and Keith at KC are great.

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