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Review of Jotul --- 602 Classic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
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): 700 sq ft | House Size (Sq feet): 900 sq ft
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid: $500.00
Location : Mouth-of-Wilson, VA , USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Firehouse Casual Living

Likes: cast-iron, size & weight

Dislikes: burn time

Comments: Very satisfied with Jotul products. Unfortunately, my 602 Classic is insufficient in my new home (2900 sq ft). I still use it in my basement, but that room is 960 sq ft with cinder block walls and slab flooring. Trying to purchase a Firelight CB matte black but having a most difficult time with various dealers in NC/VA/TN being unfamiliar with difference between Firelight CB and Firelight (catalytic). I do not wish to purchase a catalytic woodstove because I prefer the larger heating capacity of the non-catalytic. Out of seven dealers in my vicinity, only one dealer recognized the difference between the Firelight CB and the Firelight and everyone tried to sell me a Firelight when I specifed NON-CATALYTIC...In each case I had to show the dealer the JOTUL brochure and point out the difference between the Firelight CB and Firelight. I mention this because I wonder if this is a problem encountered by others. In the future, could JOTUL possibly highlight the difference in the Firelight models by using some sort of different name or number? It appears to be very confusing to many people who sell your products.

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