- Jan 20, 2021
The time has come for me to upgrade my stove. I currently have a 1993 jotul firelight 12, and the only problem I have is the rear damper door frame is warped and it’s no longer available. Plus, the catalyst chamber should probably be replaced and I don’t see the point of sinking money into this stove when it won’t operate as it should with the damaged damper frame. I’m basically down to two choices, a jotul f500 Oslo, or a VC defiant. I like the VC for the top load feature and it looks pretty similar to the jotul I currently have. Not sure if anybody has anything good to say about the VC stoves, or any experience with the new ones. I’d like to get as much information as possible before spending the roughly 4,500$ on a new stove only to find myself wishing I stuck with jotul.