Review of Jotul 118 stove


Angus Robertson 13 years ago

We have been using the 118 for 2 years, and it is an excellant stove;

Its takes a 60 cm log, and if your cutting your own wood, that is half the cutting, splitting, stacking and handling.

It burns overnight and relights easilly with a rake of the ash and a new log in the morning. Last winter ours was never out between October to April, we even kept it going while emptying the ash, which we need to do about once every 3 weeks.

Its very easy to use. You are better to get a stove thermometer as a guide as to getting it hot and slowing it down! It burns better if you sit 2 logs side by side!

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.8)