Review of Jotul 118 stove

Jotul F118 Black Bear review

Angus Robertson 16 years ago

Excellant stove, stick a log on in the morning and away it goes again for the rest of the day, we lit the fire in late October and it wasnt out until late March !! Easy to use, the ash needs emptied about once every 4 or 5 weeks of constant use !!

The work involved in cutting the logs is greatly reduced, it takes logs twice the size of a normal stove, so its half the cutting, half the splitting and half the handling and stacking. High quality cast Iron, yet much cheaper to buy than some of the rubbish on the market !

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 4 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 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Handle operation 4 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)