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Review of Jotul F 100

Surprisingly bad for Jotul

Simon Sena 2 years ago

I have been in love with Jotul stoves since the end of the 70s, we had a 118 and a 121which we still have, as well as the N1 and they are perfect. I Bought the F100 and have had to move it around the house quite a bit, to get it to work properly.It seems to need a long and I mean long flue and the lower air intake is very small for lighting up. It also seems to take for ever to get warm. I have a Morso squirrel which I bought reluctantly after my experience with the F100,but have been pleasantly surprised by it. I strongly recommend the Squirrel as a small stove purchase, it is far superior than the F100

Stove expert replied: What a shame that the latest Jotul has not lived up to the previous models. Having had a few to compare it with and years of experience the F100 seems to fail to perform as expected even when moving to a longer flue. The flue draw will be imperative to get right especially with other working flues in the property.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 1 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4.1)