Review of Jotul F 350 stove

High capacity -great for a large area

Janet & Alec Tice 10 years ago

We had this stove installed in a house in France 5 years ago. Therefore it is difficult to make a price comparison as choice has increased significantly since then. It heats a large 55 sq meter living room extremely well even when it is minus 10 outside. When working to full capacity it even heats adjacent bedroom if doors are left ajar. It needs to work fairly high in order to keep the glass door clean. It lights easily and warms up rapidly.

We had an initial problem with the upper air control lever which broke off and had to be replaced-it is still rather stiff to manoeuver.

Getting it to stay in overnight when it is windy is a bit of an art form.

Overall rating:

4 flames

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