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Review of Jotul F 350 stove

jotul 350 practical, efficient & easy to use.

Niall 7 years ago

I have had the jotul 350 for 6 yrs now (see my brothers review below).

It is in quite a big living room and I have a stainless liner (7mtrs).

To say it's clean burning is an understatement - there's only a little smoke out the chimney when newly lit otherwise there's never any smoke seen.

The glass is always clean which is impressive as it's an intermittent type stove.

Very easy to control and throws out the heat as it's a convector type.

It's wife proof as she forgets to shut down the air once it's up to temp, but the internal plates are vermiculite which is 'bullet proof' and I have only had to replace the 3 internal vermiculite plates this year which was relatively cheap.

It takes the bigger logs that have been impossible to split.

It is brilliant at over night burning - this is done by keeping it at normal i.e. not shutting down the air intake.

Next day it's just a case of sticking another log on.

My only criticism is - because it's a big stove it does use a lot of wood but worth it due to the great performance.

Stove expert replied: You only get out of a stove what you put in and if the firebox is big then it stands to reason that you will use a lot of wood to keep it going but all that pleasure. Well worth it!!

Overall rating:

5 flames

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