Review of Jotul F 400 stove

Poor airwash

Ian Sommerschield 7 years ago

We had our F400 fitted 2 years ago and despite heeding all the advice about burning well-seasoned wood, using a moisture meter etc, the glass constantly gets black at both sides. I have also tried both the US plate and Euro plate.

The stove looks good, is easy to light and control and well-built, but the poor airwash is a flaw.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 2.5 flames (avg 3)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 1.5 flames (avg 2.1)
Controllability 3.5 flames (avg 2.9)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1.5 flames (avg 2.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames (avg 3)