Jotul F 400 stove, page 2 of reviews

Overall Rating:

3 flames

based on 18 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Jotul F 400 stove

The Jotul F400 stove is a wood burning stove - it is also available with a multi fuel kit for burning coal & smokeless fuel.

This stove is easy to recognise - it is quite wide and the door has a curved top.

It is available with lattice work on the door or plain glass.

Technical Data
  • Height: 744mm
  • Width: 670mm
  • Depth: 597mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Woodburning
  • Nominal Heat Output: 7.5kW

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 3 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 2 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames

Page 2/2 of reviews for Jotul F 400 stove

  • History of use

    Daniel Carroll 7 years ago

    We bought this stove in 2010 and due to non retail issues (flood & chemical damage) the stove required replacement. Until then all we could offer was wow what a stove, worked in every way. The... []

    Stove expert replied: As this problem is a new one then it is best to look at what has changed to find the cause and rectify - I am sure this can be done so that you can enjoy your stove again.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Jotul F400

    Anthony Deo 8 years ago

    The biggest problem is the smoke spillage into the house when you open the door to load more wood. I can not seem to solve this problem no matter what I try. I have heard many reasons why this... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like a chimney problem, not a stove problem. I woudl contact a chimney specialists.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Jotul F400 glass does get dirty fast

    Mark Dunnill 8 years ago

    Still a good stove. I agree that the glass gets dirty much quicker than our Pacific Energy Vista Classic. I have found that if you burn it at a decent temperature (400 - 700), the glass will... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Airwash disappointing - efficiency high.

    Jotul Fanatic 8 years ago

    I have owned, used, supplied and installed every single Jotul traditional cast iron stove from the F100 to the F600. Some of my customers who have purchased the F400 have complained about the... []

    Stove expert replied: Very disappointing on a stove that is well known, this customer seems to have tried and tested several so perhaps a modification is in order!!

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Jotul F 400

    Jason Mayo 9 years ago

    My wife and I have burned with wood for 17 years and have had a Jotul before. We had this stove less than 2 months of the heating season when the glass face cracked. A log probably fell forward... []

    Stove expert replied: Glass is an item that is not normally covered by any manufacturers warranty, as stated it may have been knocked causing the crack after 2 months use.Regarding the smoke issue, there may be a need for further ventilation in the room, the wood may be wet or other possibilities which should be investigated further with your installer.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • This is a FANTASTIC stove!

    Chris S 10 years ago

    We have recently installed a Jotul F400 in our cottage. It's never been so warm!The stove itself is large, sturdy and elegant. It's built in cast iron, oozes quality and is extremely easy to... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Jotul F400 Castine - Very disappointed

    Bill B 11 years ago

    I have to say that I'm very disappointed with the F400. I have an interior chimney that is only 10 years old and very robust. We never had any draft issue with our previous stove. The Chimney... []

    Stove expert replied: This sounds like the problem could be partly due to poor fuel - when a stove is hard to control and then suddenly runs away this can be due to wet fuel: it is hard to light and run to start with, and then when the fuel dries out the air vents are still fully open and off it goes! If the problem is partly down to chimney draft then fitting a flue damper may help with that.If you are choosing another stove then we find that very few people have problems with Morso stoves, regardless of the chimney that they are attached to, although burning poor fuel on a Morso would still stop the stove working well.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Twin-door version

    Keir Watson 11 years ago

    We purchased our Jotul f400 in Dec 2003 - the two-door model (the latest version has only a single large door). It is the primary heater for our three bedroom house which is an open plan chalet... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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