Jotul F 500 stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 7 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Jotul F 500 stove

The Jotul F 500 stove is available in matt black & coloured enamel finishes.

The front glass is big & curved on the top


is covered with delicate lattice work.

It is a wide model - and the F500 will therefore take logs 550mm long.

There is an optional external air supply for this model.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • pretty looking

    4 years ago

    We purchased this Jotul , model F500 in May. it is our only source of heat, replacing our pellet stove. When fire on smart it is OK, when on on, it stinks to high heaven. In this very cold weather... []

    Stove expert replied: Is there enough air in the room for this size stove? Refer to pages 23 - 25 of the manual for fuel type and how to operate the stove effectively. Go back to the supplier for further assistance if the stove fails to work as expected, they may be able to assist you further as they should know the products well.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Old friend

    Andy Simpson 8 years ago

    We have had this stove for almost five years now in our roomy French farmhouse. It runs all the time during the colder months and is our main form of heating, the back up electric radiators... []

    Stove expert replied: It is good practise to haev an alternative access for sweeping in a flue system rather than relying on sweeping through a stove, this may overcome the issue of residues at the base of the flue.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Jotul F 500 stove

  • Wonerful

    James 8 years ago

    We installed the stove 4 years ago and it is wonderful - elegant and very very good at keeping us warm. Easy to light and clean (enamel finish) stays in overnight with no problem at all. Excellent... []

    Stove expert replied: Not a great deal to be said on such a glowing report of this stove.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Time Waster

    Tony Quance 9 years ago

    I have never wasted as much time as I do now, sitting, gazing at the flames through the viewing window of my Jotul 500. What greater pleasure can there be on a freezing Canadian night? Bought... []

    Stove expert replied: The advice regarding the enamel will apply to any stove, so extra care should be made if you have an enamel model.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Jotul F500

    Jan 10 years ago

    This stove is in a north facing cold room, and it has transformed the room into a cosy living area. We also have another stove in our living room, so sometimes the draw on both chimneys can... []

    Stove expert replied: It might be a good idea to fit room ventilation to both the rooms with stoves. To see if it solves the problem just open a window in each room and see if that does the trick.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • JOTUL F500

    CARON 12 years ago


    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Jotul F500

    Bernard Horsfield 12 years ago

    This has served us well for over 6 years (since we moved in) initial tar problems have been cured by burning with a greater air setting. The Jotul is a very robust stove and withstands any slight... []

    Stove expert replied: As this reviewer found out slow burning is not the most efficient way to run your stove and can lead to tar formation in the stove and chimney.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames