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Review of Jotul F250 stove

Jotul F250

Raphael Hauser 9 years ago

I've had this stove for a few months and used it almost every day during the winter. It's a fantastic little stove, great looks a great performance! I'm satisfied allround.

We use the stove for extra heating of a room that is 6x4m and 4m high. It does the job easily and gives off enough heat to warm up the adjacent rooms too.

If you want a larger firebox, I suspect you need to go for a higher heat output, and then you really need a larger room. The fire box is large enough for my purposes, but keeping the stove going overnight would be a problem if I wanted to do so. Still, I find enough embers in the morning to get the fire going again with a few puffs of air.

The controllability is not so great unless the ashtray has been recently emptied (I empty mine about once a week) and the firewood is really dry. It is never a problem to create a raging fire though, as leaving the door slightly ajar brings in extra air.

The airwash works great once the fire is hot enough (after 2-3 minutes) and a strong chimney draft develops. Until then, leaving the door ajar increases the draft and resolves the problem.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)