Jotul is a great brand and they’re amongst the best out there. What I love most about any Jotul product is there ability to reflect the past yet still have a place in any modern home. Jotul are one of the oldest makers of cast iron wooden stoves and have manufactured them in Norway since 1853.
The reason they have managed to last so long is due purely to the high quality of their models and their amazing durability. If you invest in a Jotul, you know it will last you a lifetime.
I chose to review the F602 because it is the most sold stove of all time- over a million have been sold. Now, there is no high quality technology like you would get with a Harman, but what you do get is a beautiful design and a product designed to be with you forever.
Features of the Jotul F602 Stove
Stunning Design – This stove really is amazing in the looks department. Yes, it does look old, but it has the unbelievable classy finish to it that is perfect for any home. It is a small, black box with the logo crested onto the back. It looks medieval in a classy type of way and is probably the most elegant and stylish stove on the market.
- Eligible for a $300 biomass stove tax credit ( www.hpba.org/Advocacy/Biomass-Stove-Tax-Credit )
- Maximum heat output 110,000 BTU/h (32.2 kW)
- EPA’s new standards – 1.32 g/h average particulate emissions rate
Quality Build – Furthermore, the product is simple and durable. Without all the technology, it is literally the simplest a stove can get and it made out of a superior quality of iron, meaning it is guaranteed to last you for years.
Yet, this is also its downfall. The F602 may be a classic item, but it lacks a lot of technologies, which have moved stoves away from 1853. This stove won’t deliver the same performance as most modern stoves and it wont save fuel either. Although it is a cheap alternative to the Harman, you will spend more of your time and money on fueling and cleaning this machine. It is a great heater and superior cosmetically, but this stove really lacks in the technologies people want from a stove in the 21st century.
For its value, you are gaining a stove that is made for durability and looks. It will look great in anybody’s living room, which is a fact, and it is also made from some really high quality materials using great craftsmanship. It would be a great purchase, it just needs a bit more technology to help it save fuel consumption and make cleaning it an easier job and this would be a winner.
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