Blog about fireplaces and stoves in Mallorca

The art and resistance of Jotul iron

Jøtul has been manufacturing stoves and fireplaces from cast iron since 1853. This material is extremely durable and resists high temperatures and sudden temperature changes. That is why Jøtul chooses cast iron for its homes, just as car manufacturers use it for their engines.

Jøtul cast iron is recycled cast iron from scrap. This scrap is melted, the scrap is removed, and carbon and other elements that form the desired mixture are added in the right proportion. When the cast iron reaches the right temperature, samples are analyzed in our Kråkerøy laboratory, and if deemed appropriate, the proportions of the necessary metals are modified to achieve the renowned Jøtul cast iron quality. Then, but not before, the iron casting is poured into the single-use sand molds until once cold, the iron is reborn in its new form as a part of a modern Jøtul stove.

Suitable for extreme temperature conditions

A wood stove made of cast iron consists of parts that have been cast in the shape they have, right from the start, without bending or welding. This makes cast iron castings a material with high thermal stability that does not suffer stresses when heated. Cast iron keeps its shape despite sudden changes in temperature.

Moldable material

The cast iron takes its shape in 3D molds. This offers great flexibility to create design details such as angles, corners and volumes. These details increase the level of finish and the perceived quality of our products, both visually and functionally. Our products leave the manufacturing line compact and robust, without the need for welds that can suffer fatigue or material stress over time.

Durable

For the same reason that car manufacturers manufacture engine blocks in cast iron, Jøtul chooses to manufacture its fireplaces and wood stoves in cast iron. When delivering and selling a product that should last a generation or more, there should be no compromise on the quality of materials. Running and managing a smelting plant is expensive and requires large investments. The development of each wood stove also requires considerable investment in research and mold development. But the result is a product that you will enjoy for many, many years to come.

Replaceable parts

A cast iron fireplace or wood stove has many bolted parts. Temperature-resistant gaskets are used between parts to ensure that the hearth is sealed. The ability to replace every part of the product with new ones, coupled with Jøtul’s parts availability guarantee, ensures that every Jøtul owner will be able to enjoy their home for a long, long time.

Recyclable material and environmental focus

Jøtul’s manufacturing plant is located in the area known as Kråkerøy Verk in Fredrikstad, Norway. Every day we receive deliveries of iron scrap. This scrap is selected, recycled and melted to be reborn as parts of a modern stove or fireplace. Our factory is in a residential area and environmental requirements are very strict. This, combined with the fact that burning wood is a carbon-neutral form of renewable energy, allows us to say that choosing a Jøtul product is the right choice for preserving our climate and environment.

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