Why Choose Cast Iron? -Jotul.
Jøtul has produced stoves from cast iron since 1853. Cast iron is an extremely suitable material as it endures high temperatures and rapid changes in temperature without twisting or straining when it gets hot. That's why Jøtul chooses cast iron for their stoves, just like car manufacturers use cast iron for their engines.
Jøtul's production facility is situated at the plant previously known as Kråkerøy Verk in Fredrikstad, Norway. Daily deliveries of scrap iron are melted down, waste products are removed and carbon and other alloying elements are added. At the right temperature, the iron is analyzed and, if necessary, extra alloying elements are added to ensure that the cast iron lives up to the famous Jøtul quality. The liquid iron is then poured into molds of sand to cool down before the cast parts are cleaned and assembled into modern Jøtul wood stoves.
Cast iron can be poured into 3D molds creating detailed designs, including angles, corners and different patterns. Such details contribute to increase the level of quality for the products – both visually and functionally without seam welds that are exposed to fatigue damage over time.
A wood stove or insert made from cast iron consists of several smaller parts or plates that are fitted together,secured and sealed with heat resistant joint-filler making each cast iron component completely replaceable. Combine replacement part availability with Jøtul's market-leading warranty and every Jøtul owner is assured that they will be enjoying their fireplace for many years to come.
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