Wood fireplace insert ratings part 8 continues our reviews with a look at the Jayline, Jolly Mec, Jotul, Kalor, Keddy, Kingstar, Kratki, Kuma, and Linea VZ brands.
These fireplaces are made and sold in New Zealand. The STARFIRE model is a basic insert with a rated heat output of 14 kw. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
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The Universaljolly series features basic wood stoves. They are made in Italy and sold in Europe but the warranty is not very good. The units can be fitted with ducts to send the heat to other rooms and they also offer boiler models.
This brand is available through dealers in Europe and North America. The C 450 KENNEBEC features a classic cast iron surround and a large fire viewing area combined with an air wash system to keep the glass clean. The C550 ROCKLAND is a larger unit with their simplex clean burn combustion system and twin circulation fans. The unit is flush mounted with the masonry fireplace for a better look and feel. The warranty on the units is not as good as many brands.
This brand offers a basic unit. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand features cast iron fireplaces with large curved windows. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
These fireplaces are made and sold in the U.K. They offer a variety of models featuring large windows for viewing the fire but the guarantee is not very good.
These fireplaces are made in Poland and sold throughout Europe. They offer a variety of traditional looking units and offer units with a water jacket for connection to the central heating system. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The ASPEN model is for smaller spaces and features double wall construction for convective heating. The ASHWOOD model is for medium sized homes (typically up to 2000 ft2). The SEQUOIA is a model for large homes (up to 3500 ft2) and uses catalytic combustion for clean burning. The warranty on parts other than the heating chamber is not as good as most brands.
These fireplaces are made and sold in Italy. They are made of durable cast iron but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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