Cast iron has always been the preferred material of the skilled stove maker because it is extremely hard wearing and durable. Cast iron has a thermal mass and excellent heat radiating characteristics and therefore stores heat naturally through its air inclusions. It stores and distributes heat more evenly and for a considerably longer period than any other materials used in stove manufacture.
Cast iron construction makes servicing far easier and the long tradition of using cast iron as a material for stoves is based on sound reasoning. Individual parts are simple to replace, should this ever be required, and cast iron will also not deform, even after a long period of use. This ensures that parts, such as doors, will still close tightly after many years of use. Replaceable parts also allow Jøtul products to have an extended life.