…your ESSE will effortlessly manage all of these, with a warmth and friendliness that only a true cast iron range cooker can. It will instill a welcome leisurely pace to life in these frantic times and it will encourage you to cook in a more natural way.
The ‘Ironheart’ cooking stove is a cooker that burns logs beautifully and a stove that cooks to perfection.
First conceived to mark the 150th anniversary of the company, the inspiration for this product was found in the earliest appliances in the ESSE museum. Small domestic stoves for both cooking and heating. ESSE was amongst the first to introduce the closed stove concept to the British market, and consumers soon recognised the design’s advantages over the open fire alternatives, of greatly increased economy and control.
Ironheart takes these attributes to a new level, with a tested efficiency rating at over 82%, and low CO emissions to exceed current standards. Add to this the glass fronted firebox, multi-fuel capability, oven temperature controllability, machined hotplate surface and superbly engineered stainless steel hotplate insulating covers, and you have an appliance traditional only in looks.
Cooking only – Model EW
Essentially the cooking stove makes the most of the two things ESSE does best. An inspired combination of a superb log burning stove and traditional, cast iron range cooker.
And therein lies its charm and appeal… it is equally at home as a stove or as a range cooker.
The firebox has been specifically designed to burn 500mm logs, length ways, which it does in spectacular fashion, providing a splendid view of the flames through a large rectangular glass fire door. As the heat source for the oven and hotplates it has to be highly controllable, which it is, thanks to simple but effective primary and secondary air flow controls, the secondary control providing an airwash which keeps the door glass clear.
The Ironheart can burn multi-fuel and/or wood but for improved woodburning performance, a simple to fit conversion kit is available that will improve control and efficiency when burning logs. The kit comprises of a steel box that replaces the standard grate and ashpan, creating a deeper firebox with no grate. This enables more logs to be loaded and provides a flat base for an ash bed to develop, which is essential when burning wood.
Cooking and domestic hotwater – Model EWB
The EWB is equipped with a boiler and is capable of running a single radiator as well as providing domestic hot water.
Is the 990 the world’s cleanest-burning cooker?
The 990, like all ESSE cookers, combines modern technology with classic ESSE quality and flies the flag for technological and environmental developments.
With three large capacity ovens (which can all maintain different temperatures for ease of use) the 990 offers a huge 112 litre cooking volume. It draws on classic ESSE styling from the 1930s, and blends vintage aesthetics with modern benefits.
The 990 can achieve heat outputs between 2kW and 8kW depending how it is operated and how much fuel is loaded. The stylish firebox features a secondary glass door enabling the flames to be admired while allowing extra heat into the room, and the large cast iron hotplate has different temperature zones for added flexibility.
The 990 heats quickly from cold, has a large log capacity and also incorporates stainless steel towel rail, perfectly weighted, insulated lids over the hotplate and easy-shut door handles.
You can even use the 990’s firebox to grill directly over hot embers with cooking smells disappearing up the flue.
The 990 is available with or without a hot water boiler and can also be specified as a solid fuel cooker.
Ironheart Available from £3,695.00
Esse 990 Available from ££5,995.00