Esse wood burning



The Ironheart

Wood fired cook stove

The Ironheart may look as if it's been around for ever, but in fact it's a recent arrival - created to celebrate 150 years of ESSE. It's a stove and a range cooker in one, combining the best of our two main product ranges. Cooking and heating have never come together more beautifully.

Unlike our standard range cookers, which are designed to contain heat, the Ironheart has convection panels that radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove.

The large firebox can burn either wood or smokeless coal. And whatever fuel you choose, you'll enjoy watching the flames leap and flicker through the large clear glass window.

The oven has an almost 50 litre capacity, and you can also cook directly in the firebox. With the "dog bone" hotplate comfortably able to take up to six pans, the Ironheart is equipped to bring out the very best in creative cooks - so no wonder it's become a firm favourite with head chef Gill Meller and his team at River Cottage HQ.

  • Multifuel wood or smokeless coal
  • 47 Litre Oven
  • Hotplate up to 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous operation
  • Heat output to room up to 9.7kw
  • Optional wood only conversion
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler
  • Optional hostess shelf

ESSE 905 WN

Wood-Burning Range Cooker

This classic three-door, two oven range cooker features advanced ESSE technology for outstanding fuel-efficiency. And its firebox is big enough that you can simply load it up with large logs, and forget all about it while you get on with cooking something utterly delicious.

The 905 WN is a beautifully traditional cast iron wood-burning cooker perfectly suited to your kitchen; clean-burning, fuel-efficient, and a pleasure to use - with a total oven capacity of 80 litres, and a large "dog bone" hotplate.

It's designed to save your energy, too. With a firebox big enough to take 45cm logs, there's no need for frequent refuelling. You can simply load it up in the morning, then add some more before cooking dinner, and again when you go to bed. So you can keep your fire burning for days, even weeks - only emptying out the ash once a month.

For even greater fuel-efficiency, unique after-burn catalysers above the firebox reburn smoke particles or unburned fuel in a secondary combustion chamber fed by the hot gases from the firebox and hot air ducted around the firebox from the base of cooker.

Oven temperatures are easy to control, too - with a simple slider to adjust burn rate, and a second latch which enables the door to be secured slightly ajar, allowing extra air to be drawn in for an extra boost.

You can choose to send heat from the fire around the ovens and via the hotplate before it reaches the flue, or you can bypass the full circuit and heat the hotplate without affecting the oven temperature. (See ESSE oven temperature dial guide.)

  • Woodburning cooker
  • Oven capacity top 48 ltr
  • Oven capacity bottom 32 ltr
  • Hotplate upto 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous burning
  • Radiant heat output to room upto 5kW
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler

990 WN

Wood-burning range cooker

Behind the classic 1930s ESSE styling, this is a truly advanced piece of engineering, capable of extraordinary day-in-day-out cooking performance with an absolute minimum of wasted energy. In fact, we believe the 990 WN is the cleanest-burning cooker of its kind.

This 100cm wide wood-burning range is a dream to cook on. With three large ovens (which can all maintain different temperatures), and four doors, there's room for a larger cast iron hotplate - enabling you to keep more pans gently bubbling on the hob.

Behind its cast iron door, the firebox features a secondary clear glass door, making it easy to check your fire - and to enjoy the flickering warmth of its flames, as it keeps your kitchen cosy. A mineral fuel grate option is available, if you'd prefer to burn solid fuel.

Returning to the 990 WN's outstanding energy efficiency, twin catalytic combustors "reburn" escaping smoke particles, resulting in practically non-existent CO emissions of just 0.01%.

Independently rated as over 85% energy-efficient, it's also a DEFRA-exempt appliance suitable for burning wood in a smoke control zone.

  • Woodburning cooker (multifuel conversion available)
  • Top oven capacity 48 ltr
  • Bottom oven capacity 2 x 32 ltr
  • Hotplate over 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous burning
  • Radiant heat output to room up to 5kW
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler

990 WD Central Heating

Wood-burning range cooker with Central Heating

Tempted by the traditional looks, extraordinary cooking capabilities, and innovative technology of our 990 WD range cooker? And also looking to upgrade the way you heat your home? Then this stunning example of ESSE engineering provides the complete answer.

Are you getting a warm feeling looking at this version of our classic range cooker? You should be; because, in addition to all the incredible cooking capabilities of the standard 990, it's a brilliantly energy-efficient way to heat your home - with a thermostatically controlled boiler, and a dampener that diverts heat to the ovens or boiler, depending where it's needed.

It's supplied with a summer running kit that enables you to reduce your heating output without affecting cooker performance or hot water supply; while flue controls can help you boost the temperature of the large cast iron hob without affecting the oven temperatures.

In addition, a quench coil can be added for installations with a need to bank excess.

  • Control to divert heat predominantly to central heating and domestic hot water or cooking
  • Generous oven capacity: 48ltr main oven and 32ltr bottom oven
  • Large hotplate for up to six pans
  • Effortlessly switch between wood and solid fuel, or a mixture of the two
  • Burn cycle 24 hours
  • Thermostatically-controlled boiler
  • Flue damper and flue box knob for additional control
  • Precision doors with slam-shut handles
  • Hinge stops to prevent doors clashing with cooker front

ESSE Plus 1

Wood-burning cooker

This mini wood-burning range cooker has two aspects to its personality. It's ideal as a stand-alone unit in locations with limited space, and equally perfect as a partner to your ESSE electric or gas fired range - providing you with an extra oven, and a large "target" hotplate.

Think you don't have space for a cast iron range cooker? Think again: the Plus 1 offers you all the pleasures of wood-fired cooking, on a smaller scale - with one deep oven, and a large variable heat zone hob. Inside the cast iron oven door, there's an inner glass door - allowing you to keep a close eye on your view, and to enjoy the flickering flames.

It really is a highly versatile and beautifully engineered stand-alone cooker - though, of course, it would also make the perfect companion for a larger ESSE range cooker, such as the EL 13Amp. Not only would that give you gargantuan cooking capacity; you'd also have the choice of modern electric touch-of-a-button convenience, or the earthier pleasures of cooking over a fire you have lit and tended.

Did we mention that they love our wood-burning cookers for cooking and heating at River Cottage HQ? This one just fits perfectly in their reception lodge.

  • Woodburning cooker (multifuel conversion available)
  • Single lower oven 24 ltr
  • Large "target" hotplate
  • Radiant output to room upto 5kw
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler
  • Stand alone or to partner another ESSE cooker

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