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Choosing Your New Esse

The Iron Heart – The wood-burning stove that you can cook on. 


esse-ironheartThe Ironheart has convection panels in the side to radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove.  The large firebox can burn wood or smokeless solid fuel whilst heating the room as well as the oven and hotplate. The Ironheart’s hypnotising flame pattern can be appreciated through the large, clear glass door.

The Ironheart combines understated style with plenty of cooking potential. The large oven has a 47.8ltr capacity and trays can be placed directly on the oven floor as well as on the shelves, while its dogbone hotplate can accommodate six pans at once. This provides the capacity to cook, for example, a joint of beef, roast potatoes and a fruit crumble in the oven, with four types of veg, gravy and custard bubbling away on the hob.

The Ironheart gives out up to 9.7kW to the room depending on fuel type and settings; this heat output is comparable to two medium-sized woodburning stoves. However, it is supplied with a heat screen which can be hung in front of the firebox for your comfort while cooking.  A clean-burning design and minimal emissions make for an efficiency level of up to 81.8%. The Ironheart is also available with a domestic hot water boiler.

This also comes in a gas-burning version

Esse 905WN – A wood cooker designed for today’s kitchen: clean burning and easy to use.

905WN In simple terms, you could load the firebox in the morning and just place some extra fuel on before cooking dinner. Another load before you go to bed would keep it burning until morning, giving the potential to keep the fire going for several days or even weeks at a time. Ash removal is necessary, but with good quality fuel this might only be once a month. The 905 is quickly back up to cooking temperature, even from cold.  The 905 WD cooker has a domestic hot water boiler which can supply piping hot water with minimal effect on cooking performance.  With your own clean, dry wood supply, the ESSE 905 could allow you to virtually live off the grid.

Esse 990WN – Classic 1930’s styled wood-burning oven

esse-990 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.

The Esse Plus2 – Electric flexibility to your oven or for small kitchens

 plus2Teaming the electric Plus2 with one of their beautiful wood-burning range cookers gives you not just additional capacity, but additional freedom to spread your culinary wings!

You could use the 990 and the Plus 2 at the same time to benefit from five huge ovens and a range of hob options. Or you might simply choose to use the Plus 2 on its own in summer when you are less inclined to heat your kitchen with a woodburning model.

Although this cooker is often paired with another ESSE – far from simply being an ‘added extra’ the Plus 2 is a versatile cast iron cooker in its own right. This model is ideal if you want all the style, quality and cooking performance of a larger ESSE range cooker, but simply don’t have the space. At just 500mm wide it is suitable for even the most compact kitchen.

Esse 990CH – the whole heating package

990-CHThis range cooker doesn’t just cook up a storm; it can also fulfil all your central heating and hot water needs. It is capable of running several radiators and its impressive thermostatic control means that their temperature will be automatically maintained.

The 990 CH does not require a conversion system to switch between wood or solid fuel so you have the freedom to fuel it how you see fit! However, for higher temperatures and less frequent reloading, we would advise that it works best on smokeless fuels such as anthracite.  It will run on full output (radiators, ovens, hotplate and hot water) for more than five hours with just one load of anthracite, or will ‘slumber’ for up to 24 hours on the same load.

As well as a huge cast iron hotplate, the 990 CH has two ovens which maintain different temperatures for enhanced cooking potential. To ensure you get the most from every load of your chosen fuel, the 990 CH allows you to prioritise either the central heating and hot water or the ovens and hotplate – thanks to a simple-to-use damper. This lets you direct heat between the cooker and boiler as required.

Esse CAT – the cooker that works with your lifestyle

 ESSE-Cooker-featuresThis cast iron range cooker has a timer that allows you to run it exactly as you want to. For example, during the week you might choose only to have it up to temperature ready for you arriving home from work each evening.  At weekend you might also have it programmed for a leisurely cooked breakfast on a Saturday, or a mid-afternoon Sunday roast if it suits your family routine.

The CAT does have the potential to be used as a simple on/off appliance but we recommend using it in ‘slumber’ mode. This means it can go down to an extremely low setting, which uses a negligible amount of energy – but from which it can be back up to cooking temperature in just 15 minutes.

Esse EL13Amp – the best of both worlds

 Esse 13AIt has ESSE’s classic cast iron construction, heavy duty ovens, beautiful enamelling and the reassuring ‘solidity’ of our classic range cookers… all with modern, electric controllability and responsiveness.  The EL 13Amp is one of their most innovative, eco-friendly cookers and benefits from ‘power share’ technology.

Usually, the ovens and hotplate of an electric cooker are each allotted a set amount of energy. The EL 13Amp is unique in that it ‘shares’ the total amount of energy available to the whole cooker. If you only turn on one oven it will heat extremely quickly. If you use both ovens and the hotplate, the energy will be pulsed around the cooker to where it is needed. This ‘power share’ technology means temperatures are easily maintained and cooking performance is continuously powerful.  Come into our showroom to see one on display.

EC4i – the electric on/off range cooker with four ovens

 Esse EC4iUnlike other range cookers, where you may have to add a companion model to achieve the cooking capacity you desire, the EC4i has four large ovens housed within the body of the cooker itself.

You can pick and choose the ovens you want to use at any one time as each is controlled independently. All four ovens are finished in a vitreous enamel for easy cleaning and are especially suited for different purposes so you can spread your culinary wings! There is a fan oven which has been rated ‘A’ for energy efficiency and is perfect for batch cooking thanks to its uniform temperatures. There are also two conventional ovens, the larger of which has a full width grill and the capacity to roast a perfectly tender Christmas turkey. There’s even a slow oven, which is invaluable for meltin-the-mouth stews and casseroles.

The only ESSE range cooker without traditional bolster lids, the EC4i represents the next level of professional cooking. It features our biggest hob surface with five induction zones and yet it offers amazing economy and energy efficiency.

This also comes in a smaller 2 oven version

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