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Esse Ironheart cooking range

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

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Esse Ironheart cooking range

The Esse Ironheart cooking range is a cast iron and steel 8kw stove with oven, hot plate and possible back boiler for heating radiators and water. The Ironheart has a fire box with a glass door through which you can view the dance of the flames.

The tall legs have got a curve in them. The Ironheart is a multi fuel range capable of burning wood & coal.

Technical Data
  • Height: 900mm
  • Width: 900mm
  • Depth: 600mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Great looking stove, but.....

    Andy Templeton 4 weeks ago

    2. Fire bricks several times. The original bricks were very soft and easily damaged especially if a piece of wood happens to hit them a little hard - due to the lack of support from the steel... []

    Stove expert replied: Any stove will require maintenance and the amount will vary on several factors:- how much it is used, quality of the product, how it is operated, quality of fuel etc. to name a few. Manufacturers may adapt products to give better life and value and it seems that during the time you have had this stove this has occurred. Loading of a stove should be undertaken with care as liners can become cracked due to impact and this stands for most products that have refractory liners. Great for cooking and provides a good source of heat though..

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Esse Ironheart cooking range (page 1 of 3)

  • Don''t buy this stove

    Denis Hawthorne 4 months ago

    Utter trash. Nothing but hassle. Baffle replaced several times until I purchased a cast iron one. Design fault not mine. My firebox has split, fractured across several inches. Not repairable... []

    Stove expert replied: What a shame that this has caused such an issue, spares should be available even if delayed until sent from the UK. The Ironheart has such a good track record and I have never heard of one splitting before.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • A workhorse

    8 months ago

    I have the dry standard Esse Ironheart fitted with the optional woodburner box. Esse has lived in my French cottage for the last 2 years. Lighting the stove is done with 2 thin logs running... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Sadly not as good as I thought

    8 months ago

    Absolute nightmare to light Airwash is very poor (hopeless in fact) - dirty glass even with kiln dried ash Can condensate inside the oven when first lit and the oven also fills with smoke when lit from cold Creates a lot of smoke into the room when adding new logs - the angle of the top plate in the firebox encourages the smoke forward and out Looks great but I'm very disappointed with it and it cost a fortune! We have ordinary wood stoves in the house that we get on with absolutely fine so I promise you it's not operator error!!!... []

    Stove expert replied: Do get the installation checked as these are work horses that normally have very few problems. Condensates can be produced if the flue system doesn't warm up quickly enough, is the flue lined and insulated or do you have a twin wall insulated system? Have you an air brick in the room. What is the flue height? What type of cowl do you have on the system?

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Poor build quality

    Steven Townsley 2 years ago

    I have an esse ironheart that is 8 months old and it has problems with both handles, the oven door handle works loose every week and has to be re tightened, the firebox door handle seized and... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Much better than AGA and Rayburn

    Snug-heating Atkinson 2 years ago

    Moving solid fuel cooking stoves on, the Ironheart is a lovely stove in the black steel/iron finish. The glass door I think is a must for efficient fuelling of the cooker. I think ESSE may have neglected the enamelling process a little, with some defects. But overall its my first choice for a wood burning cooker. Did I mention, its also BRITISH.... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • A PROBLEM WITH THE IRONHEART

    BRENDAN BRUCE 2 years ago

    The Esse Ironheart is a good choice if you are looking for something which not only heats your kitchen, but which can also be used for cooking (both hob and oven). Unfortunately, there is a... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Excellent all round stove

    Colin Ives 2 years ago

    We live on a big old barge and had is stove fitted about ten years ago. Our flue (double-wall) is quite short (3m) but we never have a problem lighting it or keeping it in overnight. Coal is... []

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback and handy lighting tip!

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Perfect in almost every way

    Andrew Cissi 2 years ago

    We have had an ironheart for 4 years now and I love it. We are 1000 feet up a mountain in Wales it has transformed a damp unused dining room that people rushed through to get to the sitting... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Esse Ironheart superb in all aspects

    Bernard Thain 3 years ago

    Recently installed in my farmhouse kitchen it looks stunning but the big surprise was how quickly the oven heated up once the wood fire was lit. With a minimum of fuel, (very dry logs), food was baked in the oven, two pans boiling water on the hot plates plus a warm kitchen. Very efficient use of burning wood! Would recommend highly.... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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