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Esse W35 range cooker

Overall Rating:

2.5 flames

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Esse W35 range cooker

The Esse W35 has a thermostatically controlled boiler with an output of 33,000btu's.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 2.5 flames
Ease of use 2 flames
Ease of lighting 2.5 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 2 flames
Controllability 2.5 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Don't buy Esse if you live in a country area!!

    Simon Walshe 11 months ago

    My Esse cooker is out of warranty and nobody will travel to the Cockermouth area to repair an electric Esse range cooker - Esse said they didn't have anyone prepared to come out. - which isn... []

    Stove expert replied: The repair of this stove is due to take place tomorrow and the part has been offered at a discounted rate through Esse direct. Esse can supply a chargeable service visit including call out fee labour charges and mileage if required.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Buy anything else, this will only cause you pain

    P 4 years ago

    Installed 2.5 years ago and it still doesn't work properly - impossibly difficult to get up to temperature, even with a rotating cowl to improve the draw. Tars up on a regular basis. A complete... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you contacted Esse Technical Department for advice? I am sure that improvements are possible, do not give up hope!

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

More reviews for Esse W35 range cooker (page 1 of 2)

  • All may not be lost......

    Christopher Disney one year ago

    I tried one last clean to original new condition and discovered two new requirements: first, the right hand smoke channel needs to be cleaned more than you think. Ours was partly blocked at... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Esse-- Very disappointed

    David Loneragan one year ago

    I am writing from Australia, and the Esse stove we bought has been a HUGE disappointment. I have operated wood burning stoves before (the wonderful local stove "Everhot"which we used to heat... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Disappointed in France

    Ian Carr 2 years ago

    W35 installed 4 years ago, it has never worked as well as the manufacturers promised. It constantly sooted and tarred up even with dry wood. We contacted Esse UK and the French official agent... []

    Stove expert replied: We have received an email from the installer who states that they undertook a site visit where they did a de-coke on the system which took 8hrs. They found that a failure of providing a thermal bypass as they recommended to the customer and the use of wet wood with a moisture content greater than 25% has led to the system not being able to operate successfully. After cleaning the system they tested it and had the oven up to 220 degrees and all 7 radiators were hot. The puddles of brown liquid produced were from condensation and due to wet fuel and a cold boiler as there is no thermal bypass. If these are corrected there would undoubtedly be a big improvement in the stove operation.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • esse wood burding cooker

    Lucas Armstrong 3 years ago

    After buying the Esse wood burning cooker brand new and using logs 5 years old and dry, this stove was the worst thing I have ever purchased in my life. After 1 year of living with smoke I sold... []

    Stove expert replied: You do not say what the replacement was. Seems strange that one stove failed to worked effectively while another works well in the same flue system. Smoke back into the room is normally due to a poor draw on the flue system especially if the wood is correctly seasoned.

    Overall rating:

    0.5 flames

  • Does everything we hoped it would.

    Ruth Buckley 3 years ago

    I was a little anxious having read some mixed reviews of this stove but after 4 months use (continuously in the colder months and just in the evenings now) I am relieved to say we are really... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hot Water, Hot Dinners and a Warm House

    Andy Chamberlain 3 years ago

    The only reason you would have trouble with this stove is - as with any stove - you use moist wood or the flue does not draw sufficiently. We use 2-year seasoned softwood (Western Hemlock)... []

    Stove expert replied: Detailed review and good outputs being produced.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Customer service also appaling in belgium

    Geerts Jp 3 years ago

    We have installed a Esse W35 for a customer in Gent Belgium. The flue was not ideal . After contacting the importer we had a test with a exhaust-ventilator until we had 20 Pa draft in the flue... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Esse W35

    Francis Everington 3 years ago

    The only reason I would not buy one again is because the customer service is appalling. We live in the alps and this thing gets the water store to 65 degrees (560 Litre tank), and heats up 18... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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