Review of Esse 100 stove

handle sticking

Allison Barrett 2 years ago

I have had this stove for a few years now and am mostly very happy with it, but of late the handle is sometimes impossible to move, especially when the fire is hot. this is a pain as I have to let it die right down before I can open the door. Wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and found a solution - I have tried oiling it but this helps for a very short time only.

Stove expert replied: Graphite oil / spray is a good option for easing handles, it is readily available.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.9)