Review of Esse 100DD stove
Esse 100DDSE, not great.
We use this only with seasoned hardwood. Terrible to light, has to be coaxed up to temperature and fed with thin pieces until it reaches 260F. After that it gobbles wood, uses as much as our Clearview Vision 500 which has nearly twice the output. The controls are crude and provide no real adjustment. Hardly any heat reaches the top so it's no good for heating kettles of water.On the plus side it projects heat forward well. Compared to our Clearview it's third-rate, wouldn't buy another.