Review of Esse 100DD stove

Esse 100 DD on the whole, very pleased

Patrick Zentler-Munro 11 years ago

On the whole, very pleased. I was forced to buy a 5kW stove for a room of c6000 cu ft because of lack of venting. It produces ample heat (with minimal CH background) with reasonable log consumption. Accepts large logs, but must light with kindling and smaller sticks - then easy. Have not tried burning overnight, but found embers that could have been relit. Only real criticism is primitive controls which do not allow fine adjustment, and some awkwardness in removing full ashtray.

Stove expert replied: Recommend emptying ash tray more frequesntly as this will help to prolong the life of the grate system adn makes it easier to handle.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 2.8)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.2)