Review of Esse 100DD stove

Great little stove

Damian Hadfield 6 years ago

We've had our stove installed for the past year and living in an old cottage we have it on a lot. We found that logs burnt away very quickly and we could not shut it down enough. In the end I dropped in a metal plate to reduce the air flow which worked. I now use Ovoids so that we can keep it in over night or while at work. Running 24/7 it uses about 4 x 100 weight bags of Ovoids a month (180kg I think). At £16 a bag it works out at £64 a month running constantly. Our room is 5m x 6m and the fire is usually fully shut down so that the room doesn't get too hot. The glass soots up a bit but we do shut it down which doesn't help. The wide body allows large logs which is great. I find the stove easy to light. The controls are basic and aren't the best for fine adjustment but its not hard to get it right.

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 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Controllability 3 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)