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Review of Esse 100DD stove

Esse fire 100dd

4 years ago

Swapped a original cast Iron cooking range for this Esse upon till instillation my house was cool in summer but freezing in winter however all has changed. I find it easy to light and it roars away but the control only allows it to either roar away or look as if it is going out. The back bricks cracked and the rope has come off both now fixed. You can put coal on it and the heat is intense it easy to clean and looks good yes not sure how I ever managed with out it

Stove expert replied: You should be able to operate the stove so a gentle flame picture is achieved, the controls should be moved only slightly until this achieved and now the rope seal has been sorted should be easier to achieve.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

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