Esse 100DD stove

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4 flames

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Esse 100DD stove

The Esse 100DD stove has double doors. The Esse 100DD SE model is suitable for smoke controlled areas.

Technical Data
  • Height: 630mm
  • Width: 610mm
  • Depth: 310mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
  • Efficiency: 82%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Esse fire 100dd

    7 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

Most Popular Review

  • 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

More reviews for Esse 100DD stove

  • Great little stove

    Damian Hadfield 9 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

  • Best double door in its size!

    Snug-heating Atkinson 9 years ago

    We struggled to get a double door stove at this output of 5kw, but this was perfect.The walls on the cottage where it was fitted were approximately two foot thick with granite, so adding a vent
    was too difficult.This little steel stove is also made in the UK which is a great feeling when buying.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Esse 100DDSE, not great.

    Ivor 11 years ago

    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.
    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames