Review of Esse 125 wood burning stove

Great looking stove - but I need some help!

Andy Oakes 9 years ago

The stove was installed during August 2014 and it looks great, is easy to light and heat output is just perfect for our home. Having said that - we are on glass number 3. The 1st pain broke during a burn, we thought it must have been due to hot ash close to the glass. The window was replaced, but has broken again with no obvious reason, in fact the fire had died and gone out. It goes with a loud crack, and both occasions right in the middle (close to the fixing screws) top to bottom. The glass comes out in two half's. We just don't know what has caused this, can someone help us? Thank you.

Stove expert replied: Make sure that you do not over tighten the glass, it may be that this has caused stress where the fixings are.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.2)