Review of Esse 125 wood burning stove

Esse easy.

7 years ago

I installed an Esse 125 Multi Fuel stove 4 years ago and it's been superb. Prior to buying this stove I had considered many makes, models and prices. This particular stove was just under £1000, but was worth every penny. I did find the top air control stiff to operate at first, but this got better with use. Replacement bricks were a reasonable price and easy to do. This stove is easy to use and clean. I've also had to replace the baffle plate as it became distorted after a couple of years, again this was easy and relatively cheap. Parts are easy to come by through Esse.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.7)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.2)