Review of Esse 125 wood burning stove

A cracker

Steve In Blandford 12 years ago

This applies to the Esse 125 mu1tifuel but only used wood so far. Very easy to light, sits right in the alcove of our '20s bungalow fireplace. Lots of heat and a great view of flames. Very easy to light and gets nice and hot very quickly. Controls travel only a short distance and with the mit on it is not that easy to get the slider in the right place. However, apart from that minor issue, it looks great (even when not lit) and does heat our rather large and oddly shaped room. Overall, get one, if it looks right for your room - British too!

Overall rating:

4.5 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 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 5 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)