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Review of Esse 125 wood burning stove

Esse 125 Review

Peter Darby 9 years ago

We had an Esse 125 woodburner installed a couple of months ago in our lounge which is approximately 7m x4m x2.4m or 70 cu.m.It is a modern design which fits in perfectly with the decor and looks a great centrepiece on the hearth.\n This is our first woodburning stove although we have long enjoyed open log fires; what a transformation! It is childsplay to light,operate and control and burns less than half the amount of wood and gives out more heat.\n The large window allows a fantastic view of the fire and the airwash keeps it absolutely clear.The controls are very simple and although the top lever is a little difficult to move when heated up,it allows good control of the heat level.The shallow firebox is very economical,only needing one log or two at the very most to fill.Build quality is robust rather than elegant and so far appears very durable.\n We have lit the stove every night since we had it and my wife and I both love it;one of the best things we've ever bought.\n\n

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Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 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 5 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)