Review of Esse 300 stove

Problems with coal dust

Lorna Greer 7 years ago

I am posting on behalf of my elderly parents. They have had the Esse 300 for 4 years and burn coal on it daily. The coal dust that is produced means that everything in the room is covered in a film of dust and has to be wiped down daily-light fittings,shelves etc. They have it serviced regularly and chimney swept etc. Surely this can't be normal. Any hints please . Thank you.

Stove expert replied: It is worth trying an alternative smokeless fuel as they vary on the amount of ash produced. If it is house coal that is being used then this should be changed to a smokeless fuel.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 4.5 flames (avg 4.9)
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Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.5)
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