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Review of Esse 300 stove

waste of money

2 years ago

I am about to remove my insert stove after 4 years of having no control over the burn. It burns fiercely with a wind, the controls are a waste of time(cannot shut it down ). Have phoned Esse many times in the early days, but a complete waste of time. Will never buy from Esse again and will never recommend to anyone.

Stove expert replied: As you mention that the stove burns fiercely with the wind this is most likely to be the cause of your disappointment. The flue draw can suck the heated air up the chimney and can prevent it from heating the room effectively, this is not a fault stove but an installation issue that should be corrected, this may continue with a replacement stove. Do discuss fully with your installer as better control will undoubtedly mean more heat and less fuel being used.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.2)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.5)