Esse 500 stove
The Esse 500 is a multi fuel stove.
This model has a 5kw output & has 1 plain door with glass in it -
the glass has a curve on the top edge & secondary air wash system to keep it clean.
Some Esse stoves are cast iron while others are a mixture of steel & cast iron.
- Height: 545mm
- Width: 428mm
- Depth: 348mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multifuel
- Efficiency: 80%
Most Recent Review
I have had experience of a lot of stoves, the Esse 500 gives off plenty of heat but I find the riddle grate system with handle a very poor design. The riddle gets constantly blocked and would... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Did you try alternatives fuels to see if they still blocked the grate system. Different fuels may burn to a finer ash and therefore would not get caught in the grate, they do vary greatly so trying more than one fuel is a good policy to adopt until you find the one that suits your stove best.
Most Popular Review
This was our first stove and initially we loved it. It looked great and was easy to light and control. We found wood caused a lot of soot/tar to form on the window so we used mainly solid fuel... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Very surprised by this experience, Esse is a well established manufacturer, it did take several years for the failure. Difficult to explain why, I have not heard of similar experiences.
More reviews for Esse 500 stove (page 1 of 2)
The Esse is OK until I load the fuel, then I open the door and its still OK until new fuel is added. This smokes and comes out of the door and into room and stinks the room out.
had stove for 4 monthswhen the stove is hot I find it impossible to move the door handle to put more logs onso stiff that the stove moves before I can open it(not much use if you cant add fuel... [ read more ]
We had an Esse 500 (2013 model) multifuel stove fitted in July by a reputable and qualified supplier, it is straightforward to operate, heats up quickly and does an all round good job, it looks... [ read more ]
We've just bought the Esse 500 but the installer was a bit vague about how to use the stove. The instruction leaflet doesn't explain how you can tell if the air wash system is open or closed... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Air wash controls are normally open when slid to the right and closed when to the left, you should be able to see the change when the stove is lit if you can't see anything from the outside of the stove.
The Esse 500 has a long air wash inlet approx 9cm either side of the control lever itself. Using high temp silicon I carefully applied a bead to either side of the inlet allowing the central... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: A flue damper may well have done the same job and the airwash will have been made in the way that Esse require it so altering quite possibly invalidates your warranty.
We opted for this model because we wanted a small stove, but big enough to take normal sized logs. It creates plenty of heat, and the central main vent lets you generate a blast furnace effect... [ read more ]
Replaced all removable parts within 2 years - most within a year, parts replaced regularly, now at age 4yrs the back has fallen off. I won't buy an ESSE again.
Stove expert replied: Very disappointing comments.
Had this stove for about 5 years now and never been 100% happy with it.We bought it as it looks simple, un-fussy and has a good size firebox for the size of stove. We went for the optional woodburning... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Have you thought of a flue damper or stabilizer which should give you more control of the stove unit?