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
Most Recent Review
cracked casting on one side, next night other side cracked in same place.Would of expected the stove to last more than thirteen winter's.I note on here other people have had the back''s fall out. Can only assume it is a design or casting fault. I did notice when I first renewed the door seal rope, casting had blow hole's in it.
Most Popular Review
system with card board a little Heath Robinson perhaps but worked for them.Having thought about this I decided to experiment using high temperature silicon.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 area to be kept free and obviously the control lever operative. I have also folded some baking foil to fill the gap partially above lever but so as to still allow operation. RESULTSWow it absolutely fab have great control of the fire now does not burn half as fiercely my wood supply should now last the winter instead of just until Christmas. I hope this helps other owners suffering from heat exposure and can still be removed if you like to restore to original design.Good luck and enjoy your burner........
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.
More reviews for Esse 500 stove (page 1 of 2)
be much better with drop in cast bars like they used to do on the old model. The rope burns out on the door seal very easily. Ash always falls out with this new design and the ashpan is difficult to remove due to a big lip on the stove front. We have ended up removing the riddle grate which is much better. The fire brick baffle design is poor and would be better made from metal. I have had a fire fox stove which seems a much better design, it is bigger overall, has a better riddle mechanism and is half the price.
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.
fuel) have to get my husband to do it he has to put a lot of effort in to move it!!!
good too with a large glass for the glowing logs and flames to light up the room. Very impressed! Have had other log burners before but new features have definitely improved the output and efficiency. 2 important points, always use qualified reputable installers (will save you money in the long run). When burning wood, use seasoned hardwood (when possible) and make sure the top vent (air wash) is in the middle and once up to temperature the bottom vent is closed. ðŸ˜€ðŸ”¥
; do you move the lever to the right or left?? There are no markings to indicate the position.
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.
to really get it going. The downside: the major components are secured using tiny Allan-bolts which are not up to the job. So the door hinges keep moving, as does the sleeve which holds the latch. I've had to fashion a Heath-Robinson solution to solve this. Otherwise an effective and good looking stove
Stove expert replied: Very disappointing comments.