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Esse 505 stove

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Esse 505 stove

The Esse 505 is a contemporary model - available in 2 different sizes -

the compact 505c stove model or the taller 505F free standing stove.

The more compact model will fit into a traditional fireplace opening.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Esse 505 T(all)

    Phil 8 years ago

    The T (tall) version isn't available as cheaply as you can find the standard one, and that makes it a fairly pricey beast. But it is a fantastic stove. No problems at all, easy to light & control. The only minor quibble is that the inside is quite small so you have to be a bit selective about what size log you put in. There is rumoured to be a woodburning kit for this, but the supplier we used was unable to find one. I think that conversion involves removing the riddle plate and that would increase depth, but not width (which is the dimension it's a bit tight in) The big glass door seems to pump out heat, and the 5 kW is more than enough for our fairly big kitchen.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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