Review of Esse 525 stove


Ivie Trousdale one year ago

We have two of these (one stainless steel legs & one black legs). Fitted over 6 years ago. One sits totally out on hearth other is slightly set into the wall/fireplace. Amazing how much more heat comes from the one which sits out. This item gets most use and I now need to replace rope seal. No prob I thought!! Supposedly just ease out the pins holding the door and it lifts off - NO CHANCE - the top of the unit sits over the door with approx 1/2 inch gap but this is not enough to allow the pins to be taken out. Suggestion given now is I need to unbolt the top of the fire so door can be taken off!! Love the fires not so sure about replacing the rope - surely the info given cannot be correct???

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)