Esse 525 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Esse 525 stove

The Esse 525 contemporary stove has an out put of 5.5kw making it suitable for the medium sized room. The stainless steel legs which are the full height of the stove make this a highly characteristic stove.

Technical Data
  • Height: 542mm
  • Width: 440mm
  • Depth: 380mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 3.8kW
  • Efficiency: 83.5%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • ESSE 525 STOVE

    Ivie Trousdale 4 years 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

Most Popular Review

  • Esse 525

    Michaela 13 years ago

    This is our first wood burner. We ordered in September and finally had it fitted mid December. I'm told these stoves are hand made and in high demand so get in early! What Esse lacked in customer
    service they certainly made up for in workmanship. It looks beautiful and the glass seems to clean itself. We have nothing to compare our stove to but we're very happy with it.

    Stove expert replied: Pleasing review. Lead times in the Autumn can vary and to plan ahead is important to insure that you get your stove when needed. Seems to be well worth the wait!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Esse 525 stove

  • Doesn''t live up to the expensive brand name

    Gordon Weir 6 years ago

    We bought this stove as an ex-display model from our local retailer. Unfortunately they didn't have the kit available to convert it to a true wood burner. However, It seems that Esse do not
    sell the kit retrospectively, and it is very difficult to find, despite extensive INTERNET searches. There is an obvious deign flaw with this stove. The door can't be opened wide enough to remove the dust pan without scuffing/fraying the door seal. The stove looks good and kicks out enough heat for our needs, but the issues mentioned above make it a bit of a disappointment for a supposedly top-end brand.
    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Esse 525 cracking stove

    Richard Brend 9 years ago

    This stove was fitted a few weeks ago by a fantastic installer. I have only experimented with the stove due to the weather being warm, but; this stove is easy to use lights first time and has
    a good sized fire box. This stove is a multi fuelled stove and so far coal has been the best fuel, as long as you know how to control the burn with air valves this stove will kick out so much heat!!! During the last time I used the stove; the temperature upstairs was a toasty 25 degrees with the temperature downstairs being 25-26 degrees!!!, the stove was also still burning in the morning and made it dead simple to re-fuel and light. The only bad point, but this to be expected, the handle does get very hot but operation is very easy plus a glove is supplied. To end this is an excellent stove that I'm very impressed with. I can't wait to get the stove going this winter!!! You won't go wrong with this stove but I can't stress that investing into an excellent installer is essential to avoiding any potential installation and stove operation issues.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Not impressed

    Coleen Scargill 9 years ago

    my log burner had been fitted by esse with iron screws, my glass cracked..............no replacement offered or in stock at esse when I needed it.. I received new glass at cost to me of £
    48 with instructions informing me of the correct screws to be used. Contact with esse to get correct screws..................YES THEY WANTED ME TO PAY FOR THESE!
    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Classy design, great stove

    Toby 12 years ago

    I ordered this because it looked sylish, modern and very suited to my decor. I got it up and running this past weekend, and I am delighted. It looks fantastic, burns beautifully, produces loads
    of heat (I have a digital thermostat about 6m away to control underfloor heating, and the stove raised room temperature from 19 to 23 degrees in an hour). First lighting per instructions failed and the smoke didn't draw properly, coming out of the airwash instead which made the room smell for a couple of days, but with enough kindling its been fine since. It wont burn overnight as you cant get enough wood into it but its only 5kw so you would expect that and I would not mark it down for it. Its a great stove.

    Stove expert replied: sometimes you need to get the chimney warm before the stove will work well. Lining and insulating the chimney will probably help but you can also light some newspaper in the stove first to prewarm the chimney. This is especially the case at the beginning of the season.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames