Esse 700 stove

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Esse 700 stove

The Esse 700 is a big output stove available as a wood- or multi fuel stove.

This Esse model has 2 doors & the glass curves on the outer top edge.

The stove is made of steel & cast iron


a boiler of 27300 is available still leaving an output of 9kw to the room.

Technical Data
  • Height: 725mm
  • Width: 610mm
  • Depth: 390mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Efficiency: 80.2%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Esse 700

    Vin Heron 5 years ago

    Poor design. When opening the door to add logs, the stove smokes. No matter how the door (s) are opened it smokes. A lot. The front of the firetube boiler extends almost right to the front of
    the stove with a very small gap. It should work well but it doesn''t.The chimney updraught is not a problem as it has been checked at the cleaning hatch just above the stove and it is very strong and steady. If the hinge fulcrum had been extended some 1/4" (or 0.635 cm) then the doors could lift off to clean the glass. So simple but missed during design. The top of the firetube boiler is an awful design and is extremely difficult to clean. The airspace gap on top of the boiler is so shallow that any detritus whatsoever impairs the exhaust gas flow and cleaning out this space and that of the firetubes is difficult to say the least.No matter how the stove is fired, or how hard it is driven, it still requires these areas cleaning regularly.The operation of the bottom air damper does not follow normal convention vis: to operate a tap or valve, the opening direction is anti-clockwise.With the Esse 700, the direction is reversed and the numbers on the circular knob do not give a clear indication of the position of the damper.When operating this circular knob, the fingers tend to come into contact with a right-angled piece of steel which I assume is to help indicate the position of the circular damper. This piece of steel has led to many cut fingers as it still has the razor sharp stamping burrs on the cut edges. Lethal and an absolutely appalling piece of kit that should never have been fitted the way it is but should have been de-burred correctly during manufacture.We replaced a wonderful Jotul stove with this and a very retrograde step on our part it was.

    Stove expert replied: Esse have contacted the customer and noted the complaints which has been passed back to the management. Esse branding has a good standing in the stove industry and normally these stoves are thought highly of, so this review is disappointing. Requests for photos from the customer have not been forthcoming.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

Most Popular Review

  • esse 700

    Garrie M 14 years ago

    Cracking stove, can't recommend highly enough, big stove , big output, overnight burning depends on the fuel being burnt. would definetly have another if the need ever arose maybe with a boiler
    . this stove is centrally placed in a 4 bed dorma bungalow and is almost enough to heat the whole house.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Esse 700 stove

  • Esse 700 Vista

    Rod Hunt 8 years ago

    Latest 700 is the Vista with a single door giving an unrivalled view of the fire. Air wash is superb and the heat output excellent. Just had one fitted and it exceeds expectations. One tip is
    to spray the vermiculite boards black as the airwash is so good that you can see them like a cardboard box otherwise. Easily heats a 10 m x 8m room with high Victorian ceiling.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Esse 700

    Louis Hart Hart 11 years ago

    The Esse 700 is a cracking stove. The heat is amazing and left me stunned. Got it 3 years ago and it's my second Esse.. Throw some dry wood and a couple of logs any you are set for a couple
    of hours. Air wash is good but I seem to get condensation inside the fire. I live in a 400 year old Old hall and it has no problem heating the massive living rooms. The firebox is very generous and after sales is great! I would strongly recommend!!!

    Stove expert replied: Condensation in the firebox may be down to damp wood, a moisture meter is recommended so that customers can check that the moisture content is less than 20%.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • ESSE 700 Boiler Stove & H2 Panel into existing gas CH/HW system

    Neil Poxon 11 years ago

    Had the 700B boiler stove & connected to central heating & hot water system since Nov 2011. Phurnacite bricks are the best fuel to use, they allow the fire to remain in from 06.30 until 16.30
    from one "fill" the stove produces enough heat to keep 17 rads warm, which in turn reduces the amount of gas used. We do use the gas boiler in severe cold conditions along side the stove, however the heat it produces throughout the day is even & constant. We always have a full cylinder of hot water when the stove is used. Our gas bill has been reduced by a whopping 66% however the cost of the phurnacite reduces this to around 25% overall. An expensive stove & connection into our gas central heating system via a H2 control panel (4/5K ) but the combined solid fuel / gas system is amazing.

    Stove expert replied: Combining heat sources gives the best of both worlds and a good saving which can't be bad!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames