Esse Dragon multi fuel stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

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Esse Dragon multi fuel stove

The Esse Dragon is no longer available as a new stove, but you may be able to pick up a second hand model.

It is a traditional cast iron stove with ornate pattern in the casting.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 5 flames
How well does the airwash work 1.5 flames
Controllability 5 flames
Handle operation 5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • A .Bronze Esse Mark2

    MELVYN RIPLEY 9 years ago

    THIS RELIABLE OLD LADY HAS SERVED US WELL FOR OVER 30YRS BUT SADLY IS NOW IN NEED OF REFURBISHMENT. We are now in need of a 90 deg.slide vent as it is well worn also new fire bricks for back
    and sides. Can anyone help please? Many thanks.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Esse Dragon multi fuel stove

    Roger Clarke 13 years ago

    This design is over 100 years old and works better than some modern stoves.It does not have airwash. It burns really well and is controlable, if burning coal you need the special firebricks.
    You need to be a dedicated wood burner enthusiast as cleaning and maintenance will take time.The Flue exit point is at the rear Not the top. I would not part with mine for the world. Usually a 90 deg bend is fitted at the flue exit but the weight of the flue pipe Must be taken on a stack of half concrete blocks or the rear casting will crack. A universal damper can pe fitted in the horizontal part of the bend where it leaves the stove. The seperate casting joints can be sealed with black high temperatue silicone sealer which makes it usable. Be aware that spares, apart from glass, are almost unobtainable so treat it like a dear old lady and never try to lift or drag using the top plate. Mine is used as a secondary heat source in this almost 300 year old Cornish farm house almost in the middle of nowhere and looks great. To boil anything on the hotplate would take a hot fire though simmering is ok, it is not a serious cooker. The older models have larger base plates which stick out the front I suppose to stop hot ash from fallig down. The back boilers were not very efficient. Old leakey back boilers can be filled with sand DONT SEAL the pipes or it will go BANG.I have used Terracotta floor tiles about half inch thick cut with an angle grinder in lieu of fire bricks. We have quite a few trees and burn old wid fall timber and some coal, don.t think about being self sufficient using wood as an average family needs 6.5 acres of managed woodland to achieve this, wood has only half the calorific value of coal so you need twice as much for the same heat as coal and oil is about the same amount better than coal. Wood is getting more expensive people now steal it from my pile in the back field. Our main source of heat is an old Parkray Chevin 99 converted to oil using a Don 6 inch burner as used in AGA, works very well if done correctly and burns much cleaner than modern systems. Heating here has to work without electricity as it goes off due to wind snow etc.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Esse Dragon multi fuel stove

  • Esse Dragon Wood Stove

    Belle Ellebrecht 14 years ago

    My Dragon has a beautiful Red-rust enamel finish. It has been the primary source of heat in my 2 story home for over 30 years. It needs some attention now (resealed, etc.) but it still holds
    a fire for over 6 hours (it used to be 8 or 9) and overnight. I love my stove; when we have power outages, I can cook on the top of this stove AND stay warm when they happen in the winter!! I need some parts now and don't know where to go to get them (the front grate that lifts out, windows). I will still use this stove whether I am able to get it mended or not, though. I LOVE this stove - good heat and beautiful.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames