Review of Esse Ironheart cooking range

Looks good.

Peter Kay 5 years ago

The Stove looks good, but as for burning in it isn't so great.

Starting a Fire or refueling the fire can be a night mare as the smoke bellows out into the room. The fire installed before this one didn't do this.

You can never get the fire to last over night, its always out in the morning.

I've had it for 2 years now, and the Top Baffle needs replacing, its split in half. All the side bricks are broken to and need to be replaced. By the time these parts reach my house it'll probably cost me £150.

So after two year use I'm not impressed with the Fire now at all.

Stove expert replied: What a shame. The first thing to try to resolve is the smoke coming back into the room when refueling, I appreciate this did not happen with the previous stove but stoves do vary and this has a large output so: Have you an airbrick in the room? Is there an extractor also in the room? What height is the flue system this has been installed on? What fuel are you using? If wood is it dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? Have you any other flues in the property? Have you an anti down-draught cowl on the flue system? Is the flue into a chimney or a twin wall system? If a chimney is it lined and insulated? There is likely to be a reason that this is happening and there is normally a way to overcome this, worst case being a flue fan to aid the draw. With regard to the liners they are classed as consumable and are not covered by warranty.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 3.7)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.6)