Review of Esse Ironheart cooking range

Heart of our home

Jo Heather 5 years ago

We have had our Esse Ironheart for three years now and we are still thrilled with it. It is a workhorse and we are not precious about it but it is still in really good condition. I use it all winter for cooking including Christmas dinner which is fantastic!

We have the flu and Esse cleaned and swept prior to the season and sometimes half way through but it is alight constantly as it's our only form of heating. We live in a typical semi-detached home and these things kick out some serious heat so be mindful of that and the placement of the cooker in your home. You will not be cold in the winter that's for sure!!

So far we have not needed to replace any elements. It is vital that you give it times to burn within the optimum burn temperature to ensure the flu remains efficient. We have discovered that the best way to load it without smoke coming out is to open all of the vents and the door of the ash tray, then open the main door just a fraction, leave for about 30 seconds then open slowly. Please ensure you take the time to read and research how to use it properly. It does take some skill but it's worth it when you get it working efficiently and effectively.

We have not regretted this purchase and as I write this I am snuggled on the sofa in front of it with a cuppa, pure bliss!

Stove expert replied: Fantastic comments, great combination of heating and cooking in a home. The best of both worlds!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

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