Esse Ironheart cooking range
The Esse Ironheart cooking range is a cast iron and steel 8kw stove with oven, hot plate and possible back boiler for heating radiators and water. The Ironheart has a fire box with a glass door through which you can view the dance of the flames.
The tall legs have got a curve in them. The Ironheart is a multi fuel range capable of burning wood & coal.
- Height: 900mm
- Width: 900mm
- Depth: 600mm
- Flue Diameter: 150mm
- Fuel: Multi fuel
Most Recent Review
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... [ read more ]
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.
Most Popular Review
This is actually a sheet steel stove with a cast iron top surface, doors and hotplate.
More reviews for Esse Ironheart cooking range (page 1 of 4)
Opted for the delux model as I wanted black as opposed to anthracite. I truly love my stove but am at a loss as to what to do about the poor quality of the enameled top. So baldy chipped and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Enameling normally provides a hard surface that is hard wearing, if this has not been the case was this taken up under warranty in the two years that comes with this stove? The hard surface will chip if knocked though and this would then not be covered by warranty.
Room fills with smoke when loading, new liner installed! Enamel chipped and coming away in several places. Esse said it was due to damage when re-fitting hot plates after cleaning. I''ve always... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: These stoves are well known for their solid build quality so this is a disappointing review.
2. Fire bricks several times. The original bricks were very soft and easily damaged especially if a piece of wood happens to hit them a little hard - due to the lack of support from the steel... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Any stove will require maintenance and the amount will vary on several factors:- how much it is used, quality of the product, how it is operated, quality of fuel etc. to name a few. Manufacturers may adapt products to give better life and value and it seems that during the time you have had this stove this has occurred. Loading of a stove should be undertaken with care as liners can become cracked due to impact and this stands for most products that have refractory liners. Great for cooking and provides a good source of heat though..
Utter trash. Nothing but hassle. Baffle replaced several times until I purchased a cast iron one. Design fault not mine. My firebox has split, fractured across several inches. Not repairable... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: What a shame that this has caused such an issue, spares should be available even if delayed until sent from the UK. The Ironheart has such a good track record and I have never heard of one splitting before.
I have the dry standard Esse Ironheart fitted with the optional woodburner box. Esse has lived in my French cottage for the last 2 years. Lighting the stove is done with 2 thin logs running... [ read more ]
Absolute nightmare to light Airwash is very poor (hopeless in fact) - dirty glass even with kiln dried ash Can condensate inside the oven when first lit and the oven also fills with smoke when lit from cold Creates a lot of smoke into the room when adding new logs - the angle of the top plate in the firebox encourages the smoke forward and out Looks great but I'm very disappointed with it and it cost a fortune! We have ordinary wood stoves in the house that we get on with absolutely fine so I promise you it's not operator error!!!... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Do get the installation checked as these are work horses that normally have very few problems. Condensates can be produced if the flue system doesn't warm up quickly enough, is the flue lined and insulated or do you have a twin wall insulated system? Have you an air brick in the room. What is the flue height? What type of cowl do you have on the system?
I have an esse ironheart that is 8 months old and it has problems with both handles, the oven door handle works loose every week and has to be re tightened, the firebox door handle seized and... [ read more ]
Moving solid fuel cooking stoves on, the Ironheart is a lovely stove in the black steel/iron finish. The glass door I think is a must for efficient fuelling of the cooker. I think ESSE may have neglected the enamelling process a little, with some defects. But overall its my first choice for a wood burning cooker. Did I mention, its also BRITISH.... [ read more ]
The Esse Ironheart is a good choice if you are looking for something which not only heats your kitchen, but which can also be used for cooking (both hob and oven). Unfortunately, there is a... [ read more ]