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Review of Esse W35 range cooker

Esse W35

Francis Everington 6 years ago

The only reason I would not buy one again is because the customer service is appalling. We live in the alps and this thing gets the water store to 65 degrees (560 Litre tank), and heats up 18 radiators in a 400sqm home at 2000 ft elevation. We cook on it every day with ease. Because we have very good wood and an excellent flue we rarely have to clean it. If you dont have a good dry wood supplier and more importantly a good flue then you will have problems. We are very satisfied with the Esse W35, but that is no surprise because we did out homework.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 2.6)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 2.5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 2.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 2.2)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 2.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 2.5)