Review of Esse W35 range cooker
Does everything we hoped it would.
I was a little anxious having read some mixed reviews of this stove but after 4 months use (continuously in the colder months and just in the evenings now) I am relieved to say we are really pleased with its performance. It heats 4 smallish radiators (approx 1 - 1.5kw each) to piping hot and does all our hot water and most of our cooking with no problems at all. I make all our bread, cakes and evening meals on it even now (June). You can boil a kettle about 20min from lighting. Keeping fire in overnight is very easy with the right wood - our seasoned hornbeam still left a bed of embers 24 hours after last loading - other woods burn much quicker. It gives out surprisingly little heat to the room - definitely an advantage for summer cooking but if I had known this I would have installed a radiator in the kitchen for winter use. It does get through a lot of wood - we use at least one large basket of logs an evening but this would probably be less if I didn't do so much baking (requiring the oven to be on 'Very Hot').
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