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The 'Ironheart' cooking stove is a cooker that burns logs beautifully and a stove that cooks to perfection.

First conceived to mark the 150th anniversary of the company, the inspiration for this product was found in the earliest appliances in the ESSE museum. Small domestic stoves for both cooking and heating. ESSE was amongst the first to introduce the closed stove concept to the British market, and consumers soon recognised the design's advantages over the open fire alternatives, of greatly increased economy and control.

Ironheart takes these attributes to a new level, with a tested efficiency rating at over 82%, and low CO emissions to exceed current standards. Add to this the glass fronted firebox, multi-fuel capability, oven temperature controllability, machined hotplate surface and superbly engineered stainless steel hotplate insulating covers, and you have an appliance traditional only in looks.

Cooking only - Model EW
Essentially the cooking stove makes the most of the two things ESSE does best. An inspired combination of a superb log burning stove and traditional, cast iron range cooker.

And therein lies its charm and appeal… it is equally at home as a stove or as a range cooker.

The firebox has been specifically designed to burn 500mm logs, length ways, which it does in spectacular fashion, providing a splendid view of the flames through a large rectangular glass fire door. As the heat source for the oven and hotplates it has to be highly controllable, which it is, thanks to simple but effective primary and secondary air flow controls, the secondary control providing an airwash which keeps the door glass clear.

The Ironheart can burn multi-fuel and/or wood but for improved woodburning performance, a simple to fit conversion kit is available that will improve control and efficiency when burning logs. The kit comprises of a steel box that replaces the standard grate and ashpan, creating a deeper firebox with no grate. This enables more logs to be loaded and provides a flat base for an ash bed to develop,  which is essential when burning wood.

We do not recommend that the Ironheart  is used as a primary cooking appliance as it is also a stove designed to radiate much more heat (8kW plus) than our range cookers.

Cooking and domestic hotwater – Model EWB
The EWB is equipped with a boiler and is capable of running a single radiator as well as providing domestic hot water.

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Ironheart Dimensions Ironheart Crest





Oven Capacity - Top




up to 6 pans

up to 6 pans

Flue pipe diameter

6" (150mm)

6" (150mm)

Overnight burning (suitable for continuous burning)



Pre-heater secondary wash



Afterburn2 technology



Operating range (depending on fuel type and settings)

Up to 9.7KW/h

Up to 2.6KW/h to water 8KW/h to space

Log burning firebox grate (not suitable for coal)



Efficiency % (wood) with log burning crate



CO emissions correct to 13% O2



Additional room vents required

2.25" Dia

2.5" Dia


Oven Dimensions - Oven width 320, height 340, depth 440.

Clearances - Non-combustible materials from side and back 20mm; Combustible material from side EW 300mm EWB 200m; Combustible material from back EW 500mm EWB 400mm; From bolster lid 416mm.

Optional Extras

Ironheart Log Burning Crate

Optional log burning crate
Allows you to achieve wood-fired overnight burning on your Ironheart.

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