Quality cast iron range cookers and energy-efficient woodburning stoves
Built with pride in Britain, and supported by a heritage that goes more than a century and a half
ESSE is the UK's longest-standing stove manufacturer but is still at the cutting edge of the industry thanks to its wood burning cookers, electric cookers and wide range of stoves
Established in 1854, ESSE is the UK's oldest stove manufacturer. The entire range of cast iron range cookers, gas stoves, woodburning stoves and cookstoves has been designed to offer energy-efficiency and lower running costs. The knowledge and skills developed over more than a century and a half, go into everything we do and ESSE range cookers and stoves are hand built to last a lifetime - just ask one ESSE owner, whose cast iron ESSE range cooker has been in continuous daily use since 1920! From River cottage to the Himalayas, Australia to the Arctic, and everywhere in between... ESSE range cookers and stoves have been relied upon in the world's most demanding environments.
Energy-efficient ESSE stoves come in a wide variety of styles and fuel types: from the flueless gas Firewalls and modern gas stoves to the traditional cast iron woodburning stoves, we have something to suit every home, from chic and contemporary to timeless and traditional. Thanks to their innovative design, many ESSE wood burning stoves and wood burning cookers are carbon neutral and many of our stoves are suitable for burning wood in smoke control areas under the DEFRA exemption scheme.
For the ultimate energy-efficient stove, consider one of our inset stoves. ESSE pioneered the first British convector stoves and continues to lead the industry in developing these efficient alternatives to an open fire.
If woodburning stoves aren't for you, choose one of ESSE's electric stoves or chic, flueless gas firewalls. Because their is no flue to consider, these stoves can be placed wherever you think looks best within your home.
River cottage cookers... Balaclava hospital... Himalayan expeditions...
With such a rich heritage, ESSE was bound to pick up a few famous fans over the years. Our client list includes; world-famous explorers Shackleton and Scott, the 'Lady with the Lamp' Florence Nightingale, James Bond in 'A View to a Kill', top British climber Alan Hinkes and, more recently, the well-known River Cottage team.