Esse Ironheart Cookstove
The Esse Ironheart is a traditional steel and cast iron wood cook stove from England. This stove will gently warm your kitchen, as well as providing the capacity to bake and cook your family feasts! While most cook stoves hide the fire, the Esse cooker provides a glass window to view the flames and offer a cozy ambiance to your room.
This cookstove is UL 1482 and ULC S627 tested.
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The Esse Ironheart wood cook stove is pricier than most cookstoves on the market but when you understand the difference in the way it's built you'll understand the reason. Europeans value quality cooking appliances and openly design them with generations of use and durability in mind. The ovens design offers gentle and indirect heat that won't dry out your food. Pizzas, for example, will be piping hot and evenly cooked from edge to center while toppings remain moist and the bottom is baked to perfection. Cooking temperature can be reached in approximately 60 minutes from cold start. The firebox is spaciously designed to accommodate 18" wood lengthwise. By using larger wood, you can avoid restoking the stove while baking and struggling to regulate the changing temperature.
- Cast-iron and ceramic glass flame view door
- Cast-iron cook top and oven, ash and flue access doors
- Bottom and rear heat shields
- Fire brick lined firebox
- Stainless baffle
- Oven temperature gauge
- Wire shelf and oven tray
- Spacious firebox
- Firebox grate and generous ash pan for easy ash removal
- Two textured satin steel hotplate covers
- Graphite finished cooking surfaces
- Two dog-bone hotplates
- Designated heat zones for easy "pan slide" operation from simmer, to slow boil, to boil
- Air-wash control lever to regulate the fire while keeping the glass clean
- Large oven with vented extraction so cooking odors disappear up the flue
- Simple push/pull action control lever to regulate oven temperatures
- Anthracite finish (dark charcoal)
- Operating tool
- EPA Exempt (learn more here)
- Washington State Approved (learn more here)
- UL 1482 and ULC S627 tested
- Black enamel top
- Extended wood box for firebox (for longer burn time)
- Warming oven & backsplash
- Stainless steel polished lids (brushed steel lids are standard)
- Steel or glass water boiler capable of running a single radiator and providing domestic hot water (depending on your needs)
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|Overall Dimensions||35.5" W x 35.43" H x 24" D|
|Oven Dimensions||13" W x 13" H x 17" D|
|Firebox Dimenisions||10" W x 13" H x 19" D|
|Heat Output||Up to 20,800 BTU/h|
|Maximum Log Length||18"|
|Fuel Consumption||4lbs. Seasoned wood an hour|
|Tested||UL 1482 and ULC S627|
|Clearances||To Combustibles||To Non-Combustibles|
|Esse Wood Cooker||$6,096|
|Optional Steel Boiler*||$780|
|Extended Wood Box for Firebox (for longer burn time)**||$221|
|Black Enamel Top||$256|
|Stainless Steel Polished Lids (Brushed Steel Lids are standard)||$256|
|Warming Oven & Back Splash||$800|
Please note! The following products have been discontinued and will be out of stock once the current inventory has been sold.
- Ironheart with pan drawer base
- Ironheart warming oven
- Ironheart glass lined boiler
- Satin Lids (special order)
- Enamel Tops (special order)
Contact us today for availability on the remaining inventory!
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Note: Stainless Steel Polished Lids must be ordered with the Black Enamel Top.
* Optional Steel Boiler is factory fitted 4.7kW (16,046 BTU) boiler capable of running hot water & 1.2 600mm x 1000mm radiators (double, single finned). This is not recommended for domestic hot water or radiant in floor heat.
**This design is best for multifuel burning. However, for improved efficiency if you will be burning logs only, you can order a Extended Wood Box which replaces the grate and ash pan with a solid, deeper firebox that allows a bed of ashes to build up.
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It is extremely well made. Engineered to heat a small or large home.
Cooking surface and oven space are perfect for most things.
The oven will hold two quarter sheets or two 12 cup muffin pans.
two 10 inch cast iron or other pans, baking evenly and does not dry things out. With a moderate fire the stove top stays 400 - 500 all the time. The oven is always 300-350 and with a larger log will heat higher and maintain temp.
It burns clean and efficiently. With the wood box adapter it is deep and makes no ash mess. The hob lids helps control the amount of heat into the room.
It puts out an incredible amount of heat. In a large house, positioned well, it would be an awesome heat source.
In our home we build small fires. Our house is a 1500 sq. ft. two story timber frame. The stove is in a 2x6ft. alcove ( we had to build out to meet code for the chimney, making distance from two outside dormers.) We have put registers at ceiling level to move heat passively. Heat is even throughout. Fires are easy to start with very little paper and kindling. It keeps our house warm all night with just a small fire. The volume of iron and steel continue to heat long after the fire is gone.
You would not want to load this stove up with a full box of wood without understanding how it works.
I spent a year deciding on this stove. Obadiah's helped me with many ???? and made it easy when purchasing. I am grateful for their knowledge and integrity.
I can't say thank you enough for your help with the stove and your guidance in constructing the alcove for it, Woody. I will be recommending Obadiah's Woodstoves to others.