If you have ever contemplated a wood-burning cooker for your home, but worried you might not want to commit to using it all the time or if you’ve always wanted a cast iron range cooker, but didn’t think you had the space – the ESSE Plus 1 is the ideal solution.

The Plus 1 can also be used as a stand-alone appliance. Its versatile hotplate offers reduced temperatures as you move your pan outwards from the centre.

There are very few things more satisfying than cooking a meal using the heat of a fire you’ve built yourself. Cooking on the Plus 1 feels rewarding, wholesome and somewhat therapeutic, but we appreciate you may not always have the time or the inclination to light a fire in order to cook.

You might, however, choose to team the Plus 1 with a model like the EL 13Amp. This would give you the everyday convenience and quick response time of electric, with the more ‘earthy’ experience of the Plus 1 as and when you choose to fire it up.

It might be that you find yourself using it every day as an extension of your main oven, but you have the freedom to choose. It may even be that you use it all winter, but less so in the warmer summer months when you don’t need the extra heat in the kitchen.

The Plus 1 looks stunning as a stand-alone unit, but we have developed a range of features which make it perfect for fitting alongside another ESSE. Available in a choice of 20 colours and finished to the same exacting standards as all our other cast iron cookers, the Plus 1 can be installed next to your main cooker with a continuous towel rail, kick board and colour-matched joining strip.

Like the 990, the Plus 1 features a large firebox with glass door behind the outer cast iron door. This door has controls to adjust the fire’s burn rate and the clear glass allows you to enjoy watching the flames while more heat is let into the room. The Plus 1 is even supplied with a barbecue shelf that fits within the firebox, so you can grill directly over the hot embers, with all cooking smells being drawn up the flue.

As with the 990, the firebox is housed behind the door that has the heritage ‘ESSE’ casting. Having the firebox in this raised position saves you from bending too much to light and monitor the fire. The bottom door reveals the deep oven of the Plus 1 which offers a surprisingly generous 24 ltr cooking capacity.

Solid fuel kit available.


  • Woodburning cooker (multifuel conversion available)
  • Single lower oven 24 ltr
  • Large “target” hotplate
  • Radiant output to room upto 5kw
  • Optional domesic hot water boiler
  • Stand alone or to partner another ESSE cooker
Available Colours
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Plus1 -dimensions

Model Plus1
Oven Capacity 24ltr
Oven Dimensions Width 350mm Height 200mm Depth 450mm
Hotplate Variable heat zone (target)