ESSE High Quality Multifuel Stoves are built with pride in the UK.
ESSE has been hand-building stoves and cast iron cookers for more than a century and a half. Our stoves have been tried, tested and trusted across the world.
From the frozen wastes of the Antarctic, to hotels and hospitals throughout the British Empire – ESSE cookers and stoves have historically been relied upon in some of the most gruelling environments you would ever expect to find them.
Every stove is hand built in Britain with pride, just as they have been for 160 years.
Not only are these stoves built with attention-to-detail by skilled craftsmen, they are also some of the most energy efficient on the market, helping save on energy bills and running costs.A wide range of styles and specifications ensures there is a stove to suit you and your home perfectly.
There are models with hot water boilers, double door models and even a stove that cooks to perfection. Every ESSE stove (except the Ironheart) is also available as a smoke-exempt or ‘SE’ version which is suitable for burning wood in smoke control areas thanks to an innovative, clean-burning design. All ESSE stoves also feature Afterburn™ airwash technology for clear door glass and exceptional burn rate control.
All ESSE stoves offer an excellent energy efficiency rating of over 80% for glowing and economical warmth day and night.
160 Years of Stoves
The first ESSE stoves, in production way back in 1854, gained a reputation as being economical for fuel as well as cleanliness, and were sturdy and effective in any conditions. The only difference between those stoves and the ones we make for you today is 160 years of expertise and experience, fine tuning everything that made the original ESSE stoves great, and making them even better.
ESSE are the longest standing British stove company, and we owe our long life to the brilliance of our forebears and their excellently designed stoves. Even now we find that the stoves we make are similar to the ones we were making in 1854, with just a few tweaks to increase the performance, improve the price and add on all the extras that make your stove exactly what you want it to be.
Great Economy in Point of Fuel, Great Economy in Point of Cleanliness
The original ESSE stoves were known for being “Great economy in point of fuel, great economy in point of cleanliness”, and that still holds true today. We make our stoves to be as clean burning as possible, so that your fuel goes further, and creates less mess as a bonus. Using the correct fuel goes some of the way to making a stove clean burning, but the rest is about making sure that airflow and temperature are just right, and ESSE have been working on their formula for a century and a half.
Modern ESSE stoves, aside from the Ironheart, are all available in smoke exempt (SE) varieties, which means that as long as you’re using certified clean burning wood, you can use your smoke exempt stove even in DEFRA smoke control areas. What’s more, the clean burning nature of ESSE stoves means that less smoke is produced, leaving less tar in the flue, less on the glass screen, and less ash to clean up afterwards.
Getting such a high quality, efficient burn from your fuel means using less of it, which means saving money and the environment in the long run. Not only does an ESSE stove use less wood, but when you do use wood on it, you’re using a carbon neutral form of heating, so you’re saving the environment as well as saving money. The more efficient your stove, the better the impact on your wallet and the planet, and ESSE produce some of the most efficient stoves on the market.
Everything You Need
Of course, there’s much more to a stove than heating a room, or there can be if that’s what you’re looking for. You can find ESSE stoves that have double doors, that are larger in size, and perhaps in most demand, stoves with hot water boilers. We even have a model of stove that can cook your food as well as heat your home! Our stoves can be multi-fuel, smoke exempt, gas or electric, and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.