ESSE unveiled its much-loved Ironheart cookstove in 2004 to celebrate 150 years in business.
This model combined the quintessential qualities of the company’s stoves and range cookers and quickly became a firm favourite with the team at C4’s River Cottage.
The British-built ESSE Ironheart has now been launched as a gas model which is 80% efficient.
It offers traditional style combined with modern convenience and faster heat-up times; from cold, the oven can be up to roasting temperature in just an hour.
It has a maximum output of 6.7kW and offers a realistic log fire effect, virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
With no need for an ash pan, the manual control for the gas Ironheart is housed behind the lower left door.
- Gas (natural or propane)
- Oven 47 ltr
- Hotplate upto 6 pans
- Single burner control
- Requires 5″ flue
- Heat output to room upto 7kw
|Oven Capacity – Top||47.8ltr|
|Hotplate||Up to 6 pans|
|Flue pipe diameter||4" (100mm)|
|Pre-heated secondary airwash||Yes|
|Operating range||Up to 6.7KW/h|
|Additional room vents required||No|
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.
Esse Gas Ironheart
In 2004 we launched the famous ESSE Ironheart, featuring all the best parts of our stove and range cooker designs, and taking Britain by storm. Not long afterwards, we introduced this, our gas version of the Ironheart, with all the same fantastic features of the original Ironheart alongside all the benefits of a gas oven. The traditional style combined with modern technology makes the ESSE Gas Ironheart powerful and efficient, easy to warm up, easy to keep clean and combines the best of both worlds.
Powerful and Efficient
The gas powered ESSE Ironheart is 80% fuel efficient, which is about as good as it gets for gas stoves, and its output of 6.7kW is plenty enough for anything you’ll need to cook. Unlike wood burning ovens, which can take significant time to reach their maximum temperature, the gas fuelled ESSE Ironheart can reach maximum temperature in as little as one hour from cold, superb for any range cooker.
Of course, the real benefit of an ESSE Gas Ironheart compared to an ordinary gas oven is the evenness with which it cooks your food, like a traditional range cooker. While many gas ovens still require very precise placement of food and close watching, the ESSE Gas Ironheart offers an even temperature throughout the cooking area, so that your food won’t be ruined in an unfortunate moment of distraction.
Doubling as a stove, complete with a realistic wood burning effect, the ESSE Gas Ironheart is good for more than just cooking as well. It’s a great way to heat a room, with up to 7kW heat output, even when you’re not cooking, making it much more efficient than needing a separate cooker and stove, and offering you the pleasure of a warm home all throughout the cold winter months.
Easy to Warm Up
The ESSE Gas Ironheart is so simple to warm up it’s a dream. There’s no need to stack up a supply of firewood, get it lit or wait for everything to properly get going. It’s just a simple case of telling the Ironheart to get started and away it goes. Being gas fuelled, the Ironheart is also able to reach roasting temperature in as little as one hour, much more quickly than its wood fired equivalent, and ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to keep the range cooker on full time, or in warmer months where it will naturally see less use.
There’s only one control to worry about, so that once it’s started heating up, you can leave it to do its thing without having to worry, and come back when it’s ready to use.
Easy to Keep Clean
Being gas fuelled, the ESSE Gas Ironheart doesn’t have an ash pan that you need to keep emptying, and doesn’t give off the same amount of smoke as a wood burning stove. Keeping your ESSE Gas Ironheart clean is therefore a simple task, not taking nearly as much time as traditional wood burning methods. The glass panels won’t smoke up and there’s no physical byproduct to clean, making the ESSE Gas Ironheart a dream for people who don’t have the energy or time to keep cleaning out an oven on a regular basis.
Best of Both Worlds
We call the ESSE Gas Ironheart the best of both worlds, but what does that mean? It’s the best of both stove and range cooker, but also the best of traditional and modern technology blended together. It’s the best elements of ESSE’s Ironheart and ESSE’s gas cookers, and it’s the best mix of design and functionality. Whatever two worlds you choose to compare, the ESSE Gas Ironheart manages an excellent blend of them, for an end result that is a dream to use and a dream to own.