The welcoming warmth of this cookstove can turn any house into a home.

Unlike ESSE’s enamelled cookers, which are designed to contain heat within the body of the cooker, the Ironheart has convection panels in the side to radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove.

The large firebox can burn wood or smokeless solid fuel and heats the room as well as the oven and hotplate. The Ironheart’s hypnotising flame pattern can be appreciated through the large, clear glass door. Primary and secondary air controls allow a high level of control.

The Ironheart combines understated style with plenty of cooking potential. The large oven has a 47.8ltr capacity and trays can be placed directly on the oven floor as well as on the shelves, while its dogbone hotplate can accommodate six pans at once. This provides the capacity to cook, for example, a joint of beef, roast potatoes and a fruit crumble in the oven, with four types of veg, gravy and custard bubbling away on the hob.

And once you’ve finished your meal? Sit back, relax, watch the flames and pop the kettle on to boil. It’s no wonder the Ironheart is such a firm favourite with the famous team at River Cottage.

You could even use the warm space around the edge of the hotplate to prove bread before baking.

The Ironheart gives out up to 9.7kW to the room depending on fuel type and settings; this heat output is comparable to two medium-sized woodburning stoves. However, it is supplied with a heat
screen which can be hung in front of the firebox for your comfort while cooking.

A clean-burning design and minimal emissions make for an efficiency level of up to 81.8%. The Ironheart is also available with a domestic hot water boiler.

Supplied ready to burn solid fuel or wood, the Ironheart can also be ordered with a specially designed log grate. If you are likely to be solely burning wood, this log grate gives significantly extended burn times.


  • Multifuel wood or smokeless coal
  • Oven 47 ltr
  • Hotplate upto 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous operation
  • Heat output to room upto 9.7kw
  • Optional wood only conversion
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler
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ESSE Ironheart Cookstove Dimensions
Model EW EWB
Oven Capacity – Top 47.8 Litres 47.8 Litres
Oven Dimensions Width 320mm Height 340mm Depth 440mm Width 320mm Height 340mm Depth 440mm
Hotplate Up to 6 pans Up to 6 pans
Flue pipe diameter 6" (150mm) 6" (150mm)
Overnight burning (suitable for continuous burning) Yes Yes
Pre-heated secondary airwash Yes Yes
Operating range (depending on fuel type and settings) Up to 9.7kW Up to 2.6kW to water kW to space
Log burning firebox grate Optional Optional
Max efficiency % EN 12850 (wood) with log burning grate 81.8 74.2
CO emissions correct to 13% O2 0.27 0.23
Additional room vents required 2.25" Dia 2.5" Dia
Clearances – non-combustible materials from side and back 7mm; Combustible material from side EW 300mm EWB 200mm; Combustible material from back EW 500mm EWB 400mm; From bolster lid 416mm.