The Esse Ironheart
The Esse Ironheart has been a staple of British cookstoves since 1854, and as a testament to their durability, many of Esse’s earliest coal-fired stoves are still in use today. Like the Ironheart name says, “She can take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.” The Ironheart cook stove is without a doubt one of the longest lasting stoves on the market, yet it has a certain simple elegance that makes it feel right at home in western America: Classy, but not flashy looking. The cooking surfaces are a beautiful graphite finish, with two satin-steel hotplate covers giving the stove its distinct look, and the glass doors offer a view of the flames that will bring you all the cozy ambience of a large fireplace.
The Ironheart is more than just looks, however; the stove’s reputation as a great cooker is well known. Esse takes pride in the fact that their stoves are used by many renowned English chefs, and who can blame them? The unique dogbone-style hotplate on the stove top can accommodate up to half a dozen pans at once, the oven is one of the most spacious of any cookstove available, and by using a system of indirect heat, the Ironheart ensures that your food is perfectly cooked and not dried out. With a large firebox to complement the oven, you also won’t ever have to worry about restoking the fire while you’re in the middle of cooking.
The Esse Ironheart is a great stove for homes in the range of 1000-1500 square feet, and with the extended wood box, Obadiah’s Woodstoves has achieved amazing fourteen-hour burns with only two thirds of the wood that a Kitchen Queen uses. The Ironheart also burns cleaner and more efficiently than 99% of Cookstoves out there, so not only do you get an incredibly effective cook stove, but one that passes most EPA standards across the nation. Add to that the Ironheart’s ability to provide domestic hot water, and you’ll understand why this stove is worth every penny.
Whether you’re after warmth, cooking, or both, the Esse Ironheart will surpass all expectations. If a durable, top-of-the-line cookstove is what you’re after, give Obadiah’s Woodstoves & Alternative Energy a call or check out our website. We’ve been using the Ironheart for years and absolutely love it, and we think you will too.
You can also head over to the Esse Ironheart Forum to share you comments about the stove and get help with any questions you might have.
Esse Ironheart Cookstove Specifications
|Oven Dimensions||13″ H x 13″ w x 17″ D|
|Firebox Dimenisions||13″H x 10″W x 19″ D|
|Average BTU’s||Approx. 20,800 BTU’s|
|Fuel Consumption||4lbs. Seasoned Wood an Hour|
|Side||11.81″ – To Combustibles|
|Rear||19.75″ – To Combustibles|
|Side||1″ – To Non-Combustibles|
|Rear||1″ – To Non-Combustibles|