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Esse 500 Plus 1 Wood Cast Iron

Price Range: $5000 - $10000
ESSE 500 PLUS wood-burning cooker Hearth House

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. This compact wood-burning range cooker is the perfect partner for one of our electric models. It gives an extra oven, a large ‘target’ hotplate and a completely different way of cooking. The Plus 1 also looks stunning as a stand-alone unit, and we have developed a range of features which make it perfect for fitting alongside another ESSE, the choice is yours!

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 time or the inclination to light a fire in order to cook. You might, however, choose to team the Plus 1 with 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.

Available in multiple 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.

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 litre cooking capacity.


  • The Esse 500+1 wood unit is a unique combination wood stove + wood heater. With a large wood firebox and glass fire box door allows heating up to 6+Sqrs and a 6-8 hour burn time.
  • The face and doors are a sturdy cast iron construction and finished off with a stunning enamel finish.. with over 20 colours to choose from!
  • The Esse 500+1 stove is available with or without hot water capacity. The hot water model gives you a 3kW of low pressure domestic hot water where the dry model is perfect for the home just wanting a stylish cooker.
  • This stove is the perfect addition to any of Esse Electric cookers. This will give you a combined wood stove with an electric range as an “all in one” unit.
  • Although small in size, this stove can heat a room up to 60m2 (or 6kW) and is an impressive 68% efficient with a clean 1.8grms emissions.


Height (mm) 900
Width (mm) 500
Depth (mm) 600
Flue Type 6″
Efficiency (%) 68
Emmissions (g/hr) 1.8grms
Est Peak Output (kw) 6kW