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The Ironheart

Price Range: $5000 - $10000

Created to celebrate 150 years of ESSE, the Ironheart combines the most distinctive features of our cooker and stove ranges; its heritage style offers timeless appeal. Unlike ESSE’s enamelled cookers, which are designed to contain heat within the body of the cooker, the Ironheart has convention panels in the side to radiate warmth like a wood burning stove.The large firebox heats up 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. Need extra space? Add the optional side wings to your Ironheart for that extra work space. 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 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.

The Ironheart gives out an average 6kW to the room depending on fuel type and settings; this heat output is comparable to two medium-sized wood burning 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%.


  • Large single oven heated on all sides gives one very impressive result.
  • The large firebox allows you to load up with wood up too 500mm long to give you not only overnight burn, but the capacity to heat up a room 80m2+
  • The large glass door turns your wood stove into a wood heater – you can not only see how much wood you have burning, but use this heat to heat your home.
  • A large dog-bone hot plate gives you plenty of room for 4-6 pots with a variable cooking temperature to boil or simmer away all day.
  • The Ironheart is available in 3 combinations. Dry, 4kW domestic hot water or 8kW high-performance hot water.


Height (mm) 900
Width (mm) 905
Depth (mm) 600
Flue Type 6″
Efficiency (%) 81
Emmissions (g/hr) 1.5
Est Peak Output (kw) 3