The classic ESSE cooker, each model with its own character.

Choose an ESSE and you choose flavourful roasts cooked to perfection, beautifully-baked bread and the perfect piece of mouth-watering cheese on toast.

Each model has its own character, but the entire collection shares a reassuring level of quality that you can sense as soon as you open one of the hand-built, cast iron doors. Precision hinges allow these heavy doors to swing effortlessly and ESSE’s ‘slam-shut’ handles are invaluable when you have your hands full with a bubbling hot, oven-cooked casserole. Forget the soul-less ping of the microwave; ESSE range cookers make the simplest task a pleasure. Even heating a pan of soup is a rewarding experience as you slide the pan across the hotplate to find the perfect rolling boil or simmer.

Unlike many other range cookers, an ESSE will not exhaust its energy reserves – whatever culinary challenges you throw at it. Christmas dinner for 20 people? No problem. Don’t forget the pudding!

Your ESSE will continuously maintain its oven and hotplate temperatures and tirelessly work as hard as you in the kitchen. It’s no surprise then, that ESSE has become the brand of choice for the talented team at River Cottage.The HQ in Devon features an iconic Ironheart along with a flueless CAT gas range cooker, both of which are seen regularly on the popular show. Head Chef Gill Meller also uses our cookers at home and you can see him cooking on his ESSEs by visiting the recipe section.

ESSE has also worked with a number of Michelin-starred Chefs and respected Restauranteurs to perfect our range cooker collection. Most importantly, feedback from our customers has played a great part in how our product range has developed.

Whichever model you choose, in whichever fuel type, ESSE cookers have been designed to perform flawlessly for generations. Get to know your range cooker and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of delicious dishes.As well as offering superior style and cooking that’s a cut above, many ESSE range cooker models are also available with 3kw domestic hot water boiler.

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990 EL – Electric range cooker

Big brother to our EL13 AMP, this is the perfect choice for the larger kitchen, and for cooks who get their greatest satisfaction from feeding hungry hordes. Just like its smaller sibling, it offers the “best of both” – traditional cast iron solidity, combined with innovative electric flexibility.

With two sizeable independently controlled ovens, a slow cooking oven and a full width integrated grill, this 100cm range cooker will never cramp your cooking style – whatever the recipe, however many you’ve invited.

The flat hob top is designed to unleash your creativity, too, with a cast iron hotplate for griddle cooking, as well as a large induction hob for instant boiling temperatures.

The controls for ovens and hobs are neatly housed behind the upper left door. And, of course, with no flue needed, your 990 EL can be positioned wherever you want, provided there’s a 2 x 13amp power supply.

From melt-in-the-mouth meringues and slow-cooked stews to deliciously crispy roast potatoes, this cooker is a true all-rounder; an ESSE classic that’s ready to plug in and get to work in your kitchen.

  • Electric 13 amps heat storage cooker
  • Adjustable oven vent, fits flush with the cooker top
  • Top oven 42 ltr
  • Bottom ovens 30 ltrs
  • Integral full width grill
  • Cast iron hotplate
  • Induction zone
  • Slumber control
  • Hinge stops
  • Easy-close doors
  • Wrap-around heating elements ensuring consistent oven temperatures
  • Power share technology makes this an incredibly energy-efficient model
  • Running costs & power usage are equal to EL13Amp
  • Two years warranty, no annual servicing required
  • Optional ESSE Extraction Hood

The Ironheart – Wood fired cook stove

Updated in line with the new EcoDesign requirements ESSE Ironheart is now EcoDesign Ready. Originally launched in 2004 to celebrate 150 years of ESSE Ironheart is a stove and a range cooker in one, combining the best of our two main product ranges.

Enjoy watching the flames leap and flicker through the large clear glass window while it heats and cooks.

Ironheart has convection panels that radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove. The oven has an almost 50 litre capacity, and you can also cook directly in the firebox. With the “dog bone” hotplate comfortably able to take up to six pans, the Ironheart is equipped to bring out the very best in creative cooks – so no wonder it’s become a firm favourite at Park Farm, River Cottage HQ.

  • 47 Litre Oven
  • Hotplate up to 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous operation
  • Heat output to room up to 7.6kw
  • Optional hostess shelf

The Ironheart (multifuel)

The Ironheart may look as if it’s been around for ever, but in fact it’s a recent arrival – created to celebrate 150 years of ESSE. It’s a stove and a range cooker in one, combining the best of our two main product ranges. Cooking and heating have never come together more beautifully.

Unlike our standard range cookers, which are designed to contain heat, the Ironheart has convection panels that radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove.

The large firebox can burn either wood or smokeless coal. And whatever fuel you choose, you’ll enjoy watching the flames leap and flicker through the large clear glass window.

The oven has an almost 50 litre capacity, and you can also cook directly in the firebox. With the “dog bone” hotplate comfortably able to take up to six pans, the Ironheart is equipped to bring out the very best in creative cooks – so no wonder it’s become a firm favourite with head chef Gill Meller and his team at River Cottage HQ.

  • Multifuel wood or smokeless coal
  • 47 Litre Oven
  • Hotplate up to 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous operation
  • Heat output to room up to 9.7kw
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler
  • Optional hostess shelf

990 WN Wood-burning range cooker

Behind the classic 1930s ESSE styling, this is a truly advanced piece of engineering, capable of extraordinary day-in-day-out cooking performance with an absolute minimum of wasted energy. In fact, we believe the 990 WN is the cleanest-burning cooker of its kind.

This 100cm wide wood-burning range is a dream to cook on. With three large ovens (which can all maintain different temperatures), and four doors, there’s room for a larger cast iron hotplate – enabling you to keep more pans gently bubbling on the hob.

Behind its cast iron door, the firebox features a secondary clear glass door, making it easy to check your fire – and to enjoy the flickering warmth of its flames, as it keeps your kitchen cosy. A mineral fuel grate option is available, if you’d prefer to burn solid fuel.

Returning to the 990 WN’s outstanding energy efficiency, twin catalytic combustors “reburn” escaping smoke particles, resulting in practically non-existent CO emissions of just 0.01%.

Independently rated as over 85% energy-efficient, it’s also a DEFRA-exempt appliance suitable for burning wood in a smoke control zone.

  • Woodburning cooker (multifuel conversion available)
  • Top oven capacity 48 ltr
  • Bottom oven capacity 2 x 32 ltr
  • Hotplate over 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous burning
  • Radiant heat output to room up to 5kW
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler

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