ESSE 500 wood stove

Looking for a small wood stove? The ESSE 500 is for you

Designed for small kitchens and homes, the ESSE 500 will fit with your kitchen cabinets perfectly

With over 20 enamel colour options, the 500 can be perfectly matched to your kitchen design

It may be small, but the large 32 ltr deep oven and skillet style hot plate is big enough to feed a hungry horde

Add the optional hot water jacket to heat your homes hot water

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This mini wood-burning range cooker has two aspects to its personality. It’s ideal as a stand-alone unit in locations with limited space, and equally perfect as a partner to your ESSE electric or gas fired range – providing you with an extra oven, and a solid large hotplate.

Think you don’t have space for a cast iron range cooker? Think again: the Plus 1 offers you all the pleasures of wood-fired cooking, on a smaller scale – with one deep oven, and a large variable heat zone hob. Inside the cast iron oven door, there’s an inner glass door – allowing you to keep a close eye on your view, and to enjoy the flickering flames.

It really is a highly versatile and beautifully engineered stand-alone cooker – though, of course, it would also make the perfect companion for a larger ESSE range cooker, such as the EL 13Amp. Not only would that give you gargantuan cooking capacity; you’d also have the choice of modern electric touch-of-a-button convenience, or the earthier pleasures of cooking over a fire you have lit and tended.

Did we mention that they love our wood-burning cookers for cooking and heating at River Cottage HQ? This one just fits perfectly in their reception lodge.

  • Woodburning cooker (multifuel conversion available)
  • Single lower oven 32 ltr
  • Large hotplate
  • Radiant output to room up to 5kw
  • Optional domestic hot water boiler
  • Stand alone or to partner another ESSE cooker

The perfect small wood stove

Either as a stand alone wood stove fitting into a small kitchen, or connected to any other ESSE enameled stove, the ESSE 500 is the ultimate small wood stove. Finished in any of ESSE's enamel colours, this stove is described as a perfect little cooker

More than a cooker

The ESSE 500 is more than just a small wood stove. The stunning heat this unit can give is amazing, just open the outer door to allow the stove to heat up to 60m2. For the days you don't want heat, simply shut the enamel door to trap the heat within the firebox.

Large oven for such a small cooker

The ESSE large baking dish fits inside the 32ltr oven (actually you can fit 2 of them in) and with ESSE's unique surround heating the oven bakes perfectly even

So easy to control the heat

The ESSE 500 hot plate has a solid top with a gradient heat, what this means is the middle is the hottest part, with the plate getter cooler towards the outside. This allows you to control your pots from a hard boil to a gentle simmer by simply moving them across the top

Cook directly on the hot plate

The ESSE 500 hot plate is just that...a hot plate. You can seal off the perfect steak directly on the plate.

The perfect companion to your ESSE electric cooker

The ultimate baking dream. The ESSE range of electric cookers are beautiful to cook with, but they are not wood. As easy as adding the 500 to your ESSE electric cooker you get the best of both worlds, perfectly matched not just by style and looks but in function





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height 900mm
width 500mm
depth 600mm
Rear clearance to combustible 60mm
Side clearance to combustible 30mm
Corner clearance to combustible 30mm
Rear clearance to non combustible 25mm
Side clearance to non combustible 25mm
Corner clearance to non combustible 25mm
flue size 150mm
min flue height 5mtrs
hot water Optional
heating capacity 60m2
efficiency 68%
Emissions 1.8grms
wood length 380mm
stove weight 195kg