British company ESSE have been making stoves since 1854 so they should know what they are about by now. So when they offer an inset stove it has to worth looking at.
And so proves to be the case.
Actually the ESSE 301SE inset stove has been around since 1955 and looks great when placed in a domestic fireplace . Somehow ESSE have managed to retain the traditional look of the fire while insetting it.
Installation is easy too: there is no need to remove the brick fireback and the stove fits neatly into the fireplace. The huge area of glass fronts an equally vast access door, so loading fuel and removing ash could hardly be easier,
Once running, the 301SE performs beautifully. It produces a very useful 4.1kW maximum heat with an impressive 83% heat efficiency. With a solid top, the hot air is pushed forward out ito the room and the primary air intake has been improved to further support the heat performance.
This stoves burns in such an efficient manner that DEFRA have recommended it for use in smoke control areas.
Should the traditional Black Diamond door not be your taste, ESSE offer the options of a modern-looking black or Stainless Steel door.
Now all you need to do is sit back and relax.