The welcoming warmth of this cookstove can turn any house into a home.
Unlike ESSE’s enamelled cookers, which are designed to contain heat within the body of the cooker, the Ironheart has convection panels in the side to radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove.
The large firebox can burn wood or smokeless solid fuel and heats 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. 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 away 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.