ESSE Range Cookers & Cooking Stoves
For more than 150 years, the Esse cast iron range cooker has gone from strength to strength. Today Esse design and build superb quality range cookers that run on a variety of fuels, including natural and propane gas, electricity and solid fuel. There’s even a special edition wood burning stove that cooks as well as it heats – the Iron Heart – which has pride of place at River Cottage, run by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, another British ‘national treasure’ in the making surely? Available in some glorious glowing enamel colours – from turquoise to purple, but also the more traditional red, white or blue in between, Esse range cookers enhance your home as well as the practical side of life.
View our Esse collection below and then experience the brand by visiting our Exeter showroom to see a working model installed in a beautiful kitchen environment. We welcome visitors from the South West – Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset as well as further afield and our trained staff will be pleased to talk through which model would suit you best.
One of the many great things about an Esse range cooker is its superior responsiveness. Unlike some ranges, there’s no need to have the cooker on full-time, so you save fuel and keep cool in warmer weather. Not only will it quickly heat the oven and hotplates at the turn of the control knob, but it will also provide hot water and central heating, whenever you choose – simply set the timer. The Esse’s responsiveness does mean that however small your household, it’s still an economical and stylish way to cook and more. The multi oven options mean that bigger households are catered for too, with the Plus2 add-on giving you an extra two full-size ovens, as well as an extra hob.
Visiting Hearth & Cook’s Esse display kitchens will give you a chance to see several Esse range cookers working, as well as an opportunity to chat with trained staff about which model would suit you best. It’s also a great place to feel inspired about your own cooking and pick up some professional chefs’ tips, as well as sample their delicious creations, at one of the frequent Esse cooking demonstrations that Hearth & Cook enjoy hosting.