Ironheart

Wood/Coal

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.

You could even use the warm space around the edge of the hotplate to prove bread before baking.

The Ironheart gives out up to 9.7kW to the room depending on fuel type and settings; this heat output is comparable to two medium-sized woodburning stoves. However, it is supplied with a heat screen which can be hung in front of the firebox for your comfort while cooking.A clean-burning design and minimal emissions make for an efficiency level of up to 81.8%. The Ironheart is also available with a domestic hot water boiler.

Features

  •  Multifuel wood or smokeless coal
  •  Oven 47 ltr
  •  Hotplate upto 6 pans
  •  Suitable for continuous operation
  •  Heat output to room upto 9.7kw
  •  Optional wood only conversion
  •  Optional domestic hot water boiler

Gas

This model combined the quintessential qualities of the company’s stoves and range cookers and quickly became a firm favourite with the team at C4’s River Cottage. The British-built ESSE Ironheart has now been launched as a gas model which is 80% efficient.

It offers traditional style combined with modern convenience and faster heat-up times; from cold, the oven can be up to roasting temperature in just an hour. It has a maximum output of 6.7kW and offers a realistic log fire effect, virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. With no need for an ash pan, the manual control for the gas Ironheart is housed behind the lower left door.

Features

  •  Gas (natural or propane)
  •  Oven 47 ltr
  •  Hotplate upto 6 pans
  •  Single burner control
  •  Requires 5″ flue
  •  Heat output to room upto 7kw