4.5kW (Wood) 3.8kW (Smokeless)
5.2kW (Wood) 5.0kW (Smokeless)
5.9kW (Wood) 6.4kW (Smokeless)
AGA Ellesmere 4, 5 & 6 Wood Burning and Multi Fuel Stoves
There are three different heat outputs available in Aga's new Ellesmere stove range with the 4.5kW Ellesmere 4 probably being the most practical for the average living space. The Ellesmere 5 delivers slightly more heat at 5.2kW which however means that being just above the 5kW cut-off it will require a dedicated air vent to comply with Building Regulations Document J, whatever the age of the house. The 5 is also physically one of the biggest '5kW' stoves available, probably second only to the new Charnwood Skye which is only slightly taller, so if you're looking for a big stove presence without being driven out of your room by too much heat, then the Ellesmere 5 is definitely the one to consider. The third stove in the range is the even bigger Ellesmere 6 with a heat output of 5.9kW and an unpacked weight of a staggering190kg.
All three stoves are Defra Approved and feature the clean lines of a thick plain steel body and flat top with the best of the design detail reserved for the handsome contemporary styled cast iron door featuring a larger than average window to allow you a virtually uninterrupted view of the whole of the fire chamber as well as the fire bed. Even the quirky looking minimal fire fence has been carefully considered so that it doesn't spoil this view. Whichever Ellesmere model you settle on each one will provide you with an attractive combination of unique modern looks and well-balanced proportions that will look great in any fireplace.
In terms of operation, there's just one user-friendly slider control at the base just below the door to provide the Ellesmere with the correct mix of primary and secondary combustion air, whether you're burning wood or smokeless mineral fuel. Uniquely, this chromed control, when pushed or pulled, also allows you to seamlessly switch the grate between the flat closed bed required for burning wood to an open grate with the air passages necessary for burning smokeless coal. The operating tool provided allows you to externally riddle this grate from the stoves's right hand side to promote a good supply of combustion air which will encourage efficient smokeless coal burning should that be your fuel choice.
Aga's very effective Active Airwash System will help maintain clean glass and provide a clear view of the wonderful totally controllable flame patterns. The minimal door frame and wide fire chamber opening will make loading whichever Ellesmere you choose very easy and practical with fuel efficiencies amongst the very best you can get with all three models being around the 82% mark for burning wood and up to an excellent 79% for smokeless fuels – a clear testament to the capability of Aga's great clean burn combustion technology. There's a rear heat shield as standard and all three models are suitable for placing on a 12mm hearth.
To sum up, there are some who would argue that on a stove you're actually just paying for the AGA name, but we don't think so. In The Stove Yard's opinion the Ellesmere is a much better modern radiant multi fuel stove than most and for a very reasonable price too and should definitely be one to consider.
Important note: The Ellesmere range all feature 150mm (6") diameter flue outlets including the 4.5kW Defra Approved Ellesmere 4 which means that the minimum size connecting flue pipe, twin wall or flue liner must also be 150mm diameter and therefore the Building Regulation Defra 125mm flue diameter exception must not be applied.
Aga Ellesmere Stove Specifications
|Output (wood)||E4: 4.5kW E5: 5.2kW E6: 5.9kW|
|Output (smokeless)||E4: 3.8kW E5: 5.0kW E6: 6.4kW|
|Efficiency||E4: 81.9% E5: 81.9% E6: 82.4%|
||Wood & smokeless coal only|
|Air Controls||Single control|
|Construction||Steel Body/Cast Door|
||Top or Rear|
||150mm/6” (All models)|
||Multi-fuel external riddling|
|Max. Log Length
||Varies per model|
|Weight||E4: 130 E5: 160 E6: 190
|Air Vent Required
||Subject to output of stove (above 5kW) and regulations.|
|ErP Energy rating
||All models A+|
Overall Dimensions (mm)
E4: H583 W425 D415
E5: H669 W500 D470
E6: H730 W575 D470
Sides 700mm Rear 700mm Shelf 635mm