Ekol Apple Core 4.0kW Stove

A wonderful compact wood burner with the benefit of a host of practical and realistically priced options – a must for off-gridders 

We were knocked out when we first laid eyes on this stunning contemporary modular stove concept and couldn't wait to get our hands on them. Now that we have, they're even better than we first thought. The Apple Core, as the name suggests, is at the centre of the range. This is the basic Ecodesign and Defra Approved compact 4.0kW multi fuel stove to which you can add a pedestal base / store stand or top oven, warming plate and side shelves – or the whole lot, to make a wonderfully good looking, practical heating and cooking solution. 

Combined with a heat output starting at a lowly 1.0kW and very low minimum distances to combustible materials, this not only make the Apple stove a must for smaller fireplaces and living spaces but also canal boats, workshops, shepherds huts, yurts and glamping pods. The Apple's narrow 100mm (4") diameter top or rear flue outlet will also help with maintaining a good, safe updraught in these single-story type installations where standard 125mm and 150mm diameter flues can prove problematic, often requiring costly and impractical flue heights to operate safely. There's also an optional direct external air supply kit available which eliminates the need to feed the stove from the air in a small well-insulated space.

The attention to detail on the Apple's all-cast iron construction, as well as on the many optional extras, is exceptional. Nothing about the Apple Core is ill considered. With a top end efficiency of 82.0% and being both Defra Smoke Exempt and SIA Ecodesign Ready, its environmental and clean burning credentials are also exceptional. Controlling the fire couldn't be easier as there's just one simple user-friendly slider control which manages the combination of primary, secondary and tertiary combustion air. The Apple Pie can be installed on a non-combustible 12mm thick decorative hearth (subject to current building regulations).

You can customise your Apple Core bodywork from a choice of 10 designer colours, including Almond and Metallic Grey, or choose to keep the standard black bodywork and simply opt for a contrasting door colour. For an added bit of industrial chic you can even choose to have your cast iron door(s) supplied burnished. As standard the Apple Core comes with a choice of interchangeable steel or wooden gripped handles and a reversible cast iron pizza / griddle shelf which can be used to sear a stake or heat a hot snack once you have a bed of glowing embers. Everything about the Apple Core is built to last and for lasting peace-of-mind it comes with Ekol's Ten Year Warranty (subject to terms and conditions). 

So, what's your Apple Core going to look like and what colour will it be? For help in choosing the combination that's right for you and to make the most of the many options feel free to contact The Stove Yard.

Apple Core options

• Cast Iron Pedestal Base / Store Stand with adjustable shelf
• Top oven (takes a dish or baking tray (H130 x W200 x D200 mm)

• Stainless steel warming plate (W230 x D240 mm)
• Stainless steel warming plate 30mm high safety guard rail (a must for confined spaces)
• Stainless steel shelf – handle / left side
• Stainless steel shelf – hinge / right side
• Space-saving rear vertical flue adaptor
• Direct external air supply (DEAS) box – takes 80mm ducting
• Short plate steel enclosure (716mm high) – reduces combustible distances
• Tall plate steel enclosure (931mm high) – reduces combustible distances

For Top Oven and Pedestal Base / Store Stand options please check out the Apple Stack, Baked Apple and Baked Apple Stack models listed separately. 

Key Facts

Brand Ekol ApplePie
Heat Output 4.0kW nominal
Heat Range 1.0kW up to 4.1kW depending on load
Efficiency (Net) 82.0%
Defra Smoke Exempt Yes
2022 Ecodesign Yes, SIA Ecodesign Ready
Construction All Cast Iron Bodywork and Door
Flue Outlet Top or Rear 100mm (4")
Fuel Bed
Open Grate and Ash Pan (Wood / SMF)
Finish Metallic Black
Optional Finishes 9 Bodywork / Door Colours inc' Burnished Door(s)
Ideal Log Length 200mm (8")
Weight 60kg 
Air Vent Required Not usually for pre 2008 homes
Direct Air Yes, optional air box to take 80mm dia ducting
Minimum Distances  Rear 250mm Sides 350mm (for single skin flue pipe)
12 mm Hearth Yes (Subject to Building Regulations)
Single Slider for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Air
Guarantee 10 Years Bodywork (Subject to T&Cs)
Other Models Apple Stack, Baked Apple and Baked Apple Stack


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