ESSE 500

There are three different Defra approved 5kW stoves in Esse's 500-series with the 500 model being the traditionally styled version. It has a robust British-made steel body combined with premium quality cast iron lid, legs and door with attractive detailing. The door features a distinctive, larger than average, ornate arched window with a deep Victorian-style moulded frame to create a classic log burner look that will make a handsome addition to any fireplace.

Inside the Esse 500 incorporates a finely-tuned Ecodesign compliant combustion system with pre-heated tertiary air that delivers a much cleaner burn and an impressive 82.9% efficiency when fuelling with wood.  Heat and fuel is managed with two separate simple to use primary and secondary air slider controls (one at the bottom and one at the top) and there's a convenient external riddling system should you need it. The popular 5kW heat output ensures that this is a stove that will work very well in most small to medium-sized rooms.

When installed in pre-2008 homes it usually won't need a dedicated air vent'. There's a discreet flue draught test point on the side wall to confirm that Esse's recommended flue pressure is being met during commissioning and any future maintenance to ensure that you have a fully functioning flue and that the stove will operate safely. To sum up, if you're looking for a 5kW stove with strong traditional look that's well made and performs well then the Esse 500 should be a serous contender.  

Key Facts
Brand Esse
Heat Output 5.0kW
Heat Output Range 5.0kW
Efficiency (Net) A rated 82.9% (wood)
Defra Smoke Exempt Yes
Construction Cast iron door with steel bodywork
Flue Outlet 125mm (5") top or rear
Fuel Bed Externally riddled wood fuel grate 
Fuel Wood only
Finish Black
Optional Finishes None
Recommended Log Length (mm) 250 (10")
Net Weight 51kg
Air vent required Not usually in pre-2008 houses
Direct Air n/a
Minimum Combustible Distances (mm) Top 450  Sides 400  Rear 400
12mm Hearth Yes
Controls Separate primary and secondary slider controls
Overall Dimensions (mm) H563  W401  D399
Options Flue box kit for rear flue installation
Guarantee 5 Years
Other Esse Models Esse 550 and Esse 525 

Esse 500 Stove Installation Guide PDF


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