Esse 550 Stove

The British-made Esse 550 is one of three 5kW stoves in the Esse 500-series range and features understated industrial chic styling that ensures that it will work equally well in a contemporary or traditional setting in most small to medium sized rooms. Out of the three 500-series stoves this is, in our opinion, the best looking with its slightly taller legs making an obvious visual nod to Esse's flagship Ironheart range cooker. Of the three stoves the 550's proportions give you a taller (by some 90mm) and slimmer looking stove with an all-round reduced footprint of just 372mm wide by only 305 deep that are, overall, simply more elegant. Esse have also maximised the window area so that, considering it's compact width, you appear to get an appreciably bigger window aperture set on the minimal flat-fronted door with its concealed hinges and discrete handle.

Inside you've still got the same highly efficient Defra approved clean burning fire box (82.9% / A+) with it's preheated tertiary air and Esse's superior airwash system to keep the glass clear. There's two separate primary and secondary combustion air controls to maximise fuel economy and adjust the heat output for the perfect comfort level. There's also a handy two-position external grate riddler and importantly, a flue pressure test point, to ensure you have sufficient flue draught during commissioning the stove. 

The Esse 550's fire chamber is big enough to take a standard 250mm (10") log and It can be installed on a 12mm decorative hearth. If you want to rear flue this stove then there's a space-saving rear flue box option which will still allow you to safely sweep the flue through the stove. The 5kW heat output means that for most  pre-2008 homes no additional ventilation is required. As with all Esse stoves the build quality on the premium cast iron door and steel plate bodywork with its rear heat shield is excellent and carries a five-year manufacturer's warranty. 

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 and Smokeless Mineral Fuel
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) H600  W372  D305
Options Flue box kit for rear flue installation
Guarantee 5 Years
Other Esse Models

Esse 500 and Esse 525


Esse 550 Stove Installation Guide PDF


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