Esse: Contemporary Wood-Fired Stoves You Can Cook On

Due to Covid restrictions the office is closed, if you have an urgent query please contact:


ESSE Engineering makes distinctively British wood-fired stoves which have provided warmth and sustenance in the great outdoors for more than 150 years. 

Ernest Shackleton relied on ESSE cook stoves for his Antarctic expeditions and today you’ll find ESSE stoves and range cookers at River Cottage and Humble by Nature. 

As well as radiating a warm and welcoming heat, ESSE’s Ironheart family of wood-fired cook stoves incorporate a range of cooking options, enhancing that ‘back to nature’ experience.

Hand-built by skilled craftsmen at our factory in Lancashire, ESSE’s contemporary cook stoves offer an efficient source of ‘off-grid’ heat for almost every glamping application: from sheEsse: Contemporary Wood-Fired Stovespherds’ huts to yurts, safari tents to log cabins. 

And while its timeless design and simple styling may give the impression that the Ironheart family has been around for decades, this state-of-the-art piece of quality British engineering incorporates more than 160 years of ESSE cooking stove design and innovation.

ESSE’s clean-burning Ironheart family features A-rated operating efficiency and is Ecodesign Ready for use in smoke control zones, but they are in the element in the wild.

No gas or electricity? No problem. The Ironheart family comes into its own in an off-grid environment, making it the perfect choice for heating a luxury glamping lodge or log cabin in the woods.

The Ironheart has found friends across the world. From Alpine ski chalets to the Australian outback, the Ironheart's unique combination of rugged design and dependable performance has made it the first choice for adventurous souls and pioneering spirits around the world.

The flagship Ironheart wood-fired cooking stove offers enthusiastic chefs the flexibility to bake, boil, roast and braise, while keeping the whole kitchen space warm and toasty.

You’ll find an Ironheart taking pride of place in the kitchen at River Cottage, where it’s used to create a cornucopia of rustic treats ranging from home-baked sourdough pizzas to rich slow-cooked casseroles.

The Bakeheart combines a punchy 5kW of heat output with the ability to boil a kettle, sear a steak and bake delicious wholesome loaves in the generous 32-litre oven, while the Warmheart offers the same heat output and graduated hotplate in a more compact package.

So whether its griddling a steak in the firebox, chargrilling fresh vegetables direct on the cast-iron hotplate or baking a wood-fired pizza in the wild – you can count on an Ironheart to produce perfect results in any environment.