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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Esse Ironheart

We're just back from Bromyard in Herefordshire, where we ordered an Esse Ironheart woodburning cooker from a fantastic family firm, B & M Johnson, father and son.

As soon as we got home, Lucius began work on the installation. I went out to buy potatoes, and when I got home, this is what I saw. Scary, or what?








































PS this is what the stove looks like ... one large oven, two burners, and a glass door to see the fire burning ... perfect: we've got endless amounts of wood to burn, and we'll be able to remove the enormous and hideous oil tank ...

10 comments:

KJ said...

I'm so jealous!! I can imagine all the delicious things you will enjoy from this stove. Lucky you.

Toffeeapple said...

What a scary sight to be greeted with! Lovely looking stove, will you bake in it?

labelga said...

Fantastic! Hoping to see fantastic things here.

friary said...

Nearly gave me a heart attack just looking at the picture!

john curtin said...

Nearly gave me a heart attack just looking at the picture!

friary said...

Nearly gave me a heart attack looking at the pic.

So you are removing an oil tank. We are on oil in Surrey and it is costing a lot - will you rely on the wood burner for all hot water and heating supply?

Cottage Smallholder said...

Oh Joanna, I am so envious! Are you going to cook in this. What about the Aga?

Nan said...

Wow! That is a beautiful, beautiful stove. We have a woodstove, though not a cooker, and I just love it. It warms the heart as well as the house. There is no heat like it.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What a marvelous stove! I can hardly wait to visit it!

Sarah Lamballe said...

Can I ask how this Esse Ironheart worked out for you? Am thinking of buying one as we run a tree surgery business so wood is free to us. Just wondered if it's a pain to have a fire all year round or do you have alernative cooker etc. Love the idea of the glass doors so feels like a woodburner for pleasure too. Any advice?