Product Spotlight: ESSE 500 EL Range Cooker
Introducing the 500 EL – a compact electric ESSE range cooker that fits comfortably into any size of kitchen. The 500 EL slots easily into the space reserved for a standard cooker, providing the beauty of a cast-iron stove with the amazing roasting and baking qualities of an ESSE range.
Comprising separate top and bottom ovens, a full-width grill and a generous cast iron hotplate accommodating up to three pans, the 500 EL delivers the plug and play flexibility of a modern cooker with all the style and elegance of an ESSE. Both ovens have moisture control vents that can retain moisture for baking or create dry heat for crisping roast potatoes.
The dials for ovens, grill and hob are neatly housed in a standalone external control panel which can be wall-mounted or freestanding. And, of course, with no flue needed, your 500 EL can be positioned wherever there’s a 13AMP power supply.
Both the generous ovens – designed to be deep rather than wide to retain heat – can be used independently and incorporate ESSE’s patented surround heat engineering for even baking results every time. The grill and hotplate are also independently controlled. Suitable for use with all pans, the powerful heat of the 33cm hotplate is perfect for direct to cast iron hob cooking while the bolster lid creates a ‘steam and sizzle’ environment.
ESSE 500 EL Range Cooker
Like most ESSE range cookers, the 500 EL can usually be placed on a kitchen floor without additional support or concrete base and is compatible with a fitted kitchen or as a standalone appliance. The vented ovens do not need connecting through an external wall giving you more freedom to position your ESSE.
The slimline (W: 350mm x H: 110mm x D: 65mm) external control panel can either be mounted on a wall or standalone on an adjacent worktop thanks to optional feet, maximising the heated space available on the hob. Both top and bottom ovens feature patented 3kW wraparound elements and a 3kW ‘wall-to-wall’ grill element provides even temperatures and consistent performance all the way across the top oven.
In standby/slumber mode, the entire hob heats up – ideal for keeping dishes warm. From energy-saving standby/slumber mode (the 500 EL consumes 0.32kW in standby/slumber mode at a room temperature of 18°C), the hotplate takes just 38 minutes to get from 150⁰Centigrade to 400⁰Centigrade. The 500 EL’s individual ovens, grill and hotplate elements work together in harmony thanks to ESSE’s Powershare system, which continuously optimises performance whether a single oven or the whole cooker is being used.
As with all ESSE products, the ESSE 500 EL is designed and hand built in Britain by dedicated engineers drawing on the knowledge of more than 160 years of ESSE stove design, and comes with a choice of 20 colours. For more information check out our website here.
5 Year Guarantee
We are an authorised specialist retailer so your ESSE comes with a 5yr guarantee if you purchase through us. We have the 500 EL model in the shop, so please stop by to take a look and we’ll be happy to answer questions and show you around this great little cooker. We’re open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 4:30pm or you can call 01728 723757 or email Chris@krcookshop.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!