The big brother to the ESSE EL13AMP (which we covered in an earlier blog post here) the ESSE 990EL is a great choice if you have the luxury of a larger kitchen and for those who have to feed the masses on a regular basis. Both ranges have many similarities, like their traditional cast iron solidity, combined with innovative electric flexibility and neither of them need a flue so can be positioned wherever you want (you just need a 2 x 13amp power supply).
The obvious difference is the size, the 990EL is 900(h) x 994(w) x 600(d)mm but this is what gives you the extra cooking space we so often need. The top oven is a whooping 42 ltrs and the two bottom ovens offer another 30 ltrs each which gives you plenty of room for Sunday roasts or when you need to cater to vegetarians, meat eaters, gluten free guests all at the same time – you can have three different meals cooking all at once! Hopefully someone else will be on washing up duty.
On the flat hob top we have a cast iron hotplate for griddle cooking, as well as a large induction hob for instant boiling temperatures. The hobs are large and, depending on the size of your pans of course, can fit 2-3 pans on each.
The slumber control allows you to have the stove on standby so it will heat up to your desired temperatures a little quicker. For example:
HEAT UP TIMES (FROM OFF)
Top oven to 240°C 41 mins
Bottom oven to 175°C 30 mins
Cast iron plate to 400°C 40 mins
HEAT UP TIMES (FROM SLUMBER SETTINGS)
Top oven from 155°C to 240°C 16 mins
Bottom oven from 70°C to 175°C 14 mins
Cast iron plate from 150°C to 400°C 31 mins
In slumber setting EL will use 2/3 or 0.66Kw/h
ESSE began back in 1854 with a simple mission: to create the cleanest-burning, highest quality stoves and range cookers. And this remains true today. They can be found in the kitchens of the Savoy and royal residences, and they’re still built here in the UK. Each model is individually made to order and with 20 colour options you are spoilt for choice.
Please stop by the shop to learn more about the ESSE 990EL. We also have models of the EL13AMP, the 500EL, a Bakeheart and Ironheart (see our earlier blog post on those here). We have been using ESSE in our own home for many, many years and would love the opportunity to show you just how wonderful these beautiful stoves are to use.
The ESSE EL 13Amp is one of our more popular ESSE models we sell here at The Kitchen Range & Cookshop and for good reasons.
The EL 13Amp measurements are a plus for many people as it’s slightly smaller than other ESSE models which means it can be fitted into most sized kitchens. But don’t let this fool you, it packs an almighty punch! It has two large ovens (top oven 42ltr, bottom oven 30ltr), integral full width grill, cast iron hotplate, induction zone and plate warmer.
Both ovens have ‘wrap around’ elements which heat from all sides and you can even place your cooking tray directly on the oven floor to give you even more space to create your masterpiece. There is a useful ‘slumber control’ feature that keeps a minimum amount of heat generating at all times, so when you turn the oven on it reaches the desired temperature much quicker. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean it’s an expensive stove to run – in slumber mode the EL will use 2/3 or 0.66Kw/h. It requires just two 13Amp plug sockets and doesn’t need a flue or external vents, it can therefore be positioned virtually anywhere you like.
Not only is the ESSE EL 13Amp a joy to cook with it’s good looking too. As always ESSE has combined the perfect mix of keeping the classic look we all love with modern technology to produce one of the cleanest-burning and most efficient appliances available. For more information on the ESSE EL 13Amp please visit our website here.
A Rainbow of Colours
Gone are the days when you only had a choice of a white or black appliance. Today ESSE has 20 beautiful colours to choose from so there is bound to be one to match your kitchen and personality. Since the early 1900s ESSE cookers have been finished in the ESSE factory with a lustrous glass enamel. The three stage hand sprayed coating of coloured glass is fired to the surface in the ESSE furnace at a temperature of 800°c. You also have the option of a matt finish if you prefer.
Colours available are:
Penumbra, White, Black, Pewter, Nightingale, Powder Blue, Teal Green, Cream, Matt Black, Royal Blue, Fern Green, Patel Green, Shadow, Oxford Blue, Classic Green, Primrose, Lava, Lavender, Dusky Violet and Claret.
There are also some ‘Special Colours’ available – Claret, Fern Green, Primrose, Lava and Nightingale -at an additional cost.
To take a look at all colours available visit our website here.
As always, we are here to help and can answer any questions you may have. We are an authorized ESSE dealer covering a wide area of Suffolk and Norfolk including Ipswich, Stowmarket, Lowestoft, Norwich and Felixstowe and have been using the ESSE products ourselves for many, many years. Please give us a call on 01728 723757 or email Chris@krcookshop.com.
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the ESSE Ironheart display model here at The Kitchen Range & Cook Shop. Not only is the ESSE Ironheart good looking, it’s multi-functional and will be make a great addition to your home.
What exactly is the ESSE Ironheart, you ask? Well, it’s a wood burner, stove and cooking range all in one beautiful package! It has a powerful 9.7kw heat output and with it’s large oven and expansive hob there is ample room to create your culinary masterpieces with ease.
How to cook using the ESSE Ironheart
There are three main ways to cook on the ESSE Ironheart. Let’s start with the hob, which gives you the option of either cooking directly on the cast iron hotplates to sear, chargrill and toast, or you can use pans and griddles to boil and simmer. The hotplate will comfortably fit up to six pans.
Next, you can cook over the embers in the wood burner for that flame grilled taste thanks to shelved firebricks and a rack for cooking on. We’re thinking perfectly cooked steaks with the classic restaurant chargrill marks, jacket potatoes and grilled asparagus sounds like a plan for dinner!
Finally, you can roast the roast of all roasts in the oven. The heat generated from the wood burner is transferred to the oven and allows you to cook at low temperatures all the way up to 260°c. With variable shelf positions and the ability to cook directly on the oven floor, there is plenty of room (47-litre capacity to be exact) for side dishes too.
Perhaps you’re looking for something a little smaller, if so, the ESSE Bakeheart could be the one for you. It offers the same great features as the ESSE Ironheart – hob cooking, wood fired grilling, oven (32-litres) – but taking up a little less space, it’s a versatile piece of equipment that fits in to the cosiest of kitchens.
We can’t wait for the ESSE Ironheart and Bakeheart to arrive (and for Covid-19/lockdown to be over!) so we can do some cooking demos and show you in person all of the great features. We’re the official ESSE dealer for many areas in Suffolk and Norfolk including Framlingham, Wickham Market, Saxmundham and beyond, and are here to answer any questions you may have. When you’re ready to purchase your new stove we take care of the order from beginning to end, including delivery and installation.