The Wuppenif homestead is powered by an Esse Ironheart woodstove, and it features significantly in many posts here.
The Esse Ironheart woodstove from the UK has a special kind of following and for good reason. It’s an unbelievably efficient and amazingly designed woodstove that provides both a cookstove for baking and cooking inside the oven, and two hobs for cooking on top. It also boast a firebox with a glass door, making it possible to enjoy the feeling of an open fire and to keep an eye on and control the burn rate.
I’ve been blogging about the Ironheart ever since we moved into our new home in late 2010, where we situated the Ironheart in the centre of our living space. Although our home includes a small bedroom wing, a mudroom area and a screened in porch for warmer months, off this main space, as well as a lower level (where our home office and a series of other rooms, including a furnace or mechanical room, reside), this main room is the heart of the house. With doors that close it off from the rest of the house, it allows us to live like we’re in a large, one-room cabin in the coldest months of the year or if the power goes (which it does, from time to time, as we’re in a rural location).
We live in bungalow made from insulated concrete forms in Eastern Ontario (Canada), but we’ve heard from from folks with this woodstove (or planning to get one) with vastly different kinds of home construction from Australia, different parts of Canada and the US, as well as across Europe.
What you’ll find here
Details of our experience in using and maintaining the Ironheart from season to season, Ironheart recipes and meal experiments, and photos from every angle.
Please share your story or ask a question
One of the best parts of blogging about the Ironheart has been connecting with others who have this amazing woodstove, who are planning to acquire one, or who are just plain interested. I’d love to hear about your situation or experience!
I’ve also answered technical questions for readers who were frustrated and couldn’t get sufficient information out of the folks at Esse – so, fire away.