Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning Ecodesign Cook Stove

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Special Price £3,199.00 Regular Price £3,395.00
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Looking for a way to add warmth and character to your living space? The Esse Bakeheart is the perfect solution. With its radiant heat and versatile design, this cook stove is more than just a wood burner. It offers a four-zone cooking hob and a generous baking oven, making it ideal for off-grid living or energy-saving purposes.

The Bakeheart is easy to install and can be fitted almost anywhere to provide a reliable source of heat and cooking for extended periods. Whether you're enjoying a cup of tea or cooking up a storm in the morning, the large glass window gives you an uninterrupted view of the dancing flames inside.

Unlike standard range cookers that are designed to contain heat, the Bakeheart features convection panels that radiate warmth out into the room, just like a regular wood-burning stove. The unique heat transfer technology allows the hob to heat up in just a few minutes after lighting the stove. Say goodbye to feeling cold and hungry after a long day at work - the Esse Bakeheart keeps you warm and satisfied with heat ranging from 300˚C in the centre down to 190˚C on the outer ring.

The updated top design now comes with a folded edge profile, enhancing the stove's heritage aesthetics and giving it a charming, rustic look. Plus, when combined with a domestic boiler, the 5kW Bakeheart can also become a wellspring of hot water for your home while you cook all your favourite heart-warming dishes with the hob and oven.

  • Four-zone cooking hob and generous baking oven
  • Radiant heat and unique heat transfer technology
  • Large glass door for uninterrupted view of flames
  • Easy installation and reliable source of heat and cooking
  • Convection panels that radiate warmth out into the room
  • Updated top design with folded edge profile
  • DEFRA exempt and meets EcoDesign standards


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Guarantee 5 Years
Efficiency 82.3%
Heat Output 5kW
Energy Rating A Plus
DEFRA Approved Yes
Airwash System No
Construction Steel Body - Cast Door
Flue Outlet Top Only
Flue Size 6-inch (150mm)
Fuel Type Wood Only
Fuel Grate Type Wood Burning Only
Log Length 360mm
Suitable For 12mm Hearth Yes
External Air Compatible Yes
More Colours No
Distance to Combustibles - Top 416mm
Distance to Combustibles - Sides 400mm
Distance to Combustibles - Rear 500mm

Product Sizes

Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning Ecodesign Cook Stove
Overall Width 500mm
Overall Height 900mm
Overall Depth 600mm
Rear to Centre of Top Flue (F) 85mm
Width to Centre of Top Flue (E) 250mm
Height to Centre of Rear Flue (D) N/A

Liner Pack & Stove Kits

Direct Stoves - Stove Fitting Kits*
What's included in the fitting kit
  • 1. Black stove pipe.
  • 2. A registration plate is used to seal the chimney opening off from the room preventing dust, soot, dirt and debris falling down the chimney. It also helps to prevent a draft coming down the chimney. We supply a standard 800mm x 400mm galvanised steel register plate with all our stoves. You will simply need to cut the plate to size to fit into your chimney opening.
  • 3. We also provide you with a single stove glove that you can use for stoking the fire and adding wood without the risk of personal injury.

*Only available for wood, multifuel and gas stoves. Excluded for the following which do not need these items: inset stoves, electric stoves, flueless and balanced flue gas stoves and outdoor & garden products.

Optional Extras.
Carbon Monoxide Detector:

Due to an update to Building Regulations it is now law to have a Carbon Monoxide alarm present in any room with a solid fuel appliance:- The Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document J (2010 Edition) '2.34 Where a new or replacement fixed solid fuel appliance is installed in the dwelling, a carbon monoxide alarm should be provided in the room where the appliance is located.'

Flue Liner Packs:
The flue liner pack consists of; a flue adaptor, which connects the stove pipe to the flexible flue liner, Dura Flue flexible flue liner (this will have a relevant diameter to the outlet size of the stove and 316 Grade) cut to the required length and a pot hanger rain cap, this supports the flue liner from the top of the chimney and also acts as a bird guard and rain cap.

Stove Pipe with Door:
A stove pipe with door or access point, allows the chimney to be swept through the pipe itself.

Stove Glass Insurance:
If you select to take out our stove glass insurance this covers your stove glass for the time period you select.
If your glass breaks within that time period we will send you a replacement piece of glass regardless of the reason the glass broke. All we will ask is that you send a picture of the broken glass.
The insurance only covers you for one replacement piece of glass. It doesn't cover you if you break the replacement piece of glass.
All stove glass is covered during delivery and any glass broken in transit to you will be replaced free of charge, without affecting your stove glass insurance.

Firewood Starter Bundle

Our Firewood Starter Bundle contains all you need for your first fire in your new stove.
1 box of kiln dried logs with a moisture content of less than 20% and Woodsure Ready to Burn certified.
This is UK sourced wood from sustainable forestry. The wood is pine.
1 bag of kindling and a pack of 20 natural wood eco firelighters.

Please make the relevant selection above when placing your order if you require any of these parts and also select whether or not you require a Carbon Monoxide alarm sending out with your order. Please note that if these parts aren't selected with your order we can't send them for free after your order has been delivered.


Product Questions 5

do you have this product in stock?
Question by: michael on 7 Oct 2021, 10:53
Hi Michael , we do yes.
Answer by: Henry Lewis on 11 Oct 2021, 10:53
Can you deliver in France?
Question by: Marianne on 29 Aug 2021, 10:55
I am sorry Marianne we are not able to
Answer by: Henry Lewis on 31 Aug 2021, 09:02
Hi, I am also considering a fit in a "kitchen run", whilst I can see the sense of the spacing and none combustible material, the picture in your advert above shows the stove burning with no distance between the non combustible sheet and a timber frame, have I missed something here, please explain if I have not grasped the spacing correctly. thank you
regards Dave
Question by: Dave on 10 Apr 2021, 10:37
Hi Dave, thanks for getting in touch. You always need to make sure you adhere to the distances given in the user manual of every product you buy from Direct Stoves. This one for example, has the following requirements for distances to combustibles:

Distance to Combustibles - Top 416mm
Distance to Combustibles - Sides 400mm
Distance to Combustibles - Rear 500mm

The image you are referring to, the sheet behind should be a non combustible material, thus shortening the required distance. This is an image supplied to us by the supplier for use on our website and not our direction for use. Always consult the user guide for any distances required. I hope this helps.
Answer by: Henry Lewis on 16 Apr 2021, 11:35
Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning Cook Stove. Size of oven please.

Question by: Chris Hamlin on 27 Jan 2021, 10:09
Hi Chris, thanks very much for your question.

Width 350mm
Height 200mm
Depth 450mm

I hope this helps.
Answer by: Henry Lewis on 27 Jan 2021, 13:54
Hi there, I see the distances quoted to "combustables" side & rear quite large at 400 & 500mm. I am considering an installation in a "kitchen run" setting, so looking o get closer to a back wall and units either side. Quite happy for these to be clad in suitable non-combustable materials in which case, can you give me an idea of min air gaps or guidelines on installation? Many thanks!
Question by: John Pelosi on 5 Dec 2020, 16:05
Hi John, apologies for the delay on this - I have been awaiting a reply from the supplier. they have said:

"The only way to cut down the distance to combustibles is to shield the combustible surface.
This means installing an A1 rated fireboard between the combustible surface and the cooker. The fireboard must be spaced off the combustible material by 12mm, so that a 12mm air gap is created. This doesn’t make the surface a non-combustible but allows you to reduce the distance by half."

I hope this helps. Thanks.

Answer by: Henry Lewis on 15 Dec 2020, 09:07

Delivery Info

Free 1 Man Delivery – For Full Details Please See Delivery Information

Our "Free Delivery" is a one-man service. The goods will arrive on a lorry that is about the size of a fire engine. (Please let us know in advance if you have restricted access or other local issues that could affect delivery).

The lorry has a tail lift that allows the driver to get the item(s) off the vehicle. The order will be packed and secured onto a pallet and the driver will have a pallet truck. He'll be able to wheel this as close as possible to your property. The pallet truck can only be wheeled over a finished surface so it's not possible to wheel it over a gravelled drive, steps, steep slopes for example. The pallets are normally about 1m wide so this is the minimum width gate they can fit through. Please note that the driver is not insured to unpack or carry the item(s) into your house.

Fitting Kits and Liner Packs might arrive separately by courier delivery on the same day unless specified/requested in advance. An email confirmation will be sent if this is the case.

If the goods are showing 48hr delivery, then this is the quickest time we're able to deliver these items (We do not deliver at weekends). You'll be asked to select a delivery date when purchasing the goods. Please note that if you live offshore these dates do not apply as it will take us slightly longer to get the goods to you and we will contact you directly.

Please note that it is an all-day delivery service which is generally from 9 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday. Delivery Depots, if they have the facility, will text in advance but as the vans do multiple runs a day you might not receive a text until the afternoon if this service is available.

Due to current pallet network pressures mainly due to driver shortages we cannot guarantee delivery on your chosen day but will do our best to communicate this as soon as we are made aware by the carriers.

Two Man Delivery (£75)
For Full Details Please See Delivery Information

As the name suggests with our two-man delivery service the goods will be delivered by two men. They will carry your stove into the room of your choice (subject to any changes due to covid restrictions).

They will normally carry it up 1 flight of stairs (if it's safe to do so) but this is at their discretion so if you have a 3rd floor flat, please inform us beforehand to avoid any issues during delivery.

The two-man delivery normally takes 5-10 working days to be delivered once we receive the stock into our own warehouse, but this timescale can be dependent on where you live. We expect the lead time to extend during busier periods/later months of the year. Once the goods come into stock you will be contacted, and delivery arranged.

Please contact us directly if you wish to take advantage of our 2-man service.


User Manuals and Guides

(Size: 1.2 MB)
Installation guide and user manual for the Esse Bakeheart and Warmheart Wood Fired Cooking Stoves
(Size: 144.6 KB)
Flue & Ducting Warranty sheet for Chimney Liner. Please read carefully if you have ordered a liner kit with your stove. Contains important information.

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