As one of the UK’s leading retailers of stoves, you’d expect Direct Stoves to stock many different brands of stove. And, we do! But sometimes it can be difficult to know which brand is right for you. So, in the latest in our Brand Spotlight series we’re taking a closer look at Chesneys. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Chesneys.
The story of Chesneys
The story of Chesneys began over 40 years ago in a single workshop and showroom in London. As you may have already guessed, Chesneys derives its name from its founder – Paul Chesney.
Initially, Chesneys was focused exclusively on the restoration and sale of unique antique English fireplaces. Since then, Chesneys has expanded its focus, developing a broad range of innovative, luxury heating products.
Today, the Chesneys brand remains a family-owned business and has showrooms in London, New York, Shanghai and Beijing. They also have a network of over 200 stockists, of which we at Direct Stoves are proud to be one.
The Chesneys ethos
Stoves are more complicated appliances than most people realise. In fact, companies such as Chesneys are pushing the boundaries of stove design, investing in an on-going programme of research and development. As a result, the brand boasts one of the most diverse product portfolios of any company in the luxury heating industry.
This innovation is underpinned by Chesneys’ ethos; a series of core values which are a commitment to outstanding craftsmanship, intelligent engineering and innovative design.
Here’s what Chesneys’ founder, Paul Chesney has to say about the company’s ethos:
“A Chesneys fireplace should be the best there is. That was our aim when we founded the company, and it remains the same today. To ensure that we achieve this we must remain passionately committed to our key values.”
The Chesneys product range
As mentioned above, Chesneys now has one of the most diverse and frankly interesting product portfolios within the luxury heating sector.
These products include:
- Wood burning stoves.
- Gas, electric and ethanol fires.
- Hybrid outdoor products that combine a heating and cooking technology that has worldwide patent protection.
Chesneys is also currently working on a series of environmentally friendly, decorative heating solutions that use ethanol and electricity.
As you can see, Chesney has set its sights high when it comes to stove design and manufacture.
What makes Chesneys different?
Chesneys goes to great pains to point out how it stands apart from other stove and heating appliance manufacturers. Here are some of the key reasons that a Chesneys appliance is really quite unlike any other.
With a pedigree of over 40 years, it’s no surprise that Chesneys stoves possess such a unique style and design. As stoves serve as the focal point for any living space, Chesneys goes to great lengths to handpick every curve, hue, dimension and finish.
There’s a considerable amount of thought as well as artisanal craftsmanship poured into every Chesneys stove.
Highest quality materials
Chesneys stoves are forged at one of the UK’s oldest foundries, fusing British cast iron with the finest, highest-grade steel and tempered glass to create stoves that are pieces of engineering excellence.
All of the materials used to create Chesneys stoves are sourced from the UK and Europe. These materials are of such quality, that you can be assured that your stove will provide many years, if not decades, of service.
Ease of use
Although Chesneys stoves are pieces of design perfection, they are also designed to be practical and easy to use. For example, temperature control becomes second nature to the user, thanks to Chesneys’ simple airflow lever technology. In addition, every Chesneys stove has identical controls. So, once you’ve mastered a Chesneys stove, you’ve mastered them all.
Clean Burn Technology
All of the Chesneys heating appliances and stoves that we offer at Direct Stoves are equipped with the company’s Clean Burn Technology.
This technology not only provides 80% heat output efficiency, but it also means you can legally burn seasoned logs using Chesneys stoves without harming the environment – even in the middle of a city or town.
Chesneys Clean Burn Technology works by reigniting any polluting by-products emitted by the fuel during the initial burn. Not only does this eliminate any potentially harmful particulates, but it also keeps your stove clean, leaving the stove window clear so you can enjoy watching the flames.
Our top Chesneys stoves
So, now you’ve learnt more about what makes Chesneys so special, it’s time to take a closer look at the stoves themselves. Here at Direct Stoves, Chesneys is one of our most popular brands and it’s easy to see why. Combining innovation, quality and excellent design, Chesneys stoves are a wise investment if you’re looking for a new stove.
Chesneys Heat & Grill Outdoor Wood Burning Barbecue and Outdoor Stove
Chesneys Heat & Grill is an award-winning, high-performance, dual-function outdoor stove which is an exemplar of Chesneys’ commitment to innovation.
Fire it up and you can prepare a feast for a party of 6-8 people. Not only is it suitable for cooking burgers, meats and vegetables, but pop a pizza stone on the grill section, close the lid and you’ll have yourself a perfectly cooked pizza in minutes.
The Heat & Grill also features Chesneys’ Clean Burn Technology, so it gives off little or no smoke when in operation. It also gives off a substantial amount of heat as a result.
It also comes with many of the features you’ll need if you’re going to become a back garden chef par excellence. A pair of metal side shelves, an analogue thermometer, a pair of stove gloves, a scoop for removing ash and a weatherproof cover are all included.
Chesneys Garden Gourmet Wood Burning Barbecue and Outdoor Stove
Chesneys’ Garden Gourmet stove marries sleek design with an impressive heat output. Not only will this stove heat up your garden or terrace, but it also provides for outdoor cooking on a bigger scale.
Using the same eco-friendly technology as Chesneys’ other wood burning stoves, you can enjoy warmth outdoors without harming the environment. Clean Burn Technology means that this stove produces little to no smoke.
Where this stove really shines though is in the culinary department. If you’re a natural born entertainer and you want a stove that’ll allow you to cook for large numbers of people then this is the stove for you.
The Chesneys Garden Gourmet stove is large enough to cook for 10 to 12 people and is highly versatile as a cooking appliance. For example, it can be used to slow cook a huge 4-rib roast on a low temperature (the meat will stay tender due to the fully sealed lid). On the other end of the scale, the Garden Gourmet stove is perfectly capable of backing a batch of fudge brownies!
It also comes with plenty of features and accessories too. A pair of wooden side shelves, a digital thermometer, a pair of stove gloves, a scoop for removing ash, a 5kg bag of restaurant grade charcoal and a weatherproof cover are all included.
Chesneys Garden Party Wood Burning Barbecue and Outdoor Stove
Very much the ‘daddy’ of combined outdoor stoves and barbecues, the Chesneys Garden Party can provide a top gourmet experience for you, your family and friends.
This stove will suit those who have a large amount of outdoor space who regularly entertain large numbers of people, as this stove will easily cater for groups of 12 to 15 people.
As with the other stoves on this list, this stove features Chesneys’ eco-technology which means it produces little to no smoke and burns cleanly. It also comes complete with an array of features and accessories such as a pair of wooden side shelves, a digital thermometer, a pair of stove gloves, a scoop for removing ash, a 5kg bag of restaurant grade charcoal and a weatherproof cover.
Chesneys Clean Burn Outdoor Garden Stove
If cooking outside isn’t to your taste, then Chesneys also offers a straight-forward outdoor stove, the Clean Burn.
As the name suggests, this stove is environmentally friendly as it uses Chesneys’ Clean Burn Technology to reignite particulate matter. This means the stove emits little to no smoke and is ideal for use even in urban settings.
The Clean Burn comes complete with a flue pipe (as pictured), a pair of stove gloves, a scoop for removing ash and a weatherproof cover.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this insight into Chesneys and their range of outdoor living stoves and barbecues.
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