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Has Esse created the World's cleanest-burning cooker?
Esse's 990 range cooker has achieved some outstanding results during a recent CE test, where the inspector described the wood-burning cooker as the cleanest burning appliance he's ever tested.
Craig Nutter, Esse's Technical Director explains: "Our woodburning 990 cooker has just been tested at an independent European CE lab and everyone here at Esse is delighted with the results: The EU standard for CO emissions is currently 1% maximum, with some member states even asking for less than 0.3%; Our 990 has been assessed at 0.01% CO!
"Its efficiency has also been measured at more than 85% at the flue outlet. It utilises twin catalytic converters to clean the emissions and re-burn smoke particles, and we would be very surprised if it wasn't the cleanest-burning wood cooker in the world.
"During the test, the smoke and particulate emissions were sufficient to meet the standard to be assessed as an exempt appliance under UK Clean Air legislation.
"The 990, like all EsseE cookers combines modern technology with classic Esse quality and as the UK's longest-established stove manufacturer, we are proud to fly the flag for technological and environmental developments."
With three large capacity ovens (which can all maintain different temperatures for ease of use) the 990 offers a huge 112 litre cooking volume. It draws on classic Esse styling from the 1930s, and blends vintage aesthetics with modern benefits.
The 990 can achieve heat outputs between 2kW and 8kW depending how it is operated and how much fuel is loaded. The stylish firebox features a secondary glass door enabling the flames to be admired while allowing extra heat into the room, and the large cast iron hotplate has different temperature zones for added flexibility.
13th May 2011