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The new 990 EL is a beautifully balanced cast iron range cooker, with a host of technical innovations which make it ideal for the modern kitchen.
It combines the robust beauty of a traditional cast iron cooker, with modern controls and elegantly engineered details that ensure it is a pleasure to use. Easy-shut doors, precision hinge stops and a bespoke cast iron moisture control vent are just a few of the little touches that illustrate ESSE’s absolute attention to detail.
The 990 EL has three independently controlled ovens which offer great versatility when cooking. From melt-in-the-mouth meringues and slow-cooked stews to deliciously crispy roast potatoes, this cooker is a true all-rounder. Oven temperatures are consistently even thanks to wrap-around elements, which mean you don’t need to worry about turning your dishes or swapping shelves… you can even cook directly on the base of the ovens!
Along with a full-width grill, the 990 EL has a dual hotplate which combines a traditional cast iron hob with an innovative induction zone. Like the ovens, the hobs are independently controlled and can be used to suit your mood.
Thanks to its fast heat up times, the 990 EL can be used as a simple on/off appliance but we think it works best in ‘slumber’ mode, where it gives out a small amount of welcoming warmth to the kitchen and is ready for action as soon as you’re ready to cook.
The controls for ovens and hobs are neatly housed behind the upper left door. Illuminated displays glow red when rising to pre-set temperatures, green when temperature is reached and flashing red on cooling.
With no flue to consider, the 990 EL can be positioned virtually anywhere.