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Bioethanol Fireplaces FAQ

Are bioethanol fireplaces safe for indoor use?

Yes. Good bioethanol fireplaces can be used anywhere indoors as long as the wall models are mounted according to directions. Just make sure that all models are positioned at least 3 inch away from any inflammable materials.

How should i care for and clean my stainless steel fireplace?

Using any standard stainless steel spray cleaner, you can easily clean your stainless steel fireplace. Make sure you wipe it gently.

Will the fireplace give off heat?

While the flame which is produced by the burning of liquid bioethanol is aesthetically appealing and decorative, it also generates a fair amount of heat. Due to the ventless nature of the fireplaces, no loss of heat takes place, something which often happens with ordinary fireplaces.

Are the fire emissions harmful to humans or pets?

A good quality bioethanol fireplace burns clean without emitting any harmful toxins into the air. It may produce water vapor as a byproduct but that is harmless.

On what kind of walls can i mount my fireplace onto?

Make sure that the wall used for mounting the fireplace is sturdy, flat and vertical. It can be mounted against a brick, drywall, stone, tile, and wallpapered wall but just make sure that the wall is not covered with any fabric or a cloth.

How do I add fuel to my fireplace?

NEVER add fuel to a fireplace that is already burning or hot. The best way to add fuel is to pour it directly into the fuel tray using a funnel or other pouring device. The funnel you use for pouring the fuel should not be later used with foods and liquids you will drink.  Children should never be allowed to fuel the fireplace or handle bioethanol. In case of spillage of fuel, clean up immediately and thoroughly. Fuel spilled on a non-porous or absorbent surface will eventually evaporate. Do not overfill. Fill about three-fourths of the tray before lighting.

How do I light the fuel in my fireplace?

Always use a lengthy matchstick (good quality) or a long wand lighter to light the fireplace. Because a “flash” is possible when lighting a fire, keep your face away from burner. Unlit fuel might emanate some combustible fumes so the best idea is to light fire immediately after filling the fireplace fuel tank. Exercise caution while you’re lighting and don’t fiddle with it.

How do I extinguish the fuel in my fireplace?

All fireplaces have a fuel tray with a lid to cover the opening and a separate handle. The handle attached should be used to close the lid to the fuel tray to “snuff” or extinguish the fire. This procedure actually stops oxygen supply which in turn extinguishes the flame.

How do I control the heat and/or flame?

The larger the opening of the lid, the more oxygen mixes with the flame and creates a larger flame, thus producing more heat and thus brightening up the surroundings. To adjust the size of the flame and heat production, adjust or dampen the lid.

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