Use these 13-ounce cans of convenient FireGlo gel fuel in your decorative fireplace. Producing real flames, but no soot, ash, or odor, they give a warm ambiance to your living space. Each energy-efficient can will burn for over two hours. ...more
FireGlo helps create the perfect ambiance for your decorative fireplace or gel burner. An alcohol based gel fuel, FireGlo provides genuine flames and a realistic crackling sound. It is soot free, has no odor, and does not emit any smoke or toxic fumes. Each can burns for 2-3 hours, and can be reused until empty. Each can has the manufactured date stamped on the lid. The fuel will maintain its gel consistency for 12 months past this date before returning to liquid state. Once gel reaches liquid state it is still usable, but caution must be used to prevent spilling.
Get ready for winter and cozy nights by the fire with FireGlo Fuel
Fuel produced with isopropyl alcohol, organic materials, and H2O
13-ounce can does not produce any ash or soot
Fuel burns approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
Burns at 3000 BTUs per hour per can
Burns cleaner than any other gelled alcohol on the market today
Made in the USA
Includes 24 cans, 13 ounces per can
WARNING: Label must be removed before burning.
Federal restrictions prevent this item from being sent in expedited shipments
Using these FireGlo Fuel cans with a gel fuel Fireplace is extremely convenient. because the upfront costs are so low. However, if you live in colder climates like up here in the Northeast, the fuel can solution gets pricey. During the winter, I like to spark up the fire in order to warm up the house quickly. The forced air we have takes a little while to bring up the temperature but running the gel fireplace quickens the process.
The cans generally don't produce a smell UNTIL they get to the end of the can. Then they generally produce a propane-like smell. The cans last about 2 hours to 2 3/4 hours. So burning the fireplace all day is usually not an option because it would be to costly. I normally only use the gel fuel when there is a chill in the air I want to knock out quickly or on special occasions. I have also noticed a darkening of our olive-colored paint and ceiling above our wall-mounted gel fireplace.
The cans do provide a good amount of heat and they allow me to warm up the (part of the) house quicker than just using our forced-air heat. I also enjoy the crackling sound produced by the bubbles in the can. It actually sounds better than a real fire.
Overall, the cans produce a good amount of heat and ambiance but they are very expensive to use often or for long periods of time.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? NA
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The cans are generally in good shape although at times there is rust inside when you open them.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description is mostly accurate butI have noticed a darkening of our olive-colored paint and ceiling above our wall-mounted gel fireplace.
I don't understand how so many people gave this glowing reviews.
I just set up everything for my wife (xmas present) in the bedroom and the smell that radiated was chemically'. The gel itself smelled like strong alcohol which was fine, but when activated for 5 minutes, the room became covered in this awful chemical smell. It was unbearable and terrifying in a sense. I tried googling if this was normal or harmful but can't find an answer. We ended up capping the can and I am now searching for an electric fireplace. The one we picked is convertible so hopefully we can just find the proper insert because I dont plan on spending our nights fearing for the worst for a little atmosphere. That said, I have 23 unused cans if anyone would like them.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
How accurate was the on site description of the product? other than stench
The canisters emit an initial odor that is unpleasnt and repeat this again much more strongly as they are burning down to the end. The cans do not last as long as I had thought they would. You get about 2 to 2 and half hours max out of them. The plus is they really do produce a large and interesting flame pattern like a real fireplace would and it snaps and crackles while burning like real wood.
This product gives off heat and has a nice appearance, which is good. But, the downside to this is when you out the fuel fire. A nasty burning alcohol smell comes from the smoke. This causes a lot of work for me because my smoke alarm goes off and I have to end up opening the window for a while. Then I have to remind myself to close it. For an outdoor makeshift fireplace, this works. For indoors, not so much.
I was pleased with the amount of heat the cans gave off. We dropped down from 3 cans to 1 can. Crackle and flame are nice. Now for the down side...emits a heavy chemical smell when it burns down to the end. Who knows what we're breathing in. The soot discolored the white fireplace, walls and nearly everything in the room. We need to paint in the spring. Looking for an alternative.
I've used these off and on over the winter and they provide an easy fire on a chilly night for ambiance in place of a fireplace. Clean-up is as easy as throwing the used up container out. No soot, no embers, no mess. The only concern is a faint smell sometimes when the product gets near the bottom of the can and when the flame is extinguished. Also the cost is a bit too expensive to use on a nightly or frequent basis. So I've had to limit the number of ambiance fires I've lit and when only using for personal enjoyment and not for a party I will only burn one can instead of the three that fits in the 'fireplace'. I also often will choose to burn three pillar candles in my 'fireplace' instead and get a nice effect without the added cost of these fuel canisters.
I bought a case from Overstock which was a good value. The cans are very difficult to open. I ordered a paint can open which I hope will help. I also bought a can snuffer to make it easier to put out. So far each can has lasted me 3 hours. I haven't noticed any smell, but it does get a little smokey at the bottom of the can.
The directions say to use tongs and the lid to put out the flame, but I found that awkward inside my fireplace. I hope the snuffer helps.
do we have to use up the whole can everytime we light it?
or can we put the fire off 1/2 way through the can? if so, how do we put the fire off?
Thanksnanawu on Nov 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us nanawu. If you choose not to burn the entire can, simply use a pair of long tongs and put the lid back on the can to extinguish the flames, when you are ready to use it again shake the can up remove the lid and relight it. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 21, 2013
I use these all the time and yes have put the lid back on before it completely burns out -donna5100 on Dec 26, 2013
to put the flame out, I use the candle holders that comes with my portable fireplace.jeansaw01 on Jan 18, 2014
Yes, you can put the fire out carefully by replace the cap. However, the next day stir it up before lightinggege82800 on Feb 3, 2014
can fireglo brand and real flame gel brand both be used in all gel fireplaces if we prefer one over the otheraslong as the can sizes are the same?artieheat1 on Nov 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us artieheat1. You can choose whichever brand you like the best. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 13, 2013
I have used both and they seem the same, as far as flame, smell and burn time. I prefer the Fireglo only because the label is removed so I don't have to worry about forgetting to take it off, which I did once and almost started a fire.chiggers on Jan 17, 2014
Thank you for the opportunity to help you with the question about the FireGlo Fuel (24 Cans). The dimensions of the 13 ounce cans are 4.5 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. Thank you for the question and thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 22, 2013
Can this be used in a wood-burning fireplace, and a wood-burning outdoor fire pit.resheed on Apr 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi resheed, no, these are not recommended for a wood-burning fireplace or a wood-burning outdoor fire pit. Thanks for your interest, hope this helps!overstockcustomercare1 on May 2, 2013
I have never tried that before but I wouldn't think you would use other than the wall or standing free at home.jinxie1 on Jun 5, 2013
I have used them in a wood fire pit with lava rocks or fake fireplace pieces that look like wood. I also use them in a wall fireplace inside the house. The label state that no soot residue. This is not true. The gel does give off soot because I clean the wall fireplace and there is plenty of soot.overjoyedone on Jun 22, 2013
They are nearly impossible to open. Is ther some secret to opening?!!loooooo on Dec 27, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Removing the labels from the Fireglo cans is difficult and time consuming. Before using the gel, you have to allocate several minutes per can to peel the labels off. The glue used is strong and the paper is thin. This causes the paper to constantly tear, and to leave paper residue all over the can.
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 27, 2012
Purchase the opener. I had the same problem, but the opener makes it so much easier!nell888 on Mar 19, 2013
I just keep a paint can opener with them. That makes them very easy to opendonnerberg on Mar 21, 2013
Seriously??? Ever open a can of paint? How about a flathead screwdriver....mflaherty on Jun 1, 2013
yes, that is what we use it for.donnerberg on Mar 21, 2013
I have a built in gas fireplace. Can I purchase the Real Flame 18" convert to gel log set for $137.99 and use it with the real flame or fire glo fuel cans, instead of using the regular gas logs and fuel?brobin50 on Nov 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes, you can use the convert to gel logset in any gas fireplace. You’ll only need to turn off the gas line to the fireplace. Also, the manufacturer suggests to use Real Flame Gel Fuel with Real Flame products because other fuels have not been tested in their fireplaces.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 21, 2012
Does this product have to be used with a gel fuel fireplace?bhisme on Nov 3, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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