I used a different brand in the past, which I loved. I figured, how different can this new brand be. How about very different! Although the crackling of the flame was nice, my house was covered in soot. My air purifier filters turned black. Disgusting. I didn't smell the fuel while it burned, but it had an awful smell when it burned out. My recommendation is try a different brand. I can't imagine the other reviewers didn't experience the filth and smell.