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Included with purchase ($10 value).
|Product Type: Table top fireplace||Finish: Black|
|Base Material: Other; Stainless steel||Tabletop Fireplace: Yes|
|Fuel Type: Gel||Fuel Included: No|
|Burn Time of Fuel Accommodated: 2 Hours||Artificial Flame: Yes|
|Vent: No||Fire Bowl Filler Included: No|
|Heat Resistant Coating: Yes||UV Protected: Yes|
|Fade Resistant: Yes||Weather Resistant: Yes|
|Water Resistant: Yes||Suitable For Use On Wooden Surface: Yes|
|Log Grate Included: No||Spark Screen Included: No|
|Snuffer Included: Yes||Fire Poker Included: No|
|Handles Included: No||Portable: Yes|
|Storage Cover Included: No||Novelty Theme: No|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Eco-Friendly: No|
|Product Care: Wipe with soft damp cloth||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: No||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 2 year manufacturer defect|
Fuel for it no longer available
Island man from Key Largo, FL
I bought this approximately six months ago and at first really enjoyed it. It's well designed and ruggedly built and has considerable heft to it so it won't blow over in the wind. The highly polished stainless steel top really adds to the appearance of the flame making it appear much larger and brighter than it really is. A good design feature. The only problem right off the bat was that gel fuels leave behind a black gummy residue that's impossible to remove. Most likely it's the additives mixed with the alcohol that provide the rich yellow flame color and appealing crackle as the fire burns. But the real problem came about 2 months after I purchased the item when I learned that pourable gel fuel had all been recalled from the market (all manufacturers) and was no longer available. I wrote to Blomus and asked them if I could use the new fuel (replacement for pourable gel) ethanol alcohol. I was told I could not. I was told that gel was still available in "cans" (which I already knew) and that I could use a spoon to transfer the gel from the can to the unit. Problem is the process is a pain. The cans were designed to burn the gel inside the can and were not designed for a spoon. Too much is wasted and the process is messy. A pain in the neck quite frankly and much harder to control which causes it to spill on the polished surface stain it. In summary this unit was made specifically for use with pourable gel fuel which is no longer being sold. Yes, you can buy the small (made to be burned) cans which are really made for use in fireplaces designed specifically for holding the cans, but the process of transferring the gel with a spoon to the unit is a pain. If you could burn liquid ethanol fuel in this it would be worthwhile but since you can't I'm stuck with a messy headache. Before buying this unit I would recommend checking out some of the bioethanol fireplaces available. Larger more colorful flames, double the heat of gel,cheaper fuel costs and much easier to get. There are some really neat units out there too! The foregoing review is my opinion of this unit and not a statement of fact.
Nice burner but very hard to clean
Islandman from Hollywood, FL – Verified Buyer
My first impression was how well this burner was made. Heavy, made well, and the burner is polished to a mirror finish. Works well too. Easy to pour the gel in and holds enough to burn for a well. Also when it's burning, it's very resistant to the wind which makes it nice for outside use. Only bad thing is after the gel is burned there's a horrible, black, gummy residue left behind that's nearly impossible to remove. Also, one thing to keep in mind is that this burner requires "pourable gel fuel" which has been recalled for safety reasons. YOU CAN'T BUY FUEL FOR THIS ANYMORE. When the "new fuel" came out to replace the recalled gel (liquid ethanol) I wanted to use that instead of the gel but can't get any information as to whether ethanol can safely be used in this burner. No one is around to answer questions about it including the manufacturer. It's for this reason that I rated the product the way I did.
paul from grand rapids, OH – Verified Buyer
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Grannygogo from Michigan – Verified Buyer
The product is beautiful but it should include at least the first can of fuel. I opened the product ahead of time, thankfully, as I was giving it as a gift. I realized there wasn't any fuel !! Because this is the small size burner, it was hard to find the right size fuel and the directions are unclear as to the size.
This Item Is Nice
Detlev from Coatesville, PA – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
This Is A Wonderful Item It , Works Great Nice Flame Also Good For The Inside.
Great quality table top fireplace
Jason from Toronto, ON – Verified Buyer
The quality of this seems very good and Blomus is a very reputable company. I'm not planning on using it until summer however!
Nice small gel fire pot
Dave from Winnipeg, Canada – Verified Buyer
I like the gel fire pot (I wouldn't call it a pit, it is about the size of a small pot). The only negative is that the gel fuel may be hard to find and it is a bit expensive. I'll use this in the winter as it never hurts to have some extra heat around you in Canada!
Work in progress
Marv from Santa Barbara California – Verified Buyer
The extinguisher is awkward-needs a better design. Otherwise a nice product