Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans – Buying Guide

There is a difference between Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans, here we shed some light on the subject.

Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans Explained

Gel fuel is a sustainable heat source made from the processing of farm products into alcohol. This then has additives to reduce the alcohol content to around 96%. These additives also stop the possibilities of someone drinking the alcohol.

Gel fuel is different in some aspects to bioethanol fuel and we have covered this in another post called the differences between bioethanol fuel and gel fuel.

Online, gel fuel is supplied in either 1 litre bottles or in cans. There are different sizes of can therefore check your dimensions before buying.

The litre bottles can be used to add fuel to a gel burner and to refill the cans but this should be done with caution as the can will deteriorate with each use.

Gel Cans and Gel Burners?

Gel Fuel Can Burning
Gel Fuel Can Burning

A gel burner is supplied by a manufacturer with a reservoir for the fuel to be added and then burnt.

A gel fuel can is used in a product that does not have a reservoir for the fuel. One application like this is a unit which is used to keep food warm in a restaurant etc however there are also some gel fireplaces which need cans.

If in doubt read the manufactures instructions received with the gel fire or gel burner. If you are ready to buy gel fuel see the current offers below. When looking at these offers decide how much gel fuel you will require based on your usage plans then buy the most cost effective package.

Current Offers to Buy Gel Fuel

Gel Fuel of BioEthanol Fuel?

In my opinion, buying and using a bioethanol fireplace is more practical for use within a home. Gel burners are ok for heating food or using outside.

Styles of Bio-Ethanol Fireplace

Check out the different styles of bioethanol fireplaces below.

Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Technical Pages

Read our technical guides listed below for more help choosing an bioethanol fireplace for your home. The best advice is to read the manufacturers installation  and operation instructions before you start handling the fuel or using the fire.