Gel Burners and Chafing Gel Fuel Cans – Buying Guide

BLOMUS - Outdoor Gel Fires - 7" Fuoco Tabletop Gel Fire Pit

There is a difference between Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans, here we shed some light on the subject. The image above shows a typical gel fire that is relatively cheap to buy, easy to use and portable. This table top gel burner is in the style of a ceramic bowl that a gel fuel can is placed inside, it does not have its own gel burner that gel burner fuel would be added to. This style of gel burner would be used as a small table top gel fire design or maybe as a outdoor gel burner. The gel fire will produce a nice, but small, flame but the heat generated will be negligible.

With the example above you would buy the ceramic bowl shaped gel burner then buy gel fuel cans separately to use in the bowl. There are also other gel fires on the market that include an integrated gel burner. In these you would buy the gel burner and then use gel burner fuel bottles to refill the burner, you do not require gel fuel cans. The gel fuel cans were originally designed for use in gel burners that were designed as part of catering equipment to keep food hot when catering companies do buffets etc. This original gel burner concept was then developed in small decorative gel fires as companies developed different products to use the gel fuel cans.

Current Offers to Buy Gel Fuel Burners

There are many styles of gel burners available to buy online. Use the links below to choose the gel burner of gel fuel cans that interests you the most. You will be taken to a separate page that will show the various options, delivery costs and delivery timescales. Buying gel burners online gives you a high level of consumer protection so you can buy with some confidence.


Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans Explained

Gel burner 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. The product burns very cleanly however if debris develops in the can when it is burning it can start to generate smoke. In most instances a bioethanol fire burns cleaner.

One area where gel burner fuel fires are safer than a bioethanol fire is the gel fuel cannot be spilled as easily, due to it being very thick. Unlike bioethanol fuel which is very runny, like water, gel burner fuel tends to pour very slowly avoiding most spillage problems. Gel burner fuel is different in other aspects to bioethanol fuel and we have covered this in another post called the differences between bioethanol fuel and gel fuel.

Online, gel burner fuel is supplied in either 1 litre bottles or in gel fuel cans. There are different sizes of gel fuel can therefore, if you need to buy the gel fuel cans, check the dimensions of your gel burner before buying. The 1 litre bottles can be used to add fuel to a gel burner directly and also to refill the cans but this should be done with caution as the can will begin to deteriorate with each use, once it shows rust or damage do not use it anymore.

Gel Cans and Gel Burners?

Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans - Buying Guide
Gel Fuel Can for Gel Fire Burners or Catering Equipment

A gel burner is supplied by a manufacturer with a reservoir for the gel fuel to be added and then this is burnt generating a small flame and some heat.

Gel fuel cans will be required if you have purchased a gel fire which does not have its own gel fuel reservoir to burn 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. Gel burners are great as a decorative option on a table or outside on a patio. For instance you may use an gel outdoor gel burner on a summer evening on your patio table to add some light and keep the bugs away.

If in doubt about what type of fuel to buy for your gel fire burner make sure you read the manufacturers instructions that are shipped with the gel fire or gel burner that you have purchased. If you are ready to buy a 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.

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, where you would buy a outdoor gel burner.

Styles of Bio-Ethanol Fireplace

There are many different styles of gel burner and bioethanol fireplace on the market. If you are unsure if a gel fuel burner is for you then we have collected together all of the other different types of bioethanol fireplace and gel fuel burners and listed these below for you to review. They styles are based on how the ethanol fireplace will be used, how it is installed or on a specific design style. Also check out some of the most popular bioethanol fireplaces from our order history. You can see the full list of the different types of bio ethanol fireplace designs by using the top menu.

Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Technical Pages

Read our technical guides listed below for more help choosing gel burners or a bioethanol fireplace for your home. The best advice is to read the manufacturers installation and operation instructions that are supplied with the bioethanol fireplace or gel burners before you start to use it and before you start handling the gel fuel cans. Bioethanol fires and gel burners are a great way to add heat and a living flame to a property. Buy following some common safety procedures you will get the best performance and use out of your fireplace product.

Latest New Bioethanol Products and Posts

Below are the latest posts and new bioethanol fireplace and gel fire products that have been added to the web site. We are adding new gel burners and other products all the time so bookmark the site, join the mailing list or follow us on twitter and facebook fir the latest new releases and special offers on gel burners.

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and on gel burner fuel. Giving general technical help, answer frequently asked questions, explain how the technology works, discuss the fireplace operation, highlight bioethanol fireplace safety considerations and to discuss bioethanol fireplace installation issues. Use the menu bar at the top to navigate this website and find your new bio-ethanol fireplace or gel fire burner. Visit our savings page and look for the best prices on bio-ethanol fireplaces and gel fire burners. The site is expanding and new products are added daily so come back and visit us regularly.

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