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Gel Fuel Tabletop Fire Bowls

Tabletop Fire Bowl Gel Fuel Ventless

Ventless Indoor/Outdoor Tabletop Fire Bowls

Many folks have a traditional fireplace in their homes that sits unused. Not many people want to be bothered by hauling wood in, cleaning out the chimneys so nothing catches fire when they do burn or even dealing with the smoky smell and soot that a real fire in a regular fireplace produces. Tabletop firebowls won’t heat an overly large room but they will provide the ambiance of fire that most people are looking for. Plus, our gel fuel burns without dangerous sparks or smelly smoke so you can enjoy a clean flame.

If you live in an apartment or are renting a home, a tabletop fireplace is a great way to personalize your space without investing in the costly remodeling expenses that come with adding or improving on a fireplace. These smaller fireplaces are easy to move so you can enjoy them inside on your dining room table or outside in the open air of your balcony. Naturally, you do not want to move them when the fire is burning.

We recommend using SunJel gel fuel with our tabletop models. This comes in 16 ounce cans that give a golden orange 7 – 10 inch flame. It is an actual flame so you want to observe some safety precautions but it is different from the sparking and popping fire hazards you may encounter when dealing with a wood or gas fire.

Perfect as Indoor Tabletop Fire Bowl

Gel fuel is a clean-burning, alcohol-based fuel that is free from odor and has no emissions. This means you don’t need a vent or chimney for even the largest gel fuel fireplaces. These are much more environmentally friendly than the harmful by-products of burning wood.

Have you experienced the frustration of trying to get the sparks to ignite a fire or the danger of scorching the hair off of your arms when trying to light a gas fire? You will be so relieved when lighting the gel fuel. You don’t have to worry about flare-ups- simply strike a match to light the flame. When you are ready to put out the fire, drop the lid back on the can to extinguish the fire or let it slowly burn out. Each can of SunJel fuel will burn for around 3 hours.

We offer gel fuel fireplaces in a variety of styles and sizes. Our smaller tabletop models are easily transportable. Use them inside on your coffee table in the living room during the winter or as a romantic addition to your bedroom (just don’t place it too close to your bed or curtains). While you are outside enjoying warmer weather, bring your tabletop firepit along with you on the patio or by your pool.

Our tabletop fire pits are just about as free from hassle as it gets. You can easily light the gel fuel and begin enjoying your flames in seconds. But let’s talk safety for a minute. Yes, our firebowls are easy to use and beautiful to look at but they do hold FIRE. This means we need to review a few common sense tips.

Outdoor Tabletop Fire Bowl

Outdoor Tabletop Fire Bowl

You can use our fire bowls indoors or outdoors. If you are going to place one inside, don’t put it in a small confined spacelike a closet. Don’t know why you would put it in a closet but the point is that you want to have some airflow circulating around your gel fuel fireplace.

Keep some distance between your tabletop firepit and items that are flammable. If you are outside, watch for overhanging limbs or umbrellas that shade the tables.

No matter where you are enjoying your fire, never leave it unattended. If you need to extinguish the flame before the gel fuel is completely used up, simply put the lid on the gel fuel can.

We recommend using SunJel gel fuel with our gel fuel fireplaces. SunJel has been making quality gel fuel for more than two decades. Their customers give them outstanding reviews (and we all know how important those customer reviews are) and SunJel is the only gel fuel currently available that doesn’t release any odors while it is burning. Who wants to smell that noxious gassy scent when you’re relaxing in front of your fireplace? All gel fuels will have a slight odor when you first open the container but with the SunJel fuels, as soon as you light it, the fire will consume the vapors given off by the gel and the mild odor will be gone like that.

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Tabletop Fireplace TipsTabletop Fireplace Tips

Our tabletop firebowls are just about as free from hassle as it gets. You can easily light the gel fuel and begin enjoying your flames in seconds. But let’s talk safety for a minute. Yes, our firebowls are easy to use and beautiful to look at but they do hold FIRE. This means we need to review a few common sense tips.

You can use our firebowls indoors or outdoors. If you are going to place one inside, don’t put it in a small confined space like a closet. Don’t know why you would put it in a closet but the point is that you want to have some airflow circulating around your gel fuel fireplace.

Keep some distance between your tabletop firepit and items that are flammable. If you are outside, watch for overhanging limbs or umbrellas that shade the tables.

No matter where you are enjoying your fire, never leave it unattended. If you need to extinguish the flame before the gel fuel is completely used up, simply put the lid on the gel fuel can.

Q&A About Tabletop Fire Pits and Gel Fuel

The burn time for a gel fuel depends on a number of factors in your surrounding environment. Of course, the type of fireplace you have has a primary impact but then you need to take into account variables such as the air flow in your room, humidity, and air temperature as well as your elevation. Obviously, there is no way to consistently and precisely predict the time it takes for a gel fuel canister to burn but we can tell you that the average expectation for a 16 ounce SunJel can is three hours.
Each SunJel™can puts off approximately 3,000 BTUS. To put this into perspective, two cans put off around 6000 BTUs which is about what an average 110 space heater would do. Our gel fuel fireplaces have the distinct advantage of being much more beautiful to look at. They add a designer touch to your space and have a gorgeous 7 – 10 inch flame that crackles like a natural wood fire as it burns. Beautiful to look at, relaxing to hear, warm to be around- hard to beat that!
We do NOT recommend heating or cooking your food over gel fuel flames. The gel is alcohol-based. Enjoy your fireplace after you’ve cooked your food in the kitchen. Better yet, order takeout and spend your whole evening relaxing beside your beautiful flickering flames.
The best place to store gel fuel is a cool, dry place. If you store the containers in extreme temperatures, you may decrease the life of your gel fuel. It is also a good idea to be sure you have a functioning fire extinguisher available in case of emergencies. That’s good advice whether or not you have any kind of fireplace.
First, we’re sad that you didn’t get to enjoy all of your gel fuel. SunJel has a shelf life of approximately one year so be sure to plan accordingly. You will see on the boxes that there is a packaging date stamped on it and the product is good for one year from that date. If your fuel is past that date, we advise you to take it to a facility that receives used paint cans.

There are 13 ounces of gel fuel in a 16 ounce can. You don’t want to have the fuel topped off at the brim. There is space left at the top of the can to prevent fuel spills while you are lighting your fire.

There may be a small amount of rust on the inside surface of the gel fuel can. This will not affect how the flame will burn and it does not add anything harmful or undesirable as the flame burns. If you see some rust, you are okay to use it.

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