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How to use an ethanol brazier?

A brazier has been a trendy piece of heating equipment for some years now. Originally from Spain, it is normally fuelled by wood fire and is used outdoors. However, another fuel has appeared that is considered more ecological and innovative: ethanol. This fuel allows the brazier to be deployed indoors to heat small rooms.

What is an ethanol brazier?

The ethanol brazier has many advantages over a traditional model, but its main interest lies in the decorative and soft aspect of the light it emits. Available in several models, both for the brazier itself and for the flame, you will find braziers that diffuse a flame in line while others will make it "dance" with a tube.

Perfect for sharing moments of conviviality with family or inviting friends, the ethanol brazier is particularly clean, it does not give off smoke and is completely odourless. That's why we encourage you to come and discover some suggestions on the ethanol brazier.

How does an ethanol brazier work?

Using an indoor ethanol fireplace is not difficult. However, there are some components that need to be understood.

Portable free-standing ethanol fireplace

The burner

First of all, there is the burner or insert. This is where the fuel is placed. This ethanol tank can be of different sizes depending on the appliance itself. The larger the brazier, the larger the burner;

For example, for a 30 cm high brazier, the tank can hold up to 250 ml of ethanol. The device will light for about 2 hours. For a mini brazier for the table, on the other hand, the capacity of the burner is only 125 ml. This lasts for a maximum of one hour.

The other components

The brazier consists of a temperature-resistant block of stainless steel or cold-rolled steel. In addition, as the shape of the burner can be round or rectangular, the round model comes with a stainless steel fire extinguisher. When the brazier model is rectangular and adjustable, it is equipped with a special utensil to adjust the flame.

Another interesting point is that ethanol braziers are equipped with a safety device that shuts down the system in case of a fall;

How to install a brazier?

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One of the advantages of the ethanol brazier lies in its installation. It is particularly simple and does not require major work. Thus, just as for a space heaterThe only difficulty is choosing a location.

For example, you can opt for a wall installation. In this case, make sure that the brazier is secured with dowels. You can also place it on the ground on a flat surface or on a bed of sand with pebbles. In any case, make sure that the space is stable and far from flammable materials.

How do you light and extinguish an ethanol brazier?

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To ignite an ethanol brazier, you must :

  • open the burner to pour in the ethanol;
  • then close it again;
  • ignite the fire with a 15/20 cm barbecue lighter or a long match.

Attention Do not install this appliance in the immediate vicinity of your smoke detectorIf you do so, you risk setting off the alarm when the fire is lit. Also, do not light the fire with paper or any other accessory: this type of handling is dangerous.

Also be careful when handling the fuel. For example, you should not pour ethanol into the burner while the flame is still burning or hot. The burner should only be reloaded when the ethanol is completely consumed and the burner is cooling down.

To extinguish an ethanol brazier: use the accessory provided for this purpose and delivered with the appliance. In any case, never extinguish the fire with water: otherwise you risk spreading the fire in your home !

Some safety tips

For optimal safety when using the brazier, here are some points to observe:

  • Be careful when touching your device. The glass can get hot on some models and burn you;
  • do not move the brazier while it is still producing a flame. This will avoid the risk of accidents;
  • do not use your ethanol brazier in a confined space without ventilation. You risk carbon monoxide poisoning. To limit the risks, equip yourself with a carbon monoxide detector ;
  • Clean your ethanol brazier regularly. You will need soapy water for the interior and a damp cloth (for stainless steel equipment).