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Stove Fuel Buying Guide

Stove Fuel Buying Guide

October 17, 2016

Which Stove Fuel Is Best?

We are often asked which of the stove fuels is best for my Multi-Fuel Stove or other heating appliances. Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer as different products are designed to give different burning properties. Below is our guide to the fuels that we sell, we have listed them in order of what we think are the best fuels:

 

Homefire Ovals

Newheat

Newheat is a top-quality HETAS approved smokeless fuel briquette. The fuel has been developed mainly for use on multi-fuel stoves, but many customers have found that it can also be effectively used on open fires as well. This fuel can be safely used in smoke controlled areas. The fuel is easy to light and gives out a high heat once the fire is established. Newheat burns much longer than traditional house coal and should stay in overnight on multi-fuel stoves. The fuel burns through completely leaving no waste, just ash. Unlike traditional house coal, ovoids always give a consistent burn.

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Homefire Ovals

Homefire Ovals

Homefire Ovals are a high quality smokeless fuel. It is suitable for both Multi-Fuel stoves and Open Fires. Like its bigger brother Homefire, the Ovals emit 80% less smoke and 25% less CO2 than house coal. Whilst not quite matching Homefire or Homefire Ecoal50, Homefire Ovals are still a great alternative.

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Multi-Fuel Ovoids

Multi-Fuel Ovoids

Multi-Fuel Ovoids are our big seller, but they can only be used in non-smokeless areas. They are produced in the same way as our other Stove Fuels in that they are heat cured. This gives them a much harder finish and makes them much less likely to degrade. The heat output is on a par with the Homefire Ovals, however, because they are not smokeless and not HETAS approved they are much cheaper. Unlike other economy ovoids on the market, the sulphur content of our Multi-Fuel Ovoids is much less, meaning they are not as harmful to your appliance, flue and the environment.

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Phurnacite

Phurnacite

Phurnacite has been in existence for decades. Initially produced for use on Aga, Rayburns and other cookers, Phurnacite can be used on Multi-Fuel stoves. The Phurnacite is a much smaller ovoid than all of the other stove fuels that we sell. In our opinion this makes it less suitable for stoves as it can burn too quickly. It does benefit from being Smokeless and HETAS Approved. This fuel would be our recommendation for closed appliances, such as Rayburns and cookers.

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Anthracite Stovenuts

Anthracite Stovenuts

Anthracite is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel. All the Anthracite that we sell is from Wales. It has a long burn time, but it is not as easy to light as the manufactured fuels. Although it can be used on Multi-Fuel stoves it is not really suitable for use on open fires. It is more suited for use on Aga, Rayburns and other cookers.

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FuelSmokelessHETAS ApprovedLightingHeat OutputBurn Time
FuelNewheat SmokelessYes HETAS ApprovedYes Lighting             Heat Output     Burn Time    
FuelHomefire Ovals SmokelessYes HETAS ApprovedYes Lighting     Heat Output     Burn Time    
FuelMulti-Fuel Ovoids SmokelessNo HETAS ApprovedNo Lighting     Heat Output     Burn Time    
FuelPhurnacite SmokelessYes HETAS ApprovedYes Lighting    Heat Output    Burn Time    
FuelAnthracite Stovenuts SmokelessYes HETAS ApprovedYes Lighting   Heat Output    Burn Time   
 
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