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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

Homefire

Homefire has been the UK’s premium smokeless fuel for a good number of years. In our opinion it is the best fuel available on the market today. It is also a versatile fuel in that can be used on Multi-Fuel stoves and on Open Fires. Homefire emits 80% less smoke, 25% less CO2 and burns for up to 40% longer than traditional house coal. It is the most expensive of the fuels that we have available, but you do get a greater heat output and burn time when compared to the other fuels.

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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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Multiheat

Multiheat

Multiheat is our economy smokeless and HETAS approved fuel. If you want to use an approved fuel, but your budget can’t stretch to the Homefire products then Multiheat is the product for you. Like the other fuels it can be used on both Multi Fuel stoves and open fires. It will produce more ash than the other fuels and the heat output is also reduced in comparison.

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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
FuelHomefire 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    
FuelMultiheat SmokelessYes HETAS ApprovedYes 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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