Bioethanol Fireplace Baskets
A bioethanol fire basket is a type of bioethanol burner that includes a frame, and has a wide range of applications because it does not need to be installed and is very easy to move. The bioethanol burner was designed to give new life to a classic fireplace with a closed chimney. This way, the old wood fireplace can be easily transformed into a modern and eco-friendly ethanol fireplace. All this without any need for installation.
You will soon find that a bioethanol fire is much easier to handle and also cleaner than your old wood fireplace. An ethanol fireplace does not emit smoke, soot, or other unpleasant substances. Furthermore, bioethanol is very flammable and the fire is lit in just a few seconds. Although this type of fireplace insert cannot be used as a primary heat source, it is a great supplement to an already established heat source. You must, therefore, be aware that this type of fireplace insert does not have the same heat effect as a traditional fireplace.
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How to turn a traditional woodstove into a bioethanol fireplace
The first step is to get out the tape measure and measure the inside dimensions of your current fireplace. That way, you can see if one of our ethanol fireplace inserts fits within it. The vast majority of bioethanol burners come in a rectangular design, but they are also available in round shapes. The rectangular burners are often used in built-in bioethanol fireplaces, freestanding bio ethanol fireplaces, as well as in old open fireplaces.
The round model, on the other hand, is often used in a traditional wood burning stove, as the interior dimensions of those are more round or oval.
Once you have measured how large of a bioethanol burner can fit in the stove, it is possible to compare the measurements with our models on the page. The round ones are available from about 10 to 30 cm in diameter, while the rectangular ones come in 28 cm and 32 cm in the Deluxe range, and in 45 cm, 60 cm, 80 cm, 90 cm, 100 cm, and 120 cm in the Superior range.
Many wood stove owners want to retain the authentic look of their beloved fireplace, and therefore an ethanol fireplace insert in the wood stove is not always sufficient. It may be necessary to add different decorations to achieve an effect closest to the traditional wood burning stove. Therefore, you may consider purchasing decorative logs or our Glow flame, which creates a glowing effect in the stove.
Before buying decorations for your new bioethanol fire, you should consider the size of your existing fireplace. You will need to make sure there is room for both the bioethanol burner and the decorations, without them touching the flames. This can cause a rather bad smell if the ceramic decorations lie on top of the flames.
By now, you may have already forgotten the procedure for inserting a bioethanol insert in your fireplace. So here we summarise the procedure:
- Measure the interior dimensions
- Compare measurements with the range on the site
- Consider whether decorative firewood is required
It is not a requirement to buy the products below, but adding all the products will immediately give the most authentic result. An optimal solution will therefore include:
Bioethanol fireplaces inserted into an existing stove with a chimney may have a slightly higher consumption of bioethanol fuel than normal due to draughts if the chimney of the existing fireplace is not sealed.
The Grate Fireplace is perfect for many homes
The grate insert is super practical to use and fits into almost any scenery. With this kind of fireplace, you are guaranteed a lovely and immersive fiery experience where the flames are sure to complement the rest of your living area. The size especially helps contribute to the effectivity of the grate's practicality, making it portable as well as easy to install onto any surface. The fireplace would, for example, go well by being on top of a table to liven up the experience while sitting nearby.
Of course, there are alternatives with various beneficial factors. Depending on what kind of mood you wish to establish in your home or workplace, every fireplace can contribute something different to the area. Take the floorstanding biofires, for example, these fires are much more prevalent and are sure to catch the attention of most with their exquisite and classical designs. There are many other examples so we recommend exploring our website further to see all the various possibilities of fireplaces as decorations.
How warm does a bioethanol fire basket get?
To begin with - it does not make sense to buy a fire log basket for the heat. If you are used to the heat of a traditional woodburning stove, a bioethanol fire will not heat as much. This is due to the fact that they are simply not manufactured for this purpose.
However, they can add a cosy feeling and you avoid the hassle of cleaning the inside of the fireplace. And on top of that, it is an easy and convenient way to add flames to your traditional stove, and bring the cosy feeling and atmosphere back into your home.
Though, if the chimney is not closed off, some of the heating will go straight out of the house. Also some of the heating will come through the damper, which is called radiant heat. This indicates how much the heating effect is near the fireplace. In some instances it can be a good idea to open, or even dismantle, the gate to get a higher and more efficient heating effect in the room.
Is is possible to switch on a bioethanol burner with the gate closed?
A bioethanol fireplace needs sufficient oxygen to burn, and it can be difficult to get the fireplace started or keep the ethanol fire going, if the gate is closed. This is despite the damper in the existing fireplace being open and the opening to the chimney as well. However, the vast majority of stoves produce enough oxygen for the ethanol fireplace to burn behind a closed damper, but precautions must be taken.
In some cases, it may be necessary to start with the gate open to get the flame going. However, some very closed stoves require the gate to be open during use. Many also choose to remove the door to the fireplace completely to get a better view of the beautiful flame. Another alternative may be to replace the entire existing stove with a complete custom-made bioethanol fire insert.
Turn your woodstove into a bioethanol fireplace
If you have an old fireplace or wood stove and want a more environmentally friendly solution or simply want a bioethanol fireplace, this is possible with one of our freestanding bio ethanol fireplace inserts, which can simply be placed inside the existing fireplace. However, bioethanol burners need oxygen, so it is recommended that the fireplace door is removed or left open when the fireplace is lit. If the door to the fireplace is closed, the ethanol fireplace will not burn. Here you can see how to convert open fire into bioethanol fire.
Bioethanol heating innovated
As time passes, the innovation of fireplaces gradually becomes more advanced and offers additional new experiences for you to enjoy. With a vast catalogue where gas, electric, bioethanol and wood burning fireplaces are all available to choose from, it can swiftly become overwhelming to know which ones may appeal to you best. We aim to make sure this process becomes seamless and, at the very least, enjoyable for everyone. The grate fireplaces are meant to be appetising additions to one's home where the flames serve as a supplementary warmth.
Additionally, there is the bioethanol wood burner, a fireplace variety which offers familiar yet original designs, and are especially popular in the UK. These bioethanol fuelled fireplaces have become increasingly more popular with time and offer innovative and nostalgic designs for everyone, all with slightly more supplementing warmth than the bioethanol flame baskets.
It can be confusing - so please contact us!
Contact us if you are in doubt. It can de difficult to decide what to do with such projects. Should it be a bioethanol fireplace or would an electric fireplace be better for the project? How do you know how big it should be and what does it require? There can be a lot of questions, and we would love to help you. So please contact us if you have any questions. We know what we are talking about, and consider ourselves experts of fireplaces and fireplace accessories, whether it being gas fireplaces, bioethanol fireplaces, electric fireplaces, or water vapour fireplaces.