Firepot Gel Fuel Alternatives

fire-pot-insert-catWe just received our stock of firepot inserts.  We think these are very cool as they allow you to replace that super, super expensive Firepot gel fuel with any fuel that works with a fiberglass wick.

Let’s take a look at the cost of firepot gel fuel vs. clean-burning, eco-friendly gel fuel alternative.

The least expensive gel fuel I could find costs about $3 for a 13-ounce can but you need to purchase 24 cans. On Amazon, I did find a single gel-fuel can, but they were super expensive.

The burn time is approximately 3 hours. Easy math. It costs $1 per hour to use your firepot using DISPOSABLE Ethanol Cans. Hardly good for the environment or your pocketbook.

Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil has a burn rate, with a 1/2″ fiberglass wick, of approximately 3-1/2 hours per ounce of fuel; Buy a 32-oz. bottle of Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil to fill the firepot insert and your cost is only .12 CENTS per HOUR! Truly affordable and a great gel fuel substitute.

• Measures 4-1/2″ Height x 3″ Width x 2-1/4″ Base

• Fill 2/3 of the way up which would be approximately 5 ounces.

This works great as an alternative to gel fuel, but you can use the insert in a frosted candle holder and it won’t drip all over the place!

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