Frontgate® Pineapple Hurricane Lantern Review
I just purchased the Frontgate® Pineapple Hurricane Lantern. I selected the large size because, at that time, the medium pineapple lantern was not available. At first, I thought it was too large for my 80″ rectangular table but now I think it’s perfect. I also asked other people (who would tell me the truth), like my mother, if they thought it was too large and unanimously, everyone thought it was appropriately sized. Take a peak at my Video Review of the Pineapple Hurricane Lantern.
$79.00 – Medium Pineapple Hurricane (63712): 6-1/2″ dia. x 12-1/4″H, 4 lbs.
$99.00 – Large Pineapple Hurricane (44843): 8-1/2″ dia. x 17″H, 7 lbs.
If you are looking for a smaller, less expensive version of the Frontgate® Pineapple Lantern, The Lakeside Collection may meet your needs.
$20.97 & Free Shipping – The Lakeside Collection Pineapple Hurricane Lantern – 4-3/4″ dia. x 9-3/8″H. It comes with a battery-operated candle but you can remove the base. I’d suggest using a 4″ Firefly Glass Refillable Pillar Candle.
This hurricane lantern is handblown so each piece may be somewhat different. If you plan on using them side-by-side, I would ask Frontgate to make sure they are as similar as possible. Some folks have made comments about them being somewhat lopsided and not sitting well on the base. Mine is fine, in my opinion.
As you can see from the photos, the color is more of a dark brown; very little in the way of gold highlights as shown on the Frontgate® website.
This is exactly the type of hurricane lantern where you would want to use an oil candle or battery-operated candle for a number of reasons. Reason 1: This is a beautiful piece and I wouldn’t want to worry about wax melting all over the base even when not lit; wax removal would be difficult and mar the surface. Reason 2: Soot will build up if you don’t use the right fuel or wax candle.
I have three options, eco-friendly Safe & Green Lamp Oil, CLEAN Lamp Oil, or Paraffin Lamp Oil. Reason 3: I think a candle should be a certain height in a lantern to maximize the beauty; not too low and not too high.
In the movie, I’m using our Ambiance Frosted Oil Lamp which is comprised of 2 pieces, a 60mm votive oil candle which slides inside of the frosted candle holder. The candle holder is a little over 4 inches tall and the top of the flame is about 3-1/2″. I think the height is just right.
By request, I shot another video showing a 5″ clear glass pillar oil candle inside of the pineapple hurricane lantern. See my comments below.
I would highly recommend the Frontgate® Pineapple Hurricane Lantern with the caveat that if you are super picky, you may find some flaws. Look closely at the photos and video to make sure this meets your standards.
I’d be happy to take more photos if anyone would like; just post a comment.
I shot the following video for … Diane, a.k.a “dianented” to show her how the 5″ refillable pillar candle would look in the candle lantern. See her comment below.
Again, here is another smaller, less expensive option.
$20.97 & Free Shipping – The Lakeside Collection Pineapple Hurricane Lantern – 4-3/4″ dia. x 9-3/8″H
I just purchased 2 of the tall pineapple hurricanes. I have not received them yet, and did not purchase any candles to go with them so far. In your video you use the frosted glass. But I’d like a nice, clear look. What style & size would you recommend?
Thanks for posting the video..
Because you are using the candle inside of the pineapple hurricane lantern, I would order a 5″ glass pillar candle. It’s still dark here at 6:00 am so I was able to shoot another video showing the 5″ pillar candle lit inside of the pineapple hurricane lantern.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the new video. I think it’s striking.
If you prefer a taller or shorter candle, we have a 3″ and a 6″ as well.
One more thing, you’re in iuck. Enter our Pillar Oil Candle Giveaway and you may get a set free. The Giveaway Ends Midnight August 31, 2014.
Thanks for writing!
Hi thanks for posting the new video. Super nice of you. I must say the candle looks great! I just wanted to make sure…are these candles odorless? I’d like to use the pineapple hurricane lanterns in a baby shower as a centerpiece (bought 5 total). Since the shower will be held at a restaurant, the beach scented candles I bought is a bad option as the beach scent will mix with the food smell and create a bad combo.
You’re most welcome. I agree. Food and candle scent are not appealing.
I would suggest using Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil in the 5-inch pillar candle. It’s odorless and smokeless. It’s the best of the best. Be sure to keep the wick low as you can get virtually any fuel to smoke. Here’s an old video we shot that shows the performance of “so-called” paraffin lamp oil and ours. https://fireflyfuel.com/cart/paraffin-lamp-oil-t/