Very disappointing flame, not particularly big and very little of the desired yellow colour in it but it did improve with the addition of the occasional sprinkle of salt. I would think that the fuel mix was more appropriate for a bain marie or other food heater.
It does leave an odd smell in the room but it's not entirely unpleasant.
I shall now just re-use the tin and refill it with one of the better bio ethanol gels mixed especially for decorative get burners that are available much cheaper by the litre.
19 November 2013
Used this fire gel for the first time today. We used it with a M & S fire bowl but as the fire bowl came with no instructions we were not sure exactly how to use the gel. We felt some heat and yes I found it to smell. I wanted to see flames but my son informed me that to see flames the fire bowl would need a candle? I would recommend it as someone else may know how to use it but for us the best part was the value as we bought it in the sale.
25 May 2013
bought to go in the ceramic fire bowl and fits perfectly.
looks the part when lit adding that bit of class to the room as well as a bit of added warmth.
lasts a long time.
03 April 2013
Not the best flame.
I have to agree that the flame is both small and not very visible. The burn time of well over 3 hours is very good though. The fire bowl gel I bought I from a garden centre (made sure ok for use inside) and using a holder from my old broken fire owl, has a flame that is double the height and distinctly yellower. The M&S gel is bio ethanol, but the garden centre is a mix of ethanol and propanol, hence the yellower flame. Just for information, remember doing flame tests at school? - a tiny pinch of salt in a flame will make it yellow. ;)
25 March 2013