Month: July 2019

Everything You Need To know About Firemizer

Everything You Need To Know About Firemizer

 

Firemizer is a unique fuel-saving device made from stainless steel alloys that is easy to use and proven to optimise the performance of fuel in stoves.

How to use Firemizer

1. Remove Firemizer from the pack and simply place on the base of your fire or stove then build your fire with wood or coal as usual

2. Firemizer spreads heat evenly and makes your fire burn longer

3. After the fire has cooled simply brush the ashes off between fires

How it works

1. Firemizer slows the airflow to reduce the burn rate of fuel

2. Firemizer conducts heat evenly across the fire to ensure all fuel is fully combusted

3. Firemizer prevents small fuel fragments falling through the grate or being left unburnt in the ash bed

Benefits

In addition to a longer and more even burn, which can save up to 38% of your fuel costs and reduce creosote emissions by up to 57% Firemizer has several other practical benefits:

  • Easier to start the fire
  • Keeps all the fuel lit throughout the burn
  • Reduces the amount of unburnt fuel at the end of the fire
  • The fire requires less stoking and refuelling
  • Reduces the build-up of soot in chimneys and on the glass of stove doors.
  • Less ash is produced and needs disposing of
  • Less storage is required for fuel during the winter
Does size matter?

Firemizer should cover most of the base of your fire or stove but does not have to be an exact fit. If Firemizer is too big for your fire, wear protective gloves and cut it to size using household scissors. For really big fires you can place two Firemizers side-by-side.

Firemizer is available in the UK/Europe: 180mm x 420mm (7in x 16.5 in)

What fuels can be used?
  • Firemizer can be used with
  • seasoned firewood
  • Good quality coal
  • combination of firewood and coal
  • wood pellets
  • briquettes made from sawdust
  • other wood waste
What type of stoves can be used?

Firemizer has been designed for use in the majority of domestic wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves. The benefits may be reduced in specialist high-end stoves incorporating sophisticated engineering to control and pre-heat the airflow.

Will it damage my fire or stove?

No! Firemizer will help protect your grate or stove base from the intensity of the fire by spreading the heat more evenly. Firemizer has also been shown to reduce the emission of creosote by up to 57% which will help to reduce the build-up of soot in chimneys and on the glass of stove doors.

The working life of Firemizer can be reduced if you burn unseasoned wood or cheap coal containing lots of impurities. Firemizer is not designed for use with charcoal, very small husk pellets or some high-intensity coals.
How long will it last?

Firemizer will typically last for 500 burning hours – which is equivalent to 6 weeks if used for 12 hours per day. However, if some of the filaments start to break, there will be a reduction in efficiency if it is not replaced. Fragments of Firemizer wire that become detached with use will fall into the ash collection tray for easy disposal.

How is it maintained?

It could not be simpler. Leave your Firemizer in place for about 6 weeks and lightly brush off the ashes in between fires.

What about the ashes?

When using Firemizer the fuel will burn more thoroughly and there will be a considerable reduction in the amount of ash produced. The resulting ash will be a very fine powder with no lumps and will pass through the Firemizer grid. Any ash that does build-up can be simply dusted off before each new fire.

How do I replace it?

When a used Firemizer starts to deteriorate, wait until the fire has gone out and is cold before removal. Wear protective gloves to replace it with a new Firemizer.

Did You Know

Manufacturing a single firemizer will create 100g of CO2 but during its life, you are saving 30 tonnes of CO2 being produced and chucked into the atmosphere.

Read more about Firemizer here.

How To Stay Safe This Summer?

With the temperatures increasing across the Uk after we saw the hottest day so far reach 30 degrees, it’s safe to say how do we stay safe this summer?

Here are some general tips for the summer but you just need common sense!

  1. Use suncream, even if you want that glorious golden tan, no one wants to risk looking like a lobster!
  2. DON’T leave your pets in the unattended in your car! If you do I will come to rescue your dog! If you don’t believe how dangerous it can be for dogs check out this video. This should be all the warning you need!
  3. Be wary of open bodies of water. Yes, they do look inviting especially on a hot day, however, they can be deadly as you could be easily swept away by the undercurrent.
  4. Drink lots of liquids! And no not just beer, although that is tempting!
  5. To stay cool, get a hot water bottle and fill it then put in your freezer, once frozen place in your bed to keep It cool before you get in!

Fire pit safety

 

father's dayAnother way you can stay safe is by paying attention to your fire pit. Fire pit accidents are among the nearly 6,000 grill fires each year, sometimes these spread to become an outdoor fire.

  1. Do not place fire pit directly onto wooden decking or grass. Choose a nonflammable level surface to the place the fire pit on.
  2. If your fire pit is free standing make sure it has sturdy legs!
  3. Keep the fire pit 10-20 feet away from fences, buildings and other flammable Debris
  4. Don’t forget to use Firemizer in your fire pit!
  5. Do not light the fire with lighter fluid, gasoline or Alcohol instead use a firelighter for instance Firebuilder.

Stay safe this summer and enjoy the hot weather!

Top Tips For A BBQ

As the temperature increases, it’s the perfect occasion to have a BBQ. Although us Brits can have a BBQ in whatever weather!

To help with your BBQ adventure here are some tips!

bbqClean

Wash hands and surfaces often. Make sure to clean your grill properly as when cooking seafood this can stick to previously cooked food on the surface.

Preheat

Place Firemizer in the bed of the BBQ place coals over the top. Light the coals at least 30mins before you plan to cook. Do not put food on the grill until the fire dies down to glowing coals.

Cook

Cook to proper temperatures to avoid undercooked food. Use a food thermometer to get your food to cooking temperature.

Rest

Remove meat from the grill and allow it to rest for the specified amount of time. Its temperature remains constant or continues to rise which destroys harmful germs.

Serve

Hot food should be held at 140 F or warmer. Perishable food should not be left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. 

bbqGrilling Meats
  1. Beef = if you are using ground beef cook at 71°C Fahrenheit, steaks cook at 62°C. Use direct heat for chops, steaks and hammers. Use indirect heat for roasts and larger cuts of beef.
  2. Chicken = when using chicken breast and legs cook at 73°C. For think pieces of meat cook over direct heat, larger pieces should be cooked over indirect heat.
  3. Pork = sausages should be cooked at 73°C while pork chops should be cooked at 62°C. Start cooking sausages on high heat so the outside is nice and charred then move to a cover part of the grill to finish off.
  4. Seafood = when cooking salmon or shrimp cook at 62°C. Oil the grill well to reduce sticking. 
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