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For many people, the dream of having a nice warm fireplace to come home to might not seem like a realistic option. However, with the invention of the gel fireplace, there is now a reliable and affordable alternative.
The term gel fireplace (or gel fuel fireplace) refers to a type of ventless fireplace that typically burns an isopropyl alcohol mixture in a gel form contained in a single use can. Gel fuel fireplace appliances come in a variety of sizes and shapes for both indoor and outdoor uses. These gel based units are convenient because they require no chimney, no gas hookup, or electricity, allowing them to be installed or used in just about any location. Gel fireplaces are quite safe if used properly and typically cost less than other fireplace options. However, they are mostly decorative and provide less heat than wood, gas, and electricity.
A gel fireplace is a great alternative to the real thing, if the real thing isn’t a possibility. However, there are some things to consider before running out and purchasing one: