You have seen them poolside in movies and you have likely lounged by one at your favorite martini bar, but now you are wondering if gel tabletop fireplaces are practical to be used in your home. Absolutely! These functional pieces of art are perfect for your home, office, or business, and they are a lot more affordable than you probably think.
Need to Know
If you are not all that familiar with gel tabletop fireplaces there are a few questions you probably have running through your mind. “What do they burn?” is likely the first question. They burn cans of eco-friendly gel fuel. This fuel creates a real fire, but without smoke and toxins, so they can be used practically anywhere. You drop in the can, ignite, and you’re done. The flame provides heat and ambiance until the gel runs out or you extinguish it.
Selecting the Right One
Shopping for gel tabletop fireplaces can be a little intimidating, especially if you are just becoming familiar with them. Well, rest-assured that there is really no such thing as a “wrong” one, but you may want to keep a few tips in mind, if you want one that will best complement your space.
Requirements – Tabletop gel fireplaces need a sturdy flat surface. You want to use something that won’t easily get knocked over. Also, they need adequate ventilation. Although this fire is clean and doesn’t pollute the air it does indeed use oxygen in the air to burn. So, although you could give your bubble bath a spa environment with a warm flame, you would want to keep the door open or crack a window.