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Understanding Bioethanol Stoves: A Stylish and Eco-Friendly Heating Option for Your Home

Updated: Feb 5

Are you looking for a stylish, convenient, and hassle-free way to enjoy the warmth of real flames in your home? Bioethanol stoves capture the elegance and drama of a traditional log burner for a fraction of the price and with no additional installation costs. 


What is a Bioethanol Stove?


Put simply, a bioethanol stove is a type of fireplace that is fuelled with bioethanol. This stove does not require a flue as bioethanol does not produce smoke while burning. This means the stove can sit anywhere in your home. 


Bioethanol is produced from biomass and biodegradable waste, making it a great eco-friendly option for heating your home. Some companies use plant waste such as straw, wood, or plants, while others use starch or sugar to produce the fuel. EkoFuel recommends always using bioethanol fuel which is between 95-97% pure. Fuels less than 95% pure may produce an unpleasant odour while burning.


Bioethanol stoves are available in a great range of styles. Some mimic the look and feel of a traditional log burner, while others are wall-mounted, table-top stoves, and some can even be suspended from the ceiling!



How Do You Use a Bioethanol Stove?


To start the fire, first open the grate in the center of the bioethanol stove. Fill the fuel tray with bioethanol fuel. Check the operating manual for the amount of fuel that is recommended for your stove, often it is between 1-2 litres for 4-6 hours of burn time. Using a long taper or safety gas lighter, gently set the fuel alight. Be careful to keep your hands, hair, and clothing away from the fuel bed while lighting the fire.


To put the flames out, simply use the operating tool to close the grate to the fuel bed, smothering the flames. Wait 30 minutes before refilling the stove.


Never refill the stove while it is lit. Never add items to the flames, such as paper or firelighters. If any liquid is spilled, clean it immediately with a damp cloth. Bioethanol fuel can stain soft furnishings, flooring, and carpets.


Please note: bioethanol stoves burn with a real flame and therefore should be treated with care. Never leave a fire unattended. 


Get inspiration for your next bioethanol stove….



Black cylindrical bioethanol stove with fire lit.


Henley Stoves, Berlin Stove

Output: 1kW

Dimensions: H 961mmm x W 424mm x D 424mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 2L

Burn Time: 5 Hours



stove hanging from the ceiling.

Henley Stoves, Milan Stove

Output: 1kW

Dimensions: H 1905mmm x W 600mm x D 400mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 1.5L

Burn Time: 4 Hours



Long bioethanol burner in a lounge.

Henley Stoves, Optimyst Stove

Output: 1kW

Dimensions: H 454mmm x W 1300mm x D 350mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 6.5L

Burn Time: 5 Hours



Cylindrical bioethanol stove on a pedestal

Henley Stoves, Madrid Stove

Output: 1kW

Dimensions: H 973mmm x W 600mm x D 350mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 1.5L

Burn Time: 4 Hours


Cylindrical wall hanging bioethanol stove

Henley Stoves, Hamburg Stoves

Output: 1kW

Dimensions: W 600mm x D 216mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 1L

Burn Time: 3 Hours


White square wall hanging bioethanol stove

CACH Fires, Nebraska Wall-Mounted Stove

Output: 2kW

Dimensions: H 540mmm x W 780mm x D 165mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 1.2L

Burn Time: 6 Hours



Small table top bioethanol stove

CACH Fires, Southwark Burner

Output: 1.15kW

Dimensions: H 315mmm x Diameter 250mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 3L

Burn Time: 15 Hours



Traditional style bioethanol stove in dining room

CACH Fires, Carson Stove

Output: 1.7kW

Dimensions: H 615mmm x W 480mm x D 300mm

Efficiency: A+

Capacity: 1.2L

Burn Time: 6 Hours

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