What does the tabletop fireplace use as a fuel source?
Tabletop fireplaces are versatile because they don't require a direct gas line for combustion.
They burn 100% clean-burning bio-ethanol fuel. No smoke, no ash, no soot.
Depending on the size of the tabletop fireplace, and the capacity of its fuel reservoir, it can burn for a couple hours.
Are tabletop fireplaces safe?
The simple answer is that they are extremely safe, with one caveat, they still deal with fire, and therein they must be respected.
The tabletop fireplace is a bottom-heavydesign, so they are incredibly stable, and the weight ensures it will stay where you place it until moved intentionally.
The ethanol burns clean, but the glass barrier on most units doesn't get very hot, so accidental contact with curious kids or pets touching the glass won't sustain contact burns. However, if anything they reach in and make contact with the fire, burns will occur.
Teach anyone unfamiliar with tabletop fireplaces how to be safe around them and prevent injuries before they happen.
Should I purchase a tabletop fireplace?
The decision to incorporate a tabletop fireplace into your decorating scheme is very personal. It adds a transcendent quality to a room, but that's only half of it.
Just like an incense burner or miniature fountain,it is important to keep an eye on certain aspects of the tabletop fireplace to ensure it is always in working order, for when you want to showcase it.