Gel fuel fireplaces are basically faux fireplaces that burn not with the help of gas logs, but with non-toxic, alcohol-based gel fuel that produces a simulated wood burning fire. This environmentally friendly, biodegradable fuel has been tested by a number of independent research laboratories and found to be perfectly safe.
Gel fuel fireplaces provide you the maximum enjoyment of a fireplace without the cost and hassles that come with a traditional fireplace. Since gel fuel fireplaces do not emit any smoke, odor or toxic fumes, they can be totally ventless, and thus if you live in an apartment or a condo, you can still enjoy the beauty and warmth of this fireplace. Gel fuel fireplaces do not require any wiring and can be installed quickly and easily.
However, gel fuel fireplaces are not intended to replace a heat source. They produce around 3,000 BTUs of heat, depending on the model and manufacturer. Gel fuel fireplaces are built to provide a warm ambience and a stylish look to a room. They are available in a variety of designs and styles to match your home decor.