do the work

for you.

Admittedly – you can't do without fireplace wood entirely, since fireplace briquettes need high initial heat to ignite and produce a long-lasting feel-good temperature.

We show you how best to use the continuous burners.

How to kindle

Set the air vent to the kindling position and kindle the fire using wood logs, as usual. A few small wood logs will do here.

Wait until the fire is burning and a fuelbed has formed. After that, put two to three fireplace briquettes on top, so that they can unfold their full power.

As soon as the fireplace briquettes are fully ignited, turn down the air supply to the required output and enjoy the calm flame. Fireplace briquettes need not be added until only a fuelbed remains. That takes time ...

Please ensure that your open-fire stove is suitable for burning lignite briquettes. You will find particulars in the operating instructions. If these are not available, your chimney sweep has the answer.

A comparison

Solid fuels like wood and lignite briquettes differ in their behaviour and effect owing to their components. What matters above all is whether you need fast heat or long-lasting warmth.

PROPERTIESWoodLignite briquettes
  • Dry wood ignites easily
  • Do not use big wood logs to start with!
  • Damp wood is difficult or impossible to ignite and impacts the environment
  • Need undergrate air and ignite best on already existing fuelbed
  • Put fireplace briquettes on the embers a finger's width apart
  • Rapid
  • Slow and even
  • Readily controllable
  • For a little while, fire delight with romantic play of flames
  • Pleasantly calm play of flames and even embers
  • Long burning time
  • Only in the case of larger wood logs
  • Long-lasting embers
  • Formation of a stable fuelbed
  • High initial heat
  • Rapid combustion
  • Even heat thanks to the well-developed fuelbed
  • Short use of the fireplace for a few hours
  • For long evenings by the fireside and as supplement to central heating

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