Hot Box ® Firestarter is new, innovative and revolutionary.
Having installed wood-burning appliances for over a decade, a common problem prevails, lighting the perfect fire! Often, this meant that we were called upon to provide a demonstration, sometimes more than once. We got thinking…. how could we solve this problem?
How it works…
Across the globe, there are millions of wood burning and solid fuel appliances.
Stoves | BBQs | Fires | Pizza Ovens
The Hot Box ® Firestarter flawlessly creates the perfect base for any fire.
Heat | Fuel | Oxygen | Fire³
The Hot Box ® Firestarter’s unique design eliminates the need for firelighters and kindling.
Position | Ignite | Wait | Add fuel
Once ignited with a match or lighter the Hot Box ® Firestarter is unlikely to go out. The internals of the Hot Box ®Firestarter are designed in such a way that the heat is confined within the box creating the perfect bed of fuel. The Firelighter will be burning inside the box and the flames will appear after around 5 minutes. Don’t forget, you need to give it some oxygen to complete the triangle.
Press out the chimney at the top along with the vents to the front and rear at the base of the box, light using a match or lighter and wait….
Give it time, allow the components inside the Hot Box ® Firestarter to heat up. Once the flames have appeared and the box is beginning to burn away add further dry fuel. Remember, start with smaller logs and build your fire up for best results.
At present, our product is being piloted, we have a small stock which are available to purchase online directly from www.hotboxfirestarter.com. We hope to be able to introduce our products into larger retailers during 2020.
|There is nowhere to light it?||You need to push out the front and back perforated slots along with the chimney at the top. This will allow you to use a match/lighter at the front opening to ignite.|
|It’s smoking||There is no smoke without fire! The product is internally combusting and will produce smoke through the chimney and available air vents, be patient.|
|I don’t think it’s doing anything||So long as you have removed the air vents and lit the firestarter it will be doing its job, wait until the flames appear and the box starts to burn.|
|I added fuel and now it’s gone out||Ensure you have allowed time for the firestarter to provide a bed of embers, Then, build your fuel up slowly so as not to extinguish the fire. Ensure you have used dry logs, start small and build.|
|I can’t see any flames?||As the components inside start to burn the flames will intensify. Eventually, the flames will start to come from the chimney before the outer box burns away.|
|I left it over 10 minutes and nothing?||If you have had it lit for 10 or more minutes and the Firestarter does not show signs of flames or burning then it may of not been lit correctly. Use a match or lighter at the base and allow more air. In stoves, leave the appliance door ajar.|
|Can I pick it up once lit?||For safety we don’t recommend touching the firestarter once lit it will be hot, only approach if you are confident that it has extinguished.|
Having devised the concept, created a prototype, tested the functionality, we set about getting some protection.
By eliminating the stages needed to create the perfect ﬁre and bundling them into a single process, combustible with ‘one click’ of a lighter or ‘one strike’ of a match we solve a problem. The Hot Box Firestarter was designed to allow any user to quickly and easily light a ﬁre with only one component part with a view to adding further fuel thereafter. By using a perfectly formed stack of kindling and a simple ﬁrelighter we devised a method that worked ﬂawlessly each and every time and packaged it.
To protect the product we have registered the designs with the Europen Union Intellectual Property Office details are below;
The design and concept is patent pending under registration: 1812511.2
Hot Box Stoves has been a registered trademark for a number of years. Additions have been made to include our new product.
The registered Trademark Numbers are below;
Convenient combustion | #Fire³
A decade ago Hot Box ® Stoves Limited was incorporated. We set out to supply and install quality wood burning appliances and component parts. This mission, although simple, remains at our core. As part of our journey, we identified the need for a product that encompassed the firelighting process. Hot Box ® Firestarter was created to offer a convenient, fail-safe solution to lighting the perfect fire
A product that incorporates an all natural solution to creating the perfect base for any fire.
A uniquely constructed stack of kindling, a fire lighter with room inside for the fire to breath.
Designed to eliminate the need for a user to purchase and store the usual component parts for fire making.
An easily stackable outer shell that can be positioned in an array of retail outlets.
Convenient multipack options designed for single, weekly and monthly usage.
An online purchasing platform that allows Hot Box ® Firestarter to be delivered directly to the user.
We have designed our product to offer the perfect method of firelighting in a box. The product encompasses all natural materials with no glue or fixings used. All packaging is combustible and we aim for zero waste. Our unique system has a Patent Pending to protect what's inside. Convenience has been considered throughout the process. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.
Putting components in a box is simple enough, getting them to stay in their position without glue or fixings not so. Ensuring the right air flow around each stack was key to functionality.
At Hot Box ®, we believe wood to be a sustainable fuel, so long as we continue to manage & protect our forests. Our product aims to ensure the initial combustion process of any fire is clean and efficient. We strive to source all component parts from FSC certified suppliers and do not advocate the use of chemical based elements. The Hot Box ® Firestarter is a UK manufactured product thus reducing wood fuel miles.
Picking up existing waste streams to use in our product is our ultimate goal. When considering international markets we will work closely with Co packers to make the product entirely in the country where it will be sold. We consider the carbon impact at each and every stage of the process. Moreover, as we grow we will strive to plant new forests and woodlands.