Primary air. The primary air is particularly useful during the initial ignition process, helping you to light the fire quickly.
Secondary airwash. This is a key feature of your Vortex fire that injects air into the top of the firepit, allowing the fire to burn cleaner and hotter. This dramatically reduces smoke which is great for you and for the environment.
Grate and Ashpan. Your grate will aid good combustion in the firepit as well as prolonging its lifespan. The ashpan makes cleaning the firepit simple.
Top Ring. This works with the secondary airwash to guide the flames into the centre of the firepit, allowing the fire to burn hotter and cleaner.
Weathering steel. Vortex firepits are made from Weathering steel which oxidises to form a protective layer on the surface. Other steel will corrode in damp conditions, but the unique properties of Weathering steel protect it from corrosion and your firepit will actually look better over time. You will notice the Weathering steel change colour as it seasons during use; this is a property of the steel.
All Earth Fires outdoor fires use wood as a sustainable and low-carbon fuel. Did you know that each tree absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide when growing as it releases when burned? That’s why Earth Fires use wood rather than fossil fuels such as natural gas. If you source your wood locally from sustainable woodlands your appliance can be close to carbon-neutral.
How to use Earth Fire best? Only use kiln dried or well seasoned wood. Look out for woodsure’s ‘Ready to Burn’ logo to easily identify firewood that has 20% or less. This not only produces more heat than wet wood but also reduces air particulate matter.