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What Is Ethanol

Ethanol (Bioethanol, Methylated Spirits or Denatured Alcohol) is a renewable and sustainable fuel, distilled from plant materials including corn and sugarcane and waste products from a variety of other biomass materials.

It is a clear, colourless liquid with a low but distinct odour. Ethanol is a clean burning fuel that burns with a beautiful flame and low odour.

Ethanol, in one form or another, has been used for a variety of purposes for hundreds of years.


Learn About Ethanol Fireplaces

VioFlame ethanol fireplaces let you experience the look and feel of a real fireplace, in virtually any outdoor area, without the mess, inconvenience or high cost associated with other traditional forms of fireplaces.

VioFlame fireplaces are both visually exciting and functional, instantly transforming a room into a beautiful and inviting entertainment space. VioFlame outdoor fireplaces are ideal for creating real mood and ambience.


Features & Benefits

VioFlame fireplaces come with a fabulous array of features and benefits.

  • Clean lines and contemporary styling
  • Many models feature our Convection Air Technology, that gently distributs warm air to every corner of the room.
  • Solid build, all fireplaces are made from durable high quality materials and finishes
  • Beautifully finished in coordinated matte black and stainless steel finish
  • Fuelled by clean burning ethanol, a widely available and renewable fuel.
  • Require no fluing or costly installation.
  • Many models can be floor or wall mounted making them a flexible decorator tool.
  • Easy to light and use.
  • Solid, stainless steel, high capacity burners
  • Instant lighting and long burn time
  • Freestanding and wall mounting options available
  • Wall mounted units include mounting hardware
  • Chrome plated metal fender as standard, some models feature a glass fender
  • Fully adjustable flame control
  • Portable – freestanding models can be easily moved between rooms
  • Wall mounted models can be removed – ideal for rental properties
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Complete installation and owners’ manual included with all models

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How They Work

VioFlame Ethanol fireplaces not only look good, they also provide real heat... enough to heat an average size room*.

VioFlame Fireplaces provide heat and a visual flame by utilising ethanol (methylated spirts), a readily available, environmentally safe and renewable fuel.

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As the fuel is burnt, heat is generated and the heat is used to warm the room via a process of convection and/or radiance, depending on the model.

The VioFlame range consists of convection and radiant style models.

Convection Models

VioFlame convection models are designed with an internal air path located at the rear and top of the firebox. During operation, heat from the burner raises the temperature of the metal firebox. The heated metal exchanges heat with the air inside the air path.

The heated air rises and as it does, it follows the air path up the back and across the top of the firebox and then out through the front air vent.

As air is expelled from the outlet, more air is drawn in from below the firebox to be heated by the process once more. This cycle continues while the burner is operating and requires no external power.

This is a gentle process of air transfer which causes warm air to circulate throughout the room.

Radiant Models

VioFlame radiant fireplace heat directly through radiant heat (line of sight).

Some convection of the surrounding air takes place but most of the heat generated is exchanged in a radiant form.

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*Fireplaces located in outdoor installations are not guaranteed of heating a specific area.

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Where can I purchase Ethanol?

Ethanol is a widely available fuel and is typically available from these outlets.

  • Hardware stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Petrol Stations
  • Fuel distributors (regional)
  • Some camping stores
  • Some fireplace specialty retailers
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Viofuel Ethanol Fireplace Fuel

VioFuel Ethanol Fire Fuel is designed and recommended for use in most ethanol fireplaces*.

It burns with a beautiful yellow flame and is scented with a gentle aromatic fragrance. 

*Check with your manufacturer before using any fuel in your appliance.


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