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Have you prepared for winter?

09/24/2015 11:34:24 AM

Every year as nature strides purposefully through autumn into winter, with decreasing day lengths and dropping temperatures, are you one of those organised, well-prepared people? Or do you suddenly remember all those small but important tasks ...

Lighting Homefire Ovals the easy way

08/24/2015 08:14:45 AM

Homefire Ovals and other smokeless fuels are designed to be more environmentally friendly than traditional house coal. Typically they emit 80% less smoke and up to 25% less carbon dioxide the house coal. Increasingly, these fuels include renewable ...

Is this the ultimate Portable Pizza Oven?

07/20/2015 11:31:36 AM

At Grenadier, we thought our Earthfire Ceramic outdoor pizza oven was a culinary trendsetter with its convenience and portability far surpassing traditional brick ovens. However recently at a local country show, we discovered perhaps the ultimate ...

Fire Pit Safety Tips

06/29/2015 10:07:53 AM

Glastonbury Festival is over for another year, Wimbledon is getting underway and high temperatures are forecast. Yes, the British summer is taking place tomorrow, and hopefully the day after….. And at Grenadier, this year is on track to be ...

Outdoor Pizza Ovens are not just for pizza!

05/22/2015 04:51:06 AM

At Grenadier, we regularly hear tales from satisfied customers of how they find additional uses for our products. Often it is people using their Grenadier firelighter to light barbeques and their firepits. But the users of our ceramic outdoor ...

Outdoor Living Trends for 2015

04/28/2015 09:34:58 AM

As spring sunshine lures us out of our homes, and the cold April winds push us back inside, it is interesting to look at some of the outdoor living trends which you will see emerging in the garden centres and outdoor living specialists this ...

Stacking Firewood – Science or Obsession?

03/30/2015 06:43:52 AM

Many Grenadier Firelighter users are proud owners of wood burning stoves. And the one question almost guaranteed to provoke a vigorous conversation is “how do you store your wood?”. For most, there is both an art and a science to stacki ...

There’s more than one way to light a fire!!

02/27/2015 09:22:02 AM

The team at Grenadier Firelighters instinctively know the fastest and cleanest way to light a solid fuel fire or stove, however we are always fascinated by the ideas for DIY firelighters that appear regularly on the internet. The Grenadier Electric ...

Your Starter For Ten!

01/28/2015 04:46:54 AM

At Grenadier Firelighters, it is not unusual for us to receive phone calls from people who purchased one of our firelighters many decades ago. Often they are wishing to purchase another Grenadier, perhaps for their new house or as a present ...

Lighting the Yule Log!

12/18/2014 05:54:10 AM

For many people in the UK, having a Yule Log at Christmas is as much part of the tradition as turkey and mince pies. Their vision is a log-shaped cake roll, smothered in chocolate-flavoured icing, probably decorated with artificial holly leaves. ...

Coke – the forgotten domestic fuel

11/27/2014 10:08:53 AM

Do you remember burning coke on your open fire? Have you tried to buy any recently? Do you know why it disappeared from use? Coke was actually a major by-product of the industrial process to manufacture ‘town gas’ or ‘coal gas’.  This ...

Electric Firelighter Reviews – Do you read between the lines?

10/23/2014 03:35:44 AM

Last December, Mr. Katz a satisfied Grenadier firelighter customer posted this review on Amazon UK ( “This thing is the dogs. Its design is essentially unchanged in the last 40 (at least) ...

Autumn changes

09/29/2014 11:48:22 AM

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” - Albert Camus Many people view autumn as a time of transition, a time of change from the light and warmth of summer to the cold and darkness of a British winter. And, as Camus im ...

Are You Ready For Autumn? – Some Quick Tips

08/22/2014 11:35:55 AM

Summer appears to have left the UK well before the end of August. Strong westerly winds and rain are giving the country a distinctly autumnal feel, although we are still a month from the equinox. But when does autumn actually start? Well ,it ...

Are you making the most of Outdoor Living

07/30/2014 10:25:17 AM

Every year in early Spring, the British tabloid newspapers forecast that the forthcoming summer will a ‘Scorcher!’ and likely to break all records.

Pizza Perfection – The Grenadier Pizza Oven on test

06/27/2014 11:10:33 AM

Last summer, the well-known British food blog Foodepedia put a Grenadier Outdoor Pizza Oven through its paces. The reviewer Nick Harman documented his experiences from delivery, unpacking the ceramic pizza off its delivery pallet, through lighting ...

7 Tips for Outdoor Firepits and Fire Bowls

05/28/2014 05:08:20 AM

Summer is almost with us, it’s the perfect time to sit outside late into the evening, chatting with friends. And an open fire can make the event even more special. But most people don’t have a purpose-built fireplace in their garden or space ...

Outdoor Pizza Oven and Fire Pit Prices Slashed

04/30/2014 07:57:30 AM

This spring, Grenadier has slashed the prices of both its innovative outdoor pizza oven and ceramic firepit by £100. The outdoor pizza oven now costs just £249 and the fire pit only £319, plus shipping. Both products are manufactured in South ...

Outdoor Pizza time is here again – Are you prepared?

04/17/2014 07:30:24 AM

You only need to visit your local supermarket, DIY shop or filling station to realise that UK retailers are stocking up for the start of the outdoor cooking season. The piles of disposable BBQ, charcoal and lighting fluid by the checkouts and ...

Electric Firelighter Reviews – Winter 2013-14

03/24/2014 12:45:30 PM

Autumn and winter is always the busiest time of the year for the team at Grenadier, and it is therefore very satisfying to read the unsolicited Grenadier firelighter reviews posted on third party sites by satisfied customers.

Lighting a Coal Fire with an Electric Fire Lighter

02/06/2014 07:57:25 AM

Lighting a coal fire can be quick and easy with no mess or fuss using an Electric Fire Lighter from Grenadier. Your solid fuel fire, whether its wood, coal, smokeless fuel or peat, will be ablaze within minutes. The Grenadier Firelighter ignites ...

A Brief History of Chimneys

01/17/2014 06:53:13 AM

Domestic chimneys are an integral part of the skyline of our towns and villages, and taken for granted most of the time. But how much do you know about them? Here’s a short history: 1. Chimneys were not widely used in domestic buildings until ...

Electric Firelighters and Alexander Chancellor

12/18/2013 05:28:29 AM

Recently, when sorting through the files of customer letters and testimonials, we came across a clipping of an article from The Guardian Weekend, published on March 4th 2000! Guardian columnist Alexander Chancellor (now with The Spectator) was ...

Lighting a Woodburning Stove with a Grenadier Firelighter

11/13/2013 03:51:42 AM

One of the most common questions we get asked over the phone is whether the Grenadier Firelighter can be used to light woodburners and other solid fuel stoves, such as Rayburns and Agas. The answer is definitely Yes, but it does depend upon ...

Ode to a Grenadier – A Unique Testimonial

11/01/2013 05:10:25 AM

Ode to a Grenadier by Elaine Mucci From Great Barrow, hard by Chester Marched the sturdy Grenadier; Upright, polished, spurred on faster, He had not a trace of fear. Show me any fire I’ll light ‘im Any stove I’ll have ablaze No more

Do You Have Any Christmas Present Ideas?

10/17/2013 04:37:22 AM

If your family is like most then that dreaded seasonal question will start to be heard soon – “Do you have ideas what you/he/they want for Christmas yet?” And the normal reaction is a stoney silence or “We’ll have a good

Green Disposal of Autumn Leaves

09/10/2013 10:11:48 AM

The nights are drawing in, Christmas fare is beginning to appear in the local shops and the weather has taken on an autumnal feel. Yes, it is September in Britain again. Already some trees are beginning to lose their leaves while others are ...

Late Season Sale – Outdoor Pizza Oven now only £249

08/27/2013 04:01:21 AM

As part of its Late Season Sale, Grenadier has taken £100 off the price of its Outdoor Pizza Oven! For a limited period, you can now own one of these fantastic pizza ovens for only £249 + delivery, and enjoy homemade pizzas, cooked to perfection. ...

7 Outdoor Firepit Safety Tips

08/13/2013 06:01:01 AM

Firepits, chimneas and outdoor fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in Britain. They can bring warmth and ambience to an evening outdoor party, where often its nice to sit around a burning fire and just chat. There are many design and ...

Lighting a Solid Fuel Aga

07/15/2013 06:02:28 AM

For many people, a solid fuel Aga or similar range cooker would take pride of place in the dream kitchen of their perfect cottage in the country. They feature regularly in the lifestyle magazines and their owners swear by them for cooking everything ...

Calzone Recipe for Outdoor Pizza Oven

07/10/2013 04:08:04 AM

Top chef Jason Palin’s Calzone recipe for Earthfire pizza ovens  Calzone Chef’s description, “The famous folded pizza of Italy which brings back memories for me of market stalls in Verona and the sounds of Verdi. A simple, filling meal ...

Electric Firelighter Spares – designed for long life

06/28/2013 04:56:20 AM

In the world of consumer electrical items, the Grenadier Electric Firelighter is an exception. It can be repaired – it was designed for a long life. Most electrical and electronic appliances are designed to be non repairable. Once a component ...