Smokeless coal for closed appliances
A premium grade smokeless coal for cookers, room heaters and stoves, Phurnacite offers unbeatable heating performance.
- Provides long-lasting, consistent, and controllable heat
- Exceptional heat output
- Fire can provide heat for up to 18 hours
- Clean burning
- Manufactured in the UK for over 50 years
We tried an assortment of the main smokeless products from ACE-energy .The Phurnacite 25kg were the most expensive ones we tried .
They were relatively easy to light , just 3 or 4 medium sticks of kindling (also from ACE) was plenty to get it going.
Initially they burn well with a very attractive aesthetic and high heat output , they lose this half way through becoming damped down due to a dense blanket of ash .We found that after a few hours they need more attention than the larger coals that we tried , the ash doesnt like to fall away of its own accord as they burn so we had to give it a poke a few times.The ash is less gritty than the cheaper coals noticeably and less overall ash by volume at the end.
Ignition good 4 /5
heat v good 5 /5
burn time ok 3.5 /5
ash good 4 /5
effort ok 3 /5
19.5 / 25
We would get a bag of this again just for when we have guests over because it does make a very lovely fire , but for general use we found the economy coal was well suited to our needs with longer burn time and hardly any attention needed after lighting it.