We are often asked how a Grenadier Electric Firelighter can be considered as a ‘cost-effective solution’ for lighting your fire?

Designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK, we’re proud of the quality and craftsmanship of the Grenadier, with many customers having owned theirs for over 50 years.

Forgetting all the time and convenience benefits of the Grenadier Electric Firelighter, just how cost-effective is it? Read below for our analysis and breakdown of how much you can save with a Grenadier vs. Chemical Firelighters.


Say you use your Grenadier once per day for 6 months of the year for 20 years (many Grenadiers over 50 years old are still alive and kicking today) and assuming each unit of electricity costs 14p. Calculate the running cost over that period at today’s costs as follows:

  • No of days = 365/2 x 20 = 3650 days
  • Cost per fire (2 minutes hot blow) = 2/60 x 1.1 kw (Grenadier power consumption) x 14p/unit = 0.51p
  • Bringing it all together, over 3650 days the Grenadier power consumption cost is 3650 x 0.51 = 1861.50p or £18.615 for 20 years use.

If you compare this with the use of chemical firelighters over the course of 20 years, the savings are plain to see. Based on current prices of chemical firelighters from your local shop at 9p each, and matches which we’ve broken down to cost 0.417p a piece… with an assumption of 2 firelighters and 1 match per fire (and no kindling!):

  • 3650 days x (9p x 2 + 0.417p) = 67222.05p or £672.22 over 20 years

With a saving of more than £500 over the course of 20 years, even after you factor in the purchase of your Grenadier Electric Firelighter, it’s easy to see how it can be both an energy and money saving addition to your household.

Priced at only £129.95 with £10 delivery, its worth it’s weight in unnecessary matchsticks and harmful chemical firelighters that you’ll never need to use again! Online orders received before 3pm (Monday-Friday) are dispatched that same day via 24-hour next working day service (UK only). Order yours today!>>