Grenadier Electric Firelighter

(235 customer reviews)


Delivery: £12.00 (UK)

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The Award winning Grenadier Electric Firelighter is guaranteed to light any solid fuel fire, including wood, coal and smokeless fuel within minutes.Without matches, paper, sticks or chemical firelighters. Unlike other fire lighters, its secret lies in the powerful, concentrated heat which is directed onto the fuel by the built-in fan. The fuel quickly reaches burning point, getting fires going quickly, efficiently and easily, this results in the fire reaching peak efficiency, producing strong flames in the shortest possible time.

The Grenadier is so efficient at lighting fires that, over a conservative product life of 20 years, the Grenadier can save you over £500 compared to using Chemical Firelighters. This is a fire lighter to last a lifetime. Please see our Blog for further details.

Many customers use their Grenadiers for pre-warming problem cold flues before lighting the fuel, as demonstrated on BBC TV’s “Amazing Hotels” at The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross, Scotland.

The Grenadier has a versatile stand that is easily adjustable to the correct height and angle for your fire. The stand has a wide base for stability and is both sturdy and lightweight.


UK Flag Designed, Engineered and Manufactured in the U.K

Safety is an important part of electric firelighter design. With its fully recyclable all-metal construction and ‘BEAB Approved’ European Safety Mark, the Grenadier has built an unsurpassed safety record through decades of both domestic and commercial use.The Grenadier also has an exceptional reliability record (many still in daily operation after 50 years plus!) but if anything does go wrong it can almost always be repaired, all parts are available and no special tools are needed for any repair.

As well as stoves and open fires, the Grenadier also lights barbecues, firepits and pizza ovens and has the major benefit of producing clean heat with no odours, unlike liquid or chemical firelighters. No chemical taste is transferred to the food and the barbecue will be ready to cook much faster, Jamie Oliver recognises the benefits of the Grenadier in his book “Jamie at Home” . The Grenadier also makes the problems of lighting a garden incinerator a thing of the past too. Simply load up the refuse and switch on the Grenadier. The fire will burn quickly and efficiently, so you can burn much more, and you won’t be left with smoke in your eyes, chasing charred newspaper round the garden.

No home with a traditional fire or stove should be without a Grenadier Electric Firelighter.

Optional Stand

Optional Extra – Only required if the opening to the fuel bed (grate) is more than 31cm (12″) above the hearth.

Extra Height Stand – Increases the maximum height of the Grenadier from a standard 31cm (to the underneath of the Grenadier tube when tube is horizontal) to 50cm. This extra 19cm is useful if you have a significantly raised fuel bed or for certain Stoves.

The Extra Height Stand shown against the normal stand which is supplied with all Grenadiers.


  • Case dimensions excluding handle: H: 15.5cm, W: 14.0cm, D: 10.5cm
  • Tube length including nozzle: 30cm
  • Nozzle diameter: 2.9cm
  • Maximum tube height above ground: 31cm (to underneath of tube when tube is horizontal)
  • Overall stand base dimensions: 21cm x 21cm
  • Cable length: 2.0m
    We usually have available Grenadiers fitted with a 3m cable, to order please call us on 01829 741649
  • Cable type: Fire resistant
  • Warranty: 12 Months, covering faulty materials and workmanship
  • Weight: 2.5kg
  • Element: 1100W
  • Motor: 15W
  • Voltage: UK: 240V AC (Cat. No. 001)
  • Continental: 230V AC (Cat. No. 002; fitted with continental plug)

235 reviews for Grenadier Electric Firelighter

  1. Kaye (verified owner)

    My 4th Grenadier purchase after my children moved out of home and took one each with them!
    I wouldn’t be without a log fire or a grenadier …. Fabulous bit of kit .
    Friendly and efficient ordering and very prompt delivery. Faultless

  2. Richard N (verified owner)

    I love this product and have had one for nearly twenty years.
    Recently I needed a new one and the customer service was excellent, as the delivery company had issues with diversions and it was solved perfectly.

  3. Robert C (verified owner)

    Excellent service no grumbles whatsoever.

  4. Alan R (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the Grenadier, still working out the best way to achieve the end result.

    Ordered one day and delivered the next, so very impressive service.

    I wish I had bought one years ago.

  5. Amanda M (verified owner)

    I am thrilled with my new Grenadier firelighter which was very swiftly delivered and has finally dealt with the problem of my very smoky woodburning stove. As the flue is now heated for sufficient time before the fuel ignites the smoke shoots up the cold chimney rather than filling the whole room with smoke!! Wish I had got one before….

  6. Karen (verified owner)

    Fantastic piece of kit. Works well and makes lighting our wood burning a breeze. No more paper and kindling. Just great I’d recommend to everyone.

  7. Rosalind L (verified owner)

    Excellent product and arrived very quickly. Thank you

  8. Paul (verified owner)

    Fantastic piece of kit. Works a treat for me, gets our wood burning stove up and running in just a couple of minutes.

  9. Anon (verified owner)

    Great product. Amazingly quick delivery (in time for Christmas!). Very effective, particularly for one wood burner that is tricky to light when it is very cold outside. Excellent product.

  10. Basil B (store manager)

    My family and extended family have been using Grenadier fire lighters for many years.
    Very simple – just purchase one and save time, money and cut out messy fire lighting routines.
    More importantly I recently needed to purchase some spare parts from Grenadier to keep my very old and very used firelighter going, what a pleasure it was to deal with real people who care about their customers.
    Other companies could learn a great deal from Grenadier. Human contact and decency go a lot further than any chat bot!

  11. Glen (verified owner)

    Even better than expected as the solution to my cold, smokey chimney. Fire-lighting ease, eliminating firelighters a further bonus. Amazingly quick and efficient

  12. Guy Pounder (verified owner)

    This was a gift but as I already have one myself, I know that they are a wonderful time-saver. Reliable and robust I would recommend anyone with an open fire or Woodburner to get one.

  13. Mitch (verified owner)

    Great bit of kit.. gets the coal fire away double quick.. no more messing with firelights and kindling

  14. Jane R (verified owner)

    Very good service and machine.

  15. Ian A (verified owner)

    Excellent Product delivered promptly.

  16. Guido B (verified owner)

    Fantastic device woww. Everyone should use one.

  17. Quin K

    The Grenadier was recommended by a friend, who was so enthusiastic about it, I gave it some thought and after calculating the cost of kindling and firelighters is was a no brainer.
    Once I used it, I’m completely sold on it and am totally amazed at how quick and efficient it is.

  18. Suzanne P (verified owner)

    First time user with Baxi underfloor draught open fire in smokeless area.
    Within 2.5 mins smokeless fuel alight, within 6 minutes fire settled in to continously burn. Happy old lady. No sticks or paper ever again.

  19. Martin G (store manager)

    Just to say that I bought one of your electric firelighters about forty years ago.
    It has been used extensively to light wood stoves and open fires every winter since then and has not once let me down. It is still going strong.
    I have never before written an unsolicited compliment but (now I am getting ancient) I just wanted you to know what a superb piece of engineering your Firelighter is.

  20. Nick B (verified owner)

    Outstanding. Wasn’t entirely sure I’d done the right thing but had it a fortnight and it is exceptional. I use it on an open fire with smokeless fuel, lights easily in few minutes. Why I haven’t done this before I have no idea.

  21. Susannah L (verified owner)

    I could not get over how quick the Grenadier arrived just amazing . Great company to deal with.

  22. John H (verified owner)

    Seems to work very well – even on non coal based fuel ….. one week of using it, very pleased so far!

  23. Robin C (verified owner)

    First class service, the Grenadier replaced a ‘Best Matchless fire lighter’ made in the 60’s which did wonderful service bought in a boot sale 7 years ago. The Grenadier is better made and designed and is altogether better, lights my barbeque in a known time thus saving charcoal and enabling the food to be served promptly without tasting of paraffin and chemicals.
    thank you.

  24. Clare M (verified owner)

    We are thrilled with the grenadier, not only did it arrive the next day which was amazing. Once we had read the instructions we were off and had lit the wood burner in 5 minutes. We are very pleased with it.

  25. Ian M (verified owner)

    Bought this one for my son who has just had a wood burner fitted but I have had one for almost 2years and have been very satisfied with is well made and lights our woodburner in a matter of minutes with ease and has given no trouble.

  26. Stephen B (verified owner)

    We’ve used the Grenadier for the last 35 years and it is a truly excellent, trouble-free and fast way of lighting a solid fuel fire.
    Eventually, our original Grenadier started to slow down a little and, rather than patch it up, we decided to buy a new one; which is even quicker than the original.
    I’m so pleased that Grenadier is still there after all this time and still making excellent products. Thank you so much and see you in another 35 years!

  27. David F (verified owner)

    Having seen friends of ours using your fire starter to great affect we thought we’d try one ourselves, we weren’t disappointed, great piece of kit that is well designed and well made.
    Would definitely recommend to others.

  28. David F (verified owner)

    Demon of a machine, lights firewood in under a minute, made in the UK with a full availability of spares should you need them rather than buying the Chinese option with no after sales service. Order process very easy with a speedy delivery

  29. Paul M (verified owner)

    Works brilliantly on both an open fire and a log burner. The latter can be a real nuisance, but warming the flue for 10 minutes before lighting the logs seems to do the trick. Delighted with our purchase.

  30. Moira (verified owner)

    Best thing I’ve bought in a long time! The Grenadier is amazing. I had been struggling to light the smokeless fuel I have started to use, but this does the job very quickly and efficiently, saving all the anguish of multiple attempts to light the fire. Thank you!

  31. Tamara N (verified owner)

    We are very pleased with our recent purchase of a Grenadier Firelighter. It works exactly as the reviews said that it would and arrived within a few days of the order being placed.

  32. Christopher S (verified owner)

    Fabulous little machine, saves so much time and effort… Thoroughly recommend…

  33. Anne (verified owner)

    I bought this for my son as a present. He is delightedd with it.

  34. Roger M (verified owner)

    Haven’t used it yet but our friends who have one swear by it.

  35. Stephen C (verified owner)

    Excellent, safe and user friendly.

  36. Louise B (verified owner)

    Really brilliant product and the recipient loved the product. It works really well and it arrived so promptly and packaged so well. A fantastic product that is being used every day. Thank you so much

  37. Dawn (verified owner)

    Great product, works as expected. Lighting fires is so much easier!! And much less messy.
    Slight delivery problem was resolved quickly and efficiently by Grenadier – thank you so much! Great customer service.

  38. Lou B (verified owner)

    Successful fires every time! Hadn’t realised how much I dreaded lighting a fire, finding the kindling paper etc! The Grenadier takes away all the stress. Do yourself a favour and buy it!!

  39. Fiona (verified owner)

    The Grenadier is absolutely amazing. It lights my coal in two minutes. It even lights wet logs. It far exceeds my expectations which were already high. I cannot praise this product enough and have already recommended it to loved ones.

  40. Jane D (verified owner)

    Very pleased with our new electric firelighter. It has made all the difference this winter to being able to light a fire or not. Particularly as our Coal wasn’t lighting as well as usual for some reason!

  41. Bruce (verified owner)

    Grenadier has saved my marriage and sanity .
    Rolled up knotted newspapers are a thing of the past !

  42. TB (verified owner)

    Have had three Grenadiers for about 15 and just had to replace one. They are brilliant, saving time and hassle. Couldn’t recommend them more highly.

  43. Jacqueline R (verified owner)

    We ordered our Grenadier as recommended by friends. It arrived much faster than we expected and we find it extremely efficient making lighting a fire quick and easy. Highly recommended.

  44. Norman T (verified owner)

    I have been a Grenadier user for many years. With the threat of electricity outages and a houseful over Christmas I needed a standby firelighter in case my 10 year old Grenadier failed. It did not and behaved well but I am pleased to have a reserve.

  45. Joan L (verified owner)

    Totally brilliant after a hesitant start by family it was bought for. A quick phone call to yourselves for guidance in using the firefighter gave confidence to us newbies.
    Now very chuffed with the excellent product which is strong, well made, and very safe. So impressed with Grenadier, I want one myself.
    Thank you very much.

  46. Kate B (verified owner)

    I purchased this for my elderly Mum and it is excellent, easy to use and gets the coal fire going quickly. I ordered it at 4pm one afternoon and it was delivered the next morning.

  47. Pat C

    Brilliant bit of kit. No more firelighters and kindling to buy and a quick start to a cosy room.

  48. Tony S (verified owner)

    Really happy with our purchase. Many thanks to Julian who took the time to call (on more than one occasion) to advise us of delivery slots – most helpful and much appreciated.

  49. John Q (verified owner)

    I’ve used a Grenadier every day for years. This one was bought as a present for my daughter. It came so fast. Thank you !

  50. J J F (verified owner)

    I have used the Grenadier several times and found it to be a simple, very effective, and safe method of lighting my fire.

  51. Dr C P (verified owner)

    A good bit of kit that works well. Taken a little time to find the best way to use it with a large Clearview stove, but now works very well, doing away with paper, kindling and firelighters.

  52. max (verified owner)

    A great product; well made and easy to use. Nice staff too.

  53. EUGENE O (verified owner)

    Hi, many thanks for your prompt delivery of my two electric firelighters. Excellent solid packaging.
    These 2 are for Christmas presents, for friends who have seen my own firelighter in action.

  54. Martin B (verified owner)

    Excellent service and a great product, would highly recommend one.

  55. Sir Christopher H Bt (verified owner)

    Bought this as a present for my son, as we already have our Grenadier. There is no better way to light a fire!

  56. Richard T (verified owner)

    It lights fires. It lights my homefire coal in about 4 minutes. Saves money on firelighters. Very pleased with it.

  57. Jeff (verified owner)

    Really pleased with this product Takes a little practice to get the best results but once mastered makes the job much easier Recommended

  58. Richard L

    Fantastic piece of kit. Makes lighting a fire a breeze. No home with a fire should be without one!

  59. Robert Walsh (store manager)

    Lights the wood burner cleanly and effortlessly as promised

  60. Charlie

    This mighty little gadget is inexpensive, clean, quiet and utterly reliable. Unfortunately, we sell logs and kindling in our Game Shop and I have to keep a straight face when I load up people’s cars with mesh bags full of sawdust and old leaves! The team – brilliantly lead by the unflappable Julian are extraordinarily prompt and efficient and we have bought at least three Grenadiers as presents in the last few years, including one to Ireland – and even that arrived with only slight delay! (High praise indeed, that last bit). We are ‘Big Fans’ (sorry)

  61. wendy

    I saw one of these in use forty years ago…then forgot all about it. My ex-husband had fire-lighting (and spending) tightly under his control… using more than one match would indicate weakness and spending this amount on an alternative – deliquency. Happily now ex, and pretty good at trdititional firelighting, yet the external flue can sometimes have a tricky down draft… This Grenadier is one very big match! It doesn’t go out until the fire is well alight… a couple of minutes max and is completely reliable…so there’s no ‘will it or won’t it? ‘ Remember that old VW advertisement …if only everything in life was as reliable as… Enjoy!

  62. Mark

    A great piece of kit. We’ve used it for a few weeks and it has worked perfectly. Clean and quick. Keep advertising this boon to mankind!

  63. Daniel

    Fantastic bit of kit and made in the UK! Well made and looks great.

  64. Roz

    I use this nearly every day to light my open fire and I would not be without this product. This is the third one of these I have owned. The first one was bought for me by my mother 40 years ago and this is only the second replacement. I think that speaks volumes.

  65. Christopher

    Excellent and uncomplicated product that does exactly what you want it to.

  66. mary

    It works, an amazing piece of kit.

  67. Sarah W

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my parents who have both an open fire and a stove. They are absolutely delighted with it and say it takes the hassle out of fire lighting and they are far more inclined to light their fire now as it makes the process so quick and easy.

  68. Loop

    Very good product

  69. Mrs J Gupwell

    I bought an electric firelighter for my son for Christmas, having owned one at home and one at our holiday home for years and found them invaluable. He is absolutely delighted with it as he lives in an old house with open fires in half the rooms, including the bedroom. His wife is also thrilled with it as she now finds lighting a fire when he is not at home much easier! Delivery was quick and efficient and the whole process of purchasing the firelighter was a pleasure. I would not hesitate to recommend Grenadier to my friends and have, in fact, done so many time.

  70. Rose Lewis

    We have bought this as a Christmas present for our daughter. We have had one for years and think it is great!