• Reviews


  • 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

  • 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.

  • Robert C (verified owner)

    Excellent service no grumbles whatsoever.

  • 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.

  • 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….

  • 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.

  • Rosalind L (verified owner)

    Excellent product and arrived very quickly. Thank you

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Mitch (verified owner)

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

  • Jane R (verified owner)

    Very good service and machine.

  • Ian A (verified owner)

    Excellent Product delivered promptly.

  • Guido B (verified owner)

    Fantastic device woww. Everyone should use one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Susannah L (verified owner)

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

  • John H (verified owner)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 it.it is well made and lights our woodburner in a matter of minutes with ease and has given no trouble.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Christopher S (verified owner)

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

  • Anne (verified owner)

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

  • Roger M (verified owner)

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

  • Stephen C (verified owner)

    Excellent, safe and user friendly.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Bruce (verified owner)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pat C

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

  • 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.

  • 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 !

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • max (verified owner)

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

  • 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.

  • Martin B (verified owner)

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

  • 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!

  • Richard T (verified owner)

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

  • 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

  • Richard L

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

  • Robert Walsh (store manager)

    Lights the wood burner cleanly and effortlessly as promised

  • 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)

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Daniel

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

  • 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.

  • Christopher

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

  • mary

    It works, an amazing piece of kit.

  • 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.

  • Loop

    Very good product

  • 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.

  • Rose Lewis

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

  • Caroline Thomas

    Excellent service – supplied quickly and with due consideration to the needs of the customer. I can only review the one I have owned for about 25 years which is still excellent. This one is for a gift.

  • Barry Tyre

    Saves so much messing about with fire lighters ,kindling ,paper etc . Usually gets an initial ignition glow after about 2 mins and takes about 5 mins max to get a coal fire well ablaze ( even with damp coal ) The actual bit of kit is a bit bulky but it’s now happily residing under a nest of tables and is completely out of sight .

  • Jerry Matthews

    I have used a Grenadier for many years for both coal and wood fires. I would never go back to the days of paper, kindling and matches. I recently bought another as a gift for my son’s new home. Happy to see it’s the same high-quality product.

  • Chris Burdon

    We changed chimney sweeper and highlighted the fact that the stove was exceptionally smokey. He recommended you and it has revolutionised our wood burner use. Not only does it light better with virtually no smoke, the window is much cleaner and easier to clean.

  • Sally Weston

    Brilliant service Speedy delivery Secure, neat packaging Excellent product. I couldn’t survive a winter without my firelighter. I have bought them for my family over the years, who also wouldn’t like to be without. Happy customer for over 30 years.

  • Julia

    Would give this product 6 stars, used one about 5 years ago at my place of work. The updated version is amazing…. fire lit in less than 5 minutes, only wish I had invested in one earlier after a couple of years of using firelighters .

  • Charles Bradford

    This bit of kit is marvellous and worth the money. No more screwing up newspapers and fighting the cold air down draught in the flue which could on really cold days fill the room with smoke. It’s such a pain when that happens. Really enjoy lighting the log burner now. Start by heating the flue for 10 to 15 minutes before loading the grate and igniting it. Meanwhile you can get on with other jobs or make your breakfast!

  • Jean Bayley

    Great product and excellent service very quickly done.

  • Callum Sayers

    Excellent product. As we have moved to smokeless fields we have found them harder and harder to light. This avoids the need for any firefighters and allows to use the one fire much more frequently.

  • David Canning

    I have a wood burning stove in my living room. My procedure every morning was to clean it out, insert bundled up newspaper, add kindling and lastly anthracite. Fetch the blow torch and give it a blast. It was fiddly and time consuming. I saw an advertisement in the daily paper for Grenadier and thought that I should try one. I purchased the 3 yard lead and the higher stand to fit my stove. It is great, now that I have the hang of it ,I have the stove lit and burning in approx. 10 minutes. I now just place wood logs on bottom of grate cover them liberally with anthracite stick the Grenadier to it, 5 minutes it is well lit, and another 5 minutes with the heat off. It’s as simple as that.

  • suzanne guise-mist

    An excellent product a must have also excellent service.

  • Arndt Eade

    Recommended by a friend and we nearly didn’t buy given the price BUT glad we did. It’s really excellent at lighting a fire – no more paper, no more kindling, no more hassle. It’s sturdy and well made so we’re expecting it last for many, many years. It’s also good to support a British company.

  • Michael Bradley

    Excellent product for lighting wood burner

  • Mike

    We have a high chimney but when the weather is bad the flue would sometimes not draw when we first lit the stove (dew point, air pressure?). The room filled with smoke which would put us off lighting it. The Grenadier has solved that. Point it at the fire bricks at the back of the stove with the heat on for a couple of minutes, then turn the heat onto the kindling, and you have an instant fire. No smoke, no firelighters, easy peasy. My wife rolled her eyes when she saw me buy another gadget but even she is delighted with it!

  • Nigel Turnbull

    An amazing piece of kit worth every halfpenny. Lights smokeless fuel easily with no need for firelighters or kindling ever again. Brilliant!

  • Chris

    The Grenadier fire-lighter does everything as stated in the advertisements. Really pleased with it, easy to use & very effective. Glad I decided to go ahead and buy it. Well built, great piece of kit.

  • Mark

    Great product, works really well to start my open fire. Fast delivery, would recommend

  • Colin Penny

    Having tried a Swedish product that prematurely failed, the Grenadier is better and easier to use.

  • Beatrice Reed

    Absolutely excellent product which was efficiently and very promptly delivered

  • Mark

    Excellent product. We had reached the point in life where we really wanted to retain the pleasure of an open fire, but without the labour of kneeling down tending to the lighting of it. The Grenadier has helped to keep the home fire burning!

  • Viv Barrett

    Christmas present for my husband who absolutely loves this Quick and easy to use No more smelly chemical blocks that we used to have. The Grenadier looks good enough to sit on the hearth Was concerned that the small stand would be a problem but the nozzel fits through the grate to heat the wood just fine

  • Ed Everard

    A great piece of kit. It lights our smokeless fuel in about 10 minutes every time. No more sticks and firefighters, so it will pay for itself within 12 months.

  • Sam

    I was a little sceptical about this product but was recommended to get it by my daughter in law. I have to say it is a brilliant piece of kit, gets my log burner away, without kindling or firelighters in less than a couple of minutes. My smokeless fuel stove using briquettes took a little longer maybe 5 mins at max but again without any kindling or firelighters. Brilliant product. Heartily recommend it, oh and the service from the company was equally brilliant, ordered one day, here the next. Spot on.

  • mike McGarry

    This product is awesome. Very quiet and lights my woodfire in minutes, also because it blows hot air up the chimney and starts a upflow, it gets rid of cold air blocks before there is any smoke so you get a fast clean ignition of the fire with no smoke in the room. On top of that is is very well built and looks like it can be taken apart and repaired when the time comes rather than thrown on a landfill site like so many consumer goods these days. Does look very durable so will repay it’s cost many times over. As I said an awesome product, wish there were more consumer goods like this.

  • Rod Jones

    I have looked at these for some time to light my wood burning stove. Having purchased one recently I really don’t know why I waited so long. It is a fabulous bit of kit, very sturdy, so easy to use and lights my logs in less than 3 minutes.

  • Jonathan

    Had one for over 30 years never failed and still going, decided to get another as a present for a friend.

  • Robert Clifton

    I’ve had a Grenadier Electric Firelighter for about 40 years but it belonged to my parents originally who probably had it 20+ years before me. The firelighter stopped working earlier this winter and I considered buying spares for it but then decided to buy a new one as it was very old. It’s money well spent as it is so easy to light the fire with it, and it is well built.

  • Sam Marsh

    It does what it says on the tin, it lights fires, quickly and easily. I use it to light a mixed coal, wood fire , which it does without fuss. I should have bought one years ago!

  • Malcolm Forbes

    I was surprised how quickly my logs started burning in an open fireplace

  • Nick Baker

    I was given my grenadier fire lighter a few years ago and it has been wonderful my wood burner is in a single story extension and the fire would smoke badly when lighting but by running the grenadier for a couple of minutes to warm the chimney first the fire then lights perfectly. I have just purchased another new one for my daughter for her new wood burner and she loves it!

  • Martin Thomas

    Brilliant device! We saw one for the first time at family friends igniting open wood fires very quickly and boosting them as needed. We returned home and bought one ! Delighted , it’s well constructed and highly effective.

  • Bradley Welland

    Not only is the Grenadier Firelighter an excellent product but the customer service from Grenadier is excellent. We have had the Firelighter for 10 years, and use it regularly throughout the winter to light our fires. The element needed replacement recently and rather than having to replace the unit, I rang Grenadier, explained my problem, ordered a replacement element, fitted it with the instructions provided and now we have a Firelighter which is working better than before. Very pleased with the level and timeliness of customer service and support provided, i.e. problem was resolved including receipt of element within 48 hours. If only more companies provided honest, reliable, prompt service like this company.

  • Antoine West

    The Grenadier Electric Firelighter is very effective. I use it in our open fireplace for getting wood and coal to light and also giving the fire a boost. The Firelighter is reassuringly solid and is clearly well made and built to last. I would not hesitate to recommend it fulsomely.

  • Suzanne Stevens

    Fantastic – it lights the fire really quickly. No need for masses of kindling and certainly no fire lighters. It is so much safer than using a gas poker and much lighter to carry. We are thrilled with it and cannot imagine why more people don’t use them.

  • David Rudd

    I have used one of the firelighters for over 20 years very successfully and without problem. The heat element finally gave out on us last month and so we ordered a new firelighter and a replacement element so that we will hopefully have a firelighter in reserve once I get around to replacing the element. Both items were delivered very quickly and were extremely well packed.

  • chris browne

    This is a brilliant and straightforward device. I have been using a gas poker for 30 years to light my 2 fires at a present winter cost of £40 per month. The absence of butane supply provoked me to try an alternative and the Grenadier will pay for itself in 4 months. It is also more efficient and safer , no more gas for me.

  • Christopher John Bowley

    When I bought this I wasn’t sure it would be up to the job. I need not have worried. It is the best thing since sliced bread. It’s fast, efficient, effective, labour-saving, even stylish. I wish I had bought one years ago. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It was my Xmas present to me last year – a huge success.

  • Alistair Wright

    Purchased two Grenadiers, one for Dad, and one for me. We’re both very impressed, good build quality, and it lights coal in approximately, two minutes. Recommended.

  • Christopher de Mattos

    A convenient, easy to use product. We have two Grenadier Firelighters, one of which has given excellent service over many years. Highly recommended!

  • Rik

    Excellent product no more chimney or lighting problems. And 5 star customer service thanks

  • Richard Lowe

    Brilliant product – can not fault this. Well worth the investment with perfect fire within 10 minutes.

  • Richard Boas

    Does what it is supposed to do!

  • Kevin Holden

    Brilliant – exactly what we needed. We have a log burner with an external chimney and unless chimney is warmed first we get blow back with smoke from our fires. The grenadier does a superb job of warming log burner and outside chimney. Since using the Grenadier we have zero smoke in our lounge. I think Grenadier should market this feature more as am guessing many are in same boat as I was until I purchased this product. Would highly recommend

  • James Provan

    Absolutely delighted with your service and the Grenadier.

  • susan abbott

    I am very pleased with my Grenadier firelighter. Easy and quick to use with no mess. Excellent product.

  • Nigel Metson

    I have been using The Grenadier Fire Lighter for over 20 years. We have a log fire every night from November to April and it makes lighting the fire so easy. If the logs are dry kindling is not necessary although if you have some you will have a roaring fire in two minutes. I also use it to light a wood stove. Before putting the paper and kindling in I run it for about two minutes to warm the chimney. This avoids any smoke coming back into the room from a cold chimney. I then put the paper and kindling in the stove, fire up the grenadier and within about 90 seconds the fire is roaring. The best invention ever. I will be lost if we have a power cut ! I gave one to my son for Christmas.

  • christopher wain

    British product very well made and extremely efficient and supported by very good service from the company.

  • David Knapman

    Very good. Does exactly what it says it does

  • Tim Shepley

    We bought a Grenadier firelighter after borrowing our parents, and it being a huge improvement on the one we had. Service and product were both fantastic.

  • Cath Booker

    I have used a Grenadier Firelighter for over 20 years and recently replaced it. I recommend it to everyone I know with a fire or wood burner.
    I’ve also bought one for a member of the family as a Birthday gift,
    Just chuck the coal in the grate and flick the switch, a fire in less then 5
    Brilliant product ! couldn’t live without it.

  • Mark

    Chrissie Prezzie for darling Margles……. she has always been an independent woman and now doesn’t need to rub two boy scouts together to make a fire! She is delighted…….. and so am I!

  • Nigel Boothman

    Wish I’d bought one years ago. Lights the smokeless coal briquettes in our open fire in 5-10 minutes and lights the wood in our woodburner in seconds. It’s also pretty quiet, small and light. Most importantly it has taken the chore out of having a fire…no more building it with paper, kindling and firelighters, crawling about on your knees and so on. So we use the fires more often.

  • Richard Mason

    Lovely company to deal with and we have two



  • Alastair Gordon

    No more chopping kindling for my woodstove. No more firelighter blocks. Easy and cheap to use. I wish I had bought one years ago.

  • Andrew Clarey

    This is undoubtedly the best and most useful product that I have bought in years. I cannot believe all the pain and sorrow that I have undergone over years of lighting my stove with kindling and firelighters when this product does it so easily and efficiently.

  • Stephen

    Did exactly what it said. Fast and efficient service. So much more convenient than struggling to light fire the old fashioned way. Many thanks.

  • Anthony English

    A birthday present from my son – we have 2 log fires in the Languedoc France where fires are necessary when the wind blows from the Pyrenees. The Grenadier gets our 5 ft wide open log fire roaring in under 3 minutes. Brilliant when we leave it for 3-4 hours lunching.. a couple of minutes with the Grenadier and its blazing away again. The Log burner starts easily anyway so its only used on the open fire but Im looking forward to the spring as I have plans to fire up my outside Pizza oven with it and maintain a constant heat. Brilliant. a Great Mans Toy!

  • Roger Thorpe

    A nice easy device to use which does exactly what I expected

  • Sarah Whittaker

    We have used this product for years. Recently just bought a third one (as we have holiday cottages with wood fires). I do not know why everyone with an open fire does not use one – they are a must have!

  • Julia Chapman

    Such a great product – has transformed the messy business of firelighting! Very simple and easy to use.

  • Tilly Fuller

    This Christmas present for my husband keeps him warm in his study in these cold, lockdown months in his new WFH set up ! It lights the fire in minutes and is so easy and efficient, creating a much needed warm glow in crazy times !

  • Anthony Clay

    This is a superb product which I have recommended to others resulting at least 4 new sales.
    What I specially appreciate is that instead of messing about with the original design which was near perfect, the quality, price and functionality of this splendid product have remained the same.

  • Nicola Horsfall

    Excellent product and I have had one for 40 years. The only bad thing for you is that they last so long we don’t have to buy them every year! Please never stop making them as I couldn’t possibly light a fire myself.


    Had this appliance for years had no problems, fitted new nozzles , had new motor about 10 years ago, just ordered new element. Well worth any money spent on it 100% satisfied.

  • Tim

    Bought my first fire lighter in 1992, and now have just purchased a second for a new fire place. Excellent machine well made and great value.

  • Red

    Fantastic product, bought this for my parents and they use it every time they have a fire.

  • David Kavanagh

    Fantastic piece of kit and my only regret is not having bought one sooner. Forget newspaper and kindling, lighting the fire with the Grenadier is an absolute cinch!

  • John

    Excellent product have had one for 20 years and still going strong. The new one is for our daughter.


    The Grenadier removes any excuse for not having a fire. I love it and would quite happily have a fire going all year round and The Grenadier enforces this!

  • Christine Sladden

    What did we do without this wonderful product?

  • Mark Muddiman

    Best Electric Firelighter on the Market.

  • Brighton Dude

    I use mine with a multi-fuel stove and the fuel is Homefires Ecoal50 which it seems to light up just fine.

    If you have a multi-fuel stove or a wood burning stove then I recommend you measure the height you’ll need. I can’t “fire” the Grenadier through grating at the front of the stove as the holes in the grating are too small and my guess is that is usually the case. So it has to go over the grating and in my case that means using the taller stand which is an optional extra.

    Using it is much easier than messing with kindling and all that. Also if for some reason you don’t succeed in lighting, by say withdrawing it too early, then all you have to do is put it back. If kindling doesn’t light the fire then you have to redo it all again.

  • Mrs E North Yorkshire

    After years of lighting fires and wood stoves, I’d become frustrated recently with modern fire lighters going out. An old friend told me to get a Grenadier. Now the huge dog-grate fire roars away in moments, the wood burning stove ‘takes off’ in a jiffy. Worth every penny. Support British industry and get one!

  • Bruce Baker

    An excellent product, removes the need for firelighters, but laying some kindling under some types of coal, will produce a quicker flame.

  • Peter Kemp

    Does what it says, brilliant. Saves time and effort, no kindling, no paper, no firelighters.
    Everyone should have one if you have a fire to light.

  • Raymond

    Lighting a fire is now so easy. Fifteen minutes and a roaring fire. The Grenadier looks and feels like a well built bit of kit.
    Only took a few days to arrive.

  • Robin Nicholl

    We had one of these when I was a child (don’t know who made it, but it was very similar, if a little larger). It competed with the gas pokers we also had, but was quite a bit faster. The Grenadier does exactly what I expected it would, and gets a fire going from 0 to flaming in minutes. One of the best investments I’ve made recently: stops all the fiddling with firelighters and kindling, or winding up old newspapers (which doesn’t work so well with the Guardian iPad app anyway!). I would definitely recommend it.

  • Rory Barratt

    The Grenadier Firelighter is a life changing piece of kit! No more looking for kindling or worrying about damp logs – this machine lights anything you give it.
    Great service and good value

  • Sean Quinn

    This is my second Grenadier Firelighter. The previous one lasted for 30 years and gave brilliant service during that time in what was admittedly, a holiday house so it wan’t fired up every day in winter, just at weekends. Unfortunately, at the end of its life, it started blowing the mains circuit-breaker (trip switch) so we bought a new one. It seems marginally quieter than its predecessor, though just as efficient. I should have bought the accessory tall stand as our fire front is quite high. I have to remove the log bar from the grate (16″ Star Fire) and stand the firelighter on it to reach into the coal, but I have been doing that for years and it is no hassle. It is now quite an expensive investment, but it is preferable to messing about with firelighter blocks etc.

  • Simon ward

    Really good thing to have particularly this time of year when it is very cold. Everybody probably does this but for those that don’t the following is my experience of how to use the grenadier. I lay the fire with kindling I then point the barrel up the chimney to get rid of the cold air in the flue, once this is done I then point the nozzle at the kindling, this I have found prevents smoke blow back.

  • H Gosling

    I would like to thank you very much indeed for your splendid service in dealing with our Grenadier Firelighter made in 1971.

    Your service has been excellent, and I know that people are usually fairly quick to complain when things are not right, but you have done an excellent job here. I think the design of the carton in which you returned the unit was exceptional.

    All is well. it is now blowing hot air as required and I fear that I shall not be alive in another 46 years if it needs repair again then!

    I just wanted to take the time to write and thank you for your service.

  • Dan Mortimer

    The most amazing Firelighter ever invented. Works really like magic. Wished I had found out about it so many
    years ago. You deserve a knighthood

  • Mrs Melanie J Young

    Excellent service from start to finish. Easy to order, immediately despatched, kept informed of progress and well packaged.
    Thanks to the instructions easy to assemble and use. Works exactly as it should and takes the hassle out of lighting our stoves.
    Would highly recommend both your firm and this product.

  • S N Steele

    Just love it. Arrived next day.
    Does what it says on the box, cosy in no time!

  • David Duffy

    An unexpected benefit of my Grenadier is that a fireplace which smoked badly on startup, now behaves perfectly, as the grenadier seems to heat the chimney before igniting the wood – my wife was delighted.
    Having said that, I cannot now envisage having a wood fire without this device – the effortless bliss is beyond price!

  • Andrew Katz

    This thing is the dogs. Its design is essentially unchanged in the last 40 (at least) years, but that’s no bad thing – the one my grandparents had was great, and so is the one I’ve just bought.
    It’s very solidly made, from steel, mainly, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t last for many, many years. There tip at the end of the tube where the hot air comes out is especially thick, and it’s designed to be removable and replaceable when it’s shrunk from 5 inches long to around 2 inches. I would imagine that in average use, it takes about 10 years for the tip to burn down this far. I can’t think of many appliances which are designed with spare parts that are likely to last this long!

  • S Goodale

    Everyone should have one! We loved it so much after seeing it around a friends ! We bought one and have just bought another for our parents it saves on kindling , keeping newspaper, fire lighters etc…. All you need is coal or logs or a mixture of all !!! Takes 10mins – so have a bath get the tea on whatever and when you are finished a lovely fire – don’t have much ashes left in grate!

  • Mark Dorber

    A brilliant buy! I bought it for our wood burning stove. I had to make a small stand to raise the height by 10cms. Another bonus is that the glass does not mark nearly as much as when I used. Zip firelighters, I bought the Grenadier because Zip were getting too small and had to use 2 or 3. Delighted with the Grenadier. It’s very well made and it seems the design hasn’t changed for ages.

  • Cleric

    I have coveted the idea of one of these for years as it is incredibly difficult to light Homefire Ovals – we live in a smokeless zone. Finally got exasperated with firelighters this Christmas New Year someone gave us some money and I used it for this. Why didn’t we get one the first time I thought about it? Absolutely superb so clean and effortless – throw some ovals in the grate switch on and that’s it job’s a good ‘un!! Almost as effortless and as clean as lighting the gas fire. Thoroughly recommend it although would still be resentful of paying the price out of my own pocket although initial thoughts are build quality seems good but time will tell. . .

  • Emma Tysoe

    Just a quick line to thank you for the wonderful service received from your company. We had an issue with a product and you immediately offered to test it for us. It was thoroughly investigated by your technical department and returned very promptly with a clean bill of health. It has since worked perfectly and we feel confident that it will do for a great many years. Your customer service approach is wonderful – warm and assuring and nothing seemed too much trouble – even calling to check we were happy. Thank you .

  • Steve Birchall

    My kids bought me a grenadier firefighter for Christmas. A pretty unusual Christmas present! I love a gadget and my log burner! The firelighter is really easy to use and pretty impressive! I’ve got my chimnea and fire-pit lined up for the summer nights! Really pleased with it, fantastic!

  • Jon Walker

    This is the best an quickest firelighter I have ever had. Reliable, efficient, and very easy to use. I can thoroughly recommend this appliance to anyone who has struggled with lighting a fire in the past!

  • Steve Hunt

    Amazingly good piece of kit. We have a problem flue that the experts have failed to fix, but the grenadier warmed up the flue and we had a roaring fire within minutes, and no smoke in the room.
    A well built piece of kit, I’d recommend it to anyone 100%.

  • Marie-Louise

    Superb product. Does exactly as it advertises. No negative points at all. Excellent service and fast delivery.

  • Edwin McAuley

    At last! A product which truly not only matches the expectations but exceeds them! Works perfectly just as described, even with “problem” flues. Truly built to last with sheet steel and proper screws, no wonder you suggest 20 years life as normal. If only Dyson built things this way! On-line sales service and delivery (to southern Spain) very efficient and painless.

  • Sue Dowding

    This is an absolutely brilliant product . Lights my wood burner within a minute . Very clean and very safe and efficient . Can thoroughly recommend . May seem expensive but the saving on firefighters and kindling etc soon adds up .

  • Sean C

    I have owned my Grenadier fire starter for around 10 years now and can honestly say its one of the best items I have ever purchased. It goes on every night for around 6 months of the year and it is just fantastic. Having lost the key, don’t ask me how, I’ve put it in the same place for 10 years, one day vanished, turn the house upside down no avail so order one form you. Again just fantastic service received in 24hrs. Stunning service. Not only is your product about as close to perfection as it gets but your customer service matches it too.


    Sean C

  • Tilly

    Saw this in a friend’s house and was so impressed ordered same day. A must purchase for anyone with open fire/wood burning stove.

  • Julie Williams

    Really, really pleased with our Grenadier.
    It lights the fire quickly and cleanly.
    No longer have to find newspaper, kindling and buy firefighters.
    The grenadier just sets light directly to the logs.
    Will save us money in the long term.
    Looking forward to using it next summer for the bbq and fire pit.

  • Rob

    Loving the Grenadier phenomenon. As the name suggests the product is handsome, uncomplicated, highly efficient and highly effective. It takes the hassle out of lighting a fire. Point, plug in and you’re away. As simple as switching on a fan heater or radiator really. The customer service in terms of ease of ordering and delivery was as excellent as the product. Thank you!

  • Mark

    Excellent and speedy service, and packaging. This company is clearly so well run and efficient. The product is also amazing so far.

  • Retired gardener29

    Easy to use,just turn the key,no paper or firelighters

  • Derek Ainsworth

    Very efficient quick delivery and the Grenadier – works exactly as portrayed.
    Quick and easy.

  • Colin Templeton

    A fantastic product!! This is my second machine I use for my stove with the higher stand. Brilliant if you let the fire go out you can restart using this device. No more fire lighters.

  • Dr L

    Superb product – lights Homefire Ovals from stone cold in a couple of minutes Superb spare part supply – delivered next day and extremely well packaged Superb company to deal with. Thank you, and please use this if helpful. Dr L

  • Chido

    Absolute game changer!
    We live in France with no central heating We got this for Christmas and now with no kindling or fire starters we hsve a roaring fire in minutes. When it stopped working properly I called the team up and they were lovely and helpful and sorted it right there and then on the phone. Reccomend this to everyone!

  • Chris Boyle

    Fantastic gadget, caught my attention watching beyond the lobby at The Torridon hotel. No more smoking chimneys and no more wasted time, love it

  • Paul Arnell

    Absolutely fabulous bit of kit. It makes lighting the fire so easy. It’s a must for wood burning fires or stoves

  • Claire Thorp

    Speedy delivery, excellent product – very pleased

  • Jeremy

    Brilliant bit of kit. Use it to light my solid fuel Aga and heating stove. How nice to find something made in the UK that you can get spares for.

  • Marc

    Fast delivery, easy product to set up and works perfectly.

  • peter j muir

    I have used grenadiers for years – they are magic in every way.

  • Jeff Coombs

    Excellent product which saves so much time and effort.

  • David Goss

    Great service, quality spares.

  • Colin

    Have had a fire lighter for 30 years and I have had only to replace the nozzel from time to time. A great product

  • Denise McConaghy

    I love this fire lighter and would never return to messing about with firelighters and sticks again .

  • Jeremy Bloxwich

    We have been using a Grenadier for many years now and successfully replaced a couple of elements during its lifetime. It has been a real friend and lighting our 3 fires has been a relatively clean and simple process. We would not be without this great little machine.

  • James Hobbs

    After spending many frustrating weeks using firefighters I decided to purchase a grenadier.

    Although not inexpensive, as a long term purchase this device has proven invaluable. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody with a log or coal fire.

  • Ann

    It has transformed fire lighting for me. The reason for purchase was a marked deterioration in the quality of the coal, such a struggle to light. This has efficiently solved my problem, perhaps the higher stand would have been useful, but I am managing.

  • Neil

    Well it certainly works!!
    I’ve recently moved into a very ancient property with enormous fire places and was really struggling to build enough heat to get a decent fire going…. the combination of fire starting with the ‘electric bellows’ once lit, is superb. I had my first proper fire on the very first day of ownership.
    Definitely a gadget that I shall continue using – and one I will recommend.

  • Barbara Anderson

    I bought my Grenadier on 2nd December 2002 and it is still going strong! I would not be without it – it is wonderful!

  • V C A

    Fab present for those who want to move away from firelighters and a really efficient and clean way to start a lovely fire!

  • Jane loveless

    Excellent product. Bought as a present for my husband to save him all the extra effort of starting our wood burner. He is delighted with it!

  • david hill

    Bloody marvellous !!!!!

  • Barbara Ryan

    I brought this in December, as not able to get the multi fuel stove to work with coke/smokeless fuel at all. It is wonderful, I am able to sit down every evening to a lovely warm fire, no mess worries or bother. It is much quiter than I expected, and really effective, so pleased I found this product.

  • John

    The Grenadier is a very effective firelighter. It is easy to use and certainly safer than the gas poker I used before.

  • Mary-Jane

    We have had one of these before, about 10 years ago, which lasted very well. The ordering was so easy and it arrived in very quick time. We are very pleased. Also it was cheaper than buying it through Amazon!

  • Val Parson

    So good I bought one for my son for Christmas

  • Julia preston

    Great product. My son is going to treat himself for Christmas.

  • Lucy

    If you ever light a fire you need this, saves time and money. Just bought a new one the old one lasted 25 years, we have a fire every day in the winter so that’s a lot of fires! Would never be without one so quick no faffing with firelighters or kindling.

  • Mike Cowan

    We’ve had one now for about 5 years and why we didn’t get one before G.O.K.!
    Wouldn’t be without it.

  • Lee Hughes

    Hello just to say that your product is really fantastic I have had one in my pub (with four fires) used for the entirety of the cold season for over four years and it has been an absolute trooper and has worked flawlessly even after being left on all day accidentally. That is all I just wanted to let you know what a durable and utterly fantastic product you have made. And thankyou xxx

  • Richard

    Absolutely fantastic service and could not be more pleased with the product! Roll on winter..!!

  • Sophie Ratcliffe

    We could not live without our Grenadier! It is the most brilliant piece of kit – we use it for our log fires and our bbq and it is invaluable. We have just decided to treat ourselves to a new one having replaced various part of our extremely ancient one over the years (it was the Grenadier firelighter equivalent of Trigger’s broom!) and whilst it was still going we felt it deserved a semi-retirement. That is the other wonderful thing about these firelighters – every part is replaceable which is miracle in the modern age. Thank you Grenadier.

  • Billy

    Glad I bought this, works a treat, especially with anthracite which can be difficult to light.
    Nearly bought a cheaper made in China one, luckily I read the reviews of these poorly made lighters, which when they breakdown you have to throw them away.
    Grenadier is worth the money,repairable as well, as all parts can be sourced.

  • Mario Merlo

    Great product, great service

  • Emma Cowin

    I thought to order this ingenious appliance before a possible hard Brexit. ☹️ as a UK national living in France for many years. I’ve never seen anything equivalent in France.

    Excellent service & delivery.
    I mistakenly ordered a UK plug. Grenadier called me the next day to check I hadn’t made a mistake.

    Was delivered within 3 days.

    Highly recommended.

  • Kathy Edge

    I come from a family of coal merchants we have always used the Grenadier firelighter, and couldn’t be without one now. Would highly recommend it, they are so easy to use.

  • James forsythe

    First class service next day delivery great product

  • Janet Veness

    The firelighter is just amazing.I saw this at my Sisters and thought how easy it was to use.I was tired of using the usual paraffin soaked blocks and my fire collapsing.This I can say is one on the best gadgets I have ever bought.I would really recommend buying one to save the frustration of fire lighting.

  • Ian and Christine Arter

    A very useful product with quick and efficient heat up. I also use it for pre-heating my woodburner in the very cold weather. When I ordered the Grenadier it was delivered promptly without any problems.


    Fantastic product works well

  • Philip Ingleby

    Great product – love it. No mucking around with matches and newspaper – clean and effective.

  • Savary

    Thanks so much

  • Toussaint

    Very glad of my purchase!

  • Peter Simkins

    This is a brilliant product, lights anything and it is so quick.
    Great for getting the flue up to temperauture quickly

  • Victoria Bingham

    Excellent for both inside and for bonfires!! We love ours and had got this one to give to a friend who was giving us a very generous New Year. But she already had been given one for Christmas!! Quite the ‘must have’ present clearly!!

  • John Williams

    I live in an old house in the North Highlands of Scotland. For some years I have lit my multifuel stove in late August & let it out in April or May.
    Having the Grenadier means I can let the stove out every night & relight it reliably without messing about with morning wood, paper & the like in less time than it takes to make a cuppie – the result being about a 20% saving in fuel cost. The Grenadier, though quite expensive, therefore pays for itself in less than 20 weeks including electrical running costs with no loss of comfort as the stonework retains enough heat over each night .

  • Mrs Catherine Morton

    Great company. Our firelighter was (I think unusually) faulty. It was collected within an hour and returned in two days. They were courteous, prompt and the firelighter itself is splendid – an essential gadget – no more smelly firelighters!

  • Ray B

    What a FIRST class product , I’ve had one for 7 years and when my son had a log burner fitted that was his Christmas present sorted.
    Seems an expensive product BUT once you use one , you couldn’t do without.

  • SYW

    This was a very, very last minute Christmas present for my parents-in-law. I received excellent personal service and communication and it arrived on time! I understand it has been used on a regularly basis and is easy to use so it has lived up to our expectations. Thank you so much!

  • Javier

    Everything was perfect! Great product!!

  • Judith Hurst

    Rigged up and pointed into wood burning stove to watch the magic happen – and it did. Very impressive piece of kit/would recommend.

  • Roisin Steele

    Delighted with product

  • Toni

    I thought I was being very extravagant buying this product but having used it for a few weeks now I think it well worth the money.

  • Andy McPherson

    Do you remember?

    There was a time when technical fully engineered products were designed to function and were relied upon to be effective long service and unquestionably fit for purpose. I may be a little “long in the tooth” but my experience of most manufacturers over recent years is that they no longer adopt this approach.

    It is with great praise that I say Grenadier has changed my jaundiced opinion.

    I have owned a Grenadier Firelighter for about 10 years. This product is excellent quality and the customer service provided is second to none

    Well done Grenadier.

  • Anna

    I love this product. As I was never a girl guide so am hopeless at lighting fires this takes the hassle out of it. No more paper and fire lighters just switch it on and away you go, in minutes you have a lovely burning fire.

  • Elizabeth

    Great company to deal with. Very quick and professional. Thank you.

  • Alan Parfitt

    Lights hard to light anthracite every time. Solidly built- not cheap but worth it.

  • Adrian Clarkson

    I’ve had my Grenadier Firelighter for 25+ years now and cannot imagine life without it. It’s especially great for lighting hard manufactured smokeless fuels such as Ancit/Phurnacite which are virtually impossible to light any other way!! It also finds use in the summer with the BBQ.
    Early on I bought a replacement nozzle to have as a spare – not had to use it yet!!
    Highly recommended!

  • brian may

    I have been using one for 40years+ and purchased (with my brother) at least 30 in that time, mostly as wedding presents

  • Peter Herbert

    For lighting difficult fires, damp coal or wood, the Grenadier is utterly brilliant, clean and quick. Would not be without it. Ours is going strong after 12 years.

  • Sean Manuel

    Had it for many months now – and it never fails. Use it for lighting kindling under coal open fire place as well as wood burning stove. Even used it to light barbecues in the Summer. But be sure to read and follow operating and safety instructions

  • Ronald Ritchie

    I love the Grenadier Firelighter, I have osteo-arthritis and now I have a new multi fuel stove, the lighter has been a great asset and help to me, as not able to always get down to light paper at back of the stove. No need for that now with the Grenadier Electric Fire lighter.
    I am over the moon with my purchase. Thank you.

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