Product Reviews

Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire

These renewable materials come from plants that absorb much of the carbon dioxide that is released when our solid fuel burns, making LoCOal much kinder to the environment than house coal, but without compromising its burning characteristics.
Average Customer Rating:
3.857 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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5 of 7(71%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Review 1 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:23/07/2014
Reviewer: kb231
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
disappointed
"The bag lit easily. Once the bag had burned away the flames went out and we were left with no fire."
Review 2 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:19/05/2013
Reviewer: scottysstore
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
eco coal
"clean no waste but lots of heat and so very quick to use"
Review 3 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:27/01/2013
Reviewer: colesy
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
These instant coal fires are brilliant
"i have used these for many years and there is a definite difference in quality. these are great and especially when 5 for £18. expecially good at christams or holday time when life can be hectic with a coal fire"
Review 4 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:06/11/2012
Reviewer: ScubaDiva
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Less useful than a chocolate teapot
"I bought 4 bags for the price of 3 at £6 each as I am renovating my home and wanted some heat while I work. It is a great idea of having a small bag instead of a stock of firelighters, kindling and logs/coal but I found that when you follow the instructions and light the bag, the bag just lights up and melts leaving the black lumps! I tried placing a cardboard box below it and set light to it - nothing! Eventually I took the Parasene weed burner to it and after 30 mins and a can of gas it finally took light - phew! How much effort? I have been using my fireplace for 12 years and this was the most expensive and exhausting, fire I have ever created. I will never buy these again. Traditional method only from now on."
Review 5 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:15/01/2012
Reviewer: Quadlock
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Does what it says on the packet
"A cliche clearly, but it does - just light the bottom corner. The starter fuel roars away after a few seconds and then the coal settles down for a steady burn after about 5 minutes. One bag will last a couple of hours and gives significant heat. If you have a fire with a draw like a blast furnace then it'll go quicker. Expensive but very easy. Just as messy to clear up the ash and no noticeable difference from ordinary start-it-yourself coal, except of course the larger hole in your wallet"
Review 6 for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Date:22/12/2011
Reviewer: Ruskin
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
reserve and collect success
"Having recently had a bad experience with this I want recognise when B&Q have got it right. I reserved 8 bags of eCoal. It was waiting for me loaded on a trolley. Staff werte helpful and friendly
... well done Peckham B&Q"
Ratings-Only Reviews for Homefire Ecoal Instant Light Smokeless Coal Fire
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1