||Sawdust & Wax-Based Firelogs
||100% Waxed Old Corrugated Cardboard boxes used for fresh vegetables.
||Sawdust and petroleum waste wax, chemicals for colored flames, seeds for crackling.
||Soft and hard woods.
||30-40% lower particulate matter emissions than firewood.
||Better particulate matter emissions than firewood.
||Poor: Highest levels of particulate matter emissions.
||Yes :: burns hotter and cleaner than firewood.
||Not recommended for use in wood stoves.
|Burn More Than One
||Yes :: use as a substitute for wood or add to enhance a wood fire.
||No :: Use only one at a time.
||Yes :: Like firewood, food can pick up some of the flavor of the fire.
||Yes :: but resins in the wood can affect taste.
||Yes :: perfect for outdoor activities.
||Not recommended but some offer a high quality wax firelog.
||Yes :: can be smoky if wood is wet.
||Can be stored and burned in all weather conditions.
||Can melt or drip under warm conditions.
||All weather conditions, but difficult to light wet.
||Up to 3 hours or more (5 pound firelog).
||2 hours for 3 pound firelog, 3 hours for 5 pound firelog.
||1.5 to 3 hours per average firewood bundle
||Recommended by some manufacturers
||Low odor less smoke than firewood.
||Distinctive odor - oily
||Smoky - varies greatly with moisture.
||No (in normal use) :: may spark while stirring.
||Yes :: can spark with crackle type logs.
||Yes :: can be severe.
|Poke or Stir
||Yes :: treat just like real wood.
||No :: melts, drips, and goes soft like candle wax in warm environments.
||Yes :: Increases sparking
||None required lights directly with match.
||Yes :: Must use wrapper or starter.
||Yes :: will vary with moisture of wood.