BK5 Ethanol Burner
BK5 features flame regulation and superior fuel efficiency.
A sophisticated stainless steel burner that’s at the heart of a diverse range of EcoSmart Firebox Inserts and Freestanding Fireplaces. And the BK5’s compact, lightweight design enables it to equally be integrated into individual fire designs for indoor and outdoor spaces, both residential and commercial.
BK5’s versatility is underscored by its popularity among designers, builders, developers and specifiers – not to mention EcoSmart Fire’s design team.
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Model SpecsTechnical information about the model and the included burner.
User ManualInstallation, operation and maintenance manual.
Burner ManualInstallation, operation and maintenance manual.
The BK Burner Series design is the most independently tested of the range, with a range of special safety features.
Perfectly aligned slider mechanism, filling point and fuelling system that allows an unobstructed view of the burner tank ensuring the burner isn’t over-filled.
Deep-draw fabrication process eliminates the potential for dangerous leaks. Standard provision of a twin skin to hold the burner adds further peace of mind.
Easy flame control that enables you to regulate the amount of heat being generated and, therefore, the amount of fuel consumed. Provides a highly economical, efficient burner.
The BK5 holds 5 Litres of environmentally-friendly e-NRG bioethanol fuel, providing a flame that burns for up to 11 hours.
No flue, no chimney
The BK5 is fuelled by bioethanol, so you don’t need to flue out any harmful emissions or install costly ventilation systems.
- Weight 7.6kg [16.76lb]
- Model Dimensions mm [in] L 400mm [15.7in] W 317mm [12.5in] D 123mm [4.8in]
- Application Indoor & Outdoor
- Materials Stainless Steel Grade 304
AccessoriesIncludes everything you need to easily operate and protect your investment for many years to come.
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Why use bioethanol?
Bioethanol, a renewable energy, is the cleanest and most efficient fuel on the market, which means there are no emissions and no soot or ash to clean up.
How do I clean my EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner?
Cleaning of the ethanol burner should be done only after you have used 50 litres of fuel or as soon as you notice a black residue forming around or on the burner. Before starting, make sure the burner is off, empty of ethanol, and at room temperature. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner on the surface of the burner and wipe with cloth, making sure to wipe in the direction of the grain. If material has fallen into the ethanol fireplace burner use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris through the burner opening. If your burner smells unusually strong after extensive use, remove the empty and room temperature burner from its surround and wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly under running water and wait until the burner is completely dry before placing it back into its surround and reusing. View this video of the simple cleaning process here: https://youtu.be/VqHg9mXOc0U
Note: Stainless steel will rust or corrode over time if contamination or debris is not cleaned or removed immediately. When not in use, we recommend that you protect your ethanol fireplace from water damage or corrosion with a protective cover and the regular use of the burner lid included with your model.
Is their heat output similar to a gas heater?
Burning bioethanol is similar to gas, but the room doesn't dry out like it does with gas - a more gentle, softer heat is created. Heat-wise, it depends on the models being compared. Some of our bioethanol burners output 15,000 BTU and can heat up to 60sqm of living space. Bioethanol is not, however, on an adjustable thermostat. Some may be turned up and down, but you can't control the room temperature in the same way as you do with gas on mains
How much does it cost to maintain an ethanol fireplace?
EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces require little maintenance. It is important to keep the lid closed when not in use to keep debris out of the ethanol burner that can cause corrosion and damages. The 304 stainless steel tank is built to last a lifetime if proper cleaning procedures are done when needed.
What are some key benefits – compared to other heating options?
When you choose ethanol as your fuel source over gas or wood, you are totally simplifying your installation requirements and costs. There's no flue or chimney required when burning ethanol, which means that you have the ultimate in design flexibility to achieve an open fire in so many more areas of your home - both indoors and out.
What is bioethanol fuel?
Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.
What maintenance is required for ethanol fireplaces?
Clean your EcoSmart Fire unit after you have used 50 liters [13.20 Gal.] of fuel or as soon as you notice black deposits on or near the burner of the ethanol fireplace. Black marks can be removed from the stone, solid surfaces or stainless steel with a mild abrasive washing product such as JIF or similar. It is recommended to test a small area first to ensure the cleaning product chosen is appropriate and will not mark or damage the surface. Burners can be washed as required in hot soapy water (even in your dishwasher) from time to time and the internal mechanics won’t deteriorate like some other brands as all internal parts are stainless steel.
How does an ethanol fireplaces work?
EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces are self-contained, burning bioethanol fuel that is housed within the stainless steel container. A flame regulator controls and stabilizes the flame. With a designated filling area, and easy shut off mechanism, you can ignite the flame and turn it off in a matter of seconds. View this quick demonstration video to help illustrate the process.
ReviewsWrite a Review
Easy to use, safe, and cleanModel: BK5
We are really pleased with the final result and our guests think the fires are absolutely fantastic. The fireplaces now look stunning and in the winter give the hotel an incredibly cosy feel. In fact, they give off a ...more
The fire is safe, reliable, contemporary and elegantModel: BK5
The EcoSmart Fire creates an intimate, warm and homely feel, similar to a lounge room environment.
It creates a lasting memoryModel: BK5
I love the fact that the fire makes a statement before anyone has set foot in the house. It’s a great talking point and the feedback I’ve had has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s the sort of feature people feel they...more
Great way to achieve the ambiance of fire within unique settingsModel: BK5
We selected the EcoSmart Fire burner and used the principles of the Zeta fireplace as it gave us the ability to create an eco-friendly, ventless fireplace within an organic form adjacent to a timber material.
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