When it comes to household fires, many people tend to focus on the basics like choosing the best fuel or deciding whether or not to invest in a stove. Whilst these are important aspects to consider, it is also important to invest in some high-quality fireside accessories too. After all, they will help you get the most out of your fire. Read on as we go through the different pieces that are often included in an accessory set…

Tongs: Generally made from metal, fireplace tongs tend to resemble giant scissors and are used in order to grasp and move the fuel in order to control a fire. In fact, they can even be purchased with the fuel in mind in order to ensure that they are suitable for gripping either coal or firewood appropriately.

Poker: Just like the name suggests, the role of a fireplace poker is to quite literally ‘poke’ at a fire and shift the fuel around. This allows more oxygen to circulate and reach a greater depth within the fire so that it burns brighter, hotter and longer.

Shovel: When a fire is burning, it creates ash that has to be removed in preparation for the next fire. The most effective way to do this is to invest in a fireplace shovel. This accessory resembles a small spade and is incredibly effective for removing ash in order to allow air to reach the beneath fuel with ease.

Brush: Another accessory that focuses on ash is a fireplace brush. After all, some ash can actually escape the fireplace itself and it is important to put it back, which can be done using the brush. In addition to this, a fireplace brush can also be used after a fireplace shovel in order to clean up any spilt ash material.

Blow Poke: With a primary focus of providing extra oxygen to a fire, a bloke poke is one of the most important fireplace accessories that a homeowner should consider investing in. After all, they offer the most effective method of stoking a fire after it has been burning for a while by delivering a concentrated blast of oxygen directly into the fire.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we recognise the importance of fire safety and that is why we believe that fireside accessories are a necessity that every homeowner should invest in. After all, they allow for the control of a fire whilst ensuring that people remain a safe distance away from the flames at all times. As the best coal merchants on the market, we are happy to offer a complete starter set that provides every fireplace accessory a homeowner could possibly need. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!