Hot Box FIRESTARTER - The Natural Fire Lighter Option

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Hot Box ® Firestarter

Our patented Firelighters generate more heat more quickly than any other, the perfect fire every time without fuss or failure, fire in a Hot Box ® …

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Ultimately convenient..

Hot Box ® Firestarter is the most convenient way to light any fire. Our patented design eliminates the need for firelighters, kindling and frustration. Simply light with a match or lighter and let it burn before adding logs or other fuel.

Hot Box ® Firestarter is new, innovative and revolutionary

Having installed wood-burning appliances for over a decade, a common problem prevails, lighting the perfect fire! Often, this meant that we were called upon to provide a demonstration, sometimes more than once. We got thinking…. how could we solve this problem?

With a tried and tested method the Hot Box ® Firestarter performs each and every time. No failed fires with our patented design, the perfect base for your fire.

Whether you are lighting a woodburner, fire pit, pizza oven or open fire, our unique, completely natural firelighter offers the perfect fire lighting solution.  

The benefits of using a natural fire lighter are obvious. No chemical odours in your home, natural products are safer for children and pets. Further, the process to manufacture them may be more environmentally aware. Using a natural firestarter, like Hot Box ® Firestarter in conjunction with your usual fuel will mean a cleaner burn and less emissions. Further, when using our fire-lighter in pizza ovens or BBQ’s your food will not be tainted.

Moreover, our handy pack sizes offer further convenience. Our two pack provides enough firelighters for a weekend. Our handy 8 pack is designed to offer a week of firelighters. Furthermore, our 27 pack provides enough for a month and is popular with subscribers. 

Furthermore, each pack size has been designed to be easily stored. each cube is only 100mm in size, meaning multiples of 8 form a 200mm cube whilst 27 is a 300mm cube. Perfect to stash in the kitchen cupboard and on hand when you need them. 

Reduced mess caused by storing kindling and traditional or wood wool firelighters is also eliminated, our firelighter is completely consumed in your appliance and only the outer box from your chosen pack is left behind to be recycled or re used.

Fire Lighter Uses

Hot Box ® Firestarter can be used on almost any appliance, the ultimate in firelighting convenience, no need for kindling or  traditional chemical based firelighters. Our 100% natural fire lighter can be used for stoves, open fires, pizza ovens, BBQ’s chimena’s and more…

Why not take a look at our use cases below where we can show you how best to use Firestarter in your appliance.

Wood Burning Stoves

Our number 1 method of use

How to light an open fire - Hot Box Fire Lighter

Open/Multi-Fuel Fires

A close second for lighting your fire

Pizza Oven / BBQ’s

BBQ Firelighter, Pizza oven starter

Glamping / Camping

A great convenience for holiday lets and hot tubs

“Stacked my wood around the firestarter, Roaring in under 5mins!”

– Claire, Halifax

“This simple fire lighter is perfect, I love it”

– Ethan Smith, York

“Lights my fire each and every time without fail”

– Lauren Edderington, Manchester

“Light, and add wood simple as that!”

– Jessica Alberts, Liverpool

Some Fire Starting Facts

The process of lighting a fire stems from Palaeolithic man, evidence of firelighting tools which exhibit use-wear traces from around 50,000 years ago have been found. Lighting fires is in our DNA, the warmth from fire is a physiological need. Hot Box ® Firestarter is a modern answer to an age old practice.


Registered solid fuel appliances in the UK


100s of millions of firelighters are sold annually around the world.


Key components Heat | Oxygen | Fuel


Generating heat quickly leads to a more efficient fire.

How the firestarter works

Eliminate the unnecessary 

Eliminate the need for both firelighters and kindling, Hot Box Ⓡ Firestarter provides an all in one firelighting solution. Simply pop out a couple of perforated holes, light the box at the base,, stick it in your stove or fireplace et voila, you have built the perfect fire.

No more, fiddling around with sticks, newspaper or ruining your do by having to puff furiously to get even a hint of a flame, our patented firelighter creates fire, without fail.

Having spent over a decade installing wood burning stoves and lighting fires, Hot Box ® Firestarter has been curated with care and a little bit of know how…

By allowing a user to quickly create the perfect fire and increase flue temperatures, our unique firelighter will help reduce the emissions created during the initial combustion phase.

Made from 100% natural and recycled products in Yorkshire, Hot Box ® Firestarter combines only locally sourced components further reducing its own carbon footprint.

Our Patented product makes the use of combustion appliances ultimately convenient. By ‘Eck….

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The 2 Pack

Two to get your eye in…

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Two Firestarters


Get your eye in with our handy two pack to give our unique firelighter a try, Just enough for the weekend…

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The 8 Pack

Enough for a week + a BBQ!


The 8 Pack


Our 8 pack is popular and is enough for a week and one to light your pizza oven come the weekend, no need for kindling, just add logs…

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The 27 Pack

Enough for a months Burning!

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The 27 Pack


Like to consistently start fires? Our 27 pack has been designed for a month, clean easy to store and the most convenient firelighter out there… 

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Hot Box ® Firestarter eliminates the need for both firelighters and kindling. Our solution is the ultimate in combustible convenience in a handy cube.

The plurality of combustible material, carefully stacked to allow free movement of air inside the box will create the perfect base for any fire, every time, without fail. The Fire Triangle, reimagined into a cube… #fire³

Our flexible online subscription model means that running out of kindling or firelighters will become a thing of the past.

Dimensionally, our Fire-starter may be small at 4″ cubed but it will produce enough fire power to ignite logs, briquettes or BBQ coals.

Perfect as a pizza oven lighter or for use in stoves, fire pits and open appliances alike.

Within minutes our patented structure will start spitting flames out of its chimney. Just like a mythical, yet still impressive, fire breathing Komodo Dragon.


Our natural firefighter is made from waste materials. 

The outer is made from recycled card, the components inside are made from waste timber sections, our firelighters are made from sawdust that has been re purposed. 

We do not use, chemicals, glue, pins or other nasty things anywhere ever. 

Even our outer packaging is made from recycled card and the tape used to seal the box is paper. 

We don’t really believe in using plastic if we can avoid it. 


Press out the hole on the top of the box to form the chimney, press out one or both the the perforated holes at the base. Light via the holes at the base with a match or lighter, watch it burn, our handy pic and the video below should help you get going. 

how to light a fire

No kindling is needed when using Hot Box ® Firestarter. Our product replaces the need for both firelighters and kindling and provides a clean, convenient and quick solution to lighting a fire in a range of appliances. Just add 🪵

In the alternative, Hot Box ® Firestarter is perfect for using on top of the fuel, the ‘top down method, is a great way to light your fire. Want to see how?

You do not need to bother with firelighters or kindling. our product replaces both and allows a user to simply have one product in their home plus some logs to add after Firestarter has got going.

Alternatively, stack some logs near our natural firelighter and the temperature in your stove will increase to easily ignite the fuel.

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There is no smoke without fire! Once your Hot Box ® Firestarter is alight, some smoke will be produced, this should subside in under 1 minute, if using in a stove please ensure air vents are open during initial combustion phases,

Once the components inside the box start to burn, the flue of your appliance will get warm. Thereafter, the smoke produced will move up the chimney. 

Within only a few minutes, our patented firelighter will start to produce flames and the heat produced is greater than any other natural firelighter currently available. 

For safety we don’t recommend touching the firestarter once lit it will be hot, only approach if you are confident that it has extinguished.

If you have had it lit for 10 or more minutes and the Firestarter does not show signs of flames or burning then it may of not been lit correctly. Use a match or lighter at the base and allow more air. In stoves, leave the appliance door ajar.

As the components inside start to burn the flames will intensify. Eventually, the flames will start to come from the chimney before the outer box burns away.

Ensure you have allowed time for the firestarter to provide a bed of embers, Then, build your fuel up slowly so as not to extinguish the fire. Ensure you have used dry logs, start small and build.

Alternatively, place our firelighter on top of your fuel using “the top down method”

This method ensures the flue gets warm quickly and draw is created. 

Further, the air inlets in our fire-lighter will then be unrestricted and the combustion process will be aided. 

Absolutely, Hot Box ® Firestarter is perfect for lighting wood fire pizza ovens. We recommend stacking some log around it for the ultimate in firelighting convenience.

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Currently, you can buy Hot Box ® Firestarter in packs of 2, 8 and a 27 pack will soon be available. The concept provides a firefighter for the weekend, a week, or a month respectively. Further, the packs are all in a handy format, 8 forms a 200mm cube whilst 27 forms a 300mm cube, #flammablesimplicity³

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The only fire lighter you will ever need, Hot Box ® Firestarter is currently available via our online store, via Amazon, E bay and selected retailers. As we grow, we hope to get more retailers on board.

Alternatively, our Amazon Shop Front offers our unique firelighter and a range of other products. 

Further, as part of our winter wood fuel packages, our patented firelighters will be available from our own store front in York. 

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We can ship our product anywhere in the world. However, Shipping costs tend to be high. A good example is Canada or the USA. An 8 pack will cost circa $50 dollars to send overseas plus the product cost. However, a 27 pack may be more cost effective. If you would like us to ship overseas, please contact us for a quotation.