• Can I cook food over a SunJel gel fuel flame?

    No, it is an alcohol based gel, so it is not recommended for heating/cooking foods.
  • Does SunJel Gel Fuel have a smell?

    No, gel fuel doesn't put off any odor while burning. Terra Flame and SunJel has been making quality gel fuel for over 20 years and has always had great reviews from customers about being the only gel fuel on the market that doesn't put off a smell while it is burning. However, as with all gel fue...
  • Does SunJel gel fuel put off heat?

    Each gel fuel can puts off approximately 3,000 BTUS. Two cans put off about 6,000 BTUS which is equivalent to the heat a typical 110 space heater would put out.
  • How do I dispose of my empty SunJel fuel cans?

    If you have consumed all of the fuel, the cans are recyclable. If you need to dispose of cans that have some fuel remaining, take the cans to your local paint shop. They will be able to help you dispose of cans with remaining fuel.
  • How full should my SunJel can be?

    There are 13 ounces of gel fuel in the 16-ounce can. This is done to prevent fuel spills during the lighting process.
  • How long does each SunJel can burn?

    It is nearly impossible to predict the burn time of any gel fuel. Just like a piece of firewood, the burn time for a gel fuel is completely at the mercy of the surrounding environment. Environmental factors include, but are not limited to, type of fireplace, airflow, temperature, elevation, humid...
  • My SunJel fuel is past its expiration date. Where can I dispose of it?

    Our gel fuel has a shelf life of about one year. All SunJel boxes have a packaging date stamped on them, the fuel is good for one year from this date. If your fuel is past the expiration, we recommend taking it to any local facility that will take old or used paint cans.
  • What if I find rust in my SunJel can?

    You may discover a small amount of surface rust in the can. This will have no effect on the performance of the flame or introduce undesirable components to the exhaust.
  • Where can I store my SunJel fuel?

    We recommend storing the gel fuel in a cool, dry place. Do not store in extreme temperatures, this may decrease the life of gel fuel. We also recommend having a functioning fire extinguisher in the house in case of emergencies.
  • Why do the new SunJel cans say Terra Flame on them?

    You may notice that the new cans say Terra Flame on them instead of SunJel. Don’t worry about it. Terra Flame has owned SunJel for the past six years and they intend to continue SunJel’s excellent legacy of creating value for our customers. They are making the shift in an effort to brand themse...
  • Why is the SunJel flame not as bright? How do I make brighter?

    Many have requested a hotter flame so they've changed their formula to make the flame 25% hotter making your environment even more welcoming. This change has, unfortunately, affected the vibrancy of the flame. To enhance the color of the flame without losing the increased warmth, we recommend ad...
  • Why the new SunJel can?

    Wondering why the can changed recently? Terra Flame and SunJel always want you, the customer, to have the best experience possible. So, we’ve improved the quality of our can. Transporting our product to you can be a contact sport at times. This left our cans dented or damaged for certain customer...
  • Will your SunJel fuel work with my gel fuel fireplace?

    There are a variety of single-use gel fuels on the market that uses a similar sized can. Our can dimensions are 4" Height by 3 3/8" Diameter. Please check with your fireplace manufacturer to see if our cans will work in your gel fuel fireplace. Terra Flame and SunJel's fuel has a twenty-year hist...