Gel cartridges are perfectly safe. They are non-toxic and do not produce any creosote, the way burning wood does. They also do not spark and produce no popping embers. Instead, you get a steady, mellow, golden fire.

And, because the log surrounds and protects the cartridge it can't tip over, like an exposed round can. That is why a Certified Safety Professional, Ernest A. Niles, concluded cartridges were a "major safety advance" over round cans that sit on an exposed shelf.

In addition, gel cartridges have been tested pursuant to American National Standard Z21.11 and were found to produce practically no CO emissions. Whereas the standard allows up to 250 ppm (parts per million) our cartridge produced only 16!