FAQs – General information

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Here you will find useful information, instructions for use and care instructions for our Betonfeuer.
However, if some of your questions or interests are not fully clarified or explained here, you
are also welcome to contact us directly. Just write us an email info@beske-manufaktur.de.

Frequently asked questions

How do I light my Betonfeuer?

Our concrete fire can be lighted with any commercially available lighter as well as with matches. Only when used for the first time can it take a while for our “mobile fireplace” to develop its luminosity. As soon as the wick has burned, however, you can usually ignite it with a simple match.

How long does a Betonfeuer burn?

The burning time of our refillable garden torches is almost unlimited. Due to our special, biological permanent wick, our wax fire can provide light for years, possibly even decades, if handled carefully. All you have to do is ensure that the wick has enough liquid wax available to burn it off.

Our recommendation: Simply add old candles, tea lights or our wax sheets or our wax granules to ensure that the wick does not protrude more than 2cm from the wax. In return, our Betonfeuer ensures years of pleasure.

How long does the wick last?

The principle of our Betonfeuer consists in recycling or adding candle scraps and our wax supplies. If the Betonfeuer is fed with wax over and over again, the wick can permanently draw in liquid wax and practically only burns this. We recommend not to let the wick protrude more than 2cm from the wax. This is the only way to ensure that it can then draw in enough liquid wax.

How much wax is in a Betonfeuer?

Most of our fires are about two-thirds filled with wax. This offers you the great advantage of long-lasting pleasure in our products. However, we recommend keeping the wax level of your concrete fire fairly constant in the upper range. This is the only way to ensure that our unique refillable garden torch will give you light for many years. However, should you fail to add wax in good time, the tip of our biological permanent wick threatens to decrease in substance (due to the insufficient wax level). Your Betonfeuer can still be used due to the generous filling with paraffin. The flame just sinks a little deeper into the concrete bowl.

Can I use all types / colors of wax for filling?

In principle, all common types of wax (e.g. paraffin, stearin, beeswax) can be used to fill our Betonfeuer. In contrast to comparable products, our organic permanent wick does not clog. In addition to the type of wax, the color of the candle remains is also irrelevant. Whether you add red, yellow or white candles to your wax fire is entirely up to your taste. Since our concrete vessels are compacted during the production process, there is also no risk of a wax-sucking effect. Your Betonfeuer will therefore not take on the color of the candle scraps you used.

Do I have to melt the wax to refill the concrete fire?

Not only the design of our products is kept puristic and simple! The handling is the same. Candle remains, tea lights or our wax supplies are simply added to the fire as a whole. As the name of our creations already suggests, the flame in our Betonfeuer is a rather larger flame comparable to a small cozy campfire. The flame is therefore strong enough to take over the melting of the wax for you.
For you it all means: sit back and enjoy. Have fun!

Do I have to remove the wicks from the candle residue before adding?

Wicks do not necessarily have to be removed before adding. Since our Betonfeuer product line impresses with its simplicity in all areas, such a laborious step is not intended. However, the wicks and any other impurities in the combustion chamber should be removed quickly. Otherwise, these could also catch fire and thus create a larger flame.

Our tip: Add your wax residue to the combustion chamber as a whole. Once the wax has melted, the wick can easily be removed from the concrete fire with the help of a non-flammable object.

What happens if I don't add any wax?

If less wax is added than recommended, the wick will also be affected. Your Betonfeuer can only be used for many years if the wick has enough liquid wax permanently available, which it can easily draw in. We recommend that the wick should not protrude more than 2 cm from the wax. This is the only way to ensure that the flame burns through liquid wax and not through the wick. If the wax level drops so much that no more liquid wax arrives at the tip of the wick, the wick itself will also smolder.

Is the Betonfeuer getting hot?

The outer skin of a Betonfeuer usually does not get particularly warm. However, this has a lot to do with the way it is operated. If the flame is very deep in the pot, the sides can get hot. However, the floor of our Betonfeuer remains quite cold due to the solid concrete base. You can therefore use your fire on a table etc. without any problems. However, since the flame of such a refillable wax fire can get very hot, the general rules for handling candles must be followed.