Home Fire Extinguisher Reviews

    14January 2021

    Home Fire Extinguishers Reviews –

    HST Helps You Make the Best Buying Choice

    Family wondering what you should do in a house fire

    Following on from previous articles on house fires and the prevention of house fires, it is now time to look at how you can safely tackle a fire in the home and be confident in making the correct buying choice with our Home Fire Extinguisher Reviews.

    How Do Fire Extinguishers Work?

    What Are The Different Types of Fires?

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    Referring back to the article on the different types of fire extinguishers, we discussed the contents of each and the suitability of the contents to extinguish fires that are caused by different scenarios.

    Remember the FIRE TRIANGLE?

    This illustrated that a fire needs 3-elements to ignite and burn.

    1- A source of heat (sparks, naked flame, radiant heat etc)

    2- A source of readily available fuel (paper, wood, furniture, a petrol can, gas canister, oil, fat, grease etc)

    3 – A source of oxygen (the air that surrounds us)

    By eliminating one of these elements, a fire will extinguish, or better still, be prevented from starting in the first place.

    Image of the fire triangle



    However, if a fire does break out and you catch it in its early stages, then armed with the correct fire fighting equipment you stand a very good chance of containing and extinguishing the fire. Remember though, if you walk into a room where a fire has already taken hold then shut the door and get everybody out to a safe place.

    You can review the article on what should you do in a house fire here…

    How Do Fire Extinguishers Work?

    Portable fire extinguishers use a variety of contents to extinguish different types of fires.

    Principally, these are –

    • Water.
    • Foam.
    • Dry Powders.
    • Special Powders.
    • Carbon Dioxide.
    • Wet Chemical.
    • Vaporising Liquids.


    Their mode of action is based on the fire triangle above and eliminating one of the elements –

    COOLING (to remove the heat) or SMOTHERING (to starve the fire of oxygen)

    What Are the Different Types of Fires?

    In the UK, there are 5 primary classifications of fire. You need to select an extinguisher that is suitable for the area of your home you wish to protect.

    • Class A. Fires involving organic solids (paper, wood, plastic etc)
    • Class B. Fires involving a flammable liquid. (petrol, oil, paints) This also includes liquefiable solids (waxes, grease, fats – but not cooking oil or cooking fat). IMPORTANT!
    • Class C. Fires involving gases (liquid petroleum gas-LPG, butane and propane)
    • Class D. Fires involving certain metals (magnesium, sodium, aluminium).
    • Class F. Fires involving deep fat/oil fryers.

    Image of a fire classification chart

    There used to be a Class E, which was for electrical fires. Although there are extinguishers that will directly tackle live electrical fires, they are produced mainly for commercial applications such as data centres, telecommunications and computer rooms. They also tend to be expensive and require a certain amount of training to use them effectively.

    The advice now for electrical appliance fires in the home (or workplace) is where possible unplug the appliance from the power socket (or switch off at the fuse box). Once the electricity supply to the burning appliance has been isolated then the fire can be treated like any other fire (usually burning plastic, so therefore a Class A fire).

    REMEMBER. Electricity and water do not mix and may cause injury or death to the person trying to tackle a burning electrical appliance with the wrong extinguisher.

    switch off burning electrical appliances before tackling the fire

    A further note on using the wrong extinguisher in the home involves burning cooking oil or cooking fat in a kitchen fire.

    Class F fires involve cooking oil and fat. However, an extinguisher made solely chef tackling a kitchen firefor a Class F fire is very expensive, requires regular maintenance and is aimed at commercial kitchen use.

    Where a fire breaks out in the home involving cooking fats and oils, then the best solution is the use of a Fire Blanket, and we will review these further down.

    (Update. We have just reviewed an extinguisher that is suitable for Class F fires in the home. More details in the review section below)

     


    Home Fire Extinguishers Reviews.

    2kg fire extinguisher

    1.) Powder Fire Extinguisher – 2KG ABC Dry Powder.

    • Brand. FireShield Pro.
    • Suitability. Home, Garage, Outdoors, Office.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C. 
    • Dimension. 
    • Accessories. Mounting bracket and pressure gauge.
    • Compliance. Kitemarked to comply with British Standard BS EN3. CE Certified.
    • Warranty. 5-years

    What is BS EN3?

    BS EN3 is a European standard covering portable fire extinguishers. It replaces BS 5423:1987 which was withdrawn in 1997.

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    1kg extinguisher and fire blanket2.) Compact Powder Fire Extinguisher – 1KG ABC Dry Powder With CE Marked Fire Blanket

    • Brand. FSS UK. Compact and Easy to Store
    • Suitability. Home, Kitchen, Garage, Outdoors, Caravan, Boat, Small Office.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C. (The fire blanket will tackle CLASS F cooking oil and fat fires in the home)
    • Dimension. 34.5cm high
    • Accessories. Mounting bracket and pressure gauge.
    • Compliance. Kitemarked to comply with British Standard BS EN3. CE Certified.
    • Warranty. 5-years

    What is BS EN3?

    BS EN3 is a European standard covering portable fire extinguishers. It replaces BS 5423:1987 which was withdrawn in 1997.

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    safety kit with detectors3.) Premium Fire Home Safety Kit.

    Compact Powder Fire Extinguisher – 1KG ABC Dry Powder With CE Marked Fire Blanket and 3- Kidde (10 year warranty) Smoke Detectors

    • Brand. FSS UK
    • Suitability. Home, Kitchen, Garage, Outdoors, Caravan, Boat, Small Office.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C. (The fire blanket will tackle CLASS F cooking oil and fat fires in the home)
    • Dimension. 34.5cm high
    • Accessories. Mounting bracket and pressure gauge.
    • Compliance. Kitemarked to comply with British Standard BS EN3. CE Certified.
    • Warranty. 5-years on extinguisher PLUS 10 years on the premium KIDDE smoke detectors

    What is BS EN3?


    BS EN3 is a European standard covering portable fire extinguishers. It replaces BS 5423:1987 which was withdrawn in 1997.

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    Vehicle Travel Fire and Safety Kit

    4.) Premium Fire Car/Van Safety & Travel Emergency Kit.

    Compact Powder Fire Extinguisher – 600g ABC Dry Powder With All the Emergency Essentials Required for Any Roadside Emergency

    • Brand. EVAQ8
    • Suitability. Car, Van, Truck, RV.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C. (Fuels, Upholstery, Plastics, Paper, Grease)
    • First Aid Kit & Emergency Hypothermia Blanket.
    • Torch.
    • Ice Scraper..
    • Emergency Glass Hammer With Seatbelt Cutting Accessory (escape when you’re trapped).
    • Reflective Triangle, High Viz Jacket and Gloves. (Ideal for changing a wheel at the roadside)
    • Kit comes neatly packed in a bag marked ‘EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT’ with velcro panel that sticks on vehicle carpeting for easy storage.
    • UK assembled using British-Standard no-nonsense emergency and safety kit that works when you need it most

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    *NEW FOR 2021*

    FIREXO ALL FIRES HOME EXTINGUISHER

    FIREXO All Fires 500ml Extinguisher
    Premium ALL Fires Home Fire Extinguisher.

    Compact 500ml Revolutionary Fire Extinguisher – Suitable For All Fires Including Electrical and Cooking Oil. 

    • Brand. FIREXO
    • Suitability. Home, Kitchen, Garage, Outdoors, Caravan, Boat, Small Office.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C, plus CLASS F cooking oil and fat fires in the home and Electrical.)
    • Dimension. 34cm high
    • Accessories. Mounting bracket.

    Firexo Small ALL FIRES Extinguisher 500ml

    Firexo is suitable for ALL types of small fires (A, B, C, D, E & F).

    This handy all fires extinguisher comes with a sturdy metal transport bracket for easy accessibility in the home or any vehicle.

    The revolutionary liquid is suitable to tackle any type of blaze and it puts out all fires FAST.

    Winner of the Innovation & Excellence Award, Firexo’s innovative fire fighting contents mean you no longer need separate water, foam, CO2 and powder extinguishers.

    Firexo products extinguish all types of fire in a fraction of the time when compared with traditional methods with a fraction of waste and no chance of reignition.

    Firexo cools the fire to hand touch in minutes. There is much less runoff and it is kinder to the environment.

    Crucially, Firexo removes any confusion over which type of extinguisher to use for which class of fire.

    EN3 & CE Certified – 5yr warranty.

    Non-toxic, biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than powder extinguishers.

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    Firexo Pan Fire Extinguishing Sachet

    Compact Revolutionary Fire Extinguisher  Sachet- Specially developed for safe and fast use on cooking oil pan fires. 

    • Brand. FIREXO
    • Suitability. Home Kitchen, Caravan, Boat, Food Outlets.
    • Fire Types.  CLASS F cooking oil and fat fires.
    • Dimension. 33.6 x 2.5 x 6.9 cm; 200 Grams
    • Storage. Kitchen drawer or cupboard.

    Firexo Small Pan Fire Extinguisher 200 gram sachet

    Firexo pan sachets are developed exclusively for safe, fast and clean extinguishing of CLAS F pan fires containing oil and fat.

    The revolutionary liquid is designed to smother and cool the fire, eliminating 2 of the 3 elements of the fire triangle (oxygen and heat) and puts out the fire FAST.

    woman putting sachet in pan fire

    Winner of the Innovation & Excellence Award, Firexo’s innovative fire fighting contents mean you no longer need separate water, foam, CO2 and powder extinguishers.

    Firexo products extinguish all types of fire in a fraction of the time when compared with traditional methods with a fraction of waste and no chance of reignition.

    Firexo cools the fire to hand touch in minutes. There is much less runoff and it is kinder to the environment.

    Crucially, Firexo removes any confusion over which type of extinguisher to use for which class of fire.

    EN3 & CE Certified

    Non-toxic, biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than powder extinguishers.

     

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    WATCH THE FIREXO PAN SACHET IN ACTION

    Also Available In A Triple Pack.

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    FIREXO ALL FIRES HOME EXTINGUISHER TRIPLE PACK

    FIREXO Triple Pack Home Extinguisher Pack
    Premium ALL Fires Home Fire Extinguisher Pack

    Suitable For All Fires Including Electrical and Cooking Oil. 

    • Brand. FIREXO
    • Suitability. Home, Kitchen, Garage, Outdoors, Caravan, Boat, Small Office.
    • Fire Types.  Fires A, B and C, plus CLASS F cooking oil and fat fires in the home and Electrical.)

    Firexo ALL FIRES One of Each Extinguisher Pack Includes

    1 x Firexo 500ml ALL FIRES Fire Extinguisher. Ideal for all small home fires, vehicles, caravans , boats etc

    1 x 2L ALL FIRES Extinguisher. Ideal for larger home areas, garages, workshops, outdoors, BBQ etc.

    1 x Pan Fire Sachet. Easily and safely extinguish any pan fire involving oil or fat.

    One extinguisher for any fire:

    Protect people and property with revolutionary fire extinguishers for any type of fire.

    • Suitable for indoors or outdoors. Puts out all fires FAST.
    • Eco safe and environmentally friendly, made with natural ingredients and is safe, non-toxic and biodegradable.
    • Easy to use by removing the confusion over which type of extinguisher to use on different types of fire. (Crucial in a time critical emergency)
    • Suitable for ALL fires, from lithium-ion batteries to electrical, oil and all flammable materials.
    • Fast & effective in any situation. The 500ml and 2litre extinguishers are ideal for use in a home or vehicle.
    • The Firexo Sachet is a compact solution, designed to extinguish all pan fires (type F) safely. Keep in the kitchen drawer or cupboard and simply drop gently into the pan fire.

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    Also Available in 6 litre and 9 litre Extinguishers For Larger Premises and Events.