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Zip™ High Performance Original Firelighters

High Performance Original Firelighters
High Performance Original Firelighters

Zip™ High Performance Block Firelighters were the first to contain unique energy granules which allow them to burn much hotter for longer. Formulated to light even the most difficult fuels such as hard, smokeless coal or damp wood. Each cube burns for up to 21 minutes, making them very powerful and enabling you to reliably light your fire first time, every time, leaving you more time to enjoy a warm cosy fire.

The Zip™ block firelighters are simple to use, just break off into small individual cubes and place 1 or 2 in your grate, more maybe required for hard to light fuels.

The Zip High Performance Block firelighters are also ideal for lighting your barbecues. Don’t worry, they will not taint the food, as by the time you come to cook, the firelighters will have burnt through and reliably lit your charcoal to ensure an authentic barbecue taste.


Fast lighting
Long Burning


Indoor open fires
Wood burning or multi fuel stoves
Chimineas and Firepits
‘These are cracking firelighters, they get my fire going even if I have left my logs uncovered outside for a while … very efficient ’

Preparation and Usage

Indoor / Outdoor Fires

  • Place 1 or 2 Zip™ firelighters on your coal, logs, briquettes or a thin layer of cinders. For hard to light fuels use more firelighters as required.
  • Using limited draught, light the Zip firelighter at one corner (Zip™ recommends long safety matches).
  • When the firelighters are well lit, carefully add more fuel taking care not to extinguish the flames.


  • Evenly distribute 2 or 3 Zip™ firelighters amongst your charcoal or briquettes.
  • Light the firelighters at one corner (Zip™ recommends long safety matches). When the firelighters are well lit, carefully add more fuel taking care not to extinguish the flames.
  • Allow coals to ash over evenly until glowing (20 mins) before cooking

Available in Pack Sizes

36 Cubes, 72 Cubes (Twin Pack), 40 Cubes, 48 Cubes, 60 Cubes. 

Safety Warning

Danger! Flammable Solid. Contains Kerosene (EC NO. 232-336-4).

Keep out of reach of children.

Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames, and other ignition sources.

No Smoking.

Do not breathe vapours.

If Swallowed: Immediately call a Poison Centre or doctor/physician. Do not induce vomiting. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.

Do not use firelighters on a warm grate. Do not light firelighters in your hand. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.


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