FiAir News & Reviews
WikiEzVid picks FiAir blower the #2 Best Fireplace Bellows
FiAir Air Blower has been awarded #2 in Wiki.EZvid.com of best fireplace bellows. Compiled with twenty-six hours of research, this video wiki guide, published in their home category at https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-fireplace-bellows, is a broad-ranging, impartial assessment of fireplace bellow options available to consumers in the United States. FiAir is honored to have been selected #2 in this vast category
Our thanks to Wiki.EZvid. We have a good idea of the number of bellows out there. Traditional Squeeze Bellows have been around for centuries in all sizes and styles. We have one with fur on one side— a very handsome, decorative piece. But it was the very inefficiency of these manual bellows that led me to develop FiAir.
I had been having trouble starting our bedroom fireplace for some reason; possibly damp wood. I used my squeeze bellows, but no matter how quickly I squeezed or close I got, the amount of air reaching the flame on the sawdust starter just wasn’t enough to get the wood lit. I finally decided to blow with my breath without success until I finally hyperventilated. As I lay on the hearth, I yelled out to my wife “This is crazy. It’s just air!” I ran into the bathroom and grabbed our hair dryer. Wow – it worked great, but overkill! Now, I’m not the first to reach for this fast solution, but it did lead to FiAir. For years I searched for a hairdryer without a heating element (it’s the heating that requires electricity). They didn’t exist. I looked for other alternatives and bought what I could find, but nothing available matched what I had in mind. After some market research, I finally decided to build it myself. I wanted one so badly and felt millions of others would, too. FiAir has now been shipping for about 3.5 years and my personal unit, along with many thousands of others, is still blowing strong.
Should FiAir be #1 Fireplace Bellows? Our case: Real firepower in the palm of your hand
Given the thousands of squeeze bellows on the market, we’re thrilled to have FiAir selected #2. But traditional squeeze bellows, no matter how beautifully designed and detailed, still only blow a very limited amount of air INTERMITTENTLY no matter how quickly you squeeze. The same is true of the Bowman BBQ Fan. Cheaper than FiAir, but far less effective because it takes a lot of fast, continuous squeezing to really start and sustain fire.
That’s where FiAir is different. FiAir is the first and only truly portable powered blower for both wood and charcoal fires. So, FiAir directs a continuous flow of powerful air at the push of the orange button. The result: wood fires go from first light to full blaze in just 2 minutes. We even have a video on our Wood Fires page that shows FiAir getting that full blaze in just 30 seconds! (FiAir also brings charcoal fires from first light to cooking temperature in just 8-12 minutes.)When it comes time to add more logs, no problem. Just a 20-30 second blast of FiAir will have the fire back to a blaze. There has never been a faster or easier way to light your fireplace because FiAir is powerful enough to stoke from a distance with no bending.
More Effective and Affordable than the best traditional bellows
Yes, there’s a great array of quality, materials, design and prices for Fireplace Bellows. So, finally, price and we’re pleased that at just $24.99 FiAir is an extremely affordable alternative to even the #1 pick (75% less)
That means most everyone can give the perfect Stocking Stuffer or Thank You Gift for the Holidays or any time.
FiAir can bring Warm Holidays in the North and Happy Holidays in the South for your favorite Keeper of the Flame whether it’s for grilling, BBQing, Camping, Fire Pit, Fireplace or Woodstove.
FiAir is Made in America for Keepers of the Flame worldwide and comes with a One Year Limited Warranty.
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Renown Canadian Grill Chef Ted Reader's Review of the FiAir blower
A few weeks back I received another bbq accessory in the mail. It was a great surprise. Fiair is the product. A hand held battery operated air blower. Since receiving it I have tried it out on a number of different charcoal grills/smokers/pits. It works! Works great actually.
Sometimes your fire needs a bit of a helping hand and this gadget works well. It is a quick and easy way to add fuel (blowing air/oxygen) into your fire. I have used it on my fire truck pit, my BGE, Fire Pit, Rotisserie Pit and here in this video on my charcoal German Grill.
Works quick enough. no stand needed.
I used it the other night on my fire pit and got a raging fire going with it. I have one in the fire truck and one at the cottage and one in my bbq rig and one in the back yard. it works!
Have a look at it and check out Fiair at www.fiair.net Cheers!
Fun Travels - Camp Fire Products Review of FiAir
This is the first and only truly portable, handheld, battery-powered blower on the grill and fireplace accessories market, according to the manufacturer. It’s designed specifically to nurture wood and charcoal fires with precision and control. It has many advantages over using your breath to get the fire going, including:
— coaxing lit coals and kindling to life
— accelerating hot spots
— rapidly increasing cooking temperature for a quick sear
— spreading flames to evenly consume fuel
— stoking waning fires and refreshing fires as new fuel is added
— it will work for years to come in kindling healthy fires, indoors or outside.
It’s easy to use:
Light your coals or kindling in your preferred way.
Stand a few feet away, point FiAir toward hot spots at the base of your fire and press the orange button. This is a powerful tool; starting too close could extinguish newly lit fuel. Then, gradually work your way closer to the fire, feeding airflow to hot spots from an optimal distance for about 30-40 seconds. Release the button and pause to see how the fire is developing. Continue by concentrating brief bursts of about 20 seconds each of FiAir on hot spots to make them even hotter. Then aim at areas that still need to catch or use FiAir to push and spread flames to uncaught coals or logs. Continue using FiAir intermittently to stoke and refresh the flames, as needed, especially when you add new logs or charcoal. For charcoal users, when most coals are covered with white ash, spread them out and place any remaining black coals on top, then stoke again with FiAir.
Kindle Close/Stoke Far: FiAir is powerful enough to use at varying distances as your fire progresses. Fresh fires do not put out much heat, so you can kindle as close as you like to get the blaze going. As the fire grows hotter, simply pull back a foot or two and continue using FiAir to spread and raise the flame.
Give it a rest: Once your fire is burning well, do not run FiAir continuously. Overfeeding your fire will burn through your fuel – and your batteries – too quickly.
Stoke responsibly: You’ll like using this new tool, but always use absolute care when around open flames. As long as the fire is burning, do not leave it uncared for.
The FiAir uses 3 AAA batteries for the power supply. Using it in brief 30-40 second bursts rather than continuously allows batteries to recover a bit during use. It will continue to provide effective airflow for about 10 fires when used as directed, and excellent instructions come with each FiAir.
Made in America, more information on the FiAir is available at web site www.FiAir.net.
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TimesFreePress.com Side Orders: Tailgating becomes artform
September 10th, 2014 in Life Entertainment
Q. Tailgating is more than just a picnic. It requires much more prep work for some people. What are some of the most important things to take along?
A. “I am unapologetically a hardwood-charcoal guy. Better than 90 percent of my proteins are best grilled and smoked with hardwood, but I am not a fan of petroleum fire starters. So I am big fan of Enviro-Log Firestarters. They get my hardwood charcoal going with ease.
“I also, along with my Firestarters, need my FiAir. It’s a little handheld blower that feeds my charcoal. It’s compact and, for me, a straight point-and-shoot that allows me to get my charcoal up to temperature quickly so I can get grilling. It’s in my apron for the entire tailgate.” (Check it out at fiair.net for $29.99.)
“Another staple in my weekly packing is one of the coolest ‘finds’ this past year, the GateMate Tailgate Party Toolbox. I used to labor every week having to pack multiple bags and boxes to facilitate a large party. The Gatemate Toolbox houses my cooking utensils, cutting board, thermometers, condiments, eating utensils and spices in a single organized unit. It saves a heck of a lot of space when I travel every weekend.” (Priced at $129.99 at gatemate.com.)
Q. Do you have a recipe you’d be willing to share?
A. “Yes, this is one of my most-requested staples that everyone seems to love. It’s marinated a day in advance, easily transported to the parking lot and, more importantly, a great protein to serve en masse to a large hungry crowd. It’s delicious grilled on hardwood charcoal.”
Maple Lemon Pork Tenderloin
3 (1-1 3/4 pounds each) pork tenderloins (or more, depending on crowd size)
5 tablespoons real maple syrup (no substitute)
5 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
The day before the game, use a sharp butcher knife to score each side of the tenderloin 1/2-inch-deep diagonally.
In a zippered freezer bag, add the remaining ingredients; use the amounts listed above for each tenderloin you’re marinating. e.g., if you have 2 tenderloins, use 10 tablespoons maple syrup, 10 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 6 tablespoons olive oil and so on.
Add tenderloins to bag of marinade (you can marinate 3 pork tenderloins per bag); “burp” air out, then seal bag tight and shake. Refrigerate overnight; flip bag morning of game day.
Bring tenderloins to room temperature 1/2 hour before cooking.
On game day, heat charcoal (or set grill temperature) to 350 degrees. Remove meat from bag to a clean cutting board. Pour marinade into a small pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
Grill tenderloins to medium (150 degrees). While grilling, coat tenderloins with small portions of marinade. When grilled to temperature, take meat from grill to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Cut into 1-inch-thick medallions. Drizzle marinade over the top of the medallions.
Did you know that the pina colada was created in the Caribe Hilton 60 years ago this year in Puerto Rico? I had no idea until an email came my way announcing the fact, as well as a recipe for the hotel’s famous drink.
Caribe Hilton’s Pina Colada
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces pineapple juice (preferably fresh)
1/2 cup crushed ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Serve garnished with a fresh pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, if desired. Makes 1 drink.
Contact Anne Braly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIDE SOURCE Between the Lines - Mikey Rox
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FiAir LLC Receives Patent for Point-n-Shoot, Hand-Held Blower Design
Billed as “the handy little blower to feed your fires,” FiAir entered the fire tools and accessories market in June 2013 and has shipped to users in 48 States and 41 Countries.
FiAir was awarded the Patent based on its innovative in-line, point-n-shoot Design. All other blowers use a handle of some kind to contain the power supply and other components. To minimize weight and maximize portability and ease of use, FiAir LLC engineered its blower without a handle, aligning battery tray, fan blade, motor, switch and wiring within the cylinder while allowing ample airflow to feed wood and charcoal fires.
“We took some simple laws of physics and clever engineering to create a streamlined, truly portable tool,” says FiAir LLC founder Alan i Harris. “All a fire really needs to grow is oxygen and we deliver it continuously with a push of a button. FiAir’s fan blade sucks in cool air from the rear, rushes it through the cylinder, then restricts the flow through a tapered tip that increases airspeed. Using steady airflow to kindle flames or shorter bursts to raise temps or spread hot spots, FiAir gives users complete control over the speed, strength and temperature of their fires.”
FiAir works with all fires; both wood and charcoal – indoors and out.
FiAir takes wood fires from first light to full blaze in about 2 minutes.
No matter how you light your charcoal, FiAir brings coals from first light to cooking temp in half the time of traditional methods: typically just 8-12 minutes.
FiAir’s speed may change the debate over Charcoal vs. Gas grills because it still takes 5-7 minutes before a gas grill is really ready to cook and FiAir also brings greater temperature control to charcoal grilling and BBQ.
FiAir is made in America and measures 9.2” in length, 2.25” in diameter and weighs 5.6 ounces. The blower is powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included) and has an MSRP of $24.99 and comes with a One Year Limited Warranty.
About FiAir LLC
FiAir LLC is the developer and sole provider of FiAir®, a portable, battery-powered blower that feeds and speeds charcoal and wood fires at the grill, tailgate party, fire pit, wood stove, fireplace or campsite. Its lightweight, compact design and battery-powered operation make FiAir the first and only truly portable, hand-held, indoor-outdoor blower on the grill and fireplace accessories market. For more information about FiAir, to order or become a reseller, please visit https://www.fiair.net. FiAir LLC is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alan i Harris
Founding Member & FiAir Chief
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Kelli Avery — InsideMyHeadwithKelli.com
Keep Fires Blazing
If you have ever camped out or made a fire you know getting hot coals to catch from an old fire to a new can be iffy at times. You see people who fan the fire, others who add a million gobs of paper and hope one of them catches long enough to catch the new wood, or how about the ones who sacrifice their nose hairs for the cause while bending down and trying to get as close as you can to the burning embers wondering how in the world something so hot needs help to blaze.
With the FiAir Blower you can erase all those scenarios from any future fire building adventures you may have and think, why didn’t I think of this!? The FiAir Blower is the first portable, hand-held battery-powered blower. The air feeder is just 9.2″ long and weighs less than 6 ounces.
This past weekend the kids built a fire for smores and as most people know creating coals is an art when it comes to smores, so we patiently waited for them to devour their ooey gooey treats so we could add more wood to the pit. Once we placed the new logs on the fire, my husband proceeded to turn on the FiAir Blower and aim it at the coals. Within seconds flames appeared. He held the blower in place for about another 30 second before moving on to a different area, as he did this all around the fire pit flames began to dance everywhere! I was extremely impressed at how fast we had our bonfire back to full blaze.
Grilling with Rich: FiAir - let your fire breathe!
FiAir – Let your fire breathe!
BY: Seth Mellin
Published: June 12, 2014
Recently the kind folks at FiAir were kind enough to send me one of their charcoal and fireplace blowers for review. This hand held device runs on AAA batteries and is supposed to help get your charcoal or fire started quickly.
<@GrillingWRich and @FromMyMellin>>
Editors note: I would like to thank the folks at FiAir for sending over the FiAir Charcoal Grill Blower for review. We at Grilling With Rich never accept payment for our reviews. For more information see our Product Review Guidelines.
Everyone knows that one of the most critical things during a long cook is maintaining your heat. Unfortunately, unless you have a *GASP* Gas grill or a pellet feed grill with a temperature gauge and automatic feeder there are going to be times, you don’t realize soon enough to start more charcoal to get your temp back-up.
The FiAir is a small handheld device that is roughly 9 inches long and weighs about 6 oz, so it doesn’t weigh down your BBQ toolkit. The small but powerful handheld fan proved to be very useful when the team took it out for a spin during a recent cook.
The FiAir helped us get our charcoal to start faster and even spark the wood we added to it quickly to maintain and/or get an extra burst of heat as needed. With its small size, concentrated air flow and power that is just right this device is very handy and makes a great addition to any grill lovers tool kit. I didn’t try it but it would be great with campfires too I am sure, no more laying on the ground blowing on the fire to get it started, press a button and just wait a few seconds and viola you got Fire!