Wrought iron fireplace tools make for the perfect option to have alongside a fireplace in the home, and when buying them there are some key features which you need to look out for. Firstly you need to make sure that these have high level build quality, that what you are buying is going to last and of course that they are not going to conduct heat. The second thing to keep an eye on is the style of the tools, whether we like it or not these are going to be highly visible in the property and that is why you must ensure that they look every bit as good as they function. And finally you must ensure that the tool set carries with it all of the necessary tools that you will need to tend and look after the fire, and here is what you should be expecting.
The poker is the most important tool in the set, used to move the fuel around the fire, to give air to the fire and generally to manage the fire on the whole. Much like the rest of the tools on this list, the poker should be long enough for you to manage the fire without getting too close.
Tongs are great for moving heavy pieces of fuel in the fire and to recoup any large items which may have fallen out of the fire. What you want from a good set of tongs is that they are easy to open and close and that they open wide enough to grab large pieces in the fire.
Fire needs oxygen in order to continuously burn and that is why bellows are a perfect tool for your hearth. Using bellows you can either start or kickstart a fire and breathe new life into it. What you want here are bellows which are not too heavy, and which don’t blow huge amounts of air into the fire at once, instead focusing on introducing a small amount of air when they are closed.
Dustpan and Brush
Even if you have a great fireplace screen in place, there are always so many pieces of soot and ash which come out of the fire that you will need a dustpan and brush to collect it all up, and to prevent that from then blowing onto your carpet or into the property. These don’t need to be oversized, a small spade-like dustpan and a brush with rough bristles is all you need in order to be able to clean up the space that you have here.
These are the basic tools which you need in order to properly manage the fire that you have and to keep everything clean and to keep the fire stoked and going. Be sure to remember to buy high quality tools as they will be on display for all to see, do this and you will have the perfect fireplace setup.