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How do I light a gel fuel canister for fondue?

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How do I light a gel fuel canister for fondue?

wednesdayaddamsd | Nov 16, 2012 05:47 PM

Okay, I know this sounds ridiculously obtuse! But I am trying out a new enameled cast iron fondue pot and it came with a Swiss Fire Gel Fuel Pack. It has no instructions for lighting it. It simply says "tear foil cover off".

I don't want to blow the house up. Do you just stick a lighter in this thing?

The first ingredient on the gel pack is Ethanol.

How the heck do I light this? Also, can I use a tealight with the cast iron enamel fondue pot instead?

I don't really like the idea of this thing burning at my table, but I digress.

Thank you to all who may have some insight on this!

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