Saturday, December 19, 2009

Clean Flame Firelog Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!!



When I burned our first fire this year, you could smell it all throughout the house. The chimney is clean and the flue was open. The only thing I could think it could be was the wood that I was using, but didn't think anything of it. I just did a search and found out that wood can emit carbon monoxide and even formaldehyde! Dead wood is also a breeding ground for mold and when burnt the mold spores actually spread throughout your house.

I did research on fire logs and though some claim to be eco-friendly, they don't list their ingredients. Some use bio-wax, which is harming rain forests and orangutans. One company said they use natural oils and plants, but even some natural oils can be toxic when burned. Then I came across Clean Flame.

Clean Flame is truly a eco-friendly fire log from all aspects. The Clean Flame log is made of 100% non-toxic recycled wax cardboard that would otherwise end up in landfills. 600,000 TONS of WOCC (Waxed Old Corrugated Cardboard) go into landfills every year and 1,500,000 WOCC are made every day in the US. It also takes over 50 years to decompose- which is the goal of waxing the boxes. The waxed boxes are mostly used for shipping products shipped with ice for fresh produce. Luckily
Clean Flame found a use for them.

The Clean Flame log produces 86% less creosote, 80% less carbon monoxide, 30% less particulate matter, and 50% more heat/pound than oak firewood. Oak is the cleanest burning wood. The cool thing about Clean Flame logs is that you can use them in a wood burning stove, you can use them indoors or out, you can use multiple fire logs and even use them with real wood. They have little smoke and odor and produce a perfect fire. You can even roast marshmallows with them!!

Clean Flame sent us a case of logs and I am more than impressed!
Before I learned about burning regular wood, we had bought a truckload full. I had issues keeping the fire going and when I used Clean Flame, it was perfect. It started instantly and was beautiful. Except for the odor permeating throughout my house. When I burned the Clean Flame by itself, I smelled nothing! When you use 2 logs it looks more like a wood burning fire, which I've really liked. There is something about a big fire. The Clean Flame logs also do a good job on heating my basement, even when they aren't used with wood.

Luckily when I was grocery shopping last week, I was able to find Clean Flame!! And they cost less than any other fire log brands. :)

The Giveaway: Clean Flame would like to give 1 lucky reader a case of Clean Flame logs!!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST January 4, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter: Go to
Clean Flame and tell me where you can find them near you. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries total)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

6. Go to
Clean Flame and tell me something else you learned that wasn't mentioned in the post
7. Tell me why you want to try the
Clean Flame logs
8. Grab my button
Mkokopelli




New disclaimer: I was sent this item to review from Clean Flame. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

76 comments:

  1. I can find them at a harris teeter near me.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  2. i follow you on twitter
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  3. email subscriber
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  4. Season's Greetings! It looks like Ace is the nearest place we could purchase the Clean Flame
    Firelogs. I would love to use these in our family room fireplace. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I follow your blog.
    Again, many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. Also, we are friends on Facebook.
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. I also follow you on Twitter.
    Many thanks to you.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. I subscribe to your email newsletter!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. "Tweet": http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/6885370409.
    Thank you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  10. I posted your giveaway on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/cindi512?v=feed&story_fbid=215913862557&ref=nf.
    Again, thanks very much.
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  11. Compared to other firelogs, CleanFrame Logs are made of 100% recycled materials.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. I would love to try the CleanFlame Firelogs because they are recycled, burn beautifully
    and they heat well.....
    Thanks for this fabulous contest.
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. The nearest place to me that I can find these is Sam's Club. I wish I had known about these sooner! They look awesome!

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

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  14. I follow on twitter!

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  15. I'm an email subscriber!

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  16. I'd want to try the clean flame log because i'm ALL ABOUT living life as eco-friendly as possible!

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

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  17. It says I can find it at Albertson's or Costco!
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  18. fan of Mkokopelli on Twitter
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  19. email subscriber
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  20. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/6898466908
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  21. I can find them at HEB - right across the street!!! LOL

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  22. I am a FB follower . :) (email in blogger profile-- on my name)

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  23. I entered the Shaklee Get Clean Kit giveaway.

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  24. I see these can be purchased at Sam's Club or Ace Hardware Stores.

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I subscribe to your blog by email

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  26. No melting, dripping, or sparks - so it cuts down on the possiblity of a roof fire.

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  28. I'd like to give the Clean Flame logs to my neighbors.

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. They're available at Sam's Club.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  30. i am a Sam's club member and they should have them there

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  31. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7024772765 tweet 1

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  32. tweet 2 http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7024772765

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  33. tweet 3 http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7024772765

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  34. i'd like to try these for several reasons. One reason is a problem with real wood you did no tmention...the mess. All the bark pieces that fall off wood being carried through the house and wood that is sitting waiting to be burnt. Its so messy!

    Also, storing all that wood encourages mice and mice gross me out so bad.

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  35. They sell them at my local Sam's Club!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  36. the place nearest me would be Sam's Club

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  37. twitter follower @micaela6955

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  38. entered Little Twig giveaway

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  39. I would love to try them because they are so versatile: used inside or out, with wood or without, and less creosote buildup!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  40. I learned that Clean Flame began as a 6 yr development project with several companies and the California EPA.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  42. Clean Flame logs are at my local Shop Rite, which is really convenient.
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

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  43. I'm following you on Twitter: Dahbou.
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  44. I visited the Clean Flame site and learned that they will burn for up to 3 hours.
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  45. I would love to try the Clean Flame logs because I'm trying to recycle as much as possible and the fact that they're made of recycled material is fantastic!
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

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  46. I subscribed to your blog by email and have verified the subscription.
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  47. I can find them at the Ace Hardware where I live.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  48. I could purchase these at Sams Club
    cathyhorner(at)embarqmail.com

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  49. I follow your blog now :)
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  50. i subscribe via email
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  51. I learned that 20 tons of recycled cardboard saves 505 trees
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  52. I would like to try clean flames because I burn wood every day in a pot belly stove, it may be a cleaner way to get the fire started

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  53. I entered the Celery Street journal giveaway

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  54. I can find them at Sams ... we have a Sams 25 miles away so that will work for me!

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  55. I'm a Twitter fan of Mkokopelli (slmiresse)

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  56. I'm an active email subscriber
    joahsgrandma at yahoo dot com

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  57. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/slmiresse/status/7269414932

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  58. I'd like to try Clean Flame logs because I love to have a fire but our wood is old (and now I realize it is probably unsafe). Clean Flame logs would be safer and a lot easier.

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  59. Clean Flame logs also burn up to 3 hours with no melting, dripping, or sparks

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  60. I entered the BARBAR Eco 800 giveaway.

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  61. Im an email subscriber of YOURS birdson@roadrunner.com

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  62. I follow U on GFC/ Birdson birdson@roadrunner.com

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  63. I can get these at the 7 ELEVEN on Winchester Ave birdson@roadrunner.com

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  64. I learned the purchasing 1 pallet of logs saves about 26 trees birdson@roadrunner.com

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  65. I want to try Clean Flame logs as IM always looking for eco friendly products for our camping trips...these will definately do it ..... birdson@roadrunner.com

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  66. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

    i can find them at whole foods and costco!

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  67. also entered blue ridge gypsy
    miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

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  68. At last aw way to get waxcardboard out of the waste stream. BRAVO!!!!!!

    Recyclemanoh@comcast.net

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  69. Using a Clean Flame log nearly BURNED MY HOUSE DOWN, so I feel compelled to spread the word to warn people. While I appreciate how green it is to use corrugated cardboard for your log, the issue that no reviewer seems to address is that after the log has burned for some time, the internal wax melts to the point that the log loses structural integrity and fractures.

    I have tested 3 different Clean Flame logs from different boxes to be sure, and each one has eventually shattered, spilling flaming chunks of material both inside and (more frighteningly) OUTSIDE the fireplace. If I had not been there to witness the flaming material spilling up to a foot away from my fireplace, threatening to catch other possessions on fire, it could have been disastrous.

    Even the pieces of log that remained in the fireplace were dangerous. Because it broke into so many pieces, far more of the flammable material was exposed to air than is intended at one time, and there was a lot of surface area to allow for oxygen to flow. The result was a massive, roaring fire inside the fire place that grew to the point that flames could be seen SHOOTING FROM THE TOP OF MY CHIMNEY. Needless to say, these logs are a hazard.

    The worst part is, the logs don't even light well in the first place. Even following the directions perfectly, the wrapper alone just isn't enough to get them started. You slave for 15 minutes trying to get the stupid thing to light, and when it finally does, it bursts and spills flaming wreckage around your house.

    AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COSTS!!!

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