While it may not seem important, a fireplace poker is an essential tool in any set you buy. Anyone who has a wood burning fireplace needs a fireplace poker, because they help you stay safe while maintaining your fire.
A fireplace poker is made fully of steel or has a steel shank with a cast iron end. The poker typically is a straight rod with a curved end that helps you push and pull logs in your fire. That curved end will come in handy as you are trying to rearrange logs & stay away from the flames.
A pointed end could help you move the logs around some. But the curve is a better design for pulling the logs up and down as needed, to make the fire more efficient.
Most fireplace pokers have one hook on the end. Though, some can have two or more hooks. eFireplacestore tends to sell pokers with one hook on the end, many of which have a crooked shape for a more traditional look.
- Pilgrim Matte Black Iron Fireplace Poker
Most of our pokers are under $50 each. Though there are a few that are around the $75 range. So, you can be assured that we have something for every budget. If you are interested in more than just a poker, we also have several fireplace toolsets that can include the poker, broom, shovel, and tongs. The tools in each set are slightly different and will vary depending upon the price.
- Uniflame Antique Brass ToolSet
Lastly, we want to leave you with a tip to help you care for your fireplace poker. It's a good idea to clean the poker with a damp cloth at the end of each burn season. After that, rub the poker with vegetable oil. Any oil would make the tool shine like new, but vegetable oil won't put off fumes that other oils may give off when they are put back in the fire.
We hope this article has been helpful for you to understand a little more about fireplace pokers and managing a wood burning fire. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to call us at 800.203.1642