If you looking for best lighter fluid hand warmer, Zippo hand warmer is one of the best hand warmer in the market. There are two models of Zippo hand warmer; 6-hour hand warmer, and the original 12-hour hand warmer. With good lighter fluid refill, at certain situation the Zippo hand warmer can last long. It will go up more that it should be.
The original 12-hours hand warmer model has size same as pocket size. It really thin and light, so it easy to bring it anywhere you want to have outdoor activities during winter. Moreover, its sleek design and cool appearance are really worth it. The 6-hours hand warmer is smaller than 12-hours model, just little bigger than Zippo lighter. The Zippo brand name makes sure that this hand warmer has excellent durability. Yup, with lighter fluid of course there is a slight smell of the fluid as it is burned, but you won’t notice it all. Make sure to use really good lighter liquid.
This lighter fluid hand warmer called as catalytic hand warmer; traditional heater mechanism involved. So, how it works? Zippo hand warmer is powered by lighter fluid. Indeed it required flame to ignite it. The Zippo hand warmer does not have flint mechanism. Because of that, you have to use match, hand lighter, or another lighter to activate it. After you ignited, you will not see it burn, because its catalytic burner is flameless. To be sure, you can bring it to dark place and you will see it glow. Soon it will start generating heat to warm your hand. If the lighter fluid inside the hand warmer is run out, you can refill it. Because of that, this cool hand warmer more precisely when called as refillable hand warmer than reusable hand warmer.
How to use this cool Zippo hand warmer? Here are the instructions manual;
1.Of course open/remove hand warmer lid.
2.Remove the catalytic burner.
3.Pour lighter liquid into plastic filling cup. The plastic filling cup is already inside the box when you bought Zippo hand warmer. When you look at the plastic measuring container, you’ll see that there is a line. Do not fill above the line.
4.After that, pour the lighter fluid from plastic filling cup into the filling hole of hand warmer. Make sure that you pour it slowly and carefully. FYI: do not overfilling. Both 6-hours and 12-hours model can be last more than 6-hours and 12-hours if you use premium lighter fluid, so no need overfilling.
5.Keep the Hand Warmer upright and carefully replace/put back the catalytic burner unit, making sure it is fully seated.
6.Wipe off any excess fuel; you can easily wipe the excess fuel with its bag/pouch.
7.Aside some time, then ignite the catalytic burner with a lighter.
Hand warmer pouch is an addition beside manual and plastic filling cup. The pouch made from a synthetic felt, 4 1/2″ tall 3″wide, a knotted draw string with a bead as a stop. You can use the pouch to store hand warmer. Put the hand warmer inside the pouch will bring several advantages. First it will prolong the heat as lighter fluid burned long because oxygen intake is limited. Second, it becomes protection for your hand from excess heat. Third, it becomes protection for hand warmer from any scratch.
Once it ignited, basically you cannot turn it off. It will off automatically when the fuel runs out. But you can try to extinguish Zippo hand warmer’s heat by this tips; simply remove the catalytic burner, then the heat will slow down disappear. Be careful, the catalytic burner is really hot. Remove it with gloves, or any helpful tools.
If you want to heat up again, put back the catalytic burner on its place, and ignite it with lighter again. This lighter fluid hand warmer by Zippo is best heater device if you work outside for hours.