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FAQ
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1. What is the Esbit brand about?

Esbit means „Erich Schumm Brennstoff in Tablettenform“ (Erich Schumm fuel in tablet form).

Erich Schumm was a German entrepreneur and inventor of numerous products. Already in the early 1930s he developed our Esbit solid fuel, which still enjoys great popularity nowadays.

Today the Esbit brand represents far more than just solid fuel: innovative, useful and high-quality outdoor products.

2. Who may use Esbit solid fuel?

Esbit solid fuel and stoves are perfectly suited for all those who attach great importance to a low weight, a small packed size and high reliability during their outdoor adventures. For example, it even works at freezing temperatures and at higher altitudes. And compared to other fuels as gas cartridges for instance, there remain only minor, easily stowable packaging residues once the solid fuel has been burned.

3. What can I use Esbit solid fuel for?

Esbit solid fuel is primarily used for heating food and beverages or to boil water. It also serves as a firestarter.

4. Is Esbit solid fuel toxic?

According to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 Esbit solid fuel is not classified as a toxic product.

5. Is it allowed to carry Esbit solid fuel on commercial airplanes?

It is not allowed to carry Esbit solid fuel in your hand baggage. With regard to the provisions of the checked baggage we recommend to directly check with your airline. If you contact your airline, you should refer to the UN number of our solid fuel, which reads as follows: 1328

6. Where does Esbit manufacture its products?

The majority of our products is manufactured by selected partners in China while our solid fuel is produced in Germany only. Some other products and components we obtain from partners in other European countries.

7. Do Esbit products contain BPA?

No. All Esbit products are 100% BPA-free.

8. Where can I buy Esbit products?

We value our worldwide distributor partnerships and therefore don’t operate an online shop by ourselves.
Please support our local partners through the use of our shop and dealer locator – It gives you an overview of various online shops in your region that offer Esbit products.