My oh my… Have you ever seen a kitchen extinguisher as beautiful as the Designer Firephant?
It’s stylish and contemporary, and it’s even won the RedDot Design Award. It really sets itself apart from any other extinguisher. You can already hear the wolf-whistles from everyone who walks past it.
But, let’s try and contain our excitement for a moment. Fire extinguishers are there for the sole purpose of protecting you if a fire ever breaks out. The way it looks is a secondary, and far less important, aspect.
So, how does it stand up as an extinguisher which you can depend on?
Not Just A Pretty Extinguisher
Filled with 8A, 34B-rated, ABC powder extinguishant, the Firephant is suitable for use on all classes of fire, except Class F.
So it’s safe to use on wood, paper and textiles, as well as flammable liquids, gases and even electricals (under 1,000 volts).
Although you may not be able to use it on fire involving cooking fats, it’s as versatile as you can get with a fire extinguisher.
With 1kg of contents, you should have more than enough to put out a small fire in your home, with a discharge time of eight seconds.
Not only that, it is CE Marked and comes BS EN3 approved as you would expect from any extinguisher.
Designed in Sweden, it’s now manufactured by Kidde who are well-known for their quality products which everyone trusts.
Easy To Use
Another thing your extinguisher needs to be is easy to use. When you’re in a panicked situation, the last thing you need is a complicated extinguisher to try to operate.
With this one, all you need to do is pull out the pin, aim it at the base of the fire, and press the button on top.
Its intuitive and light design means you can hold it with just one hand, whether you’re left- or right-handed.
And anyone can use it, with no training required. However, as with any extinguisher, it’s always best to familiarise yourself, and others, with its operation before you need to use it.
The Benefits Of Good Looks
We know that extinguishers aren’t the best-looking pieces of equipment around. And that’s why in many homes they get hidden away in a cupboard, or the corner of a basement or garage.
But with an extinguisher like this, most people would be happy to display it in their kitchen. People love to display this one, giving it pride of place to show it off. It’s almost a work of art.
It comes with a clever and discreet bracket to hold and fix it to the wall. It simply clicks into place. And when you need to use it in an emergency, it will quickly release when you pull it.
The benefit of that means it’s immediately to hand in an emergency. There’s no rushing around to try to find it because you know exactly where it is. And you can find it quickly and use it.
Worth Getting Excited About?
Not much alters these days in terms of fire extinguisher design.
It can sometimes be a shame to put an extinguisher in a room where you’ve spent a lot of time (and money) making it look sleek and modern. However, that no longer has to be the case.
This can certainly become a talking point for everyone who enters your home, and they’ll want one too.
The Designer Firephant Kitchen Extinguisher can get extinguishers into homes which otherwise wouldn’t have one, as well as giving it prime position.
Anyone can, unfortunately, become a victim of fire. And having an extinguisher not only minimises the damage a fire can cause but also reduces the risk to life as well.