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Pellet Stove Safety Gates

Updated on November 26, 2012

Pellet Stove Safety

Your pellet stove keeps your family warm during the winter - something you've come expect. Unfortunately, people, especially young kids and even your pets, can get hurt around the pellet stove. When it comes to pellet stove safety, what steps are you taking to keep your family and pets safe?

Think about it, sometimes it's a rowdy kid running by the pellet stove that trips and falls or a curious family critter that doesn't seem to learn his lesson and keeps getting too close for comfort. Before you know it, a serious bump on the head or a burn ensues. Fortunately for you, there are two easy and affordable ways to keep your family, pets included, safe.

First, talk to your kids and their friends when they come over. Without scaring them sit them down and explain to them that the pellet stove is very hot and shouldn't be touched. Tell your kids and their friends that because you care about them you don't want to see them get hurt. Explain to them that touching, playing around, or running by the pellet stove is not okay for their sakes. Give them a reminder if needed.

Secondly, install a pellet stove safety gate, often called hearth gates. These are easy to assemble and can be manipulated into the right shape to fit around your pellet stove. Pellet stove safety gates have come a long way. Besides being designed for safety, they are designed for convenient access to the pellet stove and blend nicely into the décor of the house.

Any old safety gate won't due. Pellet stove safety gates are made to withstand the heat from your pellet stove. They are made from fireproof materials that keep from getting hot. Many come with access doors that have child-proof latches that can be easily opened by an adult. Pellet stove safety gates are sturdy and won't tip over. The bars are close together to keep curious kids from sticking limbs through or getting their heads stuck.

Below are 3 pellet stove safety gates to choose from.

Pellet Stove Maintenance and Usage Guide

Kidco Auto Close Hearth Gate in Black

Baby-proofing your pellet stove with this hearth gate is easy. Set up the safety gate around the perimeter of your pellet stove to keep your kids and pets safe. Hassle-free adult access to the stove is a snap with the gates hold-open button.

The gate stays closed when you want it to with its magnetic locking system. Don't worry about whether or not you left the gate open because the magnets will automatically close the door when the hold-open button isn't being pressed.

The joints of this pellet stove safety gate are easy to adjust and lock into place for quick assembly. The safety gate comes with wall mountable hardware that can easily be adjusted or released for removal.

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3 in 1 Metal Gate by North States Superyard

This pellet stove safety gate measures 144" wide when all 6 panels are connected. Connect and easily adjust as many or as little panels as needed. Panels are lined with rubber to prevent scratching the floor.

Adult access to the pellet stove for cleaning and feeding is easy with the swinging panel which allows for a quick walkthrough. The swinging panel is child-proof due to its double locking system.

Each panel is coated with a powdered metal. The safety gate can be used indoors around the pellet stove or outdoors to create a safe playing area for your kids.

North States Superyard 3-in-1 Metal Gate
North States Superyard 3-in-1 Metal Gate

Measures 144" Wide

6 Adjustable Panels

Swinging Door with Child Safety Lock Included

Coated with Powdered Metal

Rubber Padding to Prevent Scratching


BabyDan Premium Hearth Gate Black

Kidco Hearthgate-Fireplace, Hearth & BBQ Grill (G3100)

132" Auto-Close Safety Gate
132" Auto-Close Safety Gate

Made for Pellet/Wood Stoves, Fireplaces & BBQ’s

Includes 5 - 24" Interlocking Sections

Sections can be Angled or Kept Straight

Base fits 6 Foot Hearth

Gate Stands 29" Tall

Fits 24" Gate Extension (optional) *

Made from Tubular Steal

Non-Toxic, Heat Resistant Finish

* Fits 24" Extension Model #G70 Hearth Gate (stands 29.2" Tall)


Kidco Hearthgate Extension - 8 Inches

Pellet Stove Usage and Maintenance Guides

Everything you nee to know to keep your pellet stove running safely and efficiently.

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    • N Beaulieu profile image

      N Beaulieu 5 years ago

      @AstroGremlin: That sounds like a scary situation to me. My props go to your mom!

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      AstroGremlin 5 years ago

      My little sister caught her petticoats on fire walking by a gas fireplace with a broken glass front. My mom rolled her out before she got burned, although my mom's hands got burned. I got an aluminum foil star for calling mom in time. I was 5.

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      N Beaulieu 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Kids around the stove always worry me too. Safety gates and being vigilant are great ways to keep everyone safe and warm.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely love using pellet stoves except I do get quite nervous when there are little kids around. I had no idea that you could even buy a safety gate for the stove. I usually just monitor the stove extremely closely. Thanks for sharing!