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Best Electric Fireplace

We all love the coziness and warmth of the best electric fireplace to be had in the wintertime in our homes, businesses, and offices. These use no wood, no chimney, no vents, and have no smoke. They are enjoyable in the summer as well to watch the flames without the heat turned on.

An electric fireplace or electric stove might not have the primitive appeal of a crackling wood-burner, but there are situations where you may not want the inconvenience of wood carrying, splitting, and removing ashes, or purchasing expensive split wood if you do not live in a wooded area.

When logs are burned in a typical woodburning fireplace, 80 to 90 percent of the heat goes up the chimney.

Electric Fireplace Styles

Types of Electric Fireplace

Electricity is the power or fuel to make it run for the fireplaces reviewed here. There are other types of fireplaces using other fuels such as ethanol, propane, gel, and natural gas. An ethanol tabletop fireplace is reviewed in #7 that you might have an interest in.

These are energy-efficient and cost from under $50 to $3000+. The realistic manufactured logs with coals provide you with a central point to view in your room. The fan built in is quiet and gives sufficient air flow with low and high modes that you set.

Some units will have remote controls and thermostats for convenience and more control of what you want for your best modern electric fireplace.

Electric fireplaces can heat an entire room or partial room depending on the model’s square-footage of coverage that you buy.

The energy consumption and cost is as little as a traditional electric heater. Cost will be shown for each model in my electric fireplace reviews discussed further down for the most efficient electric fireplaces in the marketplace.

Electricity is all you will need to use an electric fireplace. The electrical connection for some models in the USA and Canada are 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz. One with the power of 1650-Watts can produce about 5000 to 5640 BTU (British Thermal Units) each hour.

Today in most places in the USA you cannot burn a real wood burning fireplace due to the no burn restrictions from the EPA (Environment Protection Agency). Remote regions such as the mountains or rural areas are not as restrictive. Check the rules in the area where you live to be compliant.

Where to Put Your Electric Fireplace

You might have your exact dream place to put your fireplace. They will fit a wall with a flat screen TV above, a mantel for an entertainment center, sit on the floor, in a corner, or on the top of a table.

The beauty and functionality with numerous features to include authentic looking flickering flames, with the flames or heat on or off, especially the heat in summertime, yet having the flame for romantic dinners and moments you will enjoy. The realistic flame is hard to ignore and your friends will be a bit envious.

Check out my electric fireplace reviews below for endless possibilities to match up with your décor and personality.

Ethanol Burning Fireplaces

Ethanol Burning FireplaceEthanol burning fireplaces are trendy now since they are easy to install and are modern in design. Contemporary, meaning modern, is a style that is popular today. These are affordable yet do not create as much heat as an authentic wood burning fireplace or gas fueled fireplace. They are good for the environment, however with no fumes or chimneys or ashes to clean. Have a larger electric unit plus an ethanol unit for a more intimate and casual occasion with family and friends.

Electric Fireplace Configurations

Electric fireplaces come in many widths for your needs:

  • Up to 20-inches
  • 20- to 30-inches
  • 30- to 40-inches
  • 40- to 50-inches
  • 50- to 60-inches
  • 60-inches and up

Designs available are:

  • Wall Mount
  • Built-in/Recessed/In-Wall
  • Bookcase
  • Corner/Convertible
  • Consoles
  • Free-Standing with or without Mantels
  • Table Top

Choose your finish from:

  • Black
  • Cherry
  • Espresso
  • Mahogany
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Walnut
  • White
  • Other Finishes such as Stone/Brick

Styles to select from are:

  • Ventless
  • Farmhouse
  • Cottage
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Rustic
  • Southwestern
  • Traditional
  • Transitional

Features to Look for When Buying

  • Safety Shutoff Switch
  • Heating Timers
  • Adjustable Flame Brightness
  • Multiple Heat Settings
  • Remote Control Unit
  • Realistic 3D Flame Effects
  • Smoke Effects
  • Automatic Thermostat Control
  • Thermal Overload Protection for safety

Hardwired or Plug-in?

Hardwired or Plug-inElectric fireplaces are available with 2 power supplies—plug-in and hardwired. Hardwired electric fireplaces run off a 240-Volt current and will require you to have an electrician directly connect your fireplace to your home’s power supply.

Plug-in electric fireplaces run off of standard North American 120-Volt wall outlets.

Because built-in units run off of a higher current, they typically produce more BTUs of heat. Hardwired electric inserts can produce up to 9600 BTUs of heat. This is enough to heat a 1000 square-foot area.

Electric fireplaces or electric woodstoves are safe to use and the top rated models listed are the best of the best.

If you have an older home with an existing wood burning fireplace, there are fireplace inserts you can put into the opening to have an electric system. Electric fireplaces are all the rage providing you with a fire glow ambience that imitates a real flame beautifully. Inserts will be reviewed in a later article.

Top 10 Best Electric Fireplace Reviews

1. Touchstone Onyx® Electric Wall-Mounted Fireplace, 50-Inches Wide

Touchstone™ Onyx® Electric Wall-Mounted Fireplace

The Touchstone Onyx® is the best electric fireplace in the marketplace. It is stunning to look at and is available on® as a best-selling electric fireplace in stainless-steel, the most popular, as well as mirror glass, ivory, and black. The stainless-steel model number is 80006 evaluated here.

It has a log set and crystal set hearth, is wall hanging, and has a cordless remote control unit for your convenience when you are sitting. This will make a powerful statement in your living room, family room, bedroom, business, or office area.

Best wall-mount electric fireplace for kitchen

You will be the envy of all your family and friends when they see the true-to-life flames embedded in a fiery stack of faux (false) logs and the surrounding stainless-steel frame.

The appearance is fascinating and hypnotic and will be enjoyed with or without the heat for winter’s warmth and summer’s cool evenings. You will be free of the typical wood fire, smoky smell, ashes to clean out, and a smoke-filled room.

The flames do not change colors and the heat blows from the top. The viewing area is 10-inches high with a 38-inch long flame effect and is very nice and realistic to look at.

The wall-mount fireplace is gorgeous on a brick wall or drywall (sheetrock) panels. The fashionable up-to-date style is simple in its design to coordinate with your home décor.

Set your flame at an understated glow or a full-flame setting using the remote. Let your mood set the tone for your pleasure. The realistic flames sit behind one piece of tempered glass with the appearance of an actual fireplace. The fireplace is able to display flames with heat or to put on a show of flames without any heat.

Fireplace Features at a Glance

  • Fireplace dimensions: 50.4-inches wide x 21.65-inches high x 5.5-inches deep
  • Firebox dimensions (for recessing unit): 38.75-inches wide x 18.75-inches high x 5-inches deep
  • Window view opening: 8.5-inches high x 37.75-inches wide
  • Shipping carton dimensions: 55-inches x 9-inches x 27-inches
  • Watts: 1500
  • BTUs: 5118
  • Fireplace Weight: 46-pounds
  • Electric 110/120-Volts, 50/60 Hz
  • Amps: 11 and up
  • 6-foot electric cord; right side facing unit
  • LED lights
  • High- and low-heat settings, no thermostat
  • Full-featured remote control
  • Heats a 400-square-foot room
  • 5 flame settings
  • 2 heat settings
  • Remote control or the side of the unit for settings
  • Set the timer to turn off from 30-minutes to 8-hours later
  • Exclusive heat override switch enables fireplace to be recessed mounted
  • Recommended placement of fireplace: 24-inches below an 8-foot ceiling
  • Avoid mounting fireplace under a wall-mounted flat screen TV; limits heater use. The heat comes from the top of the unit and is not good for your TV when heater is on.
  • Most customers choose to mount their stainless-steel Onyx® on the wall below their wall-mounted flat screen television; however, it is recommend you mount your electric fireplace at least 24-inches below your TV because of its heating feature.
  • This a true far-infrared heat (IR) panel (176°F-248°F) (80°C-120°C temperature) panel.

The efficient and well-designed Touchstone electric wall-mounted fireplace has no venting requirements and does not need a chimney. It is ideal for placing in all rooms of your home to be aesthetically appealing. The fireplace is problem-free from the hazards of a real fire. Using no fossil fuel or wood, the fireplace produces no carbon monoxide emissions, toxins, pollutants, or chemical waste products and is eco-friendly. The air is directed from the top with a silent built-in fan for adequate air movement.Touchstone™ electric wall-mounted fireplace

  • Weight: 46-pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 55-pounds
  • Easy to install by one person
  • Mounting and installation is simple and hassle-free
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Installation Instructions
  • User’s Manual
  • Mounting bracket and 3 drywall screws
  • Position mounting bracket level and fireplace clips into the bracket

It is not recommended for outdoor use or bathrooms. Keep away from water.

Vacuum and remove dust inside and out of the fireplace including the control compartment inside. Use a mild dishwashing liquid to clean the glass when it is cold. Use nothing abrasive that will scratch the surface.

When the flames appear uneven or dull, replace the light bulbs. Plug into its own outlet so not to overload the circuit that can cause a fire.

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting. The fireplace does not ship outside the U.S.A. or Canada at this time, because the unit is only rated for use with 110/120-Volt outlets. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom. This is one of the most efficient electric fireplaces for your home or office.

Gift-wrapping is available for family and the fireplace includes a standard 1-year manufacturer’s Warranty.

Onyx® Black Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace from Touchstone Home Products video.

2. R.W. FLAME Electric Wall-Mounted Fireplace, 42-Inches Wide

R.W. FLAME Electric Wall-Mounted Fireplace, 42-Inches WideThe Rowan Electric Appliance LLC was founded in 2006 in Chatsworth, California, USA, and specializes in electric fireplaces. The company’s model number WFH-42 and the® B07CPMJW5Q is affordable with more options for installation. Choose the 50-inch model if you need a wider fireplace. It only comes in the shiny black color.

You can wall mount the unit, recess it in the wall, or sit it on the top of a table. With its remote control, operate it from a distance of 26-feet to adjust the flame speed with other selections. The warm air comes out of the upper top of the glass panel.

The control panel on/off switch must be turned on to use the remote control. Enjoy your experience with the heat off and flames on or both on.

Remote Control of R.W.FLAME 50

It comes with wall mounting hardware and table bracket for table top mounting. It is easy to install and perfect for home, office, or anywhere heat and ambiance is desired.

The LED flame glass beads bed gives you 12 different colors for 12 different flame settings and speeds, more than other brands. The flame colors and brightness change automatically to look like real logs burning with the cascading colors of red, white, blue, yellow and multi. The front panel has the touch screen feature.

R.W. FLAME Electric Wall-Mounted Fireplace

Set the timer from 1- to 8-hours to include a sleep mode. The infrared heat (IR) is good for maintaining the natural humidity within the air without making the room too dry. You will like the convenience of the adjustable thermostat with thermal overload protection for safety. It does not use batteries for power; the remote only uses batteries.

Fireplace Features at a Glance

  • Dimensions: 42-inches long x 17.72-inches high x 5.94-wide
  • Window/Glass Dimensions: 50-inches x 18-inches with rounded corners
  • Three Installation Methods: Table top; wall-mounted; in-wall recessed
  • Material: Stainless-steel and tempered glass panel
  • Power Cable: 5.5-feet on right side
  • Coverage Area: 400-square feet
  • Low Heat: 750-Watts
  • High Heat: 1500-Watts
  • 5100 BTU
  • Item Weight: 40.7-pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 50.1-pounds
  • Power: 110/120-Volts, 50/60-Hz
  • Amps: 12.5

Recessed in-wall mounting dimensions are shown in the picture below. If you mount in flush to a wall, it will stick out about 5-inches.

Wall Mounted & in-Wall Electric Heater

This contemporary modern fireplace metal is hot when in use but the glass is not. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch the hot surfaces. Keep combustibles such as paper and fabric at least 3-feet away. This is a gorgeous and one of the best modern electric fireplaces so contemporary in design.

It is CSA certified, similar to UL® listed in the USA. The CSA Mark is Canadian.

Canadian Standards AssociationThe Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a nonprofit association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. Among many other activities, CSA develops standards that enhance public safety.

A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, CSA is very familiar with USA requirements. According to OSHA regulations, the CSA-US Mark qualifies as an alternative to the UL® Mark.

Here are some areas where CSA standards are applied: Canadian Electrical Code, Part III-Outside Wiring, Electrical Engineering Standards, and Electromagnetic Compatibility.

North American safety standardsThe ETL mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and code officials across the USA and Canada accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product compliance to published industry standards. Retail buyers accept it on products they’re sourcing. And every day, more and more consumers recognize it on products they purchase as a symbol of safety.

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

Gift-wrapping is available for holidays coming up for your family and friends. You will receive a User’s Manual, the fireplace, remote control, brackets for wall or table top mounting and a 3-year Warranty from R.W. Flame.

3. Touchstone Sideline® In-Wall Recessed Electric Fireplace, 72-Inches Wide

Touchstone 80015 - Sideline Electric Fireplace

The Touchstone Sideline®, model 80015 fits flush in the wall for a clean, contemporary look. Realistic flames featuring 3 different colors are sure to create the perfect ambiance in your room.

See on® for additional sizes of 36-, 40-, 45-, 50-, 100-inches, and 50-inches wide to fit your space requirements in the color you like best.

It includes a log set and crystal set hearth and the heat comes from the front vent for the electric recessed fireplace to be mounted into the wall.

The LED (light emitting diodes) true-to-life flames are orange, blue, and orange/blue combination for your viewing pleasure.

Touchstone™ Sideline® In-Wall Recessed Electric Fireplace

The unit can be plugged into a 110/120, 50/60 Hz electrical outlet or hardwired.

Fireplace Features at a Glance

  • Fireplace Dimensions: 72-inches wide x 21.4-inches high x 5.5-inches deep
  • Firebox/Recessed Dimensions: 68.5-inches wide x 20.25-inches high x 5.25-inches deep
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions: 77.2-inches x 26.8-inches x 10.3-inches
  • Firebox Dimensions: 66.5-inches wide x 12-inches tall
  • Watts: 1500
  • BTUs: 5118
  • Room Coverage: 400-square feet
  • Fireplace Weight: 95.3-pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 150-pounds
  • Amps: 11 and up
  • 2 heat settings (high and low)
  • 6-foot cord
  • Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
  • Dual mode operates with or without heat for only flame effect
  • Built-in timer mode for shut off in 30-minutes to 7.5-hours
  • If mounting under a wall-mounted flat panel TV, mount fireplace at least 12-inches below the bottom of the TV

The Sideline® 72-inch is perfect for your larger rooms and long walls. It is a pleasant sight in a restaurant for friends and family gatherings. It’s ideal in corporate settings, such as an entry area or large conference room.

It has 5 flame settings from a flaring blaze or quiet embers and 2 heat settings. The fireplace can be operated without the heat, so it can be used in environments like meeting rooms and corporate centers where all that’s needed is ambiance. All of your required mounting hardware is included, and Touchstone support is just a phone call, email, or live chat away, in case you need help.

Control it using the IR (infrared) remote control (batteries not included), or from the control panel on the face of the fireplace.

It does indeed heat your room, or operate it without heat and only the flame. On a winter night have the coziness of the fire with heat and flames. On warmer days or nights, enjoy the flames and turn off the heat. This unit is one of the best looking electric fireplaces sold today.

The glass does not get hot when the heat is on. Feel safe when kids, pets, and elders are near it.

The power cord comes out of the back of the unit on the bottom right side. You will be able to hide the cord.

The Sideline® 72 electric fireplace is designed for recessed placement in your wall, but it can be hung on the wall as well. Instructions for mounting and install come with the fireplace, and it’s recommended you follow the simple instructions provided.

Touchstone suggests placing the Sideline® 72 at least 20-inches below your ceiling or 12-inches below your mounted flat screen because of its heating feature.

Sideline® 72 electric fireplace

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

Gift-wrapping is available for family and the fireplace includes a standard 1-year manufacturer’s Warranty. It is made in Shanghai.

4. PuraFlame Alice In-Wall Recessed Electric Fireplace, 68-Inches Wide

 PuraFlame Alice 68

The PuraFlame, Alice model item model number EF175B is a hot item available in 40-, 48-, 60-, and 50-inch wide. Choose your color and size for space where you want it to be on®.

Hardwired or Plug-inYou can plug in the 6-foot 3-prong grounded plug located on the right side into a wall outlet or hard wire it for your electrical needs.

The log set and crystal stones are realistic and the LED lights give you bright flame effects. Choose the option you like best for the ember bed. The 4 flames settings are yellow with a little bit of blue at low brightness, all yellow brightness, and yellow with a little bit blue brightness, or all blue brightness. The flame effect can be operated with or without heat for year-round ambiance.

PuraFlame Alice In-Wall Recessed Electric Fireplace

This is a perfect fit for a 2- x 6-stud wall. PuraFlame recommends that the minimum clearance from the top of the unit to the bottom of a mantle be 8-inches. This unit is not designed to be flat against a wall.

Best In-Wall Recessed Electric Fireplace

The heater blower is upfront with the vent at the top. The thermostat can be set to run from 30-minutes to 9-hours to control the warmth for 400 square-feet of space.

Use the touch screen buttons or remote control for all of your settings. Enjoy relaxation and supplemental heat for your family room, large bathroom, bedroom, living room, long hallways, office, conference room, and hotel lobbies.

The 2 heat settings are high at 1500-Watts and low at 750-Watts and a maximum 5120 BTUs. The lights do not dim, but different colors are less bright.

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting with 1400- to 1500-Watts of power. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

You will receive the firebox, glass panel, remote control, crystal stones set, log set,
Owner’s Manual, with a 1-year Warranty.

5. Ameriwood Home Chicago Electric Fireplace TV Console, 47-Inches Wide

Ameriwood Home Chicago Electric Fireplace TV Console

The Ameriwood Home Chicago electric fireplace TV console model 1764096PCOM in espresso will certainly intensify the ambiance in your home or business. It comes in solid black or natural for you to paint or stain the way you want it to harmonize with your décor.

It’s made of laminated MDF (medium-density fiberboard) that is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for furniture. This is a traditional furniture style with molding details that are lovely.

The bookcase fireplace door fronts are glass with drop-down pulls to open the doors with hinges. Put your books, CDs, and remotes in here to keep the dust off. The shelves are adjustable and are 11-inches wide.

Enjoy an evening of movies with the cozy warmth of the fireplace with or without heat on during warm days and nights with or without the LED lights. These long-life LEDs will last up to 50,000 hours.

The blower fan has only 1 speed and does a good job heating your room to toasty warm in no time. It has a back panel with holes for electronic cords to go through.

The fireplace covers 400-square feet and gives you an open storage area for your cable box, gaming console, or Blu-ray® Disc CD player. Or, if you still have an old VCR as I do, it holds that too.

The TV mantel fireplace stand holds a TV up to 50-inches wide weighing up to 70-pounds. TV size is determined by the diagonal measurement end-to-end corner of the screen.

The console ships flat to your door and 2 adults will need to assemble it. When fully set up and ready to go the dimensions are 31.77-inches high x 47.24-inches wide x 15.87-inches deep (front-to-back). It weighs 94.2-pounds.

The divided top shelf will hold up to 30-pounds. The 2 shelves behind each door can support 20-pounds.

The fireplace itself is 24-inches tall x 19-inches wide. It does not come with a remote control. The on/off switch is on the front of the fireplace.

Best electric fireplace TV console

Plug the UL® listed cord into a North American 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz receptacle. The power is 1400-Watts with 4600 BTUs. It does not automatically shut off.

The fireplace console can sit on carpet or any flooring without a problem. There are no sparks, vent, smoke, or ashes with a faux wood burning fireplace. Use it with or without lights and with or without heat.

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting with 1400- to 1500-Watts of power. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

You will receive a User’s Manual and all hardware needed to assemble with a 1-year Warranty. It is made in China.

Chicago Electric Fireplace TV Stand video.

6. MagikFlame Electric Fireplace and Mantel with Bluetooth®, 55-Inches Wide

MagikFlame Electric Fireplace and Mantel

The MagikFlame Aphrodite with Bluetooth® antique ivory electric fireplace mantel with real log and nature sounds is a state-of-the-art creation to die for made of birch tree wood! It is also offered in real cherry wood and white. You will not be disappointed with this fireplace for all of its realistic sounds and fantastic heat. The manufacturer’s model number Aphrodite and the® ASIN B0753KLXD5 is high-end and a work of art. This is for the sophisticated and discriminating person’s décor.

The mantel will hold a large 50-inch wide flat-screen TV without a problem.

This is definitely not a typical electric fireplace with its operating power. It will surely be the center focus of any room you have it in at your home, professional office, conference room, restaurant, bank, and hotel lobbies.

The antique ivory qualities of its old-world traditional charm is in its scrollwork and beading over the front. The fireplace mantel is painted to be aged similar to a vintage piece or family heirloom. The center panel has swag molding with rosettes, acanthus leaf capital with fluted pilasters and a plinth genuine hearth base with beveled molding. This is constructed by fine furniture craftsmen with solid hardwood blocks with metal-on-metal connections.

It gives off 26 realistic flame effects with the holographic technology used for rolling smoke and burning embers. The 26 different crackling sounds are so true-to-life you will think real wood logs are burning.

Toggle the switch on or off for nature sounds of rain with thunder, the ocean with waves for a relaxing evening or dinner with those you love.

With the backlit touchscreen interface, this can be burning in a dark room with easy control of your fireplace.

The touchscreen buttons are on the right of the insert. The MagikFlame logo does appear on the top of the screen above your menu functions (icons). The screen goes black after a few minutes of inactivity and is not always visible. The screen awakens when touched.

You will love the Bluetooth® app for Android® devices that gives you the opportunity to use your Smartphone to control your fireplace the way you like it best. The app is available for free on the Apple® store.

MagikFlame Electric Fireplace and Mantel Remote ControlA remote control unit is included so that you can operate the fireplace from your bed or sofa. It’s convenient and handy showing the icons you press for the settings you want.

The way MagikFlame creates the authentic looking flames is quite clever. This is the best and most realistic electric fireplace now sold on Amazon.

MagikFlame’s patented HoloFlame technology creates the most vivid and realistic flames of any electric fireplace because they use real video of actual fires as their starting point for realistic flames. The flames look real because they are real.

Each of the 26 fire effects was filmed or rendered to pick up the subtle dance of fire in high-definition. They captured the sound of authentic flames to heighten the realism. No other fireplace has smoke effects!

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This fireplace does not look fake or cheap for your home, condo, or professional setting.

The electric heater is electric quartz using infrared (IR) and warms 1200 square-feet with its 4600 BTUs each hour to keep you warm and toasty on cold winter days and nights when you set the adjustable thermostat to your perfect temperature.

Best Electric Fireplace for Living Room

Cut your heating bill substantially by warming your home with safe and effective electric heat. Safe around children and pets and clean to operate. Enjoy cleaner air and reduced energy costs when you switch to an electric fireplace. Heat only the rooms you need with zone heating.

Cost to Operate

It costs about $0.25 per hour to run the fireplace on the highest flame and heat setting with 1400- to 1500-Watts of power. The fireplace is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

The dimensions are 55-inches wide x 18-inches deep x 43-inches high. The insert/firebox is 31-inches tall x 28-inches wide x 12-inches deep.

MagikFlame Electric FireplacePlug the UL® listed cord into a North American 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz receptacle. The power is 1300-Watts and 15-Amps.

Only the mantel requires assembly and takes about 20-minutes only requires a screwdriver. The insert is completely assembled and only involves installing the glass with the 2 screws included. The back of the unit is open.

You will receive the fireplace, User’s Manual with instructions and a 3-year Warranty.

Best Electric Fireplace 2018: MagikFlame video.

7. Sunnydaze Décor Barco Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace, 14.5-Inches Wide

Sunnydaze Barco Tabletop Fireplace

The Sunnydaze by Serenity Health & Home Décor ethanol tabletop fireplace, manufacturer’s part number YL-357 and ASIN B01JB59OBU on®, is a beauty to behold! It is a best-selling ethanol tabletop fireplace and I love this and so does everyone entering my home. You can have it in black, white, or copper, but stainless-steel goes with my décor perfectly.

Sunnydaze Décor Barco Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace Color

Join together with your family and friends for a relaxing evening with the unit burning 1- to 2-hours for a peaceful and relaxing occasion. This small but stylish mini fireplace produces a mesmerizing flame contained within a steel and glass housing that’s safe for placement on any surface. Use it indoors or outdoors.

The sturdy steel base is included with the 1-liter (34-ounce) burner, 2 tempered glass panes, a snuffer tool for putting out the flame, with feet to protect your furniture surface whether glass or wood. The glass panes protect the flames from wind gusts as they improve the burning time.

Ceramic wool wickThis gorgeous portable fireplace uses no electricity, gas, or gel cans. Of course there is no chimney or ashes to take out. Simply pour bio ethanol fuel (not included) in the canister and light the fuel.

The ceramic wool wick shown at the left gives you a longer lasting burn for everyone’s enjoyment. It should last indefinitely, but if not, Serenity Health will replace it.

Best Tabletop FireplaceThe 2 glass panes are 14.5-inches wide x 6.75-inches tall; the fireplace weighs 9.2-pounds and burns 4000 BTUs per hour. The dimensions of the opening where the flame lives is 6.75-inches x 1-inch.

  • Only use bio-ethanol fuel to run your fireplace.
  • Do not add fuel when the fireplace is lit or warm.
  • Do not use for cooking or roasting marshmallows.
  • Do not place near flammable objects or chemicals.
  • This fireplace can be used outdoors but it is not recommended to leave outdoors after use.

Note: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead that is known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information click here for Proposition 65 warning or

Nu Flame Bio Ethanol fuel is what I use and you might like it too sold on Amazon in a 6-pack. There is no odor from the fuel once the fire has started.

Gift-wrapping is available to surprise your loved one with this stunning fireplace. Sunnydaze Décor backs its products with a 1-year manufacturer’s Warranty. It is made in China.

Sunnydaze Barco Ventless Tabletop Bio Ethanol Fireplace Stainless Steel video.

Freestanding Fireplace Stoves

Freestanding Fireplace Stoves are not connected to walls. They are detached to be moved around from place-to-place and room-to-room. They function the same way as electric fireplaces but are portable. Many people buy this type of electric heater because it can be moved to be more convenient for their specific purposes.

How infrared (IR) works.

8. Duraflame® Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove, 24-Inches Wide

 Duraflame DFI-5010-01 Infrared Quartz Fireplace

Duraflame®, manufactured and distributed by Twin-Star International, Inc., is a notable manufacturer of electric fireplaces and stoves. The DFI-5010-01 with 3D flame effect and remote control is a choice selling stove on®. It is affordable and lovely to gaze at!

The attributes of this fireplace stove is that it operates at 5200 BTU heating up to 1000-square feet saving you money using supplemental heat. It’s convenient, easily portable, and safe for using around children and pets. It does not make crackling sounds, but Alexia® can do it or play a CD of a fire burning.

It has a durable metal body construction with side viewing windows and a beveled glass door with plastic legs.

Turning down your furnace thermostat by 10- to 15-degrees for 8-hours can bring you significant savings.

The realistic flames can be seen from all 3 sides and they dance on the logs as well as behind them. Control the 5 adjustable colors, brightness, and speed yourself with the remote control unit. It takes 2 AAA batteries and they are included.

You can also control it by opening the front glass door where the controls are at the lower right side.

With the adjustable, digital thermostat, you decide the temperature of your room using the IR heat that keeps the humidity without drying out the air in the room. You cannot use the heat function without the flame; however, you can use the flame function without the heat.

Best Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame Effect

The unit has a thermal overload protector to shut the unit off to prevent overheating, a safety measure. It has a one-speed fan that cannot be changed. The heat comes out of the top.

The bulbs can be replaced with a 40-watt chandelier bulb. You can get them in LEDs and they last a very long time.

If you need an extension cord, buy a heavy-duty extension cord with 12/3 AWG wire or larger.

The dimensions are 24-inches wide x 23.4-inches high x 12.9-inches deep.

Plug the 6-foot UL® listed 3-prong grounded cord into a North American 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz receptacle. It is 12.5-Amps with 1500-Watts power. The cord is at the right front facing the stove.

Cost to Operate

On the average, it costs about 12 cents per hour to run with heat. The fireplace stove with flames is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

All you need to do for assembly is attach the legs in about 5-minutes time. Sit it on carpet or any floor surface.

You will receive a User’s Manual and a 1-year manufacturer’s Warranty. It is made in China.

Duraflame® Infrared Quartz Heater with 3D Flame Effect – Demonstration video.

9. Harper & Bright Designs Electric Fireplace Stove, 15-Inches Wide

Harper & Bright Designs Electric Fireplace Stove

The Harper & Bright fireplace stove portable heater, model number WF037399BAA, shown on® is very inexpensive and gives a ton of heating options with flame effects. It is made of durable heavy-duty and long-lasting steel.

Have warmth and beauty in your living room or any room because it’s portable to move about. It would be lovely and inviting in lobbies and professional conference rooms to include a basement or garage.

The finish is stainless-steel with LED light faux flames and a tempered glass door window.

With its 3 different heat settings of high, low, or no heat, you can have the supplemental heat temperature be the way you like it best. The lowest heat is 700-Watts power and the highest heat is at 1350-Watts power.

It does not come with a remote control unit; however, the 3 switches for controlling the unit are on the right side facing the front.

The mesmerizing flame effects are soothing and the warmth is generated by the blower with fan and is ideal for a small room about 10- x 12-feet or 120 square-feet.

Cost to Operate

On the average, it costs about $0.25 per hour to run with heat. The fireplace stove with flames is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

The dimensions are 14.8-inches wide x 11.9-inches high x 9.8-inches deep. Some assembly is required. It weighs 21-pounds.

Harper & Bright Designs Electric Fireplace Stove

Plug the UL® listed 3-prong grounded cord into a North American 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz receptacle. It is 12.5-Amps with 1500-Watts power. The cord is at the right front facing the stove.

You will receive a User’s Manual and Warranty. It is made in China.

10. KUPPET Standing & Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace, 23-Inches Wide

KUPPET Standing & Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

The KUPPET can be a freestanding electric stove or mount it to the wall with the legs removed. See the inexpensive metal unit on®, model number 1141200400#YHG, and check out how it will function for your needs.

With an electric fireplace stove, you have no smoke, no emissions, no pollution, no wood to cut, and no ashes to remove. The power cord is at the right rear when you face the unit.

The electric fireplace stove space heater has the capability to display the soothing and relaxing flame image without having the heater on to enjoy the entire year.

KUPPET Standing & Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace Space HeaterThere is no remote control with this unit; however, the control buttons are easy to use on the front for adjusting the flame, the temperature, and on/off. You can set the fan blower from low to high.

Set it to run with heat or without heat for the flames at either function.

It is easy to install and you only need to put on the 4 legs. The stove is perfect for your bedroom, office, small cooler conference room on winter days, and any room in your house or in the garage or basement. The faux flames flicker and look just like real flames.

The dimensions are 23-inches wide x 11-inches deep x 22-1/4-inches high.

Plug the UL® listed 6-foot 3-prong grounded cord into a North American 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz receptacle. It is 12.5-Amps with 1500-Watts power. The cord is at the right front facing the stove.

Cost to Operate

On the average, it costs about $0.25 per hour to run with heat. The fireplace stove with flames is not waterproof and is not meant to be used outdoors or in a small bathroom.

You will receive the heater, User’s Manual with instructions, and Warranty. It is made in China.

Tips Using Your Electric Fireplace

  • Keep your electric fireplace away from flammable materials for instance furniture, drapes, rugs, books, paper, and bedding.
  • Put your electric floor-type electric fireplace on a level surface.
  • If you leave the heater’s area, turn it off and keep kids and pets away from it.
  • Do not leave the unit turned on when you go to sleep or close to the person sleeping. Unplug the unit for more safety around kids, elders, and pets.
  • Dust and wipe with a dry cloth and if needed, a damp cloth may be used sparingly.
  • Tips Using Electric FireplaceDo not plug into surge protectors!
    Plug only the unit into a receptacle and nothing else with it on that outlet.
  • Use extension cords that are the same AWG (American Wire Gauge) as the cord on your unit.
  • Do not use electric fireplaces and stoves outdoors unless your specific model tells you it’s okay to do so.
  • Never use your kitchen cook stove to heat your house. It can overheat and possibly generate carbon monoxide plus it’s costly to run.
  • For your safety, have a carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector in each bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, furnace room and each level of your home.
  • Know that mobile homes have need of specially designed heating equipment and only electric or vented fuel-fired items should be used.

Final Thoughts

When you’re thinking about a new electric fireplace or electric stove, please visit our website for astonishing discount deals. We provide just for you our valuable evaluations of all the top rated brands and models of fireplaces at our site.

You will enjoy beyond words having your own fireplace or stove for its hypnotic appeal and warmth with flame effects.

If you have comments or questions, please leave a message in the comments box below and I will reply to each one of you. Happy shopping!

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