Available in espresso or glazed pine finish. The heater has a number of features not found in other models, including an adjustable thermostat, timer, and adjustable flame-log brightness. Heats well, and is quiet. Has a remote with a child-safety lock.
Directions could be a little easier to follow, particularly the illustrations that are used. Given the sheer number of screws involved in its assembly, some form of electric screwdriver is advised.
Clear instructions. Authentic-looking fire. Powerful, quiet heater. High praise for its looks and price. Heavy-duty construction.
Assembly can be a bit of a challenge due to improperly aligned holes and the fact that it can take several hours to complete. Some buyers report issues with the heater dying within a few weeks. No remote or thermostat.
Good, detailed instructions. Console has a modern look with a lifelike "fire." Quiet operation, and the heater throws a lot of heat.
Construction can take 3 to 4 hours, although you'll definitely help yourself out by completely reading the directions first. No remote or thermostat. Some quality issues, including the fact that the wood scratches easily.
Quality construction and quite sturdy. Fireplace is realistic and produces a lot of heat. Clear directions. Good shelving and storage options. Beautiful black finish.
No remote or thermostat. Assembly is not difficult, but is time consuming (2 to 3 hours), particularly if you use the included, flimsy tools. On the small side. Some buyers had issues with it arriving with broken parts.
Comes in a variety of finishes. Assembles easily, and in less time than other models. Nice modern look, and the fire puts out a lot of heat. Sturdy and large. Lots of storage.
Heater fan is a little loud. The covers for the cam lock fittings do not stick well, although a little glue will take care of this. Some issues with it arriving with broken parts.
Sacrificing some storage room, a fireplace TV stand holds a little electric fireplace right in the entertainment space. This brings the warmth such fireplaces can generate closer to you while sitting down to watch a good TV show or movie. Often advertised as an optional accessory, most fireplaces are convenient since they are designed to slide right into the shelving space with little effort. Pay attention to its BTU rating since that will give you a good idea of how powerful the fireplace actually is. Generally, an average-size living room will need around 8,000 BTUs or more to be warmed sufficiently.
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