Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Realistic Flame, good SUPPLEMENTAL heat
I purchased this to provide heat innn my 10x30 master bedroom. I heat my house with a wood buring insert and close my bedroom door when at work. It will bring the room back up to temp in 1-2 hours.
It produces the most realistic flame I have ever seem from such a unit, and the logs look good when the unit is off.
I would reccomend this for a MBR, and den, or a insulated sun porch.
December 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Edward8 Not as good as expected.
It looks great & pretty convincing that it is real. The heat output is a little disappointing. Even sitting in front of it isn't all that warming. Mainly fills the black hole & looks nice. Not much for performance. It is not quiet.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by heyheyPH Duraflame Fireplace Insert
I have a regular fireplace, live in FL, and found it impossible to find a chimney sweep, which turned out to be a great thing, as I found this insert, and decided, no fuss, no mess to clean, might be a better option. Boy, was I right!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Not only is it beautiful and relaxing to look at, on the cold days, I turn on the heat option, and it warms up the room perfectly. This is not only great for nonfireplace owners, but a perfect insert for those who would rather be green, and use this in place of their traditional in-home fireplace!! Everybody who has been over to my place also LOVES it, I recommend it super highly!!
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buddysmom Great value for the money
We discovered our chimney/fireplace was damaged, and would cost way too much to repair to useable condition. So we decided to cap it off and try using an electric insert. We are very pleased with this unit. It puts out just the right amount of heat for a small room and is very pleasant to look at. We were surprised at how nice it looks - not like a real fire, but very similar, especially in the dark and at a distance. The remote works great, and the adjustable thermostat seems to keep the room very comfortable.For the price, this really is a good buy if you don't want to mess with a real fire.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by riverlady Love this fireplace log
The Duraflame Electric Fireplace log insert was easy to install in our existing fireplace. We took out our propane logs and that took a little time, but then we just put the electric logs in the fireplace and plugged it in. It works beautifully. We have not had cold weather yet to run the heat for very long, but it seems to give more heat than I expected from the other reviews. We elevated the legs on lava rock that we already had in the floor of our fireplace and we hope that solves the problem of overheating that some reviews mentioned. So far we love it. It looks much more real than we expected behind the mesh screen of our fireplace. Several people who have seen it want one.
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CoJoe Good Quality, Reasonable Price
First, a dose of reality...this is an electric fireplace, so ignore hopelessly optimistic types who proclaim "looks like a real fire!" It doesn't...the only thing that does is, well, a real fire.
It does, however, have a pleasant and relaxing glowing embers, flickering flame effect. If you're ok with that, you should consider this unit.
We bought it b/c we didn't want to mess with wood or gas fires. We have a vintage Malm fireplace, and the Durflame electric fireplace fits nicely inside. Though we often use it in "flames only" mode, it does have a decent heater for chilly nights.
We find it relaxing to sit together with the fireplace on, and enjoy a quiet evening of music and conversation.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texasgal Exactly what I was looking for and at the right price.
I wanted an electric fireplace insert for a reasonable price but was having a hard time finding one that was the right size for a decent price. This insert fit the bill exactly. Now it doesn't look like the real thing but close enough. I have visitors go over & hold their hands over it like a real fire though. It makes the living room very cozy on those cloudy winter days. I had an electrician put a plug in the fireplace so the cord would not be hanging out. I'm very satisfied as I don't believe in burning wood & we don't have gas in my neighborhood.
November 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barney Great Value for the Money
My wife hates a real fire in the fireplace. "Pollutes the air, and is messy," she says. "Yes, my dear," I reply, although I've loved wood-burning fireplaces all my life. So we bought the Duraflame electric fireplace insert for $139 (Model DFI020ARU) and -- believe it or not -- she LOVES it! The lifelike flickering flames give our living room a nice homey look, and when it's chilly we turn on the heater. I give it four stars instead of five because the heat output doesn't live up to expectations. I would recommend it, though. AND SO WOULD MY WIFE!
October 25, 2012