Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barbespi I love it
Very nice addition to the living room. I added some glass tiles to the front for color. Warms the room nicely. flames look real.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angie Electric Fireplace in Ash Black
I love, love, love my fireplace!!!!! I am so very pleased. It's beautiful. This is a must have. The flames are gorgeous. I read the other reviews, but my husband and I had it put together in no time. I promise if you buy this you will be very happy. Thanks so much Home Depot for making me a very happy customer.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zentrader Best value for an electric fireplace.
Considering the wide variation in prices for electric fireplaces, the Hampton Bay is the best value for the money that I have found. The flame effect is very realistic, has a total of 7 flame settings and being able to have the "fire" without the heater on is an excellent feature, especially in warmer climates. In my area with higher electric rates the flame-only setting can run for about 6 hours per penny of electric usage. Of course, with the heater on it's much higher. The heater easily heats the living room area and it's great to have on those nights when it's not so cold to turn on the main heat, but cold enough that you want some heat to take the chill off. The heater's blower fan is quieter than my main heat, too.
I'm very skilled at assembling furniture and cabinets and this one went together very well and quite easily. One tip: use wood glue on all wood-to-wood edges for a stronger end product. Also, since I got the white finish, I was able to use latex window & door caulk to fill in the few gaps where surfaces meet to give it a very finished, factory-assembled look. The base of the cabinet is the same height and style of my baseboard, so I cut the baseboard such that the fireplace fits flush against the wall. Then I used the caulk to fill in the small gap between the fireplace and the wall. The end result is that the fireplace looks built-in and as if it had been there ever since my house was built.
I've seen larger mantels and fireboxes with even more realistic flames, but they generally sell for 2 to 3 times as much, or even more. Overall this was the best value. Also, some electric fireplaces use regular bulbs that need to be replaced and use more electricity even without the heater on. This one has a circuit board with LED's on it so there is nothing to replace and it uses far less power.
Other reviews mention that the finish isn't all that great. On the white one I have it almost looked as though it was merely primer paint. But, it's able to be refinishsed. I used the Bulldog product to prepare the surface, then painted it another coat in white using the same paint as on my baseboards. You can see in the photo that the fireplace matches the surrounding trim.
March 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Strawman Great look, inexpensive unit
Both the good and bad reviews are right, depending on your taste. There are definitely some quality issues - some gapping between the seams, and the paint isn't uniform on some of the pieces we were sent (although they do include a paint pen for minor touch ups).
That being said, it has a wonderful look for the price. It's functional and, once assembled, the defects aren't noticeable. If you're a perfectionist with your accessories it's probably not for you - if you're looking for a serviceable and charming if inexpensive unit, then you could do much worse.
November 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa Great fireplace for great price
My husband and I just purchased this fireplace in the store and it took me very little time to put it together. It is in our finished side of our basement and is the perfect size to heat up the space quickly. (Box says up to 400sq ft). There are different settings to the flame which is great depending on what look you are going for and the heater goes up to 82 degrees. The price was great & the pieces were in good condition. Only minor complaint is that it is just a tad noisy but not enough to not purchase.
November 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jlhlarue Love It!
Beautiful fireplace that looks great in my den! Assembly was more than I expected, but even so, only took an hour. All the parts were there and the instructions were very clear. The fit was not perfect, but adequate for the price point. I love the remote and the digital display. The heater performs perfectly in my space! I was concerned that the unit may be damaged because UPS had damaged the box in delivery, but the packaging protected it very well, no damage inside at all!
April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dave 41" electric fireplace in white
We looked around at many fireplaces and found the value on this as excellent. Mantle looks great and the fireplace looks great and works well. Throws heat well and is very quiet. The directions for set up are very well done, it said it would take 60 minutes and that was exactly how long it took.
I would recommend this product.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Awesome fireplace
After shopping numerous models I chose this one for the price however I was pleasantly surprised how real the flame looks compared to other models I shopped .. Assembly was bout 30 min. You can't beat this fireplace for the money. Just get it and and enjoy!
December 5, 2012