Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by allthingsvu Great for smaller rooms
This fireplace is small and compact. You can turn on the "fire" without turning on the heat. Heat and "fire" have separate controls. They heat is pretty weak so don't expect it to blast out hot air and warm your room in minutes. This is good for a small room and you would probably have to leave on all night to keep the room warm. It takes hours to warm up the room. I placed a TV on top but I wouldn't recommend any TV larger than 40 inches.
December 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Safety issues, Toxic smell,
Cosmetically, the design is like a square box, the pressed wood exterior appears unfinished and of low quality for specific reasons. The materials appear cheap.
At the unboxing there was a small dent in the a corner, as pictured. When I brushed off the foam packing with my hands, they were clean, the Fireplace Expresso finish absorbed oil from my hands. It doesn't clean easily.
The front on the bottom isn't evenly finished in Expresso.
The frame of the front of the fireplace, underside towards the glass, is in places completely unpainted while in other painted, as pictured. This smooth dark finish attracts hair, dust and oil.
The box had a chemical smell. It worsened when I turned on the fireplace. This has been out of the box for several days. It still has a smell. It smells worse than my Cat Litter box.
This ships with a manual, a page dedicated to possible hazards. The back is covered with Hazard warnings.
The heater when turned on starts at the lowest room temperature. The remote is very thin cheap plastic that is easy to lose or destroy.
Despite an entire page in the Manual on hazards and a back side with warnings, there is No Physical Safety feature-grill on either the Remote or Heater/Fireplace On/Off Front to prevent small hands or paws from playing with the controls. Hot Metal areas are exposed presenting another safety hazard.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Great for small areas
Fireplace ships full assembled. This fireplace will work well in small areas. In open/wide rooms, you would not notice anything except the nice looking flame lights. Construction is great but finish is average. Air blow speed is static with 5 heat levels. The hottest is at 5.
Control panel has 3 self-explanatory buttons that control the power, heat and flame light. Same 3 functions can also be controlled by included remote control. Remote is simple yet very practical when you are old and it’s hard for you to bend all the way down at the bottom of fireplace to turn on or off. My parents love the remote feature.
Portability is 2nd great feature this fireplace offers. Wheels are not visible and work great on my wooden floor or carpet and are lock capable. It does come with hardware in case you decide to permanently secure it.
The size is decent and the price is great. I am happy to own it.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kharndt I see plenty of cozy fires this winter!
I have been really missing a fireplace -- I haven't had one for a few years -- and this unit is perfect for the only space I had, under a window in my office/den. I don't expect the fireplace to take the place of a whole room heater, but it sure will make it feel warmer. I can't wait for cool weather; who can resist a fireplace's cozy atmosphere?
October 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark This only work for a very small room in a temporate climate
The fireplace can only be used in a very small room, especially if you live in a cold climate. When it was 45 degrees outside, and 64 degrees inside, we had to turn it on high for 40 minutes before it got comfortable. This was in a 10x12 room, so it does not get much smaller than that. Maybe if you live in a warmer, more temperate climate - then I could recommend the fireplace as a way to take the edge off of any small amount of cold weather. However, the flame is pleasant to look at.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mixerpilot Very pleased. The fireplace/heater great addition to bedroom
The fireplace came well packaged and fully assembled. It looks great and works perfect in a small space. It comes with a remote control which makes it super nice for bedroom, can be used for heat or ambiance.
October 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Derrick is only OK
looks nice but doesn't put out as much heat as the spec's claim. i was some disappointed.
I had (2) of them malfunction I returned one & they had no replacement for the other.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neelam Flame effects look real
Fire place came fully assembled in a well packaged box. Box is heavy and requires 2 people to lift. Only thing you have to do is install 4 wheels at the bottom to make it portable or attach it with mounting bracket (included) for permanent placement and to avoid tipping over (safety feature). Two wheels have locking mechanism (safety feature) and will be installed on the front side. Its size is great for bedrooms and home offices. I am taking full advantage of its mobility but where ever you use it, make sure that the fireplace front has a 36” clearance. Use of extension cord is strongly discouraged.
Heat and flame light are controlled independently. I love this feature since I can just have the flame effects going while keeping the heat off when not needed.
There are 5 heat settings that are controlled by single button. Each time the button is pressed, the intensity of heat becomes stronger. When the heat is ON, it blows hot air from the grill located at the bottom front of the fireplace.
If you set the heat at highest speed, it causes the grill to become hot enough that it can certainly burn the skin if touched. The front glass however stays cool since its only purpose is show and tell.
This fireplace also offers a locking mechanism to lock the Heat which I think is a great safety feature for households with toddlers. You press the power button for 10 seconds to lock it. Once locked, Heat feature becomes disabled.
A 3 inch long remote comes with the fire place that adds convenience of turning on or off fireplace or the flame light while seated.
I am enjoying its warmth and look forward to cold winter.
October 12, 2013