Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 30
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Cute Fireplace, but the wheels stained my vinyl flooring!
This is a cute little fireplace heater - perfect for a small area. You only need a space about 32" wide by 12" deep and it is about 26.5" tall. I chose the white model, and although my monitor was showing that the color was a bit greenish, it is not - it is a lovely cream color white which fits in very well in our dining area.
It was very simple to install the castor wheels and I had it running in a few minutes. I did, however, have to remove the wheels after about 2 weeks -- the material of the wheels had left numerous yellow stains on my white vinyl congoleum flooring that can not be removed. So I would NOT recommend using these wheels if the fireplace is placed on such a surface, especially if it is light colored - you may wind up with damaged flooring too!
Unfortunately, the top back corner was damaged, but that did not affect the operation of the fireplace and I could still share my opinion of it - I simply put a lace runner on top and it looks great. There was a very slight odor at first, as is expected for a new heating unit, but it did not last long at all.
We do enjoy the relaxing flames as we dine! The logs have a very realistic and soothing flame effect (more than the gas fireplace we have in our living room!). It uses 2 40-watt bulbs, so it gives off a little heat even without the heat elements running. This fireplace is great for that little bit of extra heat to take the chill from a room. It seems to shut off at around 75 degrees, but I have no problem with this, as it is not intended to be a main heat source.
Although the specs state that there is no blower, there appears to be a very slow-speed fan built into the heating unit. The fan is quiet and does not create much of a draft. The air blows out about a foot, and then rises. I like that the fireplace itself does not get hot to the touch and the top of it stays cool so I can place things on top without worry.
The thermostat has five heat settings, but it would have been nice to know what the set temperature and wattage is for each one. I also would have liked to know more about the type of heating element it uses.
Although the fireplace itself is enjoyable, I am very disappointed that my floor now has permanent yellow stains in the places where the castors had been even for a short time. I realize it was my fault for not knowing about this chemical reaction, but it would have been very helpful to have a hint in the manual about not placing these wheels on vinyl - along with those other warnings they give such as not taking into it bed with you, or letting it fall into a bathtub, etc.!
October 14, 2013
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 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 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Great Fireplace
It starts with the packing which is double boxed and padded protecting it. The flame is about the most realistic I've found and the remote control allows you to adjust the flame. Nice being able to have flame without heat. The exterior finish is excellent and the firebox gives the appearance of a real fireplace. Haven't used the heat, but the ambiance is terrific. Comes in white and various stains and seems like one of the better values we found.
November 15, 2013