Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anne Beautiful and cozy
Love this fireplace. My husband and I put it together in about 1/2 hour. Sturdy materials. I recommend putting it all together without tightening the screws. It helps when you are lining it up that you can still adjust where needed. I also recommend having a rag handy as the screws and washers have a slight coating of oil.
I love all the features and how easy it is to use. We have had it all winter and use it every day without any issues. It takes the chill out of the basement and if we close the door to the room it heats it up quit nice.
I love how it looks in our master bedroom, which is cottage styled. It has really pulled the look together.
Only downsize is that the blower is a little noisy but it is a fake fireplace so really what did I expect. It's not loud enough that it is a nuisance. Just loud enough to notice.
March 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeeBee Beautiful fireplace
After reading all the reviews and not finding what I wanted in local stores, I decided to order the fireplace. I would have rather seen it for real than go by the pictures online, but I was quite happy and relieved when it was completely put together. It is beautiful and does not look cheap...which was my main concern. Adds a nice touch to our small living room. I thought the price was great too. Assembly was easy. Nice to have a remote to use. I'd recommend this product!
April 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dztucker LOVE IT
Easy installation! Looks great and works well. We wanted to make this fireplace look more permanent so we put a lovely granite top on it and floor around and in front of it. We also put it on it's own 20 amp breaker so that we don't have a problem with it popping breakers because of some overload appliance, etc. In our county we no longer can have real wood fireplaces (or even pellet) and everyone is going with gas or electric. Our realtor friend says that the way we have installed it will add value to our (former fireplassless) home. (We'll see) So far this seems to be quite economical and does a good job of heating the room. I love the different settings for heat and for the flame. It is important to have the remote control because it can be hard to stoop over and read the buttons. The flame and glow is so realistic and really surprises our guest that it can actually mimic a real wood fireplace so well. It's also realistic when you turn it off, it slowly glows down and has that ember-like look as a fire goes out. - This unit definitely earns the 5 stars,
May 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron1944 Beautiful and easy to assemble
The Real Flame Ashley Electric fireplace is exactly as advertised. The look is a very professionally finished piece which fits perfectly in our Great Room. The firelogs give just the right glow because the intensity can be dialed in with the remote, which handles a number of excellent functions. The heater function is responsive with a variable speed fan for just the proper amount of heat for any occasion. The old gas fireplace was cranky and dirty to work with...our new electric fireplace is clean and efficient and helped by creating a double mantle effect when added to our current mantle. The assembly was absolutely one of the best parts of the experience. The instructions were easy to read, the correct number of pieces were included and the craftsmanship in the construction was very precise. All in all, this was one of the best engineered units I could imagine. As our picture shows, the Ashley is a beautiful addition to our home.
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by none just ok
I agree with other viewers that it was easy to assemble. It is in my bedroom and fits the space nicely. However from day one the remote does not work to turn it on. I called the company and they told me to unplug it for 24 hours and go through the pairing procedure which I have done many times. The remote will work to change features and to shut it off. However when I wake up in the morning and try to turn it on from the bed or walk right in front of it the remote will not turn it on. I have to manually push the on button. The flame is quite fake like a cartoon but on a dim light setting and the screen shut it looks more realistic. The biggest problem I have with the unit is the sound of the drum in the fireplace that makes the flames flicker. You can hear the rotation of it churning and at night when the heater is off and you want ambiance it is quite annoying sound. The blower is loud but I am ok with that as it does produce a good amount of heat and fast. I think for the price I shouldn't have to hear the whirring sound of the drum and that the remote should work. I do like the look but I think I would of looked at other units had I known. I have not contacted the manufacturer to ask if the whirring sound of the drum is normal as my first experience with them regarding the remote was not enjoyable.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lpmiller So GLAD!
After doing tons of research, I am so glad we went with this one! It was pretty simple to put together and very sturdy. Not to mention, it looks great. The different settings are great and the heat it gives off is perfect for what we needed. We have central heat, but in our living room we have a big sliding glass door. This fireplace will give us the extra warmth we need in there.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sencit Perfect Addition!
The fireplace came in two boxes and was easy to assemble. It looks quite natural and provides warmth, if desired. It provides ambiance and ads a coziness to our living room. While we could have ordered this product for a lower price elsewhere, I was more concerned with the reliability of the shipper and, therefore, went with Home Depot because I know they are reliable and they even helped to load it in our car. The product was exactly as described. The switches can be used on the product or by using the remote which is conveniently small. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting low maintenance, ease of assembly, and good quality.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Irving Great item
My wife was thrilled with the look and the fact that it is able to supplement the heat in this room.
September 17, 2013