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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AH It makes our house complete
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He wanted a fireplace during our remodel last year, but with all the new laws in California it was not feasible. We had a few problems with the in-store pick up (It was supposed to arrive in 2 days. The first box arrived in 6 days, and the second box arrived in 9 days.) but once I had it all home it was really easy to assemble. I did it by myself in about 2 hours. It is beautiful. Most of the wood is solid (a testimony to it's over 70 lbs weight), and the stain matches what is in my house perfectly. We were able to nestle it right up against the wall, and it looks like it was built there. The concrete log looks just like a branch that fell off our tree. When you've got all three cans lit it puts out quite a nice amount of heat. We love it. It is just what my husband wanted, and just what we needed to make our remodel feel complete.
January 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susy It warms up great!.. Looks beautiful in my living room :-) Great price.
It came before the expected shipping date, all parts perfect not scratch and with extra screws :) Happy !!
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dsr1 Worth the money for the look.
I absolutely love the look of this fireplace and it went together perfectly. However, the claim by RealFlame that their gel fuel has no fumes or odor is not supported by fact. It does have an odor that was rather annoying. I did not get a headache but certainly wasn't pleased by the smell either. RealFlame needs to work on this or advertise differently. They are very misleading.
October 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nothandybuthopeful Very happy with purchase.
Bought an older home without a fireplace and didn't want to invest the time/money in having one installed. This gel fireplace is the perfect alternative. Smaller than a traditional fireplace, but creates the same ambience. Very easy to put together; we were impressed with the quality (real wood!).
November 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rb1kenobi Bang for the buck!
We wanted a fireplace in our living room that was an attractive centerpiece as well as convenient to use and maintain. We considered electric, propane, and gel fuel options. The electric options are certainly convenient (a push of a remote control and zero maintenance), can be used as a heating source (with blower), but I couldn't get past the faux flame effects. Propane offers a variable flame at the push of a button, but requires costly plumbing into the house from a propane source, We came across the gel fuel Ashley and couldn't be happier. The Mahogany finish looks great, the Real Flame Fuel gel "crackles" like a wood fire, and it's easy to use. It was also more cost effective than other options (you CAN get an electric in the price range, but aesthetically kinda cheesy IMHO). It doesn't put out alot of heat, but that really wasn't a major objective. Oh also, the assembly was pretty straight forward with excellent instructions and took a little over an hour (and I've NEVER been accused of being handy). :-)
December 1, 2012