stove arrived with broken piece off the back, but since it was on the back and not noticeable, I just glued it on because I didn't want to ship the whole thing back. I expected the stove to have at least some metal on it, or maybe stronger plastic. Really cheap looking. However, since it is -2 below zero, it is keeping my bedroom warm.
I bought this from another online retailer for a lot less money, free shipping and no sales tax ! The heater is fine but the flame effect is nothing short of cheesy. There are much better choices out there. Go for a Duraflame or Dimplex model and you will absolutely get a more realistic flame than you will get in this stove. I have 2 other Duraflame stoves and the flames in those are very realistic. This is a cute design idea with the 3 sides but with the tacky flame, the effect is wasted. It's a shame the maker has not mastered the art of the fake flame ! I cannot recommend.
The heater appears to be well made, but when you plug it in, the motor was a bit noisy. I called the manufacturer because I was not sure if this is a normal sound. When I placed the phone next to the heater, the tech told me that this is not normal. I called Overstock and said that they will send out a new one. Otherwise, the 3 sided view is definitely a nice feature.
We have several electric fireplaces in our home to add to the "warmth" factor, since we live in Minnesota! We love the 3 sided glass . . . it offers & creates a very pretty view. This also provides some nice cozy warmth, too . . . not so sure that it is as effective as some of the others of the same size in our home, but it definitely is effective without having to increase the temperature on our thermostats. Obviously, it seems to be most effective heating smaller spaces. We tend to use it in a small den adjacent to our kitchen . . . probably a 11 by 14 space!