Our house doesn't have a fireplace, and after doing some research I took a chance on this. This has really exceeded my expectations. I was really going for more of an aesthetic when buying this, but that gel fuel really does heat up our living room. And on days/nights that haven't been too cold, we've placed four large jar candles in the firebox and lit those. With just those candles going, it still makes a very cozy atmosphere. The fireplace was very easy to assemble. The wood is very sturdy, as is the firebox. I give this a 4.5 out of 5. The only reason I don't give it a full 5 stars is because of the gel fuel fumes. The instructions say that there will be fumes when you first light the gel fuel. The smell does hang around for a bit, but it's not bad. On our first burn, the smell was around for a few minutes, then was gone. On the next one, the smell hung around for about a half and hour. Small price to pay for the benefits!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly how it appears
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes