I purchased this fireplace for ambiance, style and a supplemental heat source. I read the review comments regarding the fireplace and determined it was a good value for the contemporary look I was going for. At any rate, I received the fireplace in a timely fashion and the item was just as described so I was quite happy with the purchase until I realized the expense associated with using the fireplace on a regular basis. The fireplace itself is sturdy but light enough to be moved around the house. It really creates a nice ambiance, but only heats about 250 square feet comfortably. If you are in the immediate proximity of the fireplace you will feel the heat; however, if you are in a large room or a basement, the heat is not as intense. Unfortunately Overstock does not sell the fuel, but other companies sell it for about $60/6 quart bottles. I found that the fire only lasts about 2 hours per bottle. As you can imagine, it would be quite costly to use on a regular basis. If you have an unlimited supply of bioethanol fuel then I would highly recommend the fireplace, if not, you may want to choose another fireplace.
This fireplace is very misleading based on the picture shown. We were gonna use it as a psuedo-coffee table but it is too small for that. I do not feel that it was worth the high price we paid for it because it can almost be a table top fireplace. Look at the dimensions listed and take that into consideration before purchasing. We ended up keeping it because my husband likes it but if I could go back in time, I would never have purchased it.
I would think twice before try to use freestanding bio fireplace as a coffee table?! We use this cute fireplace 1-2 times a week in different rooms and always have fun with my husband. Real flame last long enough to appreciate the romantic atmosphere in our not big apartment. The only problem was to get Ethanol, but we can buy it now from Overstock as well. Thinking of safety issues I would not recommend using this fireplace as a coffee table. My mother in law bought solid, great looking coffee table fireplace 2 or 3 years ago, but paid $3600 and I cannot see it very often in use. We use ours all the time and even lend sometimes to our friend, when she has a party. LOVE IT.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yse
- How is the quality of the product? grate
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I purchased this for my son for Christmas loves it but hard to find fuel it burns in the Chicago Area. It would be nice if overstock sold the fuel too. Great for condo or apartment life and then can always take it with you if you move into a house. Great Buy