This is a gorgeous portable gel fuel fireplace. I chose a gel fuel fireplace rather than a liquid ethanol unit because gel fuel produces the crackling sound I love. Other liquid fuels do not. I think the price elsewhere for this fireplace is too expensive but I am satisfied with the value based on the price I paid at Overstock. The gel cans sit in a metal basket within the fireplace. It is important to get the right size cans. I am using 3.5" x 4" cans. The baskets have a 1 inch clearance from the bottom. The cans get very hot. I would not sit this fireplace on the carpet or on anything flammable unless you are using candles. The unit has a candle holder tray that sits on top of the can openings. But nothing compares to the flames. There is an initial odor after lighting the cans but it does dissipate. Initially I got a bit of a headache but it stopped. I use Sun Gel brand. It is possible another brand would not have the same odor. The glass sets this unit apart from others. The flames are viewable from all four sides, and there is an eternity effect. One flame reflects as many. It is mesmerizing to watch. While the glass does give some protection from flame flares, you should know that my flames are almost 12 inches high at times and the glass is not that high. There can be a little soot but it is easily wiped away. The metal color is rusty red just as shown in the picture. It came fully assembled except for installing the glass sides. I had to wash stickers off the glass. They should leave the stickers off the glass. I don't think it is possible to install the glass incorrectly. It won't fit any other way but correctly.
Very nice, looks just like the photo. Easily assembled. Very portable.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Great small fireplace for an indoor space where ventilation is not an option. the heat output is not great, but it is enough to add some warmth to the room and will probably be usable in spring/fall when temps are not too cold.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Picture is accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality materials/build
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Well described
My wife has always wanted a fireplace in the house, but there's just no place to put one. I saw this online and realized it would work great in the house and on our new deck. It arrived in perfect order and looks exactly as the picture. When my wife got home I had it set up on the new deck and surprised her with it. she loved it. We have not used in the house yet as it's just to warm but we think it'll work great.
During previous Christmas seasons, there was a tv channel which would play a crackling fire round the clock. We now have a real fire! This item fits nicely on top of a cedar chest in a niche designed either for a fireplace or an entertainment system. It is of good quality, with glass panels containing the flame. The gel cans seem a bit expensive, but for us are cheaper than installing an entire gas fireplace. We now have the ambience and crackle of fire with evoked memories of my childhood!