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Awesome electric fireplace!
 from Bridgeport, CT,  Oct 26, 2012

I purchased this fireplace for my bedroom which is the coldest room in the house, though not very large. There were no reviews on this product, but after researching everything, it looked exactly like what I wanted so I took a chance. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It is perfect scale, seems very realistic, and very attractive. The moldings and trim are beautiful. The flames, logs, and coals are all adjustable height/brightness, and can be used without any heat if desired, just for ambience (essentially an LED light show). My daughter loves to do her homework on the floor in front of it with just the flame lights on, or snuggle in bed with just the lowest flame/dying coals setting. There is also an adjustable thermostat and an optional timer. It makes a fan heater sound when it is on, rather than a crackle flame sound.. It heats my room nicely just by putting it on the 75 degree setting for 20-30 minutes. I put this fireplace together myself with the tools provided. It came in two large boxes. It took me about an hour and a half. A handy guy could get it done much faster. I dragged the boxes to my room and then put it together right where I wanted it. I opened the firebox and set it right behind it, so I could slide it in when I was ready. The parts all fit together well, but the washers were greased and so I got greasy fingerprints all over it (but they wiped off instantly). The instructions are readable. There were a few screws missing but nothing critical. I don't know yet how it will affect the electric bill. Very romantic and very practical. Makes my room look like an elegant bed and breakfast. I've shown it off to a few friends and everyone is absolutely amazed by it. Just make sure you have a 3 prong outlet on the wall where you plan to put it!

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect, crisp semi-gloss white, matte black firebox insert with sliding mesh screen over glass.
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product quality seems excellent, except the remote control is pretty cheap and needs to be replaced.
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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