The Top 5 Electric Fireplaces Reviewed

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Are you looking for a way to heat your home in an efficient manner while also enhancing the elegance and style of the living room? If so, an electric fireplace could be one of the best investments you could ever hope to make for the modern home. However, you will only unlock the full joys of owning a luxury electric fireplace if you are prepared to put in the necessary levels of research.

There are dozens of great electric fireplaces on the market, but analyzing the pros and cons of each would take months – especially if you aren’t an expert in the field. We’ve done the hard work for you to compile a shortlist of five incredible options that are all capable of taking center stage in your living room.

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Touchstone 80004 - Sideline Electric Fireplace - 50 Inch Wide - in Wall Recessed - 5 Flame Settings - Realistic 3 Color Flame - 1500/750 Watt Heater - (Black) - Log & Crystal Hearth Options
PuraFlame Alice 50 Inches Recessed Electric Fireplace, Wall Mounted for 2 X 6 Stud, Log Set & Crystal, 1500W Heater, Black
Duraflame Electric Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame Effect, Black,
TURBRO Suburbs 20" 1400W Electric Fireplace Stove, CSA Certified Freestanding Heater with Realistic Log Flame Effect, Black
BestMassage 35" 750W/1500W Electric 2-in-1 Color Curve Glass Wall Mounted and Standing Fireplace Adjustable w/Remote, Black
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Touchstone 80004 - Sideline Electric Fireplace - 50 Inch Wide - in Wall Recessed - 5 Flame Settings - Realistic 3 Color Flame - 1500/750 Watt Heater - (Black) - Log & Crystal Hearth Options
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Touchstone
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80004
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PuraFlame Alice 50 Inches Recessed Electric Fireplace, Wall Mounted for 2 X 6 Stud, Log Set & Crystal, 1500W Heater, Black
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Alice
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Duraflame Electric Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame Effect, Black,
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TURBRO Suburbs 20" 1400W Electric Fireplace Stove, CSA Certified Freestanding Heater with Realistic Log Flame Effect, Black
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BestMassage 35" 750W/1500W Electric 2-in-1 Color Curve Glass Wall Mounted and Standing Fireplace Adjustable w/Remote, Black
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Best Electric Fireplaces

1. Touchstone 80004

Touchstone 80004 review

The Touchstone 80004

Available in a variety of sizes from 36” to 100”, the Touchstone 80004 electric fireplace is designed to fit inside existing wall recesses, giving you a fantastic opportunity to emulate a natural fireplace vibe while also retaining as much space in your living room as physically possible.

While the Touchstone electric fireplace will certainly heat up the room as desired, (running at 1500W to heat rooms of up to 400ft2) the direction of air movement ensures that the other electronic goods are not at risk. This does mean, though, that it should be mounted at least 1 ft below the ceiling. Meanwhile, TVs should not be placed directly above it.

A range of settings and options allow you to control the look through different colors and effects. Whether it’s the crystal effect or the faux wood style, you can always find a winning atmosphere for every occasion. Watching a family film, enjoying a romantic meal, and relaxing with friends can all be enhanced by the esthetic rewards.

The low heat setting is particularly ideal when you want the appearance of a wood fire but don’t want to be left sweltering. The low maintenance system is also capable of providing several years of service – as long as it is installed correctly from the outset.

Touchstone is a brand you can trust, and the affordable 80004 model is the jewel in their crown, providing the function and appearance of an expensive real fireplace at a fraction of the cost – both as an initial outlay and in regards to ongoing costs. Those features can only be considered a recipe for success.

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Touchstone 80004 - Sideline Electric Fireplace - 50 Inch Wide - in Wall Recessed - 5 Flame Settings - Realistic 3 Color Flame - 1500/750 Watt Heater - (Black) - Log & Crystal Hearth Options
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Touchstone 80004 - Sideline Electric Fireplace - 50 Inch Wide - in Wall Recessed - 5 Flame Settings - Realistic 3 Color Flame - 1500/750 Watt Heater - (Black) - Log & Crystal Hearth Options
  • DESIGNED FOR IN-WALL INSTALLATION: This electric fireplace is specially created for recessed mounting in walls. Recessed mounting is simple. Build a simple rough frame in your wall, move existing studs, then the right and left side have mounting brackets, which take 2 screws on each side. The 50-inch fireplace comes with easy-to-follow instructions to help homeowners install the unit on their own. Wiring can be hard-wired or plugged.
  • TWO HEAT SETTINGS: Perfect for the cold seasons, the Touchstone Sideline features two heat settings: high and low. Heat vents are located on the upper front area. The heat level can be adjusted according to the user's preference, making this fireplace a functional and practical fixture. The fireplace can be turned all the way up in freezing weather to keep you snug and toasty. For slightly chilly weather, it can be set on low to provide ample warmth without being too hot.
  • REALISTIC FLAME WITH THREE COLOR CHANGING OPTIONS: To create the cozy atmosphere of a traditional fireplace, this electronic unit emits authentic-looking flames that emulate a real fire. It has three color changing options (orange, blue, and blue-orange), along with five settings, from a soft ember glow or an intense blaze. With both its look and performance, Sideline gives you the total package. Both the heat and flame settings can be operated through a remote control. (Batteries not included)
  • MULTIPLE MODES: Brightness settings that range from a dull ember glow to a full blazing light, allowing you to adjust the flames to your desired brilliance
  • FAUX FIRE LOG AND GLASS CRYSTAL INCLUDED: This set includes faux fire logs and crystals to create an authentic feel. It operates on 1,500 watts, with a voltage of 120. It is recommended that this fireplace be positioned at least 12 inches below the ceiling. Avoid mounting it directly under a flat-screen television, as that may limit the heater's use.

2. PuraFlame Alice

PuraFlame Alice review

The PuraFlame Alice

Built to replace a real fireplace while maintaining an authentic look, the PuraFlame Alice electric heater is a great solution. The 1500W unit is available in sizes from 40” to 68” while it can be finished with a black frame or white frame depending on your personal preferences.

A front-facing blower at the top of the heater ensures that heat is generated and circulated throughout rooms of up to 400ft2 with great efficiency and, crucially, in a way that reflects an authentic log fire. Perhaps the greatest feature, regarding the function comes from the adjustable thermostat, which lets you control the temperature with incredible accuracy.

The 120V unit also utilizes LED technology to reduce running costs while the versatile range of 4 materials (3 types of rocks/crystals plus the wood effect) offers a level of flexibility that cannot be emulated elsewhere. The easy installation properties mean that you probably won’t need to hire an expert either, which saves a significant sum of money too. The PureFlame customer care team is very helpful if required too.

Whether wall-mounted or installed with the recess where a real fire once lived, the PureFlame Alice model produces an iconic traditional look while promoting modern technology and function. The fact that the heat comes out of the front means that you can install a TV above it too, especially when the recess offers some protection around the unit.

It can run without heat too, giving you the atmospheric benefits without becoming too hot. Likewise, the 750W option gives you the best of both worlds. When you want a modern approach to creating a traditional appeal, this is one of the greatest options.

PuraFlame Alice 50 Inches Recessed Electric Fireplace, Wall Mounted for 2 X 6 Stud, Log Set & Crystal, 1500W Heater, Black
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PuraFlame Alice 50 Inches Recessed Electric Fireplace, Wall Mounted for 2 X 6 Stud, Log Set & Crystal, 1500W Heater, Black
  • INSTALLATION: In-wall recessed installation, a perfect fit for 2 X 6" wall. Flush mounted. Two electrical connections: Plug-in or Hard-wiring. Just plug in 110V outlet and enjoy
  • REALISTIC FLAME EFFECT: Ultra High Intensity LED lights provide very bright and realistic flame effect. Two options for ember bed: Log set or crystal stones to suit your need. Total 4 different flame settings cater to your desired ambience (1. Yellow with a little bit blue low brightness 2. All yellow brightness 3. Yellow with a little bit blue brightness 4. All blue brightness). The flame effect can be operated with or without heat for year-round ambience
  • HEATER: Upper front heater blower (vent at the top). Two heat settings (high 1500W and low 750W) can heat up to 400 square feet room quite nicely. The thermostat can control the room temperature from 61"H to 82"H to suit the user's preference. The countdown timer can be set to turn off the fireplace from 30 minutes to 9 hours
  • MODERN HOME DÉCOR: The fireplace brings relaxation and comfort into the home, it is ideal for family room, bedroom or anywhere supplemental heat and ambiance is needed. Touch screen buttons enable a unique user experience



3. Duraflame Electric Infrared

Duraflame Electric Infrared review

The Duraflame Electric Infrared

The Duraflame electric stove offers the benefits of a traditional stove, only without bellowing smoke throughout the property, which makes it far safer for your breathing as well as the health of the property. Moreover, the fact it’s portable opens the door to a host of new options, such as heating the conservatory or summer house as and when required without buying separate heating units.

In addition to the versatility gained from having a portable unit, the Duraflame electric infrared unit is available in several colors including black, bronze, cinnamon, white, and French grey. All of them look fantastic, although the black is probably the one that gives a traditional and rustic vibe.

The very powerful unit can heat rooms of up to 1,000ft2. This, combined with the portability can save valuable energy and money as you won’t need to heat the entire property – although it’s always worth retaining the central heating system for when multiple rooms need heating, and to maintain property value.

3-D flames are particularly realistic, down to the glowing embers, and the lack of a crackling sound is arguably the only giveaway that this isn’t a real stove. The low operational volume of the fan does not distract you from conversations, watching TV, or other tasks. You will only hear it with any clarity when the room is virtually silent.

When looking at portable heaters, the look and function need to be supported by practicality. The Duraflame heater is very sturdy and won’t be knocked over easily. It is also cool to touch, which is another major bonus for families with young children.

Duraflame Electric Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame Effect, Black,
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Duraflame Electric Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame Effect, Black,
  • 5,200 BTU heater provides supplemental zone heating for up to 1,000 square feet to help you save money
  • Patent pending 3D flame effect technology features realistic flames that dance on and behind the logs, including five adjustable color, brightness, and speed settings
  • The infrared quartz heat helps to maintain the natural humidity in the air, resulting in comfortable heat without drying out the room's
  • Overheat protection, heater will instantly shut off to prevent overheating. Volts : 120. Amps : 12.5
  • Adjustable, digital thermostat allows you to decide the temperature of your room

4. TURBRO Suburbs

TURBRO Suburbs review

The TURBRO Suburbs

The TURBRO Suburbs electric stove is another portable heater that uses a realistic wood-burning effect to create a rustic and homely vibe while the black unit is reminiscent of the traditional styles. Available in 20” and 23” variants, the 1400W unit is more than capable of heating the room in style.

Given its portable nature, the unit is naturally a lot lighter than the authentic thing. However, this does not make it a flimsy or unsteady product. On the contrary, it is a lightweight yet sturdy product that is safe to touch even when being used. The cozy atmosphere is a delight for anyone wanting to seriously boost the décor of their home without breaking the bank.

Moreover, the fact that it uses electric heating and fan tech means you can place the electric stove in the corner of a room or in the central region. Most will find that making it a key focal point of the room is best, not least when utilizing it as a heating device – although it is possible to enjoy the lighting effects without heating the room.

TURBRO boasts a solid reputation, which is an important item on any buyer’s checklist. Moreover, the unit can be easily assembled in a matter of minutes without any additional help. When the heating aspects are used, the quick heating efficiency is a very positive function too.

Whether planning to keep the device in one room at all times, or move it around the home as required, the simple 15.5lb unit and its orange flames are sure to produce the winning atmosphere you crave. The low operational noises and CSA certification will also put your mind at ease.

TURBRO Suburbs 20' 1400W Electric Fireplace Stove, CSA Certified Freestanding Heater with Realistic Log Flame Effect, Black
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TURBRO Suburbs 20" 1400W Electric Fireplace Stove, CSA Certified Freestanding Heater with Realistic Log Flame Effect, Black
  • 【STAY HOME AND ENJOY A WARM WINTER】 The 1,400W/4,780BTU powerful heating capacity means that it can warm up a room of 1,000 sq.ft. The thermostat allows you to adjust the room temp from 68℉ to 95℉. A comfortable temperature is sometimes equal to easeful living.
  • 【FAST INSTALLATION & EASY CONTROL】 All you need to do is to fix the legs to the body by a screwdriver, and it's ready to use. With only 2 switches and a temp knob, you don't need to read the user manual again and again.
  • 【YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY】 Suburbs is CSA certified, which means our products have passed all tests and met applicable standards for safety and performance in North America. The heating module is underneath so the main body is cool to touch even at its full power. The overheating protection avoids potential fire incidents. But please never use any power strips, extension cords, or old wiring with the fireplace.
  • 【BEAUTIFUL HOME DÉCOR】 The vintage fireplace design with 3-sided visible realistic dancing flames and burning log effect makes it not only a heating appliance but also great decorative furniture.
  • 【1 YEAR WARRANTY】 Please note that the "new smell" for the first use or after long-time storage is normal and it will be gone soon. Please check the package first once you receive it, any damages or missing parts please feel free to drop a message at TURBRO support team.

5. BestMassage Electric Fireplace

BestMassage Electric Fireplace review

The BestMassage Electric Fireplace

Black surrounding frames, bright orange electric 3-D flames, and the choice of 750W or 1500W functions instantly put the BestMassage electric fireplace at the very top table of items on the market. However, it has so much more to offer thanks to the beauty of the curved, tempered glass and other key elements of tech and design.

The 35” unit is well suited to residential and commercial use, being used in boardrooms, hotel lounges, club rooms and more. It offers a traditional atmosphere without the hassles associated with real fireplaces. The curved glass gives users a great view from any angle too.

In addition to being suited to wall mounting, the unit can be installed as a freestanding product, which brings a whole realm of new opportunities to the table. The responsive remote control allows you to turn the unit on and off while also controlling the heat settings and temperature at the click of a button. As you’d expect from a BestMassage product, it is very responsive.

Despite being smaller than many options, it’s still big enough to capture the attention without eating into the physical space. Moreover, when dealing with the heating capabilities, it’s the voltage of the product that matters more than the physical dimensions. This truly is a great option for those on a budget.

The hardware used to hang the unit is very sturdy while you do not need to leave a huge hap between electric heater and the ceiling. It’s durability combined with the long-lasting LED lighting ensure that the product is set to provide ambience for years to come.

BestMassage 35' 750W/1500W Electric 2-in-1 Color Curve Glass Wall Mounted and Standing Fireplace Adjustable w/Remote, Black
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BestMassage 35" 750W/1500W Electric 2-in-1 Color Curve Glass Wall Mounted and Standing Fireplace Adjustable w/Remote, Black
  • 〖Easy wall mounting〗:With our Electric Heater, you don't have to worry about stacking firewood or cleaning up the ash.NOTE:This heater fireplaces is hot when in use. To avoid burn, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces.Keep combustible, paper, and fabric materials at least 3 feet (0.9m) away from the fireplace. Fireplace Electric Heater LED fireplace Standing Fireplace Wall Mounted Fireplace.
  • 〖Safe and efficient use〗:This Electric fireplaces requires less energy to heat a room. It is safe for children and pets because the LED bulbs of this Electric Heater are cool to touch and mercury free. This electronic fireplace has two heating settings:750watt(2559BTU) and 1500watt(5118BTU),Equipped with a safety shut-off device, safe and effective. Fireplace Electric LED fireplace Standing Fireplace Wall Mounted Fireplace Heater.
  • 〖Humanized design〗:The true flame of this electronic fireplace is set in a pile of artificial crystals (included), lending a home-like appeal to a real fireplace. The crystal of this Electric Heater is located behind a durable tempered glass with a contemporary black frame. On a cold night, feel the warmth of our electronic fireplace while enjoying the smoke-free air. Wall Mounted Fireplace Heater Fireplace Electric LED fireplace Standing Fireplace.
  • 〖Remote Control〗:This electric fireplace will be decorated as a function of your bedroom, library or family room. Elegant and modern electronic fireplace with 3D flame technology for easy remote control. The hot spot of our electronic fireplace can be adjusted to your needs to provide even heat distribution. This Electric Heater has a built-in safety shut-off device to keep you and your family safe. Electric LED fireplace Wall Mounted Fireplace Heater Fireplace Standing Fireplace.
  • 〖Energy efficient〗:The sleek and full design of our electronic fireplaces is easy to install on the wall and can also be used as a desktop feature, including a base. This modern Electric Heater is energy efficient and has no emissions or pollution. Our electronic fireplace can be mounted to the wall or placed on the table,easy and convenient. Standing Fireplace Electric LED fireplace Wall Mounted Fireplace Wall Mounted Fireplace Heater Fireplace.

The Differences Between Gas And Electric Fireplaces

Here is a great YouTube video that talks about the pros and cons of gas and electric fireplaces: