A fireplace adds a touch of class to your home because let’s be honest, few people use them for cooking or warmth these days. As a matter of fact, many people use them for the atmosphere alone, so why bother with the risks of making the fire in the first place? Think about it, standard fireplaces require a chimney, they make a lot of smoke, they require careful supervision because of the fire, and they take a lot of maintenance to keep clean.
This being said, you can still enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without dealing with the high-maintenance one requires by getting yourself an electric fireplace instead. Electric fireplaces provide you with the same heat that a space heater would give you, combined with the ambiance of a flaming fireplace. Even so, there are more than a few to choose from, so here are the ten best electric fireplaces on the market today.
10Best Choice Products Free Standing Electric 1500W Fireplace Heater Fire Stove
This is a free standing fireplace that can be moved around freely should you wish to re-position it around the house. It is CSA certified to ensure that you won’t get any nasty surprises, and it benefits from a safety cut-off device to prevent overheating. Although it may require some assembly from your part, this 1500W fireplace heater will provide you with roughly the same heat a standard fireplace would.
9ClassicFlame 36EB220-GRT 36″ Traditional Built-in Electric Fireplace
We should point out that ClassicFlame’s 34EB220-GRT is an ‘insert’ electric fireplace, meaning that you will have to accommodate it in a wall somewhere, which may require some time and effort from your part. After installing it, however, you will feel the 8,900 BTU it provides almost instantly, as it is designed to heat up rooms up to 800 square feet large. Not only that, but it is equipped with a traditional flame effect that includes 5 brightness settings and a multi-functional remote for greater accessibility.
8Dimplex DF3033ST 33-Inch Self-Trimming Electric Fireplace Insert
Equipped with an adjustable flame effect for a better room ambiance, this self-trimming electric fireplace from Dimplex is quite spectacular to look at. At the same time, it features multiple heat settings for custom comfort, combined with a sleep timer to eliminate any risks. Speaking of risks, this device features a temperature cut-off switch that prevents overheating and an easy to use remote control for greater convenience.
7Dimplex Holbrook DFP4765BW Traditional Electric Fireplace Mantle
Dimplex makes some pretty aesthetic fireplaces and this particular one is no different. Designed in a beautiful, traditional fashion with a burnished walnut finish, this high-end electric fireplace will provide you with enough heating power to heat up a room area of up to 400 square feet. It also features a patented, life-like flame effect, and on/off remote control for accessibility and a 23-inch self-trimmed firebox that operates with or without heat.
6SEI Narita Media Console with Electric Fireplace
SEI Narita Media Console from Southern Enterprizes uses a splendid flickering flame effect that looks impressively realistic. So realistic in fact, that unless you know for a fact that you are looking at an electric fireplace, you would have no way of knowing from afar. At the same time, it has an adjustable thermostat that goes pretty high, allowing you to heat up rooms up to 1,000 square feet or more.
5Best Choice Products Large 1500W Heat Adjustable Electric Fireplace
This is an elegant and modern electric fireplace equipped with a 3D flame technology that can be easily controlled through a remote control. It also has an adjustable thermostat with dual heating settings at 750W and 1,500W that will help you heat up medium to large rooms with no issues whatsoever. We should also point out that it is designed in a way that allows you to use it either as a wall-mounted piece or as a free standing one.
4Best Choice Products SKY1826 Embedded Fireplace Electric Insert
SKY1826 from Best Choice Products is a vent-free electric fireplace that requires no assembly whatsoever. This is quite rare these days, especially for a 28.5″, highly potent fireplace with a heater. Speaking of which, the heater it comes equipped with is CSA certified and features a safety cut-off device to protect the device against overheating. It can also be controlled via a remote control to make things easier.
3Duraflame DFS-550-21-BLK Maxwell Electric Stove with Heater
This cosy-looking stove & heater has a 4,600 BTU heating capacity, meaning that it’s strong enough to heat up a room of 400 square feet or more. Thanks to its metal construction, it is quite durable and strong, helping with heat distribution at the same time. We should also point out that it displays a realistic-looking flame with a glowing effect that includes a log and an ember bed, a ‘flame’ that can be operated without turning the heating on.
2Touchstone Onyx 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace
This is a 1,500W/5,100 BTU heater that can heat up most medium to large rooms with ease, and will do so while providing you with quite a spectacle. It is a wall mounted fireplace, however, so it may require a bit of work from your part to get it up and running, but once that’s out of the way, you can expect the Onyx to be everything you need and then some. Among its many features, we find an exclusive heat override switch that allows you to recess it with ease, a mounting bracket for greater convenience, and a timer with an auto-off feature.
1Dimplex DFI2310 Electric Fireplace
Equipped with a built-in fan-forced heater, the DFI2310 from Dimplex will distribute heat evenly and quietly throughout the room while providing you with a beautiful flaming glow for you to enjoy. It is a 1,375W device at core, so expect it to heat up rooms up to 500 square feet with ease. At the same time, it has a remote control that you can use to choose between its full heating, half heating, or flame-only capabilities. Overall, the DFi2310 might just be one of the best electric fireplaces on the market.