Last Updated on September 1, 2021
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- Endeavour Fires Castleton Electric Fireplace (Editor’s Choice)
- BeModern Stanton Eco Electric Fireplace Natural Oak (Luxury Choice)
- HOMCOM Freestanding Electric Fire Place (Best Value)
There’s nothing quite like warming up in front of a roaring fire after a cold winter’s day, but while real open fireplaces are aesthetically pleasing, they aren’t always practical for modern homes. Electric fireplaces are a safer alternative that still provide the warmth and cosiness of a real fire but without any hassle or risk. There are many reasons to opt for an electric log burner over the real deal but one of the main reasons for choosing a modern equivalent is that you can adjust the temperature so much easier. With a real log burner, once the room is heated, you can’t then turn it down to a more comfortable level but with an electric version, you can.
Many electric log burners have an in-built thermostat that maintains your ideal temperature and controls the heat of the room without you constantly getting up to adjust the settings. And with a lot of models having a pre-set option, you can even set the fire to come on ready for your return from work each day without having to walk into a cold house and wait for it to come to temperature. The real appeal of an electric log burner for many people is the safety aspect, particularly for families with children or pets running around. An electric log burner doesn’t carry any risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, coal dust inhalation or pollution of the air in your home, and there’s an in-built cut-off feature with many models so there’s no risk of it overheating.
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The Endeavour Fires Castleton Electric Fireplace is set within an off-white suit and has a 100% LED lighting and flame effect system that delivers a realistic fire ambience. The fireplace is delivered flat pack but is easy to fit together and includes thermostatic controls and five levels of brightness so you can set the flames to look exactly how you desire. It has a realistic effect and a 13-colour mood lighting function that can be cycled through to show all colours if you want. It delivers heat quietly with a front outlet and TVs can easily be mounted above without any risk of damage, offering more versatility. The digital remote control has the option to programme the fireplace for up to seven days, as well as thermostat display and a room temperature sensor so it will detect if a window is open and adjust accordingly to avoid wasting energy.
- Thermostatic multi-functional programmable remote control
- Five level brightness setting for the flame effect
- Dimensions W 1000mm x H825mm x D 279mm
Traditional in style, the Dimplex Brayford electric stove is a great alternative to the traditional wood burning stove, with a choice of heat settings and a realistic moving flame effect. This can be set with or without heat, giving you the option to use it all year round. The Brayford comes with a remote control for convenience so you can switch it on and off from a distance and, because it is electric, there are no installation costs to worry about. It has a compact size so it will fit easily in any room of the house – all you need to do is plug it in and it’s ready to use. The Dimplex Brayford stove is easy to use and low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for any home. Consider a stove fan to go atop your electric log burner for more efficiency in spreading heat.
- 2kW heat output with two heat setting options
- Log effect fuel bed
- Has a flame only setting for an ambient glow without the heat output
An impressive stove with realistic flame effect, the Dimplex Opti-Myst gives a realistic feel without the hassle of a real log burner. The design is based off of traditional log burners but with all of the flexibility of modern technology. The Opti-Myst has a water tank that creates a fine water mist that combines with the glow of the flames for a realistic smoky look while still being completely safe to touch. It has thermostatic control and has half or full-heat options for versatility. It’s a great buy for anyone seeking the comfort and warmth of a real wood burning stove but without any of the mess or installation stress. It can be used anywhere in the home, from the lounge and dining room to the bedroom, conservatory or study to add extra warmth during the colder months. Read our favourite 32 inch TV guide for other great home items for your redesign.
- 3D ‘Opti-Myst’ fire effect provides a warming glow
- The adjustable thermostat delivers optimal control
- Comes with a remote control so it can be switched on or off from a distance
The BeModern Stanton Eco Electric Fireplace has a stylish and refined finish, with sleek lines and a modern chrome trim that would make it a great feature in any household. As the name suggests, this eco-friendly fire is designed for energy efficient use and can be used either for warming up the room or as a decorative light feature to add atmosphere to the space without the need for a chimney or the mess associated with real fires. It’s a cost-effective model that can be adjusted easily with thermostatic control for the perfect temperature and is hassle-free to install. Fusing classic elegance with modern touches, this fireplace is a great addition to any room in the house and is effective at providing plenty of warmth and ambience. For other great home items check out our recliner chair picks for a perfect fire-side seat.
- A choice of natural oak or almond stone effect
- Has a chrome trim with a glowing log bed feature
- Gives the option of just having the decorative flame effect without any heat
The HOMCOM Freestanding Electric Fireplace has been designed to provide the feel and glow of a real fireplace without the mess or cost. It’s made from iron and tempered glass, with a compact design that will fit into any home – small or large. The HOMCOM has a thermostat to ensure a steady and comfortable temperature, as well as controls so you can set the temperature to whatever you’re happy with. There’s a safety cut-off feature for peace of mind, as well as vintage appearance that will compliment any style of décor. The adjustable brightness control means you can set the glow to whatever you’re most comfortable with and to a setting that suits the mood. The fireplace requires some minimal assembly but it’s easy to put together, so you can enjoy the benefits in just a short space of time.
- Freestanding fireplace with the feel of a real wood burning stove
- Has temperature controls and a thermostat
- Two levels of power – 950W and 1850W
Practical and stylish, the VonHaus Electric Stove has a classic design with a large window display and bronze-effect handles. This electric log burner has two heat settings and an adjustable thermostat so you can set it to any temperature you’re comfortable with. The LED log fire effect makes this a brilliant feature to the room and gives off a warming glow that can be switched on without the heat if you just want to create a warm atmosphere. With the VonHaus electric stove heater, you’re in complete control of each aspect, so it’s convenient and a stunning focal point in your home too. What’s more, there’s no installation to worry about so all you have to decide is where to put it for the maximum benefit.
- Two heat settings – 925W or 1850W
- Realistic flame effect without the risks of a real fire
- Has a thermal cut-off feature for added safety
The Igenix IG9430 fireplace is the perfect alternative to a solid fuel stove. It’s low maintenance, quick to install and has a choice of two heat settings for the perfect level of comfort. The IG9430 has a realistic log flame effect that moves which can be operated with or without the heat output, so you can use it all year long. If the heater happens to exceed the maximum temperature, the safety thermal cut-off feature will turn the heat off until it’s returned to a safe temperature, providing peace of mind and added safety in the home. There’s also minimal noise when it’s running, so there’s no need to worry about it disrupting your day to day life in the home – it can simply be switched on and enjoyed straight away.
- Freestanding heater with a vivid log flame effect
- Adjustable brightness settings
- Thermostat control with two heat settings
The ideal choice if you have a larger room that you want to heat, the Kingavon BB-CH600 electric stove gives off a classic log burning effect without the need for solid fuel and has built-in overheat protection to ensure maximum safety. Because of its larger size, it can be positioned anywhere in the room where you want it to create a focal point while still enjoying the benefits within the rest of the space. The light effect will work independently of the two heat settings this electric stove has too, so you can use it year-round without the need to endure the heat output in the warmer months, making it a great investment.
- Great for larger rooms
- Has a traditional style
- Flame effect works independently of the two heat settings
The Warmlite WL46016 LED Stove provides a realistic log burning effect without the stress, hassle or mess of real fuel. The LED flame is safe and delivers authentic warmth within your home, with the added bonus of a safety cut-off feature for peace of mind. The heater has two settings of 1000W and 2000W so you can set it to a temperature you’re comfortable with, and the freestanding design makes it practical for placing anywhere in the home for easy portability. So, if you decide to redecorate and move your layout around, the fireplace can be moved just as easily. The classic design makes this a striking feature in any room and will deliver excellent warmth in the colder months of the year.
- Realistic LED flame effect for an authentic feel
- Black cast iron effect with a lightweight design
- Two heat settings to suit your preferences
A beautifully designed freestanding heater, the NETAA Electric Fireplace has bronze-effect handles, a black finish and a large window display for a classic look that will work well in any living or dining room. The heater has a realistic flame effect provided from LED lights to give the illusion of real logs burning and also has two heat settings for optimal comfort. There’s the option to dim the flames and adjust the brightness if you want a softer glow, as well as a compact design that makes it suitable for practically any sized home to add a touch of elegance and practicality.
- 1000W or 2000W heat settings
- Realistic log flame effect that can be dimmed if need be
- Safety thermal cut-off capability