Electric Stove Fireplace

If you want an electric fireplace but have serious space restrictions, consider an electric stove. This lightweight and compact unit provides an attractive flame and comforting heat to a small room. It plugs into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet and operation costs are very reasonable. This style of fireplace is perfect for households on small budgets because it is less expensive than most larger, mantled models.

Shoppers can find the Fire Sense Vernon electric stove for under $100. It features a 1,350-watt heater with multiple heat settings. The patented 3D flame looks realistic and the composite construction is designed to resemble an old-fashioned wood stove. Dimensions are just 16.35 x 10.01 x 21.67 inches and the stove weighs only 28 pounds. A healthy adult can pick up this stove and carry it to another room without needing assistance.

Dimplex sells a compact electric stove for about $140 that also features 3D flame technology. Concealed controls include an adjustable thermostat and allow users to select flame with or without heat. A remote control is provided for on-off operation. This stove measures 11.3 x 20 x 23.1 inches and weighs 34.4 pounds. Up to 5,115 BTUs of supplemental heat is provided for a room measuring up to 400 square feet.

Not to be left out of this market segment, Duraflame, the maker of synthetic logs for wood burning fireplaces, has its own freestanding electric stove. This unit sells for approximately $140 and features a 1,350-watt heater that generates 4,600 BTUs per hour to heat a 400 square-foot room. Metal construction makes this stove sturdy and an operable door adds to the realism provided by the glowing ember bed and logs. Flame and heat levels are adjustable and heat may be used without flame. This stove measures 24.75 x 12.75 x 27.75 inches, weighs 34 pounds, and includes a remote control.

Kozy World offers a 22.5 x 17.2 x 8.8-inch electric stove for just under $100. This 1,500-watt, 20-pound electric fireplace has a glass paneled door with a decorative handle, glowing ember bed, and logs featuring a charred look. Flame intensity and temperature are adjustable and the stove can be operated with flame only for warm weather enjoyment. It generates enough heat to make a 400 square-foot room comfortable during winter months.

The stoves mentioned above all come in black. Shoppers looking for a splash of color should consider the red or green electric stoves from Plow & Hearth. The doors open to provide access to the temperature controls. Realism is provided by the dancing flames and the 1,500-watt heater delivers 4,500 BTUs per hour to warm a 400 square-foot room. This 26 x 15.5 x 28-inch stove features cabinet-grade construction and an attractive enamel finish.