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210 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
The realism of this Dimplex Electric Fireplace Insert is breathtaking. It is SO hard to believe that there are no actual flames burning. Some very creative attention to detail went into the amazing design of this product. I have looked at other inserts that are much more expensive and they don't even BEGIN to compare. Some have "flames" that "sort of" give the impression of fire. The flames of THIS Dimplex insert look more like a fire than a fire! I am totally delighted with this product. Since it is summer, we have not yet used the heating feature of our insert. Our primary goal is "ambiance", and I love having the "flames" just for atmosphere when heat is not needed or wanted. However, I think this insert could definitely be used as supplemental heating, and I can imagine turning the home thermostat down when enjoying the warmth from this "hearth" on a cold winter night. We placed the insert in an existing fireplace which has had a real fire in the past. Our fireplace opening is 34" across and 24" high. Although the insert (at only 23" across and 20" high) is considerably smaller, it actually looks fine in our size fireplace, particularly since the inside of the opening is a bit blackened from previous use. I found that the insert blends very well into the dark surrounding area. A fireplace screen further helps the illusion, and the beautiful flames are clearly visible through the screen. If you have a fireplace "curtain" in an existing fireplace, that would be ideal for disguising the insert a bit. We completed our "illusion" by placing a basket of firewood on one side of the hearth and a set of real fireplace tools on the other. We also purchased a crackling sound system (a little box made by another company-- you can google to find one) to provide the crackle and hiss of the fire. A candle on the mantle that has the scent of a campfire or burning logs completes the experience. (Be sure to look for a candle scent that is clearly advertised as actually smelling like "wood burning." Some do and some don't!) If you are considering this fireplace insert, you simply can't go wrong. It far exceeded my hopes, and the price is right!
Purchased this unit after a year of researching and it is wonderful! We no longer have wood stacked on our porch and I can have a warm fire any time I want it. My original wood burning fireplace was already black from the years of fires so the unit blends in nicely. With a firescreen in place, it is hard to tell that it is not a real fire. With the heater on, we can even stand in front of the fire and feel the warmth! I would recommend this to everyone. It is really nice to have around children and pets.
I like it! It definitely makes our family room feel cozy. But, that's not because of the HEATER in my new electric insert. Even turned on HIGH, I can barely feel any heat unless I stand almost on top of it. HOWEVER, that's not why I purchased this. I wanted my fireplace to be functional without having to burn wood. It never really threw out a lot of heat, anyway. It's so much fun to just CLICK on my remote and POOF, I have a "warm fire". It's especially realistic looking when the lights are down low or turned off.
There is one aspect of the Dimplex insert that looks a bit "fake", though. This seems to be more apparent during the day. The perfectly shaped half moon in back of the logs is just TOO symmetrical. I had to smudge some soot on the edges and even use a sponge to apply a little black water color paint to make it look more "ragged around the edges". It just makes it look less uniform. I would think that it could be designed that way originally.
Other than that, I really am pleased with this little insert! The embers and hot logs look SO real. I have to admit, with the fireplace curtain open I was worried a spark would come out and land on the rug! <grin>
I highly recommend the Dimplex Electric Fireplace insert!
We installed this Dimplex insert in place of our old gas log. Our expectation was "supplemental heat for a 400 square foot room". Our expectation has been met. The unit heats up our living / dining room well. At first use it may seem like the unit does't put out much heat, but it actually does! The fan speed is specifically matched to the heating element. A larger fan would move more air, but it would be cooler air. The key is to turn on the fireplace and leave it on.
A plus is that the flame / logs are very realistic!
We love our new electric flame fireplace insert. It was a perfect fit. We bought it in time for Christmas holidays, and our grown children were pleasantly surprised when they saw the fireplace glowing warmly, while the Christmas tree was the next icon in the family room.
Our grandson, 2 years old, loves that he can easily turn it on or off by pushing a button on a remote control.
Every visitor we've had has commented about the relaxing visit by the fireplace.
My husband loves it that he will not have to carry in firewood, or have to clean out the fireplace, after the rest of the family has retired, leaving him to clean up.
This insert is so natural looking, so real. It's difficult to tell that the warmth that each feels is an illusion. That will be our secret.
Looks aren't everything, You would think that would be in this case, but weakest feature in this heater is the very weak fan, could not feel the heat 6 ft from the fireplace. The realistic flame is what I would expect from Dimplex, the heater fan did not live up to the manufactors rep.
This is a great fireplace insert. At the push of a button you have a fire going. I have even had people believe it was real. There is no messy clean up. The flue is always closed and when I'm done with the fire I push a button and it turns off. So unless your fireplace is your main source of heat, this fireplace insert is perfect. Easy to install & use, realistic looking, no mess what else can ask for in an insert
I am so pleased with this purchase. I don't hear any crackling but that's ok because just to have it on is so amazing and life-like. And when the heat is on, OMG, this little thing packs a powerful punch. As far as recommending this product...I already have. When my sister saw it, she hurried up and ordered her one. Bottom line...I love it! And that's all I have to say about that.
We put up the new dimplex fireplace and have been impressed with it the moment we turned it on. It has already claimed a few casualties as it has fooled a number of people thinking it was real. The heat it gives out is no more than perfect, unlike conventional fireplaces that either give too much heat or just, not enough. I highly recommend it, especially for the price in the long run (fireplace maintnance can be pricey).
This is the second Dimplex electric fireplace that I have purchased. The first is located in my northern home in Ohio. I stumbled on to it while shopping and was impressed with the realness to the flame and the added heat settings made it perfect for my breakfast room and it fit perfectly into our existing firebox. When we wanted anviance in our winter home in Florida especially at Christmas time, I immediately began shopping for the insert to fill the opening in the fireplace that I just built. I found it on Walmart's website. It made the purchase so easy with in-store pickup, and the price was right, too. No other electric insert looks as real as the Dimplex.
I had been searching for an electric fireplace insert.
I installed this in an old TV console. After several measurements, I knew it would fit. I lined the cabinet with backer board material, painted it black with High Temp. paint. I could not be more pleased with the project. The fireplace works great.Using the remote from my easy chair can really spoil you. With the lights on low in the living room and cold outside it was right thing to do.
Didn't know what to expect, but am very happy with the insert. Doesn't give off much heat, but that's isn't why I purchased it. Fits nice in the fireplace and is very pretty and relaxing to watch.
great look, but does not produce much heat. better form than function.
We bought this to put in an existing gas fireplace insert, which we did not want to use due to it being ventless--Co2 worries...After taking gas logs out and cleaning the space, the Dimplex fit in perfectly. The rear width of unit is 18", so it is narrower in back than the front (23") dimension.
The flames are quite nice. Not confused with a real flame, but highly satisfactory (this was my biggest concern). The heater works very well and is very quiet. Our living room is small, about 14x18 with a 9 foot ceiling, but logs raise temps about 3 degrees and keep area very comforrtable, combined with baseboard heat.
There is a deluxe version from Dimplex that has upper LED logs that pulse like glowing embers, but that is $150 more. I would be willing to pay this, but am satisfied with the version Walmart sells. Its bottom logs have a very realistic ember glow, as well as reflectors on the top logs that are realistic.
The remote control works well and there are three switches--flame, low heat, high heat. Very easy to set and use.
Net, Dimplex fits into a small space, has good flame and heat and was a good price and value, especially with Walmart's "ship to store" program.
Where do I start, first I was looking for a gift for my wife. She missed the roar of a fireplace, but not the mess. I went on line, and googled electric fireplace. Researched what came up, and found that Wal-Mart sold a Dimplex Electric Flame Fireplace which seems to be a very good brand. It was easy to put in and use, a remote is nice. It was her Christmas gift, we have enjoyed it everyday. It looks real, the heat adds to the reallism. Again we are impressed with this products.....
Have had the product about 4 weeks. Am happy with the product itself, it does enhance the fireplace that I have and does have a realistic look to it through the glass doors that I have. Heating element is ok but will not be of much use in the size room that it is in. Have not been able to use the remote but assume that this will need a new battery. BIGGEST problem was with the shipping, it damaged one of the back legs and bent it, I as able to streighting it a little and was still able to adjust the height of it to compensate for the problem. Time will tell if it damaged anything that isnt showing up now. Would suggest that you check for shipping damage before leaving store (I didnt see it at the time).
I was so surprised to find this electric insert for $50 cheaper than any around. The fireplace looks great, it heats around the floor which is what I wanted. The flames look real, the bottom logs look like they are on fire inside and it glows. The top two logs don't light up. The backdrop where the fire shows just looks real, as the flames keep flickering. We came home one night and I had left the fireplace on, and wow, it looked so nice to walk into the living room and seeing the fireplace on, it looked so real and inviting. A excellent buy for the money for sure.
The Dimplex insert is the best we looked at from three different stores, it is very realistic looking, and some of our friends are going to order one also. The quality and price are fantastic, and it is delivered right to our door.
I am so happy with this insert. It does everything the website said and is so realistic. The heat function has high and low or you don't have to use it at all. This really beat my expectations.
I just received my electric fireplace insert and was totally thrown by the looks and operation of it. It is amazing. It looks real and was so easy to use. I only had to position it into my existing fireplace and it did the rest. By the way, I was using a gel fireplace before and decided to try converting to an electric one due to cost and plus I wanted to be able to see the flames without using heat. I could not believe how easy it was to make the adjustment. The ambience is beautiful. It doesnt crackle though. But I am 100% pleased and would definitely recommend this product to everyone.