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Best Electric Fireplaces of 2020

Best Electric Fireplaces of 2020

Not all electric fireplaces are the same. While you can get a reasonably priced fireplace online, the saying is often true: ‘you get what you pay for’. In this article, we have broken down the top fireplaces to buy in 2020. These are the best fireplaces on the market and have been selected according to the following categories:

Before even thinking about picking out an electric fireplace, you are going to want to read this buyer’s guide. We have hand-selected the very best electric fireplaces according to your various needs. Whether you’re looking for a wall mounted, built-in electric fireplace, or an electric fireplace insert, we’ve got a compilation of the best products you can get for your money in 2020. 

 

Best Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

If you’re after a wall mounted fireplace that can be mounted right on your wall, like a picture or a flat-screen TV, then your best bet is going to be something from the Napoleon Alluravision Series. There are 3 sizes and 2 depth options to choose from. All of them come with a built-in bracket for easy wall-mounted or recessed installation, colorful flame, heat, temperature control, sleep timer and remote control. Napoleon Alluravision fireplaces were chosen in this category due to their incredibly simple, yet modern design and consistent superior quality. 

Best Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces

 

Best Built-in Electric Fireplace

Built-in electric fireplaces are very cool and elegant. They make a great addition to any home, workplace or bar/restaurant. They differ from wall mounted fireplaces since they are essentially implanted right into the wall and don’t stick out at all. If you’re looking for a high quality built-in electric fireplace, try the Dimplex IgniteXL Series. The design elements of these fireplaces are impeccable and they are sure to last you a long time with their high-quality steel framework.

Best Built-in Electric Fireplace

 

Electric Fireplace With The Most Realistic Flame

If you’re looking for a fireplace without any tacky burning logs, unrealistic colors and something that is very relaxing and traditional looking, then look no further than the Dimplex Opti-V Series. The Dimplex Opti-V Series fireplaces really take the cake as far as being realistic looking. If you’re looking for something that looks like you have a real-life fire burning inside, without the dangerous particle emissions, then this is for you.

Dimplex Opti-V™ Solo 29" UL Listed Built-in Linear Electric Fireplace (VF2927L)

Best Electric Inserts

For those of you who already have a fireplace built into your home, now you can get rid of that empty, unused space and actually use it for its intended purpose. Now, you have the ability to insert an electric fireplace into your hearth and it will look authentic and well designed. You can close out your chimney because electric fireplace doesn’t require the flue and this will help to keep the heat emitted by the fireplace inside your home without any drafts from the chimney. The best option this year is the Modern Flames Zero Clearance Electric Insert if you are looking for a firebox fit or Modern Flames Sunset Charred Oak Cordless Log Insert.

Modern Flames Sunset Charred Oak Fireplace Insert

Best Affordable Fireplace

If you’re a new homeowner or want to rent out your place without putting in a ton of capital upfront, you can always opt for a lower-priced option. Touchstone has great quality electric fireplaces for the price. You can get an electric fireplace for anywhere from $299 to $1199 depending on the type and size. Touchstone Sideline Recessed Fireplaces and Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted fireplaces are the two of the most popular ones by Touchstone. You can’t get any better at such a low price point than with Touchstone.

Touchstone Sideline Electric Fireplace


Best Water Vapor Fireplace

Water Vapor Fireplaces are in a category of their own. They are different from most electric fireplaces in a way that their flame is 3 dimensional created by water steam and LED lights. They are the most realistic electric fireplaces yet. The coolest part is that they can be installed any way you like: from the traditional fireplace to a 2-sided, 3-sided, or 360-degree fireplace. Check out the entire collection here.

Dimplex Opti-Myst Fire Box

Best 2-Sided Electric Fireplace

Designing a truly 2-sided electric fireplace has been a challenge many electric fireplace manufacturers have been trying to overcome. Napoleon is the only brand that was able to successfully create a truly see-through electric fireplace and it is the only 2-sided electric fireplace available on the market as of now, so we are going to name it the best one in the category as well. It does get great reviews and the original model introduced in late 2018 has been updated this year, so we have no doubts that you'll like it. Click here to learn more about Napoleon Clearion 2-Sided Electric Fireplace.

Napoleon Clearion

 

Best 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

3-sided electric fireplaces have become super-popular at the end of 2019 and many electric fireplace manufacturers introduced new 3-sided models this year. The best one so far is Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi because of its realistic flames (with blue flame option included), high heat output, smart home connectivity, and flexible installation options. You can mount in on a wall, insert into a wall leaving 3, 2, or 1 sides open. See for your self, check out Modern Flames Landscape Pro here.

Modern Flames 3-Sided Electric Fireplace

If you are looking for a more affordable 3-sided electric fireplace, Touchstone Chesmont is a wonderful option that will exceed your expectations.

Best affordable 3-sided electric fireplace

Best Commercial Electric Fireplaces

If you are looking to get a fireplace for a restaurant, hotel, or other commercial space, we have some great options for you that are both, safe and reliable. 

Modern Flames and Dimplex fireplaces have been specifically designed for commercial applications. Modern Flames CLX and Landscape series even have a commercial-grade motor that can run 24/7. 

If you are looking for a realistic-looking built-in electric fireplace, check out the Modern Flames Landscape Series.

If you prefer a more modern, gas-like flame look, then you will like Dimplex IgniteXL.

If you want an easier wall mounted or semi-recessed installation, check out the Modern Flames CLX2 series.

And if you would like having an open flame and realistic look, Dimplex Opti-Myst Water Vapor Fireplace is exactly what you are looking for. With their 3-dimensional flames, cool-touch flames, limitless installation options, and the ability to connect as many cassettes as you want to build any-length fireplace Dimplex Opti-Myst Fireplaces are winning in the category of the best commercial electric fireplaces.

Dimplex Opti-Myst Fireplaces

Best Smart Electric Fireplace

Another trend that took off at the end of last year is smart electric fireplaces. Isn't it nice to be able to say "Alexa, turn on the fireplace"? Well, now it has become a reality and a handful of electric fireplace manufacturers are leading the industry here. Modern Flames Smart Electric Log Insert was a hit of the end of 2019 and continues to outsell it's competitors this year, check it out here: Modern Flames Corless Smart Electric Insert. Modern Flames has another popular smart electric fireplace that we already mentioned in the 3-sided fireplaces category, it is a true winner in its class, Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi. And last but not least, the water vapor category has the best smart fireplace in it as well, aFireWater Premium Cassette. You can see all the smart options in one place here: Smart Electric Fireplaces, we will continue adding new models as they come out. 

Electric fireplaces have really been a huge hit in the past few years. Technology is only improving, and the electric fireplaces are becoming even more realistic, smart and efficient as the years go by, able to heat entire rooms. If you’re looking for a clean, green and effective source of supplemental heat and a fireplace without any maintenance, shop from our list of the best selling electric fireplaces.


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