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Dimplex Fireplace Inserts Review: 10 Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Inserts

Dimplex Fireplace Inserts Review: 10 Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Inserts

Dimplex has been a leader in the electric fireplace industry since 1995 when it developed the first electric fireplace with a truly realistic "wood burning" flame effect. Today, Dimplex manufactures some of the most realistic electric fireplace inserts and fireplaces on the market. 

Dimplex offers multiple types of electric inserts. Dimplex Revillusion Series and Opti-Myst Series are the most realistic electric fireplace inserts available to date. Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Series Fireboxes offer a more contemporary look and the ability to change between a realistic flame imitation and a variety of colorful mood settings available.

Dimplex also offers Deluxe, Standard, Self-trimming and Plug-in fireboxes that come in many different sizes and offer many different features from an air filtration system that removes mold, pollen, dander, dust and other allergens from indoor air to ceramic heaters that quietly operate with or without flame and warm spaces up to 1000 sq. ft.

10 Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Inserts:

1. Dimplex Opti-myst® - 28" Water Vapor Fireplace Insert (DLGM29).

Cost - Under $1,000.

This is a very unique electric insert that uses one of the newest technologies in electric fireplace manufacturing - water vapor. LED lights reflecting off of the steam produced by the insert create an incredibly realistic 3D illusion of smoke and fire.

Dimplex Opti-myst® - 28" Water Vapor Fireplace Insert (DLGM29)

Dimplex Opti-myst® - 28" Water Vapor Fireplace Insert (DLGM29)

2. Dimplex Revillusion™ 20" - Plug-in Electric Log Set, UL Listed (RLG20) and Dimplex Revillusion™ 25" - Plug-in Electric Log Set, UL Listed (RLG25).

Cost - Around $500.

This electric log insert is popular for it's larger, brighter, and more random flames coming from within the logs. It is the only electric log insert that allows you to see through the flames to the back of your fireplace.  

Dimplex Revillusion™ 20" - Plug-in Electric Log Set, UL Listed (RLG20)

Dimplex Revillusion™ 25" - Plug-in Electric Log Set, UL Listed (RLG25)

 3. Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P) and Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36)

Cost Under $1,500.

These 2 Revillusion fireboxes are pretty much the same with the slightly different proportions. Like the log inserts in #8, what sets them apart is that they produce very realistic flames. Use them to build a custom fireplace or insert into an existing old fireplace.

Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P)

Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36)

4. Dimplex Revillusion™ 30" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF30).

Cost - Around $1,000.

This is a popular compact size realistic electric fireplace insert. Beautiful flame representation and realistic look like in all Revillusion Series Inserts are the main selling point of this best seller. 

 Dimplex Revillusion™ 30" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF30)

5.  Dimplex 23" Deluxe Insert Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DFI2310) and Dimplex 23" Standard Insert Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DFI2309).

Cost - Under $500.

These two fireboxes are pretty much identical. The difference between the DFI2309 and the DFI2310 is that the DFI2310 has pulsating LED lights in the logs which adds to the realism. 

Dimplex 23" Deluxe Insert Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DFI2310)

6. Dimplex 28" Open Hearth - Fireplace Insert, UL Listed (DLG1058).

Cost - Under $1,000.

These Dimplex fireplace logs are hand crafted and molded from real wood logs. They look incredibly realistic and pulsating LED lights inside the logs and embers to create a natural fireplace-like glow. 

Dimplex 28" Open Hearth - Fireplace Insert, UL Listed (DLG1058)

7. Dimplex 30" Self-trimming Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3015).

Cost - Around $1,000.

This firebox is popular for 3 main reasons: 1) Ease of installation - it can be simply plugged into a standard household outlet and doesn't require extra trim; 2) Its incredible realism - in addition to realistic electric flame technology it has pulsating embers and LED inner glow logs molded from real wood logs; 3) Air purifying system - built-in air treatment system filters airborne allergens and particulates.

Dimplex 30" Self-trimming Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3015)

8. Dimplex 32" Multi-Fire Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3215).

Cost - Under $1,500.

A multi-flame technology is what sets this firebox apart. It allows you to adjust the speed of the flame to create the perfect atmosphere to suit your mood and
adjust the interior lights within the firebox in order to enhance the visibility of the logs.
The flames and embers build slowly into an intense fire when turned on and fade slowly when turned off for added realism.

Dimplex 32" Multi-Fire Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3215)

9. Dimplex 33" Self-trimming Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3033ST).

Cost - Under $1,500.

Another self-trimming firebox in another popular size. Popular for all the same reasons as the #4 on our list.

Dimplex 33" Self-trimming Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3033ST)

Dimplex 33" Self-trimming Electric Firebox, UL Listed (DF3033ST)

10.  Dimplex 33" Slim Line Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (BFSL33).

Cost - Around $1,000.

This electric insert is popular for it's a large flame viewing area and a mesh screen that adds to the realistic look.comfort.

Dimplex 33" Slim Line Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (BFSL33)

As you see, there is a lot of Dimplex inserts to choose from, so we are confident that you will find the one that fits your project just right. Whichever one you choose, you can be confident that the quality and functionality is top notch!  

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