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Dimplex Review: 10 Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Inserts

Dimplex 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. Their Revillusion Series and Opti-Myst Series are the most realistic electric fireplace inserts available to date.

Additionally, Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Series Fireboxes offer a more contemporary look and the ability to change from a realistic flame imitation to a variety of colorful mood settings available.

Dimplex also offers Deluxe, Standard, Self-trimming and Plug-in fireboxes that come in several different sizes in traditional fireplace proportions.

These models offer many 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 to warm spaces up to 1000 sq. ft.

In this article, we've listed the most realistic, life-like Dimplex fireplace inserts to help you choose which one would best suit your budget, needs, and style. 

10 Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Inserts:

1. Dimplex 33" Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (BF33DXP)

Price - Under $1,000.

Dimplex 33" Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox

In photo: Dimplex 33" Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox

This electric firebox boasts the brand's patented flame technology, giving you a highly realistic experience with patented LED inner glow logs and pulsating ember technology.

Dimplex 33" Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox
In photo: Dimplex 33" Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox

It allows the logs and embers to glow in concert creating an unmatched realistic fireplace experience.

 

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

It also has two choices of log sets, the fresh-cut or birch logs options for a charming, naturalistic-looking fireplace.   

 

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

Price - Around $1,700.

Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" Portrait - Built-in Electric Firebox

These 2 Revillusion fireboxes are pretty much the same but with slightly different proportions. Use them to build a custom fireplace or insert into an existing old fireplace.

Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" Portrait - Built-in Electric Firebox Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox with RealogsDimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox in Living RoomDimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P)Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P)Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P)Dimplex Revillusion™ 36" - Built-in Electric Firebox, UL Listed (RBF36P)

They come with an optional weathered concrete backdrop, and the fresh-cut or birch logs choices for the log inserts. You can also customize the firebox glow with a choice of warm hues, plus midnight mode.

 

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

Price - Around $1,300.

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

This model has the same optional weathered concrete backdrop, and the fresh-cut or birch logs choices for its log inserts.

 

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

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.   

 

Price - Under $600. Dimplex Multi-Fire XHD Series Plug-in Electric Firebox

In photo: Dimplex Multi-Fire XHD Series Plug-in Electric Firebox

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 Multi-Fire XHD Series Plug-in Electric Firebox
In photo: Dimplex Multi-Fire XHD Series Plug-in Electric Firebox

With its optional heat setting, you can also enjoy this fireplace insert's stunning visuals and aesthetics all year round.

 

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. 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.

 

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

Price - Around $1,300.

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.

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

The flames and embers build slowly into an intense fire when turned on and fade slowly when turned off for added realism.

 

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

Price - Around $1,200.

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

Another self-trimming firebox in another popular size. This model, likewise, has the brand's patented flame technology giving the fire its depth and dancing flame, a Dimplex signature.

 

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

Price - Under $900.

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

This electric insert is popular for it's large flame viewing area and a mesh screen that adds to the realistic look & comfort. It's also the safer choice since it has no flame heat or emission, and a glass front that remains cool to the touch.

Final Thoughts

As you see, there are 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! 
 

 

We would like to hear from you. Comment below or get in touch with our team of fireplace experts. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions!

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Comments

Dyann - July 9, 2021

Hi, Sandy!

RJ from our Customer Service Team said this regarding your question:

Here’s the link to the 3-sided fireplaces in our collection:
https://modernblaze.com/collections/3-sided-electric-fireplaces

These are dropshipped directly from the manufacturers. 

If you have more concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to support@modernblaze.com!

Sandy - June 29, 2021

Do you make these for 3 sided fire places?

Anastasia - November 12, 2020

Thank you for your question. You can find power requirements for each individual product on the product page. Generally, all plug-in fireboxes are designed to be plugged into a standard 120V household outlet. Hardwired models can be wired to 120/208/240 Volts. Generally, hardwiring to 240V will double the heat output (refer to the product manual for the particular fireplace you are interested in).

Stu - October 2, 2020

What is the power requirements for these fireplaces?

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