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5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces: New Water Vapor Technology

Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces are becoming more and more realistic. In 2017 many top electric fireplace manufacturers introduced a new type of electric fireplaces - water vapor electric fireplaces!

These mist fireplaces are the most realistic electric fireplaces available to date. They produce the best flame effect an electric fire can bring. These electric fires look like real fires without any danger or mess that the actual fire creates. 

Top 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces:

1. Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 500 - 20" Long Water Vapor Cassette

Watch this video to see for your self how real the flames look: Opti-myst Pro with Logs YouTube Video

This water vapor cassette is 20" long and can be used to build your DIY water vapor fireplace. You can make your fireplace as long as you would like by combining and connecting several cassettes.

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 1000

Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500 can also be installed as an insert in the existing fireplace. If you have a traditional wood or gas fireplace that you haven't been using because of the mess or the cost associated with it, Opti-Myst Pro 500 can help you bring the life back to that old fireplace.

Dimplex Opti-myst Cassette in Room Setting

Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500 is flexible:

  • Combine several units to build a fireplace of any length
  • Install it anywhere where you have access to electricity
  • Build a 2-sided, 3-sided fireplace or a fireplace with a 360-degree view! 

Combination of Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassettes with Logs in Room Setting

Cost: under $1500

Learn about all the features and check the price here: Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500

2. Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 1000 Cassette - a bigger brother of Opti-Myst Pro 500. 40" Long

Here is a video of the vapor flame that Opti-myst Pro 1000 Cassette produces: Opti-myst Pro YouTube Video

Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Cassette has the same amazing features as Opti-Myst Pro 500 and is twice as long. Opti-Myst Pro 1000 is the longest Opti-Myst cassette that spans 3 feet (1 m) long and can be connected in a series of cassettes for dramatic linear installations impossible to achieve with gas fireplaces!

Dimplex Opti-myst Cassettes Combined in a Long Linear Fireplaces

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 1000 with Logs

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 1000 Built Into Furniture

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro

Dimplex Opti-myst at a mall

Dimplex Opti-myst Pro Custom Water Vapor Electric Fireplace in a bar

Cost: around $2000

Learn about all the features and check the price here: Dimplex Opti-myst Pro 1000 Cassette

3. Modern Flames FusionFire - 76" Long Built-in Linear Steam Fireplace

The video from the manufacturer demonstrates the main features of this amazing fireplace: FusionFire YouTube Video

Modern Flames FusionFire is an all-in-one fireplace unit. If you don't feel like building your own fireplace, but still would like to have a long linear fireplace with realistic flames and minimal maintenance, the FusionFire by Modern Flames is for you.

FusionFire Steam Fireplace Flames

FusionFire Steam Fireplace in Room Setting

Like other water vapor electric fireplaces, FusionFire is safe fro kids and pets. Since there is no real fire, there is no danger for your precious ones to get a burn. all surfaces stay cool to the touch.

FusionFire features extremely realistic three-dimensional flames created by water vapor. Watch this video to see the flames created by water vapor and lights in action: FusionFire Flames YouTube Video

FusionFire steam fireplace is the perfect solution for home builders struggling to install gas fireplaces and meet the rigid parameters of modern green building codes and the new “Net Zero” requirements.

FusionFire Modern Vapor Electric Fireplace in Room Setting

Cost: around $4000

Learn about all the features and check the price here: Modern Flames FusionFire

4.  Dimplex Opti-myst® Pro 1000 - 40” Built-in Water Vapor Firebox

Here is a video of Opti-myst Pro 1000 in action: Opti-myst Pro Firebox YouTube Video

The 40" Water Vapor Electric Firebox by Dimplex uses an Opti-myst® Pro 1000 cassette and carries all of the revolutionary features of this mist fireplace.

This realistic water vapor electric firebox is a nice bridge between a complete all-in-one unit by Modern Flames, Fusion Fire (#3) and Opti-Mist Cassettes (#1 and #2)

Dimplex Opti-myst® Pro 1000 - 40” Built-in Water Vapor Firebox (GBF1000-PRO)

Dimplex Opti-Myst 40" Water Vapor Electric Firebox can be installed as a single-sided fireplace or converted into a see-through design by removing the included backer panel and adding a rear glass panel.

Two-sided Water Vapor Fireplace in Room Setting

Cost: under $3000

Learn about all the features and check the price here: Dimplex Opti-myst® Pro 1000 - 40” Built-in Water Vapor Firebox

5. Aquafire Water Vapor Cassettes

Aquafire™ Water Vapor Cassettes are similar do Dimplex Opti-myst Pro cassettes. They provide you with the ambiance of a beautiful fire for all seasons without the expense, risk of injury, or mess associated with real fire. Installation options are endless: See-through, Three-sided, Open concept… These water fires are perfect for historical buildings, replacing outdated fireplaces, motel/hotel rooms, condos, restaurant, bars, and clubs – any public space where ‘real’ flames might pose a risk.

Aquafire Fireplaces

Cost: $1700 - $2700

Learn about all the features and check the price here: Aquafire Water Vapor Cassettes

Bottom Line

These are the best of the best the top 5 most realistic electric fireplaces currently available on the market. To see more Dimplex Opti-myst electric fireplaces and other available models of water vapor electric fireplaces click here and browse our collection of Water Vapor Electric Fireplaces. We will keep updating this collection as more vapor fireplaces become available. If you want to get notified when we add new products and save on your first purchase, subscribe to our newsletter: Click here to get on our email list!

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