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  • Touchstone Sideline Elite Recessed Electric Fireplace with Black Frame

    Modern Blaze - Touchstone Authorized Dealer

    Touchstone Sideline Elite fireplace is a modern built-in electric fireplace with realistic multicolor flames, minimal black frame and a heating element that is placed in front of the frame allowing the fireplace to be recessed into a wall. Sideline Elite is hardwire ready and can be turned on with a light switch, a smart device, or remote control.

    The Sideline Elite delivers the beauty of a fireplace without any danger of fire, smell, or smoke. The Sideline Elite has 2 heat settings (high and low) with a thermostat that can be set to an exact temperature between 68F and 88F degrees. It will provide supplemental heat to a room up to 400 sq. ft. The flame also works without the heating feature, so you can enjoy it even in the summer.

    Touchstone Sideline Elite fireplace is easy to install and comes with simple and understandable instructions.

    Touchstone Sideline Elite is available in four sizes - 42", 50", 60", and 72" wide. It improves upon the original Sideline model by reducing the frame size, increasing the flame viewing area, and adding all the features you want and need.


    • Designed for recessed mounting in a wall but can also be mounted on a wall
    • Two heat settings (750W/1500W) with a thermostat (68-88°F) or constant on
    • Dual-mode operates with or without heat for only flame effect
    • 6 flame color options and 10 media bed color options
    • 5 flame and media bed light intensity settings
    • 3 flame speed settings
    • Can be plugged in or hardwired
    • Remembers flame and media colors to allow use with light switches or smart outlets
    • Includes log set, crystals, and driftwood.
    • Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
    • Built-in timer mode for shut off up to 8 hrs
    • If mounting under a wall-mounted flat panel TV, mount fireplace at least 8 inches below the bottom of the TV.
    • Frame: Black Glass
    • Fireplace dimensions:
      • 42" Model: 19 1/4" H x 41 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D
      • 50" Model: 19 1/4" H x 49 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D
      • 60" Model: 19 1/4" H x 59 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D
      • 72" Model: 19 1/4" H x 71 3/4" W x 5 1/2" D
    • Flame Viewing Area: 
      • 42" Model: 14 3/8" H x 38" W
      • 50" Model: 14 3/8" H x 46" W
      • 60" Model: 14 3/8" H x 56" W
      • 72" Model: 14 3/8" H x 68" W
    • Firebox dimensions:
      • 42" Model: 18" H x 40 7/16" W x 5 1/8" D
      • 50" Model: 18" H x 48 7/16" W x 5 1/8" D
      • 60" Model: 18" H x 58 7/16" W x 5 1/8" D
      • 72" Model: 18" H x 70 7/16" W x 5 1/8" D
    • Watts: 1,500
    • BTU's: 5,118
    • Room Coverage: 400 ft.
    • Fireplace Weight:
      • 42" Model: 45 lbs
      • 50" Model: 55 lbs
      • 60" Model: 62 lbs
      • 72" Model: 100 lbs
    • Voltage: 120v
    • Amperes: 11 and up
    • Other Sideline models and sizes available: Shop the Sideline Collection. 
    • Framing dimensions: no more than ¼” larger than firebox portion of the fireplace. 
    • Cord location: right side of the fireplace on the back
    • We recommend placing your Sideline® at least 20” below your ceiling or 8” below your mounted flat screen TV because of its heating feature.
    • 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty



    • If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase from Modern Blaze you may return it in its original condition and packaging within 30 days for a full refund. We'll even pay for return shipping!


      We offer standard free shipping within the Continental US. If you chose our free shipping, expect your order to arrive within 2-12 business days.

      We also offer priority shipping option. With this option, many items the ship same day (if ordered by 11am EST, Monday-Friday) and delivery should be expected within 2-7 business days.

      Please note that sometimes we experience unusually high demand and run out of stock. If this happens and the item you ordered is unavailable, we will notify you right away and offer you an option to either wait for the item to become available or to cancel your order.

      We will also notify you of any changes in the anticipated ship date.

      Our smaller, lighter orders (under 62 lbs) will ship via FedEx or UPS Ground. They will be delivered to your door without a signature requirement.

      Our larger, heavier items will be shipped freight via a freight carrier like R+L Carriers, Estes, SAIA, FedEx or UPS Freight. These shipments are delivered curbside, a delivery appointment and an adult signature are required to receive the shipment.

      Curbside delivery service provides delivery of your item(s) to the curb at the end of your driveway. This service does not include set up or assembly of items or removal of packaging materials. Your item will be delivered on a lift gate truck and will be taken off the truck by the delivery driver.

      If you need inside delivery, we can arrange it for you at an extra cost. Please contact support@modernblaze.com for details.

      Disclaimer: We have no influence over carrier's operations and we cannot make a package within their system move any quicker. We do not issue refunds if your package is not delivered at the time you want it. If you have a deadline, please order early to avoid disappointment. If you paid for our priority shipping and the item arrived later than 7 business days we will refund you the shipping cost.

      Modern Blaze is not responsible for any delivery error from the shipping company when the information we have provided is correct. If your package is lost or stolen, we will open a claim with the shipping company and it may take up to 10 days to resolve.


      If you're not satisfied with an item that you purchased from Modern Blaze, you can return it within 30 days after delivery for a full refund, as long as the item is in its original condition and packaging. Items that have been used or modified in any way may not be returned.

      To return an item, submit your request in writing and send it to support@modernblaze.com. We will send you a prepaid shipping label and instructions on how to send your item back to us. 

      The following items may not be returned:

      • Products which are eligible for parts under manufacturer warranty;
      • Items that have been used or modified in any way.
      • Items without the original packaging.
    • Touchstone Home Products, Inc. ("Touchstone") warrants that its fireplaces and all mechanical parts related thereto (Product) shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship and shall be suitable for form, fit and function for one year from the date of purchase.


      • Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
      • Free Toll Free tech support (888-978-3531)


      • 2-year warranty (2 years full replacement)
      • Replacement of any non-functioning parts

      Toll-Free Customer Service & Support (English & Spanish speaking) includes cleaning instructions for stain removal, cleaning products, and/or assistance from a professional cleaner or a repair technician.

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      Over the years we have spent our time listening to our clients and have used that feedback to build products they are asking for, and with over 7000 TV lift cabinets installed we never stop listening. We have spent many long weeks and weekends at home shows talking to people just like you, finding out not only how our TV lift cabinets perform but what features we can add or remove. The result has been some innovations that we are really proud of, including:

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      Albert D.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Very Nice

      It fit perfect and we love it!!

      Kristen G.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      The best life like electric fireplace out there!!!

      I order the Touchstone electric fireplace to replace our recessed Bio ethanol fuel one. The decision was made due to the fuel costs being costly and it only lasting 2-3 hours for burn time. Let’s just say I’ve always been on the fence with electric thinking some of the flames look too fake. The Touchstone fireplace flames are so realistic I could sit on our couch and watch it for hours!! This is probably the best purchase I’ve ever made for our home. We did a recessed option since we built out a corner fireplace to mount our tv and it’s gorgeous! The installation was super easy and took my husband a half hour. The shipping from Modern Blaze was super fast ordered on a Sunday and received on a Tuesday. I will rave about this product and the company to everyone!

      Kristen Grennay verified customer review of Touchstone Sideline 45 - Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80025)
      Janine R.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Very simple and easy to

      Very simple and easy to install

      Janine Rodriguez verified customer review of Touchstone Sideline 45 - Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80025)
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      Raymond F.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Not as advertised - EXTREMELY LOW HEAT

      I purchased this fireplace not only based on the reviews, but based on the description that was advertised. The description about the heat output is very misleading. It indicates the heat output at 1500 W can heat up a 400 SQFT room, which is not true. Touchstone's description clearly states, "The unit can heat a room as large as 400 square feet and operates on 1,500 watts with a voltage of 120"; however, on the highest setting the output is extremely low. I honestly don't understand the point of having both a low and a high setting since the high setting performs not much differently than the low setting. I contacted the Touchstone customer service only to be told that the fireplace isn't intended to perform like a space heater. And I quote, "The fireplace is going to just take the chill out of the room. Not meant to be used to heat an entire room." Even that statement is a fallacy since the fireplace doesn't even put out enough heat to take the chill out of a small room. I could only feel a small amount of heat while standing within two feet. I feel nothing while standing beyond that. What the customer service rep told me was, "This is a radiant heater and you will not feel it from more than a few feet away." So what then is the point of the heater and making claims that this unit can heat up a 400 SQFT room? I have a small space heater that easily outperforms this garbage.

      Raymond F. verified customer review of Touchstone Sideline 45 - Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80025)
      Modern Blaze

      Hi Raymond, Thank you for the feedback and for sending us a picture. Such a stunning installation and the fireplace is a great focal point! We are sorry that the heating capacity did not meet your expectations. Yes, electric fireplaces are not meant to be the primary heat source, only for supplemental heating. There are a few models from Modern Flames, Napoleon, and Dimplex with more powerful heaters. They need to be hardwired into 240V in order to perform at full capacity and cost about 4 times as much. Touchstone Sideline, on the other hand, is a great value electric fireplace with the same heat performance as all other standard electric fireplaces.

      Kim S.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Perfect In Every Way

      I love the fireplace but more importantly, the ease of the transaction and the quick response of the customer service team regarding a question I had is beyond compare. The shipping was rapid and arrived in excellent condition. Can’t say enough about my experience with this company.

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