Review of Dimplex Electric Fireplace Insert

Here is a close-up of the Dimplex Fireplace Insert.
Here is a close-up of the Dimplex Fireplace Insert. | Source

Reasons to Buy a Dimplex Fireplace Insert

Wood burning fires are indeed beautiful. However, they do have their downfalls. First, there is the gathering of wood, which may include cutting the wood yourself, which takes time. If you choose to purchase your wood, then you are spending money to do that and also spending time to go out and get it. You may even be purchasing the individual pre-wrapped logs from the local hardware or grocery store, which are designed to burn from 3 to 6 hours, and cut down on air pollution. However, these can be costly over time, and provide little heat. Creating a fire with wood in your home, greatly adds to the dust in the air, and causes poor air quality. Starting a fire with wood in your fireplace also takes time and does not provide instant heat. On top of that, maintaining the fire is essential to keeping the heat constant, and requires more time and attention.

Benefits of Purchasing a Dimplex Fireplace

A Dimplex fireplace insert offers many benefits. The initial cost of the insert, anywhere from about $140 to $300, will eventually outweigh the savings in your heating bill or the cost of wood over time, should you have needed to buy it before. According to Dimplex, the cost of running the 1500 watt unit is only 8 cents an hour, and warms a family room of up to 400 square feet. With the push of a switch, heat is produced instantly, enough to warm a large room and more. Best of all, the air quality will not be effected by this choice of heat, and the ambiance of a real fire is not lost. It takes only a few minutes to place the insert into your fireplace, and plug it in. After that, no time is needed attending you new fireplace heat source. Another benefit, is that you can easily remove the insert, should you ever want to have a real fire in your fireplace.

The insert is sitting on top of a fireplace grill, so that it is centered in the space.
The insert is sitting on top of a fireplace grill, so that it is centered in the space. | Source
Placing a beautiful fireplace screen in front of the opening, gives the appearance of a real fire.
Placing a beautiful fireplace screen in front of the opening, gives the appearance of a real fire. | Source

The Two Sizes of Dimplex Fireplace Inserts

Depending on the size of the space, heat output is a deciding factor in which size insert is needed. The two Dimplex Fireplace inserts available differ by 125 watts of heat output. Here are the features of the two different options:

Dimplex DFI2309 Electric Fireplace Insert

  • 1375-watt electric fireplace insert with patented flame technology and remote control
  • Easy to install into existing fireplace opening; plugs into standard household outlet
  • Measures 10-4/5 by 23-1/5 by 19-4/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Dimplex DFI2310 Electric Fireplace Deluxe 23-Inch Insert, Black

  • 1500-watt electric fireplace insert with patented flame technology and remote control
  • Easy to install into an existing fireplace opening; plugs into a standard household outlet
  • Measures 23.2 by 19.8 by 10.8-Inch

Both inserts provide full heat, half heat, or flame only for year-round enjoyment. A built-in fan-forced heater distributes heat evenly and quietly on both units.


My Personal Experience With the Dimplex Fireplace Insert

I own the smaller Dimplex fireplace insert, and it does a great job heating an open-floor-plan living room. I also purchased the same unit as a gift for my mom and dad, who suffer from asthma. They absolutely love it. Below is a video produced by Dimplex that fully describes the products they produce. In addition to the fireplace inserts, the video also shares information about the free-standing fireplace units they make that have the same features as the inserts described in this article.


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Jennifer 23 months ago

The piece looks great, was easy to assemble and focntiuns well as a media console under my wall mounted tv. However the amount of heat it produces is far less than I expected. The box stated it can supply supplemental heat for a 400sq ft room. I can only feel the heat within 1ft of the fireplace. I will be calling dimplex to see if there is something wrong. So far I would recommend only if you don't want much heat.

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