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Freestanding Electric Fires

Updated on February 16, 2014

Freestanding Electric Fires

For the warmth and atmosphere of a wood burning fireplace without the inconvenience, consider one of these free standing electric fires.

Available in a wide range of sizes and styles, these electric appliances plug into any receptacle, can be moved with ease, and provide supplemental heat for a large space. If you need to take the chill off your apartment, cabin, dorm room, bedroom, or den, you can find a free standing electric fire to complement your décor and fit your needs.

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Free Standing Electric Fireplace

With the look of a traditional built-in mantle and hearth, a free standing electric fireplace provides warmth and realistic flames while adding a feature element to your room. You'll find electric fireplaces in nearly every wood finish and décor style to match your existing furniture, at a fraction of the cost of a brick or stone installation.

Since the box is free standing, you can position this fireplace wherever you like and move it with ease. Some models are convertible to fit against the wall or in a corner. You and your family will be surprised and delighted with the beauty and convenience of your free standing electric fireplace.

Dimplex Caprice Traditional Electric

Real Flame Bennett Fireplace

Dimplex Fieldstone Rustic Fireplace

Chimney Free Electric Fireplace

A chimney free electric fireplace is another way of describing "free standing". Because the heating element is electric, these appliances produce no smoke or other by-product that must be vented. This allows you to position the electric fireplace wherever you need supplemental heat - as long as you have an available outlet.

You'll find models that resemble small wood-burning stoves and others that could be mistaken for built-in wood or gas fireplaces with mantle and hearth. No matter what your decorating style, you can find exactly the chimney free electric fireplace that's right for you.

World Marketing Winchester II Fireplace

Classic Flame Florence Free Standing

Hamilton Corner Fireplace

Comfort Smart Black Freestanding Electric Stove with Remote

This small electric stove is perfect for condos, lofts, cabins, or large rooms in your home. Plug it in, turn it on, and you have instant heat and a beautiful fire. Much easier than hauling wood, right? The Comfort Smart Electric Stove comes with a remote control, plus you can enjoy the realistic flame effect with or without turning on the heat for true four season use. Like any portable electric heater, this appliance is meant to supplement other heating sources, and can take the chill of a space up to 400 square feet. See the video below for a tour of features and design.

Review Ratings: 4.4 / 5.0 stars (14 reviews)

Reviewers found the unit attractive and easy to set up. Quiet operation, a realistic flame, and good use for supplemental heat. Negative comments focused on delivery issues.

Free Standing Electric Fireplace Stoves

If you need supplemental heat and love the beauty of a fireplace but don't have the room, take a look at free standing electric fireplace stoves. Most models resemble a traditional wood-burning farmhouse stove, though you'll see more contemporary designs as well.

Easy to set up and simple to operate (plug in and turn on), these little powerhouses will quickly heat a 20x20 square foot space. Plus you have the look of flames with the convenience of an electric heater. With a wide variety of designs and colors, you're sure to find free standing electric fireplace stove to match your décor and fit your heating needs.

Duraflame Vent-Free Electric Heater Stove

Dimplex Traditional Electric Stove

Comfort Smart Cranberry Freestanding Stove

Duraflame Infrared Rolling Mantel

What is more lovely than the flickering flames of a wood-burning fire? You can have the luxury of realistic flames and the warm of a real fire without all the hassle. This beautiful free standing electric fireplace has a 3D flickering flame effect for added realism, and goes anywhere on easy-roll casters. The heating element is infrared quartz for quick and even heat throughout a 1,000 square foot space. The LED display works with the built-in thermostat, auto-timer, and included remote control.

Review Ratings: 4.8 / 5 stars (13 reviews)

Comments focused on the attractive design and quality of construction. The unit is easy to set up, with convenient portability. Best for supplemental heat and provides energy savings over conventional heating. Flames are realistic and safe for pets and children. Some reviewers felt the operational could have been more quiet.

Contemporary Freestanding Electric Fires

For the look and feel of a modern fireplace without the inconvenience, consider contemporary freestanding electric fires. Some models are about the size of a flat screen television, with similar design features (including a remote control!), and can be mounted on the wall. Others resemble built-in fireplaces with marble or slate surrounds. And for the total package, you may prefer a model designed as a media center.

The realistic flames fool the eye while the electric heating element provides the extra heat you need - all in a package that matches the décor of your modern home, apartment, or office. A contemporary freestanding electric fire is a sleek addition that is sure to please.

Bionaire Electric Heater

ProLectrix Windsor Fireplace

Dimplex Symphony Ovation Laguna Fireplace

Duraflame Spencer 20" Premium Portable Fireplace

This fireplace heater is finely crafted with furniture quality construction, while allowing you to zone heat the rooms you use most to save on utility costs. The infrared heating element works quickly and evenly distributes heat throughout a 1,000 square foot space, and the attached casters make it easy to move this electric fireplace from room to room. The base is only 15" x 20", about the size of a nightstand, which allows this fireplace to go anywhere. With its classic design, the Duraflame Spencer Portable Fireplace can provide the beauty of log-burning flames and warmth to any room with style and convenience. See the video below for a review of features and functions.

Review Ratings: 4.7 / 5.0 stars (63 reviews)

Reviewers mentioned the attractive design and ease of set up. The unit functioned well as a supplemental heat source. Most found the flames to be realistic and the unit quiet while running. Some noted that heat is released only from the top of the unit and will run continuously for nine hours before shutting off automatically.

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      5 years ago

      I had a free standing electric fireplace once way back when -- in my very first apartment, as a matter of fact -- and loved it. They've come a long way since then, too, and I'm sure these are all a lot neater than what was available 30 or so years ago.

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      5 years ago

      Sure is nice to have one of these for comfort.


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