An electric fireplace can provide you with the warmth of a traditional fireplace, but without the hassle of lighting it, cleaning it, or even the expense of having one installed. These fireplaces come in many different designs, from the most simplistic to very elegant and traditional. Many offer you the versatility of operating the fireplace with or without heat, allowing you to enjoy your fireplace year-round. These units will require a bit of assembly, but the process is usually simple; they plug in to a standard wall outlet. Most of the following electric fireplaces are mantel designs, which can allow for putting a television or decorations on top. A wall mounted fireplace uses up less space, and is usually better for rooms where space is at a premium. The best electric fireplaces offers not only an attractive design and easy assembly, but also the ability to add heat and ambiance to the room, thanks to their built-in heaters and flame effect.
The Cartwright Mission Fireplace Model FE9287 is a fully portable electric fireplace. You can easily relocate it to any room to quickly change the mood and the decor. Simply plug the fireplace into any standard wall outlet to enjoy realistic flames and comforting warmth. Read Full Review
The Cartwright Mission Fireplace Model FE9287 makes our best list because its classic design fits into just about any living space. On top of that, this model easily converts from a flat wall fireplace to a corner fireplace with the adjustable mantel shelf. This fireplace is great for smaller rooms where space is limited. The mantel, supported by elegant crown molding, can hold up to 85 pounds or a flatscreen television as large as 47 inches. Faux slate inserts encompass the 23-inch wide and 20-inch tall firebox, and handsome espresso-finished columns surround it. This electric fireplace stands 40-1/4 inches tall, 45-1/2 inches wide, and when installed against a flat wall, has a depth of 15-1/2 inches. The depth measurement changes to 26-1/2 inches when installed in a corner. The heater emits between 1,500 and 5,000 BTUs while only using 12-1/2 amps. The Cartwright Mission fireplace comes with a remote control equipped with an adjustable thermostat, and features a realistic flame with an adjustable brightness level. This unit plugs into any standard electrical outlet, and has a safety overload protector that shuts the unit off automatically should it overheat.
The Southern Enterprises Claremont electric fireplace makes an excellent addition to your family, entertainment, or media rooms. Its glass front remains cool to the touch, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning yourself when operating your audio/video electronics while the flames flicker inside the firebox. Read Full Review
The Southern Enterprises Claremont Convertible Media Cherry Electric Fireplace Model FE9310 quickly converts from a flat wall fireplace to a corner fireplace with the help of a convenient collapsible panel. Not only is this a beautiful addition to your home, it allows you to add a fireplace to an area allocated for other things. For example, this fireplace can take the place of an entertainment center without losing space for your electronic entertainment components, making it perfect for family or media rooms. It comes with two triangular media storage cabinets with glass doors on each side of the fireplace. Each media storage cabinet has two adjustable shelves to hold DVDs and CDs. It comes with an additional media storage shelf that sits directly above the 23-inch-wide by 20-inch-high firebox. This electric fireplace comes with a cherry finish, and its simple design complements any room in your home. It stands 32-1/4 inches high and 48 inches wide. When installed flat against the wall, it is 15-3/4 inches deep, becoming 27 inches deep when installed in a corner. This elegant fireplace, with its convenient media shelf and storage, can hold up to 85 pounds or a 50-inch flatscreen television. It comes with a fully-functional remote control that adjusts the thermostat, the flame brightness, and the heat to produce up to 5,000 BTUs.