10 Electric Fireplaces That Turn Up the Heat

If a smokey, wood-burning hearth seems like a hassle, these sleek and clean electric fireplaces will warm you up—with no mess to bring you down.

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  1. Not Your Uncle’s Electric Fireplace


    Yesterday's electric fireplaces are long gone; so, too, are their obviously artificial flames. Innovations in technology and design have made these appliances not only more efficient, but also more authentic-looking. Whether portable or hardwired, electric fireplaces are a hot option for interior walls and any other part of the home not accessible to outside venting. Click through to see nine favorite models.

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  2. Space Saver

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    Heat & Glo’s Simplifyre is mounted in-wall at a height typically reserved for wall-hung paintings, but when a fireplace is this beautiful, who's to say that it's not art?


  3. Retrofit

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    Retrofitting an existing wood-burning fireplace is easy with an electric insert like this one, which is molded from real logs for a convincingly authentic look. LED lighting technology makes possible a rather detailed simulation that includes flames and embers—even an inner-log glow.


  4. Long and Lean

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    A tailored fit for modern interiors, Napoleon's 48"-long electric fireplace features a stone-ember bed that's set within a dramatically horizontal profile.


  5. Mod Squad

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    The Mini Cube electric stove from Dimplex comes available in fun colors (e.g., fire engine red), so while kicking out the heat, it can also provide a bright focal point in decor.


  6. Two-Faced

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    The generously sized viewing area of this double-sided electric fireplace means it can heat two rooms at once. Starting at $1,429 from Heat & Glo, the unit plugs into a regular wall outlet and operates for about five cents a day.


  7. New Old

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    A traditional-look stove with a three-dimensional flame gives you the best of both worlds: a rustic, old-fashioned experience and the modern convenience of zero cleanup.


  8. Clean Lines

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    Cleverly designed with a tinted reflection panel that exaggerates the firebox size, Napoleon's 30" electric fireplace, though deeply appealing, is shallow enough to permit easy installation.


  9. Double Duty

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    The Jasper media cabinet from Dimplex is perhaps the ultimate two-in-one. Shown here in Black Ash, the unit combines an electric fireplace and a television in one sleek and space-smart arrangement. 


  10. Cheap and Chic


    Northern Tool offers an affordable yet luxurious electric fireplace that features a rounded front, two power settings, and a sophisticated, contemporary appearance.


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