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  • Flame effect free standing electric fires..anything recommended?
  • kaiser
    Member

    Yes ..I know they’re tacky but we live in a rented property and always loved real fires which is no longer an option. Just wondered if anyone had experience /recommendations for a freestanding unit preferably well under £200. It’s more for the missus to add a little coziness..otherwise I’d just play a real fire video on YouTube and sit the tablet next to the fan heater!
    Thanks in advance.

    paton
    Member

    Tesla do electric fires .

    surfer
    Member

    I wanted a wood burner in my summer house but given we only use it occasionally I didnt want the faff of lighting and extinguishing it each time. I bought an opti myst and it is pretty good and gives off plenty of heat straight away.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    otherwise I’d just play a real fire video on YouTube and sit the tablet next to the fan heater!

    This is basically what they are.

    Ours was about £65 from b&q. It looks pretty fake, but not in a horrible way, there’s some glowing plastic coal/wood and a scrolling cylinder projecting ‘flames’ up the back over a 1800W fan heater. Enough to trick the dog anyway! And is a useful way to heat the living room in winter without having to centrally heat the rest of the house all evening. And we already had a fake fireplace without a chimney.

    Just go to B&Q and pick the one you like the look of.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Bought a £50 B&Q one to go in a tenant’s house. They’re delighted. Looks tacky but fits the void, and safer than the gas fire it replaces. I looked at the smoke and flame effect ones but they’re north of £300.

    BenjiM
    Member

    We have one of these, looks fine kicks out a good amount of heat for a short burst and goes well in the living room:

    https://www.dimplex.co.uk/opti-myst-stoves

    Not cheap but we like it 🙂

    Can even get a tacky plastic flue that sits on top and sticks to the wall 😉

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