Dimplex Fuel-Effect 'Stove' Fire, Brayford BFD20R
Looks very realistic
Very happy with the appearance of the fuel effect stove as a focal point. It fits very nicely into the chimney breast and looks very realistic when the logs are illuminated. The heater is slightly noisy, but as I won't be using it for heating very often this will not be a problem
18 November 2014
Good quality - meets expectations
I love this stove fire - I'd like to fit a real woodburner one day but this is perfect in the meantime. Even without the heater, it still gives a room a cosy feel. The heater gives out plenty of warmth. It's great for when you just want to heat one room.
11 November 2014
We are very happy with our new fire, it sits in an existing stone fireplace where a gas fire lived for nearly 30 years!
It looks really nice, flame effect is good.
We will rarely use the heat part but have tried the fan heater and it is not noisy and very quick to put out heat.
Delivery (via Yodel) was not so impressive. Not given any choice of day, just told by J.L within 7 days and then 'tracking' system on the same day as told by text it was coming, was useless. Just 1 star for that!
09 November 2014
Attractive looking fire
Looks nice but very noisy when heating is switched on.
15 October 2014
Disappointed as it looks great - but I couldn't live with the humming noise, so had to return it
09 October 2014
Looks lovely but noisy
The flames are very realistic, but even without the fan on it is noisy. It provides an attractive focal point for my living room but definitely more for show, than effect. I couldn't imagine trying for a cosy night beside it with a good book (not without ear defenders on anyway!). I am pleased I got it, it sets off my newly decorated room, but I'm also glad I don't have to rely on it for heating.
28 September 2014
Lovely electric fire in good price
Love this Dimplex electric fire stove. The fire looks real and adds warm atmosphere to the room. It is warm and the fan sounds very quiet.
I purchased a similar electric fire from other shop, but had to return it because the fun was too laud and couldn't hear the TV next to it! I thought all the electric fire with a fan may make similar level of noise unless I invest a lot more money.
Then I tried this model from john lewis and i was totally happy to find out how quiet it was and it does the good job to keep our room warm. I did not pay much more. I would definitely recommend. A very good product and value.
13 January 2013
Exceeds expectation of a 'flame effect' stove.
I love my sturdy looking stove! I'm impressed by the clever design of the logs and flame effect - they give the illusion that the flames are dancing from the logs. The effect is cheerful, cosy and very relaxing. The background hum is barely audible, and the fan setting when running is unobtrusive - my fridge is noisier! The stove is not too weighty - portable enough to relocate occasionally.
A good substitute for the real thing if you are happy to compromise.
12 January 2013