Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4 out of 5 by EllthCam Better than expected - a 4.5 rating
Bought on line to replace ancient borrowed electric bar fire which is falling apart. I have a fireplace & chimney and some day intended to get a wood burning stove or proper fire.
This is so clean and convenient, looks the part in the fireplace as a focal point (no, it is not natural flame but is what it is and looks attractive and relaxing) that that idea is fading.
The fan is not silent but the fire is in a room where there is always either conversation, TV or music or all 3. I am only really aware of the noise when switching the fire on in a quiet room.
IKW heater setting initially seemed "oh dear, this was a mistake" but quite quickly a medium sized cool room was cozy going on to too warm.Have yet to use the higher heat output other than check it was working.
It has yet to face winter but it is intended as an adjunct to gas central heating.
Controls easy but unobtrusive. Agree with previous reviewer that a darker colour power lead would be aesthetically better for those of us who cannot completely hide it.
24 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJ67 Great purchase.
Fits into our open fire recess beautifully. We are pleased with the quality of the product - it really enhances our sitting room, making it feel warm and cosy. The fan heater, although not used very much, quickly heats the room and is more than adequate for our medium sized room. With this fire, we like the versatility whereby it can be lifted out when not required, enabling us to have a real log fire.
13 January 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Allyu2me I wouldn't recommend it!
We have had this for just over 8 weeks and have needed a repair visit twice in that time! The light went out within days of installing it and it has now stopped working completely. The fan is also very noisy even at the lowest setting. Not the quality expected at this price.
28 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizgabal Excellent product
This fire is an excellent buy. Efficient, warm and the flame effect makes the room really cosy.
30 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hollyfield Excellent product and value for money
Purchased to fit and use in an open fireplace when not using a log fire. We had our doubts about ordering without seeing, but with the J.L. returns service, went ahead. Arrived within 10 days and took longer to unpack than install!! It looks, and is, much better then the picture, very realistic flame and fire effect. Have not used the additional surround for "free standing" but means we can use it in another location without a fireplace. If I had to criticise it would be that the Optiflame effect "flicker" was too fast, and a black cable would have been more suitable, (but that is only our opinion). Quiet fan, good heat output, and easy access to the controls.
30 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shunt Excellent Dimplex Fuel-Effect Fire
We have not yet tried it out for winter use. All the indications are that it is going to prove an excellent purchase. We have the thermostat model which I believe is almost a must. It looks good in the fireplace blending in well. It gives out a very realistic feel of a real fire with the flames being commented upon as life like. We are very pleased with out purchase and have no hesitation in recommending this model.
12 October 2011