Dimplex Fuel-Effect 'Stove' Fire, Club CLB20R
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.
04 October 2014
I bought this one because everyone said how great it was - and they were right.
It looks so realistic, it's solid and sturdy, the controls are hidden behind the door - oh yes, and it gives out excellent heat if you want that on top of such a lovely piece of furniture.
19 November 2013
The best thing about it is the 'flame effect' which is very, very realistic. So with no heat, it's ideal.
With heat however, the fan comes on and it is noisy and makes a vibration sound which I find very annoying. Manufacturer tells me it is normal but I am not sure. Don't know if this is typical for electric fires or not.
12 September 2013
This is a wonderful fire when it is working. But its powers for over heating and cutting out completely, leaving you with just the
'effect' , have meant that I have had to send back two fires since November 2012. I am now on my third. Fingers crossed. I just wish John Lewis stocked other brands.
20 May 2013
Thought we would try a flame effect stove to replace our real fire. Obviously it is not the same BUT we have been able to temporarily block the chimney and the decline in draughts is HUGE. Cosy flame effect makes you feel warmer. We haven't used the fan yet because the background central heating and double glazing has been enough. Very pleased so far and it has been very chilly outside.
07 December 2012
I bought this for my small lounge, it is just the right size, I use it mainly for the effect but will also use the fan when the central heating is not really required.
The flame effect is very natural and I am very impressed with this item.
I also bought the slate hearth pad to go with it and it looks very good.
04 December 2012
Really great product
My new Dimplex Fuel-Effect "Stove" Fire, not only looks great, it keeps me warm. I added to the effect for my Stove, a Hearth which keeps the legs of the stove from making dents in the carpet. The two work very well together.
30 April 2012
A boon for those cold summer evenings.
Even if you have central heating, there will be times in the spring or autumn when the evenings are a bit chilly but you don't want to heat the whole house. This heater is the answer. It is cosy and authentic-looking
21 March 2012