Claremont Convertible Media Electric Fireplace Review
In this Claremont Convertible Media Electric Fireplace review we will examine the full features and benefits that this unit has to offer.
The “convertible” in the description means that it is designed to fit in a corner as well as flush against a wall if desired. It has a triangular flap in back that can be pulled up to fill the void when the fireplace is put catty-corner.
You will also find a number of pros and cons that are summarized from real buyers and their comments reviews. Our aim is always to provide you with all the information that you need to make the right purchase decision.
Yes, you can put a flat screen TV on the mantel top, up to 46″ wide overall and it can support up to 85 pounds in weight.
This is a media console and fireplace combination which is very well designed. It will certainly be a fashion forward focal point in any room of your home. It will even add elegance to a home office. This fireplace will create a wonderful ambiance and make any room feel cozy.
Available in 4 Finishes to Match Any Homes Decor
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Flame Effects - Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Flame Effects Claremont Convertible Media Electric Fireplace
The fireplace has a brick design in the interior of the firebox for great, realistic looks. This provides the appearance of added depth also. The flame effects and glowing embers are very realistic and can be adjusted to create just the right mood.
The flames are multi colored and the intensity and ambience created can be adjusted. There is no need to have the heater working to enjoy the flame effects of this fireplace. The heater function can be off while the flames are on.
The flames and fire effects are all powered by energy efficient LED’s that provide crisp effects. These will never require replacement. The tempered glass that is used at the front of the fireplace is designed to never get hot, so any young children and pets will be safe if they touch it.
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Heater – Claremont Convertible Media Electric Fireplace
The heater in this fireplace has been tested and will heat a 400 square foot room in around 24 minutes. There is a 4 position adjustable thermostat can be used to control the heat output from 750 watts to 1500 watts. A fan blows air out of the unit and the operation of the fan is almost silent.
The heater uses a standard 120 volt electrical outlet for power and it is supplied with a 6 feet long electrical cord. The maximum output of the heater is 5000 BTU’s at 1500 watts with 12.5 amp consumption. The heater is very energy efficient and will cost pennies to operate. It only consumes the same amount of energy as a coffee maker. There is a safety thermal overload protector with this heater. Being an electric heater there are no smoke or fumes to be concerned about.
I believe it is very important that everyone purchasing an electric fireplace heater be aware of the limitations of these units. Quite simply they will not heat your whole house. This is not a downfall of any particular fireplace heater. The limitation is a function of how much power and electricity can be pulled through a standard household circuit and outlet safely. It is true for almost all electric fireplace heater components.
Controls - Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Controls Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace
This fireplace can be controlled using the manual buttons on the firebox, or through the use of the infrared remote control that is supplied with the unit. You will be able to use the controls to turn the fireplace on or off, control the timer, adjust the flame intensity and ambience, and use the four heater settings to control the room temperature.
Dimensions - Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Dimensions – Claremont Convertible Media Electric Fireplace
- Width: 48 inches
- Height: 32.25 inches
- Depth: 15.75 inches
- Weight: 123 lbs
Triangular Side Cabinets Dimensions (each)
- Width: 8.5 inches
- Height: 32.25 inches
- Depth: 9 inches
- Width: 23 inches
- Height: 5 inches
- Depth: 13 inches
This fireplace / media unit has a unique collapsible panel which will allow you to place the unit against a flat wall or a corner (hence the ‘convertible’). The unit will accommodate a TV of up to 46 inches in width and it can support up to 85 pounds in weight.
If you install the fireplace against a flat wall then the dimensions will be 48 inches wide by 15.75 inches deep and 32.25 inches in height. If it is located in a corner then the dimensions will be 48 inches wide by 27 inches deep and 32.25 inches in height. The fireplace will require assembly and full instructions are provided as well as a remote control (batteries not supplied, man I hate that).
Pros + Cons - Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Pros Of The Claremont Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “It looks beautiful in my room”
- “The flames are almost like the real thing”
- “The heater is very good”
- “The unit is quality and strong”
There were many customers that liked the look of the fireplace and some people commented that guests to their homes were very complimentary about it. The 4 different finishes provide the ability to really be able to match your homes decor. The unit has been described as “beautiful”, “gorgeous” and “lovely”. Many people said that the fireplace looked just as it was pictured.
One the the primary things we look for in an electric fireplace is good to great flame effects. In general, people really liked the flame effects of this fireplace. The realism was commentated on a lot and some customers said that they were very pleasantly surprised by how real the flames looked.
Quite a few buyers were very happy with the heat output of the fireplace. Many said that the heater made their rooms warm pretty quickly and the thermostat feature was popular with a number of customers. “It heats our room fine” was a very common comment. Remember any electric fireplace is best thought of as supplemental, not primary heat.
The length of time for assembly varied. Yes, you do have to put it together, (see the cons). People stated to put together this fireplace varied, as you might expect, but the general consensus of opinion was that the fireplace was easy to assemble and the assembly instructions were very good.
Some people said that the holes were all in the right place and drilled perfectly which made assembly much easier. There were numerous comments about the quality and sturdiness of the fireplace. Most people were very satisfied by the way that the unit was made.
Cons Of The Claremont Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “The flames look ugly”
- “The heater just stopped working”
- “Too many pieces to put together so it took too long”
- “The product is poorly made”
It is really interesting to note that our survey of criticisms of the fireplace were on the exact same topics as the praise for the fireplace. It seems you either like the looks, or not. It is easy to put together , or not. The heater was good, or not.
There were a couple of customers who did not like the look of the flame effects and one person described them as ugly. The realism was questioned by one. This is not considered to be a major issue as these views are in the minority.
One customer commented that the heater and fan had stopped working on the fireplace. This was considered as a one off experience that could happen to any fireplace heater. It is also an issue covered by the guaranty.
One or two people that felt that the fireplace was delivered with too many pieces to assemble and that it took a lot of time. This is contrary to the majority view on assembly of the fireplace. We have lots of experience with IKEA book shelves and that is a realistic comparison for what to expect.
There were a small number of customers who were unhappy with the overall quality of the fireplace. These people were certainly in the minority and there isn’t any compelling evidence to suggest that the fireplace is poorly made.
Different Finishes - Different Prices
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Claremont Convertible Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand - Video Review
Summary - Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Summary – Claremont Corner Electric Fireplace
This corner electric fireplace TV stand should just be named ‘Mr Versatility’. Th 4 available finishes to suit any decor and the corner placement option makes this a winner. There were a lot of reviews from customers for this fireplace, as it is very popular, with good reason.
Looking at the total number of buyer reviews, 69% flat out awarded the fireplace 5 out of five stars with a further 20% awarding a four out of five star rating. This is a very good combined total of 89% for a 4 to 5 star review, which is outstanding.
This is a very good looking electric fireplace heater and media TV stand combination which has the flexibility to be located against a flat wall or in a corner. The flame effects are very nice and realistic and the heater is very efficient. This fireplace would make a great addition to any room. Very strongly recommended.