Garibaldi Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Review
Welcome to our comprehensive Garibaldi Heating 35” Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace review.
Spoiler Alert: We really like this decorative fireplace for several reasons. It covers so many bases.
It has beautiful lines and a curved front viewing area and very realistic flames. It also has (at time of posting) 20 unanimous 5 star reviews, nothing lower, which we have never seen before.
In this electric fireplace heater review we will examine the features of the product and also highlight the pros and cons of the fireplace. We use buyers comments made in real customer reviews. By the time you have finished reading this review you will be able to make an informed purchase decision.
This wall hung fireplace looks really good with its curved lines and full fire effect. It will provide good ambience and cozy atmosphere to any room in your home. It can be a design focal point on any wall or the center piece in any room as well. When you have this wall mounted fireplace in your home it is very likely that you will receive positive comments about it from your guests.
Flame Effects - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Flame Effects – Garibaldi 35 Inch Curved Fireplace
The fire effects of the Garibaldi 35” Curved Fireplace include realistic burning logs and flickering flames. This fireplace is going for realism, there are no fancy colors or special effects, just a nice soothing real looking flame
There are, however, a number of adjustment levels for the brightness of the flames and the fire effect can be operated without the need for the heater to be turned on. The glowing embers and flames are powered by long life LED’s that do not require replacing.
The front is made from tempered glass and this will not be a danger to children or pets as it will never get hot. The flame effects are silent in their operation, and changing the color of the flames is not possible as there is only one color which is yellow. Overall the flame effects and burning embers look very realistic even close up.
Garibaldi 35 Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Video Review - See It In Action
Heater Function - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Heater Function Garibaldi Electric Fireplace Heater
The fireplace has a forced air heater and the heat is dispersed from the top of the unit. There are variable heat settings that can be controlled from the remote control or the buttons on the top right of the fireplace.
The heater is almost silent in operation and there is just a faint fan noise if you really get close up to the fireplace. It is an electric powered heater which means that it is eco friendly and there are no dangerous fumes. The heat output is 5000 BTU’s at 1500 Watts and the heater will make up to a 400 square foot room very comfortable. This is standard for almost all electric fireplaces.
I believe it is very important that everyone purchasing an electric fireplace heater be aware of the limitations of these units. With very rare exceptions and this electric fireplace heater is no exception, an electric fireplace heater is best thought of as a supplemental heat source. It can be part of a comprehensive zone heating plan.
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 - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Controls Garibaldi Wall Mount Fireplace
The fireplace comes with a full set of manual controls which are located at the top right of the fireplace. It also comes with a handy, full function and an infrared remote control.
There is an on / off button, a timer which can be set in 30 minute increments from half an hour up to seven and a half hours. The heater button will allow you to control the amount of heat and the flame brightness button enables the flames to be made brighter or dimmed.
The same controls are available on the fireplace and the remote control. The remote will require 2 AAA batteries which are not supplied. AARghhh…that is a pet peeve of ours.
Dimensions - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Dimensions – Garibaldi Electric Fireplace
- Width: 36.3 inches
- Height: 26.4 inches
- Depth: 9.2inches
- Weight: 43 lbs
It has a 60 inch power cord in black fitted with a standard 3 prong plug. Mounting brackets are supplied with the unit along with fitting instructions for wall mounting and a user manual.
Pros + Cons - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Pros Of The Garibaldi Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “The fireplace is really beautiful”
- “Flames and logs are very realistic”
- “Not difficult to install”
- “Quality of the fireplace is good”
- “The heater is effective”
A number of buyers commented on how good looking the fireplace was. One customer uses the fireplace to provide the right ambience in the office when counseling clients. Other comments such as “breathtaking”, “gorgeous to look at” and “stunning” were also made about the way this fireplace looks. The curved lines were remarked upon several times.
Several customers really thought that the burning logs and the flickering flames looked very realistic. One customer said that they had looked at a number of electric fireplaces and the flame effects really looked fake, but this one was really authentic which is why they purchased it.
There were quite a few people were impressed with the build quality of the fireplace when compared to other models. Some said that the base metal was very strong and others commented on the quality and strength of the mounting brackets. One customer said that the fireplace was “very sturdy and great quality”.
Several comments were made about the simplicity of installation and that the instructions were easy to follow. One customer commented “there is no assembly and the fireplace easily attaches to the wall with a simple bracket”.
Finally, most of the customers felt that the heater did a good job and heated up their rooms on cold days and nights. The heat output does a good job in heating up a small room” said one customer. It was also commented that the heater fan is quiet but powerful.
Cons Of The Garibaldi Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace were actually picked ouy of very favorable reviews. Remember everyone who reviewed it gave it 5 stars – so these might be a little picky.
There were very few negative comments about this fireplace. The negative comments below about this fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “No batteries included for the remote”
- “Finding a place to hang the fireplace can be difficult with the power cord”
- “The unit was heavy which made installation a little difficult”
These days most products are being shipped with batteries and a couple of customers commented on their disappointment that these were not supplied. This is considered as a minor problem, but we empathize, it is our pet peeve also.
One customer felt that it was a little difficult to find the right place to hang the fireplace because a power socket was required. Being an electric fireplace it requires this, and it is not seen as a significant problem.
You can use paint-able power cord covers to hide the dangling cord, which we recommend.
One or two customers commented that the heaviness of the fireplace made the mounting on the wall bracket difficult. Most wall mounting operations are easier with 2 people. The majority of customers commented on how easy the installation was with the included bracket and mounting hardware.
Installation is actually no harder than hanging a heavy picture. This not seen as a major issue.
Accessories - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Electric Fireplace Accessories
There are 3 accessories that will enhance your enjoyment of your fireplace; one will provide provide crackling fire sounds, another provides a low tech solution to hide the cord, and lastly and easy way to add program-ability to your fireplace.
1. Crackling fire sound machine. Take your enjoyment of your new electric fireplace up a notch and add the sounds of a crackling fire. For approximately $30 you can add this sound machine, The device is about 2 1/2 ” x 3″ and you can attach it out of site to the fireplace body. Click Here for: Fire Crackle Sound
2. Hide the cord with a paint-able wire channel. Paint to match the color of your walls. These are available at any hardware or big box store or just Click Here for: Wire Covers
3. Socket over heating protection. For an extra layer of protection you may want to consider the ‘Safer Socket’ Fire Prevention Plug, which comes in white. Protects you from overheating wall sockets or surge protectors.Easy to install – no wiring necessary, simply plug into your existing wall outlet and you’re done. Safe Socket
Summary - Garibaldi Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Summary – Garibaldi Curved Front Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Review
Although there are not a large number of reviews for this fireplace, those customers that did post a review gave the fireplace a 5 out of 5 star rating. This is rare for any product.
This fireplace is easy to install on the wall, is a quality product and it has many beneficial features. The controls are easy to use and the fireplace looks really good and will provide the right ambience in any room. The purchase of the Garibaldi Heating 35″ Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace w/ Remote fireplace is highly recommended.