Welcome to our Best Choice Products 50″ Electric Wall Mount Fireplace Heater review.
As with all of our reviews, we want you to fully understand all of the features and benefits of this fireplace. After this we have published some pros and cons about the fireplace and these are summaries from reviews that real customers have submitted. Once you have read all of this review you will have all of the information you need to decide if it is the right fireplace for you.
Best Choice 50" Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
PROS: Best Choice Products 50″ Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
The following Positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- ✅“VERY low price”
- ✅“The installation was easy”
- ✅“Built in heater timer”
- ✅“Bottom discharge heat”
Here are the pros of this fireplace which have been summarized from customer reviews sent in:
The number one positive attribute is the price. It is one of the lowest price 50″ inch wall mounted electric fireplaces we have reviewed
A lot of the comments were positive about the look of the fireplace. It has classic clean lines which will go with most decor. People also said that their visitors commented positively about the fireplace.
Quite a number of customers remarked on how easy the fireplace was to install and that the instructions for this were very clear. Most said that it was easy to mount on their wall and they were able to do this without any problems. 1. Mount the included bracket on the wall. 2. Attach firebox to bracket (It drops down into bracket). 3 Attach glass to firebox on the wall.
Another selling point for some was that the heat discharge is on the bottom of the unit. While this means it cannot be flush mounted into the wall it DOES mean you can safely mount a TV directly over it.
Cons: Best Choice Products 50″ Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- ⛔ 25% of all reviews cited reports of damaged or broken goods.
- ⛔ Poor customer service to correct problems.
- ⛔ Multiple complaints of heater shutting off after a minute.
- ⛔ Complaints of noisiness.
Here are the cons of this fireplace which have been summarized from customer reviews sent in:
One thing that stuck out like a sore thumb was the astonishing number of buyers who received damaged goods. At the time of this review 25% complained. This is astonishing. There were some comments on poor customer service to correct these problems and they were impossible to get a hold of. We decided to test this out.
If the customer service allegations were true, that coupled with a chance of getting damaged goods, would have led to a Do Not Buy recommendation.
There were multiple complaints of the heater shutting off after 1 minute. I just wonder if the buyers had set the timer incorrectly.
In regards to the amount of noise any given fireplace makes, if all is working correctly, it is a matter of individual tolerance. Some reports indicated there might be problems with the unit. But – in all fairness, it could be cranky customers.
Best Choice 50" Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Flame Effects - Calvert Electric Fireplace With Mantel
Flame Effects Best Choice Products 50 Electric Wall Mount Fireplace
The product description states the fireplace operates in 3 modes: flame display only, flame display with low heat, and flame display with high heat. This is a little misleading as it led us to believe the flame effects were just On/Off. Luckily this is NOT true.
In doing our Sherlock Holmes detective work we noticed in the close up up the controls, ( which are located on top of the firebox unit – AWKWARD,) there is a dimmer switch. Why would you have a dimmer switch if the flame effect was 1 level?
A call to customer service revealed there are actually, and I quote, ” 5 levels of flame brightness and intensity.”
After rechecking every word I found it mentioned in the info the product description. Oops, my bad. But I DID prove you could get through to customer service.
The flame effects are going for a realistic look. There is no fancy back-lighting or fancy colors. There were some positive comments on the nice flame effects. The flame effects can be switched on without the heater having to be turned on as well, so they can be used all year around.
The fireplace has a glass front that should never get hot so it is safe for pets and young children.
Heater Function - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Heater Function Of The Best Choice Products 50 Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace
The heater with this unit has a power rating of 750 watts on low and 1500 watts. They do not provide BTU output, but based on our experience a ballpark figure would be 2500BTU on low and 5000 BTU on high. What does that mean? Though they do not make square foot claims, the output from the heater will realistically provide supplemental heat to a room up to 400 square feet.
The fireplace is designed to be plugged into a standard 120 volt electrical supply. There is no thermostat associated with the heater, just high and low heat options. A fan blows the heat out of the front face on the bottom. It will certainly make most rooms feel cozy. There is a timer can be set between 30 minutes to 7.5 hours.
We 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. Or part of a comprehensive zone heating plan. Quite simply they will not heat your whole house.
Controls - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Controls Of The Electric Fireplace
The fireplace can be controlled through the use of the infrared remote control which is supplied with the unit.
The manual controls are located on the firebox on top. This is awkward. How awkward depends on how high on the wall you have mounted it. You have to reach up over or around the glass to see and get to them.
Controls include turning the fireplace either on or off, adjusting the intensity of the flame effects, turning the heat to the low or high position or no heat and the timer button for choosing the time that you want the heater to switch off.
Dimensions - Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Dimensions – Best Choice Electric Fireplace
Overall Front Dimensions:
- Width: 50.5 inches
- Height: 21.65 inches
- Depth: 5.5 inches
- Weight: 49.1 lbs
The image to the left is a back view. The dimensions are really the glass dimensions. The overall dimensions of this wall mounted fireplace are 50.5 inches in width, 5.5 inches in depth and 21.65 inches in height. The flame view dimensions are 45 inches wide by 12 inches high. The fireplace can be plugged into a standard electrical socket (3 prong). There is a remote control and manual supplied with this fireplace.
Electric Fireplace Accessories
There are 3 accessories you may want to consider, the first for added functionality, the second for added aesthetics and pleasure.
1. Consider Electrical Socket Protection. Safer Socket has five tiny thermostats strategically placed inside the unit monitor the temperature of the plug to make sure it is operating at a safe temperature. Should there be a rise in plug temperature which could lead to an electrical fire, Safer Socket will automatically shut off the device. Click on Image below for Safer Socket.
2. Add Fire Crackle Sound. The sound effect of fire crackling is only available on very high end fireplaces, but we have you covered. For about $30 you can add this sound machine, The box is about 2 1/2 ” x 3″ and can attach to the fireplace out of sight. Click on Image below for Fire Crackler Sound System.
3. Wire Covers. Wires and cables dangling from your electric fireplace can really detract from the effect? This Cord Cover Kit makes it a snap to hide wires. It’s very easy to install and can be painted to blend seamlessly into any wall.
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Summary – Best Choice Products Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Rating: 3.9 Stars
This wall hung electric fireplace has most of the standard features people expect – an average heater and decent to good flame effects. The real selling point for a lot of people will be the bargain price.
Does that price mean one gives up quality? We have never reviewed a fireplace with more complaints about damage and the fireplace not working correctly out of the box. Maybe it was poor quality control when the product was launched or poor packing. Hopefully these issues are resolved. Returning a fireplace is not as easy as taking a shirt back to the store. Many elected just to cope with scratches, nicks and dents rather than going through the hassle of returning it.
Remember also that 3 out of 4 buyers who left reviews had no issues. Only you an decide if this is right for you. In good working order it is a fine value.
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