Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace Review
This SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace review (Available in Ivory #FE9275 or Mahogany FA9277E finishes), will take a thorough look at the features and benefits that this free standing electric fireplace and mantel surround can offer you. At the end of the review there will be a series of pros and cons, which are summaries of comments made with actual buyer feedback. The overall aim of this review is to fully inform you so that you can make the right purchase decision.
The Sicilian Harvest Electric fireplace has a traditional design that looks very elegant and it will add a touch of luxury to any room in your home or even your office. The fireplace will make your room feel really cozy, and provide a center piece that will be much admired and talked about.
Yes, you can put a flat screen TV on the mantel top.
It can do double duty as an electric fireplace and a TV stand. This free standing electric fireplace heater accommodates a flat panel TV up to 42.75″ W overall. The maximum weight load supported on top of the mantel is 85 lbs.
Available in 2 Finishes to Match Any Homes Decor
Quick Video of Features and Flame Effect
Flame Effects - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Flame Effects Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
The Sicilian Harvest Fireplace has very good fire and flame effects which consist of flickering flames that are adjustable and burning logs and embers which are also adjustable. There is no need for the heater to be switched on for the flame effects to work as they are independent. All of the fire and flame effects use long life LED’s which you will never need to replace.
The faux burned logs and embers coupled with the flame effects certainly look realistic. There are five levels of flame effect intensity and burning log brightness. Dynamic embers effect pulsates dimmer to brighter for an authentic look. The flame effects do not make any sound when they are in operation.
The glass at the front does not get hot which is a very good safety feature, especially if you have young children or pets or both.
Heater Function - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Heater Function Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
The heater with this fireplace is provided from a single ceramic electric heating element. Heat is forced out of the top of the fireplace. It is very quiet when the heater is in use, and the heater has been tested and will heat up a 1500 square feet room in only 24 minutes.
There are no emissions with this fireplace or any pollutants to contend with. The heater is 100% energy efficient and the heater operating costs are low. The heater comes with an adjustable thermostat that is easy to control. The thermostat temperature range is from 62° to 82° and this can be increased or decreased in 4° intervals. There is also a thermal overload protector as an added safety feature. The heater has an output of 5000 BTU’s and 1500 watts.
Alert – This fireplace apparently his an infrared heat model FEI9275- this review is on model FE9275 with standard heating.
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 - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Controls Of The SEI Sicilian Harvest
You will be able to control your fireplace by either using the manual controls which are situated at the top right of the fire box, or by using the infrared remote control that is supplied with the unit. The remote control is full-function. All fireplaces functions can be controlled remotely. There is an on / off button, thermostat setting control, timer button, flame intensity button, log glowing brightness button and a mood lighting button.
There is an LCD display above the fireplace controls which will display the room temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, as well as give you feedback on the buttons you have pressed with the remote control.
Dimensions - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Dimensions – SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
- Width: 44.75 inches
- Height: 40.25 inches
- Depth: 14 inches
- Weight: 99 lbs
The fireplace measures 44.75 inches wide by 14 inches deep and it is 40.25 inches high. The product weighs 99 pounds. The mantel of the fireplace can support up to 85 pounds and this is certainly strong enough to support a 47 inch TV. The unit will require assembly and full instructions are provided. A remote control (without batteries) and a user manual are also supplied.
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Pros + Cons - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Pros Of The SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “This fireplace is gorgeous”
- “The flames are realistic”
- “Very good finish and high quality”
- “Very easy to assemble”
- “The heater is powerful and silent”
There were numerous comments about how good the fireplace looked. One person said that it looked really good in their living room and there were other complimentary comments such as “stunning”, “beautiful” and “wonderful”. There were also a number of customers who thought that the fireplace made their rooms look cozy.
A lot of customers were very happy about the realism of the fire and flame effects. Some were skeptical at first as they thought that the fire may look cheesy and fake, but they were pleasantly surprised when they got the fireplace home.
The quality of this fireplace was commented on a lot, and lots of customers remarked how they were impressed with the finish. It was described as sturdy by quite a few customers as well.
Most of the customers were satisfied with the ease of assembly of this fireplace. There were remarks that the instructions for assembly were very clear and that it didn’t take much time to put it all together.
There were a lot of positive comments about the heating function of the fireplace. A lot of people said that the heater made their room warm quickly even in the coldest of conditions.
Cons Of The SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “Flames and logs disappointing to look at”
- “This fireplace is difficult to assemble”
- “Really difficult to put together”
- “There is not much heat”
A couple of people were not impressed with the realism of the flame and fire effects. These were certainly in the minority and this is not considered to be a major issue.
A handful of customers felt that it was very difficult to assemble the fireplace. One said that they had to pay someone else to do it and another said it would have been better if the fireplace had already been assembled. This is in contrast to the majority viewpoint. The DIY skills of individuals are always going to vary.
Only one customer was negative about the heat output of the fireplace. Most customers were satisfied with the heat output so this is not considered to be a problem.
Summary - SEI Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace
Summary – Sicilian Harvest Electric Fireplace Review
Of the entire customer reviews submitted, 75% gave the fireplace a 5 out of 5 star review and 10% provided a 4 out of 5 star review. This is a very credible 85% in total, and it compares well to other electric fireplaces on the market.
This is a good looking fireplace that will stand out and be a focal point in any room, and is likely to be positively commented on by visitors to your home. It provides a very nice ambience and the fire effects are realistic and the heat output good. This fireplace is a recommended purchase.
Different Finishes - Different Prices
- This fireplace is gorgeous
- The flames are realistic
- Very good finish and high quality
- Very easy to assemble
- The heater is powerful and silent
- You have to put it together
- Merely adequate heat
- Some thought flames 'ordinary'