Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace Review
In this review of the SEI Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace will be examining all of the features that this fireplace has to offer. We will also look at the pros and cons which are taken from real customer reviews. Our aim is to assist you in making an informed decision to purchase.
The SEI Tennyson Electric fireplace with bookshelves is a well designed and very good looking fireplace with the added convenience of individual bookshelves. It will provide a center piece for any room in your home or even in your office. It will provide a real ambience and make your room cozy as well.
Yes, you can put a flat screen TV on the mantel top.
This free standing electric fireplace heater accommodates a flat panel TV up to 68.25″ W overall with a base up to 40″ wide. It can do double duty as an electric fireplace with book cases and an electric fireplace TV stand.It features 6 fixed book shelves.
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Available in 4 Finishes to Match Any Homes Decor
Flame Effects - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Flame Effects Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
This fireplace really has a realistic looking flame effect with burning logs. The flame heights have five levels of adjustment and there is a backlight to really show off the whole fire effect. You can also adjust the brightness of the logs up to five levels. The flames are powered by long lasting LED lights that will never need replacement.
There is no need to have the heat turned on with the flame effects; they can work with or without heat. It is also possible to turn off the flames and just leave the logs glowing. The tempered glass at the front should never be hot. The flame effects are very realistic and are totally silent in operation. It is not possible to change the color of the flames with this unit.
Heater Function - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Heater Function of the Tennyson Electric Fireplace
This fireplace has a forced air heater with an adjustable and programmable thermostat. The heater is almost silent in operation, and will heat a 400 square feet room easily in around 20 minutes. The fireplace is cost effective to run only costing pennies per hour with the heater on. The maximum output of the heater is 1500 Watts at 5000 BTU’s.
The temperature of the heater can be set using the remote control or the buttons on the fireplace. Once the desired temperature has been reached the heater will automatically turn off. The fireplace plugs into a standard electrical outlet, and because it is electric there are no fumes or smoke to worry about. There is a thermal overload protector built in for safety.
There were a lot of positive comments about the heating function and many felt that the heating power was more than adequate to heat their rooms. The heater was described as being very quiet when it is working even when it is on the maximum setting.
Controls - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Controls Of The SEI Tennyson
This fireplace has a set of manual controls located at the top right of the unit and it is also supplied with a remote control.
There is an LCD display on the fireplace which will show the temperature or the operation of the controls (e.g. flame level 5).
The remote control is full function – it can control everything on the fireplace.
On both the fireplace and the remote there is an on / off switch, a switch for the backlight, a flame height adjustment control (five height levels), a log brightness controls (five intensity levels), a temperature control button and a timer button.
Dimensions - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Dimensions – SEI Tennyson Electric Fireplace
- Width: 70.25 inches
- Height: 42.25 inches
- Depth: 14 inches
- Weight: 157 lbs
Book Shelf Dimensions (each)
- Width: 13.25 inches
- Height: 39.5 inches
- Depth: 10.75 inches
- Accommodates a flat panel TV up to 68.25″ W overall (base up to 40″ W overall)
- Supports up to: 85 lb. (mantel), 15 lb. (per shelf/bookcase top)
- Features 6 fixed shelves.
The fireplace comes with a 6 feet long electrical cord and includes assembly instructions, remote control and user manual.
Pros + Cons - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Pros Of The SEI Tennyson Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “This fireplace is absolutely lovely”
- “Really realistic flame effects”
- “Very easy to put together”
- “Bookshelves a great addition”
A good number of customers were very happy with how the fireplace looks. Many said that the fireplace had a “nice finish” and others described it as beautiful and a lot of people really liked its classic lines.
Quite a few people commented on how the fireplace was easy to put together and that the assembly instructions were easy to follow. Most said that they had the fireplace assembled in about an hour or two.
A lot of the customers felt that the flame effects were very realistic. One customer said that they normally wouldn’t choose an electric fireplace but the fire effect with this one were so real looking that they purchased it.
The supplied bookshelves were seen as a very useful addition and add to the overall look of the fireplace. A number of customers said that they chose this fireplace over others because of the bookshelves.
Cons Of The SEI Tennyson Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “The bookshelves are too small”
- “Didn’t like the look of this fireplace”
- “Really difficult to put together”
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. The bookshelves are too small, or not. It is easy to put together , or not.
There were a handful of customers who did not like how the fireplace looked. There were a few comments about the finish of the product. These comments were certainly in the minority.
A few of people complained that the fireplace required a DIY expert to put it together. Some said that it took them hours to assemble. This is contrary to the majority view. The skill levels of different people when it comes to DIY are always going to vary.
There were a couple of customers who felt that the bookshelves that are supplied with the unit were too small. Most people were happy with the bookshelves and this is not seen as a major issue.
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Summary - Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace
Summary – Tennyson Bookcase Electric Fireplace Review
Of the total number of customer reviews submitted for the SEI Tennyson Electric Fireplace, 51% of them were 5 out of 5 star ratings and 28% of the customers gave a 4 out of 5 star rating. This is a combined score of 79% which is very credible.
This free standing electric fireplace will provide good ambience for any room in your home and the flame effects and logs are very realistic. (if you are looking for a more simple electric fireplace and mantel surround check out the Crawford Slim Line.
)The heater is very efficient and silent and the bookshelves are a welcome addition. This fireplace is recommended by us, it really is pretty.
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|Tennyson Bookcase Fireplace|
- Very realistic flame effects
- Tremendous furniture versitality
- 4 Different finishes available
- You have to assemble it
- Book shelves not adjustable
- Heater is merely adequate.