Instead of suffering with an empty or unused fireplace, pop in an electric fireplace logs insert for instant atmosphere. They are plug and play – no set up.
Let’s be clear, in this post we are looking at electric fireplace logs insert that can be dropped into your existing fireplace. They have the logs in a grate or rack. The whole thing is just placed in an existing fireplace and plugged in. They that look like the image on the right.
Electric fireplace log sets are an interesting product in that they can be very basic and inexpensive to much more technologically advanced and expensive.
They are the simplest way to bring a non-working fireplace back to life. Instead of candles or a flower basket in an old fireplace enclosure pep it up with some moving art – the enchanting look of a fire without the hassle or mess.
Installation is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Here we go – 1. Take it out of the box. 2. Place in fireplace. 3. Plug in and turn it on & enjoy.
Let’s see what is available and which electric log set will will your needs and provide the most benefit to you.
#1. Electric Fireplace Logs Insert
# 1. ‘Revillusion’ Dimplex Electric Fireplace Log Set
Pictures do not do this log set justice. Watch this video – it is only 1:40 and will show you the exact look you can expect.
Awesome, or what? Among electric fireplace log sets this at the top. It has about the most realistic flame effects going and provides supplemental heat also.
The technological advancements Dimplex is famous for are evident here:
- The flames are random, large, and bright they appear from within the logs.
- The flame panel is partially frosted, but allows you to see through to the back of the fireplace for more realism.
- The light level in Flicker effects our adjustable the logs themselves are made from casts of real hardwoods.
- The ceramic heater is fan forced air and will provide good heat for small spaces, or supplemental heat for larger spaces.
As this is a fairly new model there were not a ton of reviews to check out. The average rating is of 4.8 stars out of 5. It’s pretty obvious that customers really enjoyed their Dimplex log set and were quite happy.
Here are some buyer comments:
- It is about as close to having a real fire as you can get.
- Better than I expected it to look.
- Very happy with these logs. Most realistic we’ve seen.
- I had people over and they thought it was an actual fire burning in my fireplace. They didn’t believe me until I showed them with my hand.
Dimensions of the unit:
Height (inches) 19
Depth (inches) 13
Width (inches) 25 5/8″
Because of the reflector your minimum fireplace dimensions should be:
The frosted acrylic reflector is 19″ high. Your minimum fireplace dimensions are:
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# 2. ‘Pleasant Hearth’ Crackling 20″ Electric Log Set
The entry level budget friendly Pleasant Hearth log set is a huge seller on Amazon. Why? We believe the biggest reason is that is almost always UNDER $50 (without the stand) For CYA purposes, don’t take our word for it, click the link below. We also gave a link for the version with the stand. Also people, for the most part had realistic expectations. This does not have a heater.
Unlike the high tech, super realistic Dimplex model, this is old school. There is a lightbulb inside and a rotating cylinder with foil like strands to reflect the light. Simple as it sounds it does produce an effect. You be the judge. Check out the 2:22 minute video, below.
you could place a flat-screen TV on the white electric fireplace mantle, or wall mount it above.
There were quite a number of reviews (about 800) for the Pleasant Hearth Natural Log Fire and 71% of these reviews had a 5 star rating. The 4 star ratings were 18%, so the 4 and 5 star ratings accounted for 89% of the reviews. The negative reviews were certainly in the minority.
If you have an empty fireplace and are looking for a realistic fire that does not have a heater function, then the Pleasant Hearth Natural Log Fire is a very good option. The price is very affordable, and you are highly unlikely to be disappointed with your purchase.
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Pleasant Hearth Electric Log Set
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# 3. Duraflame DFI021ARU Freestanding Electric Log Set with Heater
The Duraflame DFI021ARU performs the exact same two functions as the more expensive full-featured electric fireplaces, at a very low price. It provides flickering fire flame effects and supplemental heat to your room. This Duraflame portable electric log set heater is a sturdily built one piece unit designed to be placed inside an existing fireplace. The log set can be viewed with the flame effect with or without turning on the heat. It comes with a full function remote control.
The following video shows the Duraflame Electric Log Set DFI020ARU, the slightly older version of our reviewed log set.
About 60% of 200 reviewers rated this a 5 star item. This is not a notably high number of top notch reviews. 25 % of reviewers it 4 stars and 25% were 3 stars or less. This indicates to us that most people were reasonably pleased with their purchase, but it was not universally and exceptionally well received.
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Duraflame Electric Fireplace Log Set
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# 4. ‘Pleasant Hearth’ Electric Fireplace Logs Insert With Heater
This Pleasant Hearth electric log insert not only produces pretty nice flame effects but comes with a fairly robust heater. The heater is pretty standard for electric fireplaces and should provide heat for room up to 400 ft.².
This electric fireplace logs at his budget friendly, it can often be found on sale for a discounted price. It comes with a fully functioning remote control for ease-of-use. The product comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- 23” inches wide
- 13” inches high
- 9” inches deep
There are quite a number of reviews for this log set. Of over 80 reviews, 63% of buyers rated a five star purchase. Over 30 questions about the unit have been answered. The price point of this fireplace makes it a very good deal and worth checking out. Click on the link below to see today’s current discounted price.There is a great deal of praise and accolades for this fireplace.
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Pleasant Hearth Buyer Reviews
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# 5. Napoleon Woodland Electric Fireplace Log Set
This electric fireplaces available in three different widths of 18 inches, 24 inches, and 27 inches, so you can select the one that would best fit your fireplace enclosure.
This electric fireplace logs set comes with the remote control for adjusting flame height, and LED brightness. Realistic look complete with glowing ember bed. 6-piece hand-painted resin log set.
The heating output is fairly standard for these units, about 5000 BTUs which can provide heat for up to 400 ft.² in a closed space or supplemental heat in an open concept.
We included this fireplace in our post because Napoleon is generally regarded as a very reputable electric fireplace maker. However, upon scanning views for this particular model we do not recommend it. The price is extremely high and there is very inconsistent feedback from buyers.
Our suggestion is that you if you want a top-of-the-line electric fireplace logs set take a look at the Dimplex Electric Fireplace Logs Insert.
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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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