Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand Review
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Our honest and comprehensive reviews provide the lowdown on what an electric fireplace heater like this can offer you. Read about all of the great features here. Also, to be fair we have provided both the pros and cons for this fireplace. They are gathered from actual buyer reviews and comments.
You can put a flat screen TV on the mantel top. It is capable of safely supporting a television of 100 lbs.
This is a very solid and looking fireplace and has a sturdy construction. There is a lot of space for media and it will support a large TV with ease. It has classic lines, and the realistic flames of the fireplace will provide a wonderful ambience that will be the talking point of all of your visitors.
This fireplace also comes in a gel fueled model. Make certain you order the electric.
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Flame Effects - Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Flame Effects – Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
The burning logs and flame effects of the Real Flame Calie 7720E look realistic. There are no fancy colors or special lighting effects – they are going for realism here. The flames are yellow orange, and a tinge of red producing a natural effect. It has a nice ember effect which creates a slow brightening and dimming effect like a real fire.
Ultra bright vivid flame technology is used for the fire effects and the brightness settings can be adjusted. The LED’s are high efficiency and have a long life expectancy so there should be no need to replace them.
The flame effects can be turned on without the need for the heater to be operating. There is a glass panel at the front of the firebox and this will not get hot, so it will be safe to touch and will not harm children or pets. Being an electric fireplace there are no fumes or smoke to be concerned about.
Heater – Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
The heater function of this fireplace is designed to heat a standard room of up to 400 sq ft. If you have an open concept room area the effect will be significantly less. There is a vented area at the top of the firebox where the warm air is blown out by the fan that is included. It has been proven in tests to heat a 12 foot by 14 foot room very well. The heater has a programmable thermostat and a safety shut off function.
The electric heater is energy efficient and will only cost a few pennies an hour to run. The heater is almost silent and you can only hear the fan if you are really close to it. With the TV switched on you will not hear it. The heater has an output of around 1400 watts and 4700 BTU’s. A standard electric cord and plug are supplied and the fireplace will work from a standard 120 volt supply.
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 - Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Controls – Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
The fireplace can be controlled using the manual buttons on the firebox or through the infrared full function and programmable remote control that is supplied.
You can turn the fireplace on and off, adjust the brightness of the fire effects, there is a timer button and program the thermostat for the desired temperature. You can also run the flame effects only without the heat.
Dimensions - Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Dimensions – Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
- Width:67 inches
- Height: 30.5 inches
- Depth: 18 inches
- Weight: 143.5 lbs
You can put roughly a 50″ Tv on the center section and have little over hang over the side pieces. This is roughly the size of the TV in the image at the top of the post. That center section is rated to support up to 100 lbs. You can put a TV of up to 70″ on top put would lose storage on top of the wings. Another idea is to mount your TV on the wall.
The overall dimensions of this fireplace and media unit are 30.5 inches high by 18 inches deep by 67 inches in width. It weighs 143.5 pounds. The center shelf is 27 inches wide and 12.5 inches deep and the side cabinets are 13.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It can support a weight of up to 100 pounds.
Assembly is required and the unit is supplied with assembly instructions, remote control and user manual.
Pros + Cons - Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Pros Of The Calie Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “Glowing embers and flame effects are great”
- “It really looks beautiful”
- “A very well made fireplace”
- This fireplace is easy to assemble”
- “The fireplace was packaged very well”
There were a lot of customers who liked the flame effects of this fireplace. Many thought that the realism was very good and some even said that it was the main reason they purchased the unit. For our money this is really important, it’s all about mood and ambiance.
Many said that this was a very nice fireplace that looked beautiful. It was also described as a “very nice piece of furniture”. One customer said that the fireplace “looks awesome”. A number of people shared the opinion that they thought the fireplace was solidly built and sturdy. Some remarked on the quality of the materials and the overall finish as well. If you are interested in this type of electric fireplace, it must serve it’s dual role as a functional piece of furniture also. We are looking for quality in both looks and construction.
The majority view was that the fireplace could be put together easily. Most people were able to put it together in about an hour once assembly began. One buyer said that from unpacking, inventorying the parts, assembly and hooking up his TV and DVD, – the whole process was 2 hours. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and most people will be able to put everything together without a problem. If you can put together an IKEA book shelf, you can handle this.
A lot of people were impressed by the way that the fireplace was packaged. It is delivered in three separate boxes and each piece of wood is individually wrapped to protect against scratching.
Cons Of The Calie Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “The finish is not great on this fireplace”
- “The assembly was very difficult”
- “Heater didn’t produce that much heat”
- “It is smaller than it looks”
One customer commented that the finish of the wood on the fireplace was not good. This was a solitary comment and none of the other reviewers stated this. It is not considered to be a serious issue. Perhaps it was driven by not liking the color. Make sure you look closely at the 2 shades of brown to pick the one that most closely matches your decor.
Assembly Required – those 2 dreaded words. Yes, you do have to put this together, and couple of people complained about the assembly being difficult. As with all products that require assembly, there are bound to be some differing opinions about how hard a unit is to put together and this shouldn’t put you off this particular fireplace. If you can handle a ratchet wrench or screw driver, you got this.
Another comment was made about the heater not being able to heat up a 1000 square foot room adequately. This comment is driven by unrealistic expectations – these units are designed to heat 400 sq ft. In just about every review we put a warning of realistic heating expectations in the heater section.
It’s a shame they weren’t Cozy by the Fire readers. 😉
One customer was disappointed by the size of the unit and considered it to be too small. That is whay we always include product dimensions in our reviews. The dimensions quoted for the fireplace are correct and double checked.
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Summary - Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
Summary – Real Flame Calie Electric Fireplace TV Stand
If you like the styling – go for it.
There were several customer reviews for this fireplace and the ratings given were 62% for 5 out of 5 stars and 21% for 4 out of 5 stars. The total is 83%in the very good to excellent range, which is a good overall rating. The majority of the comments made by customers were positive about the Real Flame 7720E Calie Entertainment Unit With Electric Fireplace.
This fireplace is well made and provides the convenience of a media unit combined with an electric fireplace that will heat your room and provides good ambience. The fire effects are realistic and the design of the unit is really stylish. We recommend this fireplace.