The term “best” is a bit relative. What you consider best and what your neighbor considers best may vary greatly. At Electric Fireplaces Direct, we aim to help you find your “best” electric fireplace based on what is most important to you.

In our best electric fireplaces buyers guide, we’ll highlight our top picks, but first, a few words on the best features of electric fireplaces in general.

Types of Electric Fireplaces

Besides being the premier alternative to wood and gas for heat, electric fireplaces offer some intriguing options. You’ll be sure to find the perfect match for your space and tastes.

  • Fireplace inserts
  • Wall-mount fireplaces
  • Electric fireplace heaters & stoves
  • Electric logs
  • Fireplace TV stands
  • Fireplace mantel packages

For more detailed information about each of the electric fireplace types, see this guide.

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Trending Styles

The classic fireplace never goes out of style, but if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, consider the newest, and hottest, contenders.

Linear Fireplaces

You can’t go wrong with linear style electric fireplaces. The wider stance and slim profile make these the perfect addition to the modern space. Depending on the model, they can be fully recessed into the wall or hung on the wall. Change the look by adjusting the flame color or swapping out the media to driftwood or even acrylic crystals.

Multi-Sided Viewing

Some of the hottest electric fireplace models can be viewed from two or three sides instead of just from the front. Some may have glass on the front and two sides, others may have glass on the front and the back for a “see-through” type effect. Others have a peninsula layout with glass on three sides for a full view of the flame.

Freestanding Stove

Another favorite is the stove style electric fireplace. These look like classic wood-burning stoves made after the Amish tradition. They are small and can go just about anywhere, including small apartments or RVs and they pack a punch as far as heat (heating up to 1000 square feet).

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Best Electric Fireplace Technologies

Electric fireplaces are the easiest way to add a fireplace to your space. Many of them can simply be plugged in and you’re set to go. Others you can build into any wall (recessed fireplace) and hard wire directly into your home’s electrical system. But the available technology goes far beyond that.

WiFi Control

Most electric fireplace units come with remote controllers but many also come with smart capabilities so you can control your fireplace via Wi-Fi. Whether from an app on your phone or a voice command to Alexa, turning your fireplace on/off or changing the flame color (and more) is simple.

Realistic Flame Effects

If you’re leery of electric fireplaces because you think you’ll miss the real flames, think again. Today’s technology offers ultra-realistic flame effects with RGB coloring, video imaging, and water vapor that mimics smoke tendrils.

Infrared, Ceramic Heating

Besides the classic electric coil or filament heating, you can choose from newer heating technologies like infrared or ceramic. Infrared is a form of radiant heat that uses a heating bulb that produces heat that radiates throughout the room. Ceramic heat uses electricity to heat up a ceramic plate, which then radiates through room. Both methods are excellent heaters and can warm rooms up to 1000 square feet.

Thermostat Control

A favorite feature of an electric fireplace is the thermostat. You can set the temperature and allow the unit to adjust accordingly. All electric fireplaces can be run without heat so you can enjoy the ambiance of a fire without it becoming uncomfortably warm—perfect for warmer climates or all-season enjoyment.

Check out all the latest tech available in electric fireplaces.

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Customer Reviews

With an overall rating of 4+ stars out of 5, our customers will tell you how their electric fireplace has changed their lives. Read reviews you can trust from verified buyers right on our website.

Gather details and learn from actual customers before solidifying your plans.

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Top Electric Fireplace Picks

As we’ve already said, there are a lot of ways to define “best” so we’ve collected what we consider the best from as many different perspectives as we can think of. If you still have questions, please reach out to talk to one of our representatives.


Best Electric Fireplace Inserts

Modern Ember Highmark Smart Linear 

Dimplex IgniteXL

Classic Flame 3D SpectraFire Plus Infrared

Best Log Inserts

Country Living Electric Log Insert

Duraflame Electric Fireplace Log Set

Dimplex Revillusion Electric Fireplace Log

Best Wall Mount Electric Fireplaces

Dimplex Synergy Electric Fireplace

Modern Ember Aerus Smart Linear

Napoleon Entice Wall Mount

Best Electric Fireplace TV Stands

Muskoka Sinclair Electric Fireplace

ClassicFlame Hutchinson Infrared

Comfort Smart Killian Media Console

Best Electric Fireplace Mantel Packages

Dimiplex Featherston Electric Fireplace 

ClassicFlame Lexington Infrared Electric F

Dimplex Sussex Electric Fireplace

Best Value Electric Fireplaces

Country Living Infrared Electric Stove

Country Living Infrared Electric Log

Modern Ember Aerus

Best Electric Fireplaces for Commercial Use

Napoleon 100 in Alluravision Deep

Dimplex 40-In Opti-Myst

Infratech SL Series 4000W Patio Heater

Best Smart Electric Fireplaces

Modern Ember Highmark

Modern Flames Orion Multi Heliovision

Dimplex IgniteXL Bold

Best Electric Fireplaces for Bathrooms

Napoleon Allure Vertical Wall Mount

Amantii Panorama Extra Slim Linear

SimpliFire Format Floating Mantel

Best Outdoor Electric Fireplaces

SimpliFire Scion Linear Built-In

Touchstone Sideline Outdoor Built-In

Amantii Traditional Bespoke Smart

Best Alternative to Gas Fireplace

Modern Flames Orion

Dimplex Revillusion Built-In

Dimplex Premium Log Set

Best Insert for 2 x 4 Wall Installation

Dimplex Multi-Fire Slim

Napoleon CLEARion ELITE See-Thru

Amantii Traditional XtraSlim Smart

Best Electric Fireplace for Bedroom

Dimplex IgniteXL Electric Fireplace

Modern Ember Aerus

Dimplex Prism 34-in Electric Fireplace

Best Electric Fireplace for Kitchen

Napoleon Allure Vertical Wall Mount

Amantii Traditional XtraSlim Smart

Napoleon 42-in Alluravisoin Slim

Best Electric Fireplace for Large Rooms

Dimplex Fieldstone

Modern Flames 100-in Spectrum

ClassicFlame Berkeley Infrared TV Stand

Best Electric Fireplace for Basements

ClassicFlame Denali

ClassicFlame Hogan

Dimplex Featherston

Best Electric Fireplace for Apartments

Country Living Heater

Simplifire Format

Napoleon Harsten

Best Electric Fireplace for Tiny Homes/RVs

Country Living Infrared Stove

Amantii TruView Cube Freestanding

ClassicFlame 18-in SpectraFire

Best Electric Fireplace for Under a TV

Modern Ember Highmark

Dimplex IgniteXL

Dynasty Harmony