“ Brand: Dimplex / Type: Electric Fire / Power Source: Electric / Heating Levels: Variable Levels / Safety Features: CSA/CE Approved / Power: 1,000 - 2,000 Watt / Height: 62 cm / Width: 52 cm / Depth: 23.3 cm / Exterior Color: Metallic Finish „
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Looked at the reviews when deciding whether to purchase the product and took into account all the comments. I decided to order and despite the order delivery date for the following week, it was delivered well before, well done Amazon. Item was well packaged and setting up the fire was simple. As with the other reviews, make sure you wash the coal first as there is a lot of coal dust, and use gloves when arranging the coal on the fire. The glow from the fire was that good, my grandaughter asked me to turn the fire down, even though I just had the glow effect on. The noise from the fire is negligable when you just have the glow on, but if you put the heaters on, it is a bit noisy, but you don't have to have the heaters on for long to feel the difference. The metal work on the grill was not of a high quality and I was a bit disappointed with that. But it has made such a difference to my room, and it just feels so warm and cosy on an evening. I would recommend this product to anyone.
Why not 5 stars? Fan noise is a little obtrusive if one is sitting quietly - no problem if TV/radio/CD on (but you won't often need more than the flame effect on if your heating is good; it looks so real you feel warm). The only real gripe is that the reflective background shows the carpet/flooring if you lean back and spoils the realism. A slate slab/hearth in front would help. There is a plastic imitation one for it, but I'm off to reclamation yard after Christmas!
The Dimplex Aspen fire, in a stainless steel finish with contrasting brass effect trim, is an inset fire with just a 5.5cm inset. It has Optiflame Plus effect, with pebbles and coal for that homely feel and a choice of heat settings; the flame effect even works independently of the heat. The Aspen fits standard 16 or 18 fireplace openings and all conventional flues.