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I really wanted a 'Downton abbey' old fashioned feel to my dining room, so if I am honest I purely bought this electric fire for its look and not its purpose.
You cannot fault the style and design of this. Sleek, black and elegant.
I bought this from argos for £99, as this was one of the cheapest items in the range.
It has 2 different heat settings which both work very rapidly, and I have to say that even the lowest setting warms the entire room. I am always complaining that it is too cold, even in the summer, and even I have to say that the higher setting is too effective. I also love fact that the flame effect can be turned on, without the heat, so it really is perfect for intimate dining, all year round.
i haven't had to replace the coals or the bulbs yet, and I am not sure how I would do this, how often they are required to be changed, or even where I get replacements from. The instruction guide provided wasn't too clear about this.
The running costs of this are quite high if I am being totally honest. So I think perhaps in the long run, if I was to continue using this as much as I have been doing, then I should have gone for something more expensive, which would have worked out to be more economical over time. Would have been 5 stars otherwise.
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