Dimplex Stone and Wood Electric Fireplace – Pros & Cons

Do you like the look of those rustic fireplaces you see in mountain cabins? This stone and wood electric fireplace can help you create that same experience in your home – without even having a chimney!

Dimplex Stone and Wood Electric Fireplace

In fact, you can entirely eliminate the cost of construction, permits and venting. Just plug this fireplace into a standard 120 volt electrical outlet.

In other words, you can install your own fireplace yourself in an afternoon. Then you can enjoy the warmth, flickering flames and ambiance that same evening.

Note: I love the fact that electric fireplaces can be so cost effective to install and operate, compared to wood burning or gas units that require venting. You can save a bunch of money yet still achieve a very similar effect.

Rustic Stone Look Fireplace Mantel

Advantages of Having a PreCast Stone Mantel:

However, electric fireplaces with mantels make installation even easier. You simply assemble the pieces together and plug the firebox into the wall.

Furthermore, electric models enable you to easily add a fireplace virtually anywhere you have the space in your home. In addition to the standard living room or den, you can place one in a master bedroom, bathroom, dining room or home office.

You can instantly transform a plain, dull room into a cozy cabin-like retreat. The hand hewn pine mantel and faux stone surround look like a custom-designed piece straight out of nature.

Hand Hewn Pine Mantel on Stone Electric Fireplace

The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces:

If you’ve never owned an electric fireplace, you’re in for a treat. The Dimplex firebox uses high tech flame technology that looks very realistic. In fact, I own a Dimplex fireplace myself.

Not only do you get flickering flames, but Dimplex somehow created away to get the logs and embers to glow too. Gas log sets that I’ve seen don’t even have this feature.

Glowing Logs and Embers on Electric Firebox Create Realistic Looking Fire

Besides that, you can use the flames with or without heat. Therefore, you can lower your energy costs and still enjoy the ambiance of firelight any time of year.

Note: By the way, the heating unit blows out of the top of the firebox. Therefore, the firebox itself stays cool to the touch (safe for young kids and pets).

Of course, you don’t have to worry about emissions, carbon monoxide, chimney cleaning, emptying ashes, etc.. Plus, electric models require virtually no maintenance, as they use LED bulbs to create the flames, which last many years.

Electric Flame Color ThemesAnd we can’t overlook the remote control unit. Yes, you can light your fireplace magically from across the room.

Plus, you can adjust flame effects, colors, lighting, heat and thermostat control. And if that wasn’t enough, you can even set the “sleep timer” so that the firebox turns off automatically after a pre-set period of time.

Firewood Candle

2 Fireplace Drawbacks:

The big drawbacks of electric fireplaces are the fact that they don’t produce any crackling sound or wood burning smell.

However, if you miss those features, you can solve those issues with 2 cheap items: a firewood candle and a fire crackler sound system

Specs for the Fieldstone Stone and Wood Electric Fireplace:

  • Dimensions: 55.5″ Wide x 42.5″ Tall x 14″ Deep
  • Firebox Size: 26″
  • Weight: 191 lbs
  • Finish: Natural Stone
  • Firebox: Log Set
  • Heat Output: 5,118 BTU’s
  • Heating Area: 400 Square Feet
  • Wattage: 1,500 WattsFieldstone Electric Fireplace with Fuax Stone and Wood Mantel
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Amps: 12.5
  • Package Includes Remote Control
  • Assembly Required (instruction manual)
  • Model #: SMP-904-ST (Fieldstone)
  • Manufacturer: Dimplex
  • Phone: 888-346-7539
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Stone Fireplace