Stay Warm & Save Money with a Portable Electric Fireplace

eFlame Electric Portable Fireplace Stove - Convenient, Low Cost Supplemental Heating that You can Pick Up and  Move

I’m all about saving energy and the simplicity of electric fireplaces, but this compact heating unt takes the cake.

It’s powerful enough to heat up to 400 square feet, yet it’s light enough that you can pick it up and carry it from room to room. Just plug it in.

Plus, it looks like a charming wood-burning stove that will add character and style to any space.

But Wait! Are those books on top of the hot fireplace!

Don’t worry. The stove surface of these lifelike heaters stay cool to the touch, so you have less to worry about especially if you have young kids or pets.


Sure, there are lots of types of electric heaters that you can buy, but how many can you leave out and enjoy all year round? (you can run the flames independently from the heater). Plus, now that you know that you can stack stuff on top of your heater, it’s suddenly become multi-functional.

Red Electric Portable Fireplace from Plow & Hearth
courtesy of Plow & Hearth

eFlame USA is known for offering a great line of fireplaces, stoves, heaters and other stylish, fun (yet affordable) home decor items. This is another one of their great products. Get ready for the holidays!


  • 1,500 watt heater
  • Comes in black or red, enamel finish
  • Dimensions: 26″ x 15-1/2″ x 28″ high
  • Cord length approx 5.5′

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Want a Smaller Fireplace?

Low-Cost Fireplace Stove Heater for Small Rooms and Affordable Heating

For those seeking a budget-friendly compact stove heater, consider this generic model priced around $100. While it lacks extensive features and highly realistic flames, it efficiently heats your space at a low cost.

It offers two heat levels, overheat protection, and the option to illuminate the flames and embers independently of the heater. This unit is ideal for guest bedrooms, studio apartments, or infrequently-used spaces, providing quiet, safe, and cool-to-the-touch operation.


  • Dimensions: 26.4″ Tall x 25.” Wide x 14.2″ Deep
  • Heats Up to 400 Square Feet
  • Costs only 1 cent per hour with flame operating (WOW!), 9 cents per hour with both flame and heat (based on average national residential electricity rates)
Duraflame Electric Stove

How About a Freestanding Stove?

Another smaller yet powerful heater is Duraflame’s Freestanding Electric Stove.

The features almost identical to the stoves above, so I won’t go into the details (because there aren’t any!).

It heats up to 400 square feet and flames can operate without using the heat. Plus, it comes with a dimmer switch for the flames, which is pretty cool.


  • Dimensions: 21″ x 10.8″ x 22.8″
  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • 1500 Watts/4600 BTU’s per hour

5 Reasons to Buy a Movable Fire Heater:

1. They are Easy to Set Up, Use & Maintain:

  • DIY Delight: Setting up these fireplaces is usually as straightforward as assembling IKEA furniture.
  • Ready to Roll: In most cases, it’s ready to use out of the box. No rocket science involved; just plug it in and voilà, you have a charming, faux fire.
  • Movable: Most carryable heaters are lightweight and nimble. Also see this high-tech movable firebox.
  • Placement: It’s wise to allow proper clearance in front, where warm air blows out. That said, you can set up the stove against a wall since the the flames are not hot. You can also get a wall hanging firebox that installs in minutes.
  • Easy Care: Maintenance is a breeze; you don’t need a chimney sweep. Just keep it clean and wipe the dust. Even the lightbulbs rarely need changing.

2. Electric Fireplaces are Energy Efficient & Cost Effective:

Heating Efficiency:

  • Effectiveness: Mobile fireplaces can effectively heat areas ranging from 150 to 400 square feet, depending on the model. plus, they work great for that extra toasty boost or zone heating.
  • Primary or Supplemental: They’re fabulous for supplemental heating, but not usually as the primary heat source.

Energy Consumption:

  • Electricity Bills: Fear not, these fireplaces are generally energy-efficient. They’ll cost you about 8-12 cents per hour, which is often less than your daily coffee fix. How a plug-in fireplace heater can save you money.
  • Energy-Saving Features: Many models come with nifty cost-cutters, like a built-in thermostat or timer.

3. They are Safer than Other Types of Fireplaces:

  • Safety First: Modern plug-in fireplaces come with overheat protection, cool-to-touch surfaces and tip-over safety switches. Before you buy an electric fireplace, review this checklist.

4. These Stove Heaters Have Realistic Flames:

  • Flame Realism: The flames are quite convincing, but they don’t trick everybody. They use LED lights and mirrors to create the illusion. You can also tweak flame color and intensity.

5. Electric Fireplaces Don’t Make Lots of Noise:

  • Sound Quality: Think of it as a soft whisper. The hum of the fan is akin to distant white noise. Plus, you won’t find them annoying because these fireplaces are quieter than most household appliances.

The Bottom Line:

The eFlame Electric Portable Fireplace Stove offers a powerful and convenient heating solution for up to 400 square feet, all while being light enough to move easily between rooms. Its cool-to-the-touch surface ensures safety, making it an ideal addition to any space without the worries associated with traditional heaters.

Last Updated June 5, 2024