5 Electric Wood Burning Stove Features – the Pros & Cons

Do you want a portable heater that has flames like a fireplace? This classic, vintage style electric wood burning stove has heat, flames, ambiance and more.

Electric Wood Burning Stove Without the Messy Ashes - Just Plug Into the Wall

Pros & Cons of an “Electric Alternative” Wood Burning Stove:

1. Supplemental Heat that’s Portable:

First of all, get supplemental heat when are where you need it. Move it around as often as you like while still enjoying the relaxing wood-burning stove effect.

The compact size of this electric fireplace heater makes it ultra convenient and easy to use. For instance, you can easily carry it from room to room because it only weighs about 50 pounds.

Stone Mantel Electric FireplaceNote: The small size means that this unit heats up less space, 400 square feet to be exact. If you want a fireplace heater that can heat 1,000+ square feet, you’ll need to choose a larger wall fireplace.

2. Cheaper Fireplace Set-up and Operation:

Second, this electric alternative is cheaper to set up than traditional fireplaces. Warming certain rooms versus the entire house can also offer a substantial energy savings. Plus, you can run the flames without the heat – saving you even more money.

By the way, the fan-forced heater operates fairly quietly and distributes warmth evenly throughout the room. This also helps to heat up the space faster.

Note: This unit does not come with a remote control, a timer or thermostat functions. Therefore, automatic features that you find on many modern electric fireplaces are manual on this electric stove.

Compact Electric Fireplace Can Fit Under a Table, Shelf or in a Corner

3. Compact Electric Stoves Can Fit in More Places:

Third, it offers the versatility of fitting in corners, under wall shelves or between furniture. In other words, you can use it virtually anywhere, since it doesn’t require permanent installation in one location.

Note: Keep in mind that this mini wood burning stove replica is not large. It only measures about 2 1/2 feet tall. Consequently, it fits better in smaller rooms like dens, home offices or bedrooms. Setting it up as a focal point in a large living room may not turn out well. Just saying…

4. Get a Realistic Flickering Fire Without All the Work:

As you can see in the image below, this freestanding stove has an antique, vintage style and a matte black finish. (You can also get it in winter white.) If you prefer a red stove, check out the Duraflame Cinnamon Electric Stove Fireplace. It also comes in bronze as well.

Denali Fireplace Features: Power Cord, Flame Controls, Opening Doors

In addition, the LED flames have a realistic log burning effect which is accentuated by the glowing logs and embers. You get the warm colors and real-looking movement of a real fire. However, you don’t have to put up with the hassles that come with a traditional wood burning stove.

Also, having see-through glass windows on 3 sides really enhances the 3-D effect. For a smaller-sized fireplace stove, it can really make an impact in a room.

Note: This unit requires virtually no assembly; you just screw on the 4 bottom legs. Then, simply plug in the stove to a standard wall outlet and turn it on. Set-up is quick, and the fireplace produces heat quickly.

5. Stove Exterior Looks Classy & Stays Cool to the Touch:

Hidden Fireplace Flame and Heat Controls on Plug-in Wood Burning StoveAs you can se from the photo on the left, the flame and heat controls are hidden behind the fireplace doors. Therefore, the faux stove doesn’t have ugly-looking knobs and buttons on the front.

The electric stove has a more realistic, authentic look that you can enjoy from all 3 sides. Plus, you can hide the power cord behind the unit where it plugs into the wall. So it doesn’t look like a cheap electric heater.

Fireplace Crackler - Crackling Sound System for Electric FireplacesNote: These stove fireplaces don’t produce a crackling sound or give off a wood-burning smell. However, you can buy the crackling fire sound effect and even firewood scented candles.

By the way, the stove’s exterior stays cool even though the unit can heat an entire room. As a result, you don’t have to worry about kids and don’t around it. You can even place items on top, such as photos, books or other decor.

Specs for the XL Denali Electric Wood Burning Stove:

  • Dimensions: 25.5″ Wide x 15.6″ Deep x 28.3″ Tall
  • 2 Color Options: Matte Black or Winter WhiteDenali Fireplace Stove with realistic Log Set, in Back and White Frame
  • Material: Metal, Plastic
  • Weight: 53 lbs
  • Firebox: Log Set
  • Replaceable 40-watt bulbs (2)
  • Heating Area: 400 Square Feet
  • Heat Output: 5,115 BTU’s
  • Watts: 1500
  • Power: Plug in
  • Timer: No
  • Safety Shut Off: Yes
  • Vent-Free
  • Remote Control: No
  • Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Some Assembly Required (leg attachment)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Model #: EF-BLT15B, EF-BLT15W
  • Brand: e-Flame USA
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Denali Fireplace