Last month we spoke about the great benefits of electric outdoor grills and how perfect they are for apartments, condos, balconies and patios. But there is another great place to use portable tabletop electric grills, and that’s with RVs. RVing is a wonderful recreational activity that gives you the freedom to travel the country, without giving up all of the comforts of home. So why give up the comforts of a home cooked meal? The typical road trip no longer has to consist of eating out for every meal. Now you can enjoy healthy, freshly grilled meats and vegetables all while enjoying the comfortable amenities of your RV.
Today’s electric grills provide incredibly precise & even heating for perfectly cooked foods. Their compact size makes them easy to store yet they still offer adequate grilling space for all your favorite foods. RVers no longer have to worry about hauling volatile gas tanks, charcoal briquettes or bulky grills & grill stands. Unlike conventional grills, electric grills cook without an open flame yet are still capable of producing high temperatures to easily sear in juices and flavors. The electric grates heat evenly, preventing uneven cooking, so each square inch of the cooking surface can be used. Not only is cooking with Electric BBQ Grills a breeze, so is clean up. Simply wipe down and you are ready to move onto your next destination, take a hike, or simply sit down and relax while watching the sunset in the distance.
Last week we wrote about several new Wall Mount Electric Fireplaces from Napoleon. However, we left one off because we felt it needed its own posting devoted entirely to it. The Napoleon EFL100 is a stunning 100” unit that will have everyone saying “WOW!” This wall electric fireplace is the perfect focal point in houses, apartments, condos, offices, restaurants, spas – any place you want to make a distinctive visual statement.
This unit is spectacular and measures 100″ W x 23.2″ H x 3.625″ D. The EFL100 is a “no heat” unit which makes it perfect for enjoyment any time of the year and in any part of the country. Crafted with a modern design and elegant glass front, the fireplace can be controlled either on the unit via the electronic touch screen control panel or from across the room using the included remote control. You can easily turn the unit on and off, as well as control the flame intensity.
Functional and beautiful, the unit only protrudes 1 ½ inches with a recessed installation into your wall. This is similar to most artwork you would display on your walls making it unobtrusive. The fireplace may also be surface mounted, depending on the look you prefer.
The combination of the unit’s sheer size and the flame effect is truly stunning. Using longer lasting and highly energy efficient LED technology, the realism is almost unbelievable. A modern glass ember bed extends almost the full length of the fireplace. The exclusive Crystaline embers sparkle while the flame effect operates and look elegant even when the unit is turned off. Should you want to play with the look of the unit, additional embers are available in four colors to match any décor – amber, black, red or blue glass.
A built in bracket makes hanging this wall mount electric fireplace as easy as possible. No special plug is needed to install the unit. You may plug the unit into a standard 120V electrical outlet or choose to hardwire it directly into your household electricity. A paintable cord cover is also included to give a professional finish to your project.
Simply hang it up, plug it in and enjoy the ambiance which a fireplace lends to a room. And with this unit, you aren’t simply getting ambiance, you are getting a profound piece which creates a lifestyle statement. If you are looking to create a true “Wow” factor for your friends, family, guests or customers, the EFL100 Wall Electric Fireplace by Napoleon is second to none.
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We’re proud to be introducing an unbelievable new wall mount electric fireplace series from Napoleon – the Slimline series: Featuring the EFL48H, EFL60H, EFL72H. If you are looking for a show-stopping piece for your home or office, this Napoleon series is your answer. Create instant ambiance when you turn on your electric fireplace without ever leaving your chair. Warm up those chilly spaces while you enjoy the dazzling flame effect.
The Slimline series is built with a sleek, thin profile which extends only 1.5 inches when recessed into the wall and only 3.7 inches when surface mounted. The linear glass front provides a minimalistic, contemporary design element, while a modern glass ember bed complements the sleek design of the fireplace. If you would like to create a different look, additional embers are available in four colors to match any décor – amber, black, red or blue glass.
These units can be installed in two ways, either recessed into the wall or surface mounted like a picture. Installation is a breeze with the built in bracket. You may plug the units into a standard 120V electrical outlet or if you choose, directly hard-wired into your household electricity. A paintable cord cover is also included to give a professional finish to your project.
The Napoleon Electric Fireplace Slimline series is built with the latest technology using longer lasting and highly efficient LED lights. The units are operable with or without heat for the convenience of year-round enjoyment. The heating capacity of each unit is 5000 BTUs or 1500 watts, which is ideal for creating supplemental heat for up to 400 sq. ft. An easy access touch screen electronic control panel allows for easy control from the unit. Alternatively, a multi-function remote control is also included to adjust heat output and flame intensity from anywhere in the room.
These Napoleon wall fireplaces are available in several sizes to fit almost any room or installation. Available in 48”, 60” and 72” lengths to suit your wall space.
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The weather is warming up and you’re beginning to get that itch to spend more and more time outside, including doing more of your cooking outside. Electric Grills are the perfect outdoor grilling solutions for condos, apartments, patios, outdoor kitchens, and even boats. With multiple styles and sizes to choose from, you can enjoy that BBQ taste virtually anywhere you want to cook. With manufacturers like Dimplex and Electri-Chef, there are several different styles to choose from.
- Use the entire grilling surface - Electric grills deliver powerful, even heat across the entire grilling surface, so there aren’t hot spots.
- Help the environment - While gas, wood and charcoal grills release dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere, our green outside electric grills release no chemicals or fumes and are much better for the environment.
- Safer - Electric grilles are extremely safe with a significantly lower fire risk than open flame and gas grills.
Most electric grills come in one of three categories: base grills, table-top and built-in grills. Each type of electric grill offers a unique set of advantages that can provide consumers with an excellent cooking experience.
Table-top grills provide the convenience of an ultra-portable grill with superior cooking results. These units are great for tailgating, small cookouts with the family or grilling on a small patio or balcony. For added convenience table-top grills can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Base grills also offer consumers great temperature control and searing temperatures with a larger grilling area. Typically constructed out of high quality stainless steel, these units are designed with durability in mind. The automatic control system eliminates the guesswork of grilling your favorite meals and ensures that every dish you prepare can be cooked with ease.
Built-in electric grills are designed to be permanent fixtures in your outdoor kitchen. They can be seamlessly integrated into your choice of counter-top and their stainless steel construction ensures that they will provide years of reliability.
With all these great grilling options, you are sure to find the perfect electric grill for cooking all your favorite summer treats.
How many times have you used your fireplace in the last year? Is it just too much trouble to haul wood in for your wood burning unit? You may have beautiful gas logs, but if all you can think about while in front of the fire is the dollar bills flying up your chimney then it may be time for a change! And for that change, more often than not, the Premium Electric Log set by Dimplex is the perfect solution.
The Premium DLG-1058 log set is the first of its kind – no mess flame effect combined with unmatched realism of the unit itself. It looks great when the flame is on, but also adds beauty to your fireplace when not in use. The unit has hand-finished logs which replicate split wood. Each log is individually wired so they pulsate and glow while the flame effect is engaged. And the ember bed mimics smoldering wood coals adding to the life-like effect.
The 28” size is ideal for most existing fireplaces and the unit can be enjoyed either with or without heat. The quiet, fan-forced heat can provide supplemental heat for up to 400 sf. And for added convenience, there is a built in thermostat so you can set the desired temperature, allowing for easy climate control. A multi-function remote is also included which allows you to adjust the unit from anywhere in the room.
Just imagine the beauty and warmth of a fire without any of the trouble – no wood to haul, no ashes to clean up! Installation is a snap. Just unpack the components and place the logs on the grate, snapping the connection wires together. No special tools are needed. The log set plugs into a regular household outlet and thats it, you are ready to start enjoying your new life-like electric fireplace.
Take a moment to see this unit in action with this great video - Dimplex Premium Electric Log Set Video
Consider an electric fireplace insert to add new life to YOUR fireplace today!
The weather is starting to break and temperatures are on the rise. You’re torn because it’s getting too warm to enjoy your fireplace, and yet you love the relaxing quality of watching the dancing flames flicker in a dimly lit room. If this is you, and you don’t have an Electric Fireplace in your home, then perhaps it’s time you joined the masses and considered it.
We have seen more and more home owners and interior designers selecting electric fireplaces not only for their beauty, but for their ability to be used year-round, no matter what the temperature, without the mess, smell or safety issues associated with other traditional fireplaces. They not only provide the physical warmth and visual delight of a life-like fire, but also the convenience of controlling the temperature and in this case, completely turning the heat off.
Having the convenience to turn off the heat function gives homeowners the ability to continue enjoying the calming effects of a flickering fire during the warmer spring and summer seasons. Fires are great for setting the mood for a quiet night at home as well as a focal point when entertaining family and friends. That being said, doesn’t it just make sense to be able to enjoy them year-round?
If you are looking for something that can be enjoyed year-round, there are several options available. First there are Electric Fireplace Mantel Packages, which are ideal for rooms or homes without an existing fireplace. These units have both the electric firebox as well as a decorative mantel surround. These units come in a variety of sizes and styles, with even some available as convertible corner units, giving you the versatility for either wall or corner arrangements.
If you already have an existing fireplace, you have a couple of options; an electric fireplace insert log set or a built-in electric fireplace. The log set consists of a grate, realistic logs and flame effect. Depending on price and model, some units utilize LED lighting over incandescent bulbs and some feature more intricately detailed logs for added realism. These inserts are designed to be easily placed within a fireplace, allowing it to highlight the traditional brick and mortar within.
On the other spectrum, you have built-in electric fireplaces. These units are fully encased fireboxes typically seen with glass fronts. They too are designed to fit into existing fireplaces; however they fully cover the inside of the fireplace, hiding any flaws or discoloration. The glass fronts prevent dust and debris from accumulating within and often feature an on-screen digital display which depicts the various functions of the unit.
ClassicFlame, a top manufacturer, offers several sizes and designs, including both traditional and modern styles. You can choose from standard log and ember beds or a contemporary glass ember bed, depending on your personal tastes. Their patented flame technology has received much praise for the incredibly realistic, true-to-life fire experience it creates.
There are multiple options available that will allow you to enjoy a relaxing fire any time of the year, no matter the temperature outside. And with the hardest decision simply being selecting which look you like the best, you’ll be enjoying your heat-optional electric fireplace in no time.
If you are looking to add a unique focal point to your home, a contemporary electric fireplace is the perfect solution. Of the electric fireplace options out there, the wall mount electric fireplace is considered by many designers as being the most contemporary in both look and feel.
Wall-mount electric fireplaces are the perfect solution for creating a bold style statement in your home, office or apartment. Both size and installation options make them ideal for areas with limited floor space. With units offering the ability to be wall mounted similar to that of a picture or recessed within a wall for a more seamless look, it’s easy to find a model that will meet the specific design goals of your space. The flame effects are both realistic and contemporary, creating an almost whimsical effect. And with many units featuring glass ember beds, some available in various colors, the flame effects appear to beautifully “dance” on the reflective crystals.
Most wall-mount fireplaces feature a fan-forced, thermostat controlled heater capable of providing supplemental heat for up to 400 sq. ft. This is great to take the chill out of any room you might be in. Not only can you enjoy the calming visuals of the life-like flame effect but also the subtle warmth from the unit. And don’t worry about wasting electricity or money with these units, they are incredibly effective and efficient with an approximate operating cost of only 3¢- 8¢ per hour.
The Dimplex BLF50 wall mount electric fireplace is one of our most popular contemporary units, and consistently receives rave reviews. It offers the largest viewable flame effect area as well as versatile installation options including wall mount, fully recessed into new construction and retrofit into existing walls. Two optional frame surrounds are also available in both black and burnished walnut. The unit comes with clear & silvered glass embers which shimmer as the flame effect projects through them. Should you choose, these glass embers can be changed out to any color or style you like. The flame effect is incredibly life-like and something you have to see to appreciate. Check out this Dimplex BLF50 video showcasing the units flame effect and sleek modern design to see for yourself.
It is a great time to purchase infrared heaters while the weather is still cold and prices have dropped. We have noted in an earlier post that these heaters are a solid choice for your zone heating needs. While the weather is still cold and the prices are low, now might be the best time to consider purchasing one or more infrared heaters. Nearly all models may be plugged into a standard 120v household outlet, have wheels for easy portability and require no assembly. Over the last few years, selection has improved to include models with oak cases, cherry, and black. A popular new addition to the line-up of infrared heaters, is a freestanding stove with an electric flame. For a limited time this Comfort Smart stove is offered with a coupon.
The goals of zone heating are usually to save money on utility costs while maintaining a comfortable temperature in specific area or “zone” in your home. An infrared heater is a very reasonable choice for zone heating when you consider low product cost, efficient use of electricity and portability. Generally, an infrared heater will have a fan that helps to distribute the heat throughout the “zone”. In recent years, many of these heaters have be upgraded with attractive cases including furniture grade wood cabinets that make them more attractive in a home setting.
There are over 77 million wood or gas fireplaces found in American homes. Unfortunately, most are inefficient, potentially expensive to operate and leave owners concerned with safety. Most of the heat generated in a traditional fireplace that is vented, goes up the flue instead of the home. ElectricFireplacesDirect.com now offers viable alternatives in the way of electric fireplaces, that not only provide supplemental heat that is inexpensive, but looks remarkably realistic. No venting is required, meaning there is no heat loss, making electric fireplaces 100% efficient.
Electric fireplaces offer heating systems that have a number of benefits to homeowners and are a reasonable alternative to gas and wood fireplaces. Using a technique known as zone heating, electric heaters can lower energy costs by heating just the room your in and turning down your central thermostat. They come with safety features that make them safer than wood or gas alternatives. Electric fireplace inserts are extremely easy to install and come in a wide variety of designs to fit in with any home decorating style. Best of all, the ambiance of a fireplace can be enjoyed year round, even during the summer months because the heating function can be operated independently from the flame effect.