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Product Review: Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst cassette electric fireplace

Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst linear cassette

As electric fireplace specialists, we display all the best brands, side by side. That gives us a unique opportunity to compare their features and benefits on a daily basis, with a lot of different clients. Our Product Reviews offer a snap-shot of electric fireplace products, to help in your decision-making process. In this post, we review the Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst cassette.

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Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst cassette installed in a wall designed by Comley Van Brussel. (work in progress)

Brand:  Dimplex

Model: CDFI1000P

Type:  Cassette-style firebox, with linear profile

Built-in heater or heater option: Not available

Sound Effects:  Yes

Media Included:  None; comes with flat top standard; optional logset available

Flame Colours:  Natural Orange

Flame Source: Tap water, being ultrasonically turned into mist

Plumbing Kit:  Optional; comes standard with refillable water bottles

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Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst cassette shown, uninstalled, with optional logset.

Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst Likes:

  • Flexibility — ability to use the 1-meter long cassettes end to end for large, linear installations of any size
  • Realism — logs lit from within, plus the most realistic flame available without live fire
  • Extra-sensory — crackling sound effects are realistic, and may be adjusted in volume, or turned off if unwanted
  • Adjustable — flame effect may be adjusted to account for local conditions
  • Convenience — plumbing kit makes commercial installations possible without assigning a person to refill the water reservoirs
  • Safety — amazingly realistic flame effect without live fire — safe for any environment
  • Adaptable — heat-free operation for year-round comfort
  • Cost-effective — much more reasonably priced than a gas equivalent

Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst Dislikes:

  • Noisy — makes 2 loud beeping sounds when first turned on
  • Delayed reaction — takes 45 seconds for mist to appear when first turned on
  • Glare — lights under the flames are extremely bright when viewed directly
  • Levellers — screw-in leg levellers are too short
  • Programming — setting up the remote and balancing mist output can be tricky at start-up

View a video of the Dimplex CDFI1000P Optimyst flames in action.

Overall Rating:

  • 4 out of 5

Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors specializes in sales and installation of electric fireplaces from their central GTA showroom. They carry the Dimplex CDFI1000P as well as all other better-quality electric fireplace brands. 

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