As we get closer to the end of 2023, it’s fun to look back at our most popular electric fireplaces of the past year. Based on sales volume, these are the products that our clients have determined to be the best electric fireplaces of 2023. Below, we’re summarizing why we think these models are so popular with customers. We’re also sharing the second-best electric fireplaces of 2023, based on orders, so you can compare for yourself. And, we’ve got product updates that you need to be aware of heading into 2024 – these just may be the best electric fireplaces next year.
If you want to see more options, you can visit our website and use our ‘compare’ feature to see several products side-by-side. You can also use our product quiz to generate a list of electric fireplaces that meet your criteria. Today’s best electric fireplaces have a lot of features, so be sure to reach out to our fireplace specialists to help you sort through them. You can connect with us on live chat, by phone, and by email. Or visit our showroom in person.
Best Linear Electric Fireplaces of 2023
Best Value: Napoleon Alluravision Deep (CHD)
Napoleon Alluravision electric fireplaces have been popular since their introduction several years ago. They come in slim (CHS) models, at 4.25-inches deep, and deep (CHD) models, at 6-inches deep. Alluravision electric fireplaces have been on promotional pricing all year, which has made them even more popular and a definite value leader.
The CHD models have tons of popular features that are not usually available at this price point:
- Dual-voltage – connect to 120 or 240 volts
- Powerful heating — Up to 9,000 BTUs and 2,800 Watts on 240 volts – warms up to 800 sq. ft.
- Flexible installation — Can be fully recessed into the wall or easily hung on the wall with a built-in bracket. Comes with end caps to hide labels and screws for wall-mounting.
- Included media options — Driftwood logs, glass embers and clear crystals included.
- WHISPER QUIET™ blower with boost function included (only 39db).
Watch our video comparing the features of Napoleon Alluravision Slim vs. Alluravision Deep:
Product update: Napoleon hasn’t made any recent announcements about Alluravision electric fireplaces. They have made improvements to their other 6-inch linear model, the Entice. Napoleon Entice has a new flame style, with 10 flame colours, and a reflective back panel to make the fireplace look deeper. We expect Entice to get more attention from our customers in 2024.
Best Flame Quality: Dimplex IgniteXL (XLF)
Dimplex IgniteXL has been a best-selling linear electric fireplace since it was introduced almost a decade ago. Clients gravitate to its realistic flame effect, which appears to be coming from a burner in the center of the fireplace. It also has an industry-leading 5-year parts and labour warranty. Here are a few of its other popular features:
- Multi-Fire XD™ Flame Effect — A true alternative to gas, the patented Multi-Fire XD™ flame effect accurately reproduces a natural flame.
- Edge-to-Edge Glass — Clean-face design with a very slim border offers flawless panoramic views.
- Comfort$aver™ Heating System — The patented Comfort$aver™ ceramic heating system warms up to 1000 sq. ft. and uses less energy than the leading quartz infrared heater by automatically adjusting fan speed and heater wattage to safely and precisely match the requirements of the room.
- Dual voltage – connect to 120 or 240 volts.
Product update: Dimplex Ignite Evolve is an update to the original IgniteXL. It has the identical footprint, with a new flame effect, new media kit, and a WiFi app. As clients become aware of the differences, we expect this updated version to become one of the best electric fireplaces next year.
Runner-up for Best Electric Fireplace – Linear: Amantii Symmetry series
Check out the features of the Amantii Symmetry Series:
Best Extra-Slim Electric Fireplaces of 2023
Best Value: Napoleon Alluravision Slim (CHS)
As noted above, a year-long promotion has made Alluravision one of the most popular extra-slim linear fireplaces of 2023. Like its deeper counterpart, it has tons of popular features that make it a value leader, such as flexible installation options, whisper-quiet blower, and multiple flame and ember colours.
Runner-up for Best Electric Fireplaces – Extra-Slim: Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline (SPS)
Best Multi-Sided Electric Fireplaces of 2023
Best Selection: Amantii Tru-View series
When it comes to multi-sided electric fireplaces, Amantii has more models than any other brand. All of them come with Amantii’s 3-colour flame (red, orange & yellow).
- Tru-View-XL is 14.25-inches deep, with multiple options for the included media kit;
- TRV-Bespoke is similar to the classic Tru-View-XL, but with sound effects, more accent lighting, and a 5-year warranty.
- TRV-XT-XL is 14.25-inches deep, with an extra-tall 22-inch viewing window, and the same included media kits as the classic Tru-View-XL;
- TRV-Slim is 10.75-inches deep, with included birch log kit;
Runner-up for Best Electric Fireplaces – Multi-sided: Dimplex IgniteXL Bold
Best Traditional Electric Fireplace Inserts of 2023
We have seen a growing demand for traditional-style electric fireplace inserts, as homeowners convert their wood-burning and gas fireplaces to clean, green electric. Revillusion technology puts the flames in the center of the logs, using a view-through panel. Combined with Dimplex’s long history of natural-looking flames, this technology has resulted in the best electric fireplace insert, and one that can satisfy clients who are looking for realism in the fire.
Runner-up for Best Electric Fireplaces – Traditional Inserts: Modern Flames Redstone
Most Innovative Technology in Electric Fireplaces of 2023
Best Vapour Fireplaces: Dimplex Optimyst cassettes
Dimplex created their patented water-based Opti-myst flames over a decade ago, and they have been growing in popularity ever since. Tap water is turned into mist ultrasonically (it’s not steam), that is lit-up to look like flames. The cassette series allows designers to group multiple units together, in increments of 20 or 40 inches each, to create truly custom fireplaces of any size. These are the best electric fireplaces for safe, life-like fires in public spaces as well as home interiors.
Product Update: Optimyst Linear OLF series has moved away from the cassette system, and integrates the mist technology into a fully-enclosed linear electric fireplace that is slimmer than previous Optimyst models. It also has all of the best electric fireplace features that homeowners demand, such as a heater with thermostat and coloured accent lighting.
Runner-up for Best Electric Fireplaces – Innovative Technology: Modern Flames Orion with video flames
Stylish Fireplaces knows that adding a fireplace to your home can be challenging. With an electric fireplace and their NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists, it’s easy to create a space you’ll love to share with family and friends. Check out all the options and connect with their experts for help to find the perfect electric fireplace for you. You’ll live stylishly ever after.