Duraflame Large Electric Stove Heater with Screen Front
I ordered this heater and was excited after seeing the live demo on QVC and the host bragging about how great the heater was and how it kept her living room warm. The fan would cut on and off 3-4 times when turning on or turning off at a reasonable temperature. The only way to avoid that was to turn the heater up to 80 degrees so it didn't turn off. My electric bill jumped up about $100.00 and I only had the heater for 3 weeks and used it maybe 4 days out of each week. I did return the heater due to the defect in the fan.
We bought two of these in hopes of lowering our heating bill. We have a small flat, two bedrooms, living room and kitchen. We put one in the kitchen and one in the living room. They heated the rooms, including the bedrooms awesome, our gas bill went down dramatically the first month but then I had to turn them off for the gas went down but our electric went up and not just a little. Our first months bill with these two heaters jumped to $885. for one month. Needless to say the heaters are now off and I am trying to figure out how to raise the money to pay my electric bill. I so wanted these to work cause they are beautiful. Shame really.
I purchased this heater for my brother and sister-in-law in the fall. It was shipped directly to them, so I didn't get a chance to see it. I had looked at some in the 'big box stores' and was worried it would be small and flimsy. They said they loved it and did a great job heating the family room. I finally got to see it a couple of weeks ago, and it is better than what I expected. It is not, in anyway, small or flimsy. I haven't seen one like it in any store, and would highly recommend it. If you're trying to heat your whole house, you'll need more than one, for sure, but in a room the size it was intended for, no problem. There are different fan speeds, and it just looks good. I would by one for myself if I had the room.
does not heat a medium size room
We have purchased one other Duraflame heater before (with temperature control and automatic off feature) , and it worked much better. This one will not warm a medium size room and seems to use a lot of voltage (the circuit breaker in my bedroom flipped off many times when I was using it). Esthetically, it is very appealing, but not very warm- unless you stand right in front of it!
THOUGHT THIS WOULD REALLY PROVIDE NICE HEAT. YOU HAVE TO STAND RIGHT BY IT ON LOW SETTING TO BARELY EVEN FEEL THE HEAT. THEN ON HIGH IT ISN'T MUCH BETTER. WASTED MONEY. LOOKS NICE BUT FUNCTION IS AWFUL.
Just For Look
I brought this heater to help heat my room up I am so disappointed the only way you get heat you actually got to stand in from of the heater, if you want for the logg buy it if you want for heat let QVC keep it.
We have purchased 4 duraflame heaters including this one. We seem to pick one up every time they have a TSV. We love the way they look and love that we can heat up whatever room we are in quickly and not need to heat up the entire house. If we don't want the heat we just turn that off and still enjoy the flame effect!
Got this before winter -- love the looks of it but was delivered with a dent on the top of it. I placed a small lamp on that spot so it would not be noticeable. A few days ago I could not turn the heater off -- had to pull the plug out of the wall. The remote did not work nor did the buttons inside the unit. I went to turn it on the next day and nothing happened. I tried the remote and also tried pushing the button on the inside. Nothing happened. Called customer service to address the situation and am waiting for a response. In the meantime I have brought up a smaller unit I had purchased the previous year which the remote worked on and by the way throws more heat than the larger stove. If I had to do it over again I am not so sure I would make this purchase. If I do not have any luck with Duraflame's customer service this unit will be going back.
Love it Best purchase ever
I love this it heats my whole bedroom we shut of the rest of the heat in our home save a ton of money on pelts husband turns
on pelt stove at 5am when he leaves for work house is nice and warm when I get up.I just ordered the large one for our kitchen not for just the heat which we really don't need but the look just fit with my decor.By the way we live in Maine.
attractive,but not worth the price
I bought this stove believing it truly would
Help heat room at least 9/10 .....what I got and paid for was a very attractive heater,that wold only heat 4 degrees ,not heat the room......If the room is 50. It will be 54........
Cute, But Not Worth the Hassle
This is a cute little unit, but, the only problem it doesn't work for long.
I got this as a Christmas present (2 weeks after Christmas) and it heats, but it no longer has the red glow or the flames.
Customer service was great, I will return and get money back - the problem is it will be a hassle to return. (I was afraid to try the replacement for rear I would end up returning it too.)
different point of view
I bought this Deutschland for my daughter for a totally different reason than to keep warm and save energy. She and her boyfriend have very different tolerances when it comes to warm and cold. She wants to be very warm and he is like me and wants to be cooler than most. I bought this so she could carry it around with her and stay warm without overheating rooms that he wants to be in. She is warm when he is not home and she can heat the bedroom a bit when she goes to bed but when he gets home he can crawl into a cool bed in a cool room. He can also get up nd be cool and he will turn it on she she can be warm when she has to get out of bed. They have actually turned off their heat in their second story apt in Michigan and have saved a lot in heating. This is kind of the sleep number of heat when opposites attract and have to meet in the middle somehow.