Duraflame Portable Electric Stove Heater
I bought this in 2011. It was so cute and I had a space for it under one of my bedroom windows. It was the perfect space. So, this is my third season starting to use it. so far it works like a charm. I love it, it heats up quickly and keeps my room nice and toasty especially on real cold days, which we don't get a lot of in California. my bedroom is probably 10ft x 11ft, so its not big, just perfect for this heater. I love it, it works great, so, If it goes out, I will buy another one. I got the black, because I have a lot of accents that are black in my room, plus my tv is black. so, I have had no problems with it so far.
I purchased this to use in my 5 room, 720 sq.ft. Home. I have been pleasantly surprised. It has been as low as 35 at night and my home stays around 65-68 degrees, and doesn't even run constantly. It is a very quiet unit, not as loud as having a fan running in the summer. Loved that all I had to do was take it out of the box, pull off a couple of pieces of tape, and plug it in. And, of course, love Easy Pay.
Two Years and Heater Died
Welp, it was nice while it lasted. I purchased this from QVC in October 2011. It was a great addition to our living room. I was well aware of others problems and knew ours could die any day. Yep, today was that day. Went to turn it on this morning and the flames work, but no heat. Tried unplugging it, but that didn't work. It's done. It's now just a light show and that isn''t helping our cool house. I'll buy another one, but not a Duraflame. Pathetic.
So far the unit smells a little when I turn it on but it did a great job heating my bathroom. I'm not so sure about how much space it could really heat. It is small - on TV it looked much bigger. I'm very proud of how my bathroom looks and this was an excellent addition for not only looks but the great heat it throws off during my shower. It heats the room very fast and I have it on a low setting. When company comes I just have the flames turned on. Let me just say again it is smaller than I expected - maybe reached my knees and I am short.
I purchased this last March for my daughter's birthday gift. She lives in a mobile home and it is perfect for heating the room without taking up a big space. She loves it! Actually, I love it too! I put it together at my house (super easy) and tried it out for a couple of weeks to make sure all was ok. The remote is very convenient and after "testing it out", I want one too.
We purchased two last winter and they work great.
Tonight is in the low 40's and we have the one in our family room on and are plenty warm and the flames look so real Our heat can be turned down six degrees when we watch TV during the evening. We have one in red and one in black and the colors are very rich looking.
We have two fireplaces and between getting both cleaned yearly, buying several cords of wood, a large case of fat wood (not counting putting two custom made liners and caps on top of the chimneys) we will be saving several thousand dollars in a four year time span!
Fails after warranty runs out!
I have the same problem as another customer. I've had this a couple years. Turned it on last year and...NO HEAT! Of course it happened right after the warranty ran out. I'm very disappointed. If you're going for the look of it, then you'll be happy but the looks alone won't keep you warm! I called the company and they said there's nothing they can do. So much for standing behind your product.
I BOUGHT THIS STOVE AND ANOTHER MODEL A YEAR AGO. A GREAT VALUE I'M GETTING ANOTHER ONE OF THESE TODAY . I LIKE THE THERMOSTATE. I JUST GET THE ROOM TO THE DESIRED WARMTH AND TURN THE THERMOST DIAL BACK TIL IT JUST SHUTS OFF. I'M ADDING THIS TO MY LIVING ROOM LAST YEARS IS IN MY BEDROOM SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING TOO HOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
NOT A GOOD BUY
I bought this heater several months ago ready for my move into my retirement condo in another state. Weather turned cold last night & my central heating would not work so got this heater out of the box.......have been trying to attach the legs all day with no luck.
The legs are very cheap & the screws do not fit. So will have no heat tonight. Cannot send back as I am way past the 30 day return. Should have put it together as soon as it arrived, but because I would be moving left it in the box. So very disappointed.
I bought my fireplace last year in 2012. I love it...it's just the right size for my single wide trailer. I turn my furnace on in the mornings for about 10 minutes and then shut it off and turn the fireplace on. It keeps the house warm all day. I would totally recommend this to my friends, as a matter of fact my friend is thinking about ordering one. I bought the brown one and I also love having a remote. I haven't noticed any increase in my electric bill either. Also love the easy pay plan....
Love The Look, But...
I've been really very pleased with the purchase, on so many accounts:
The appearance, the warmth provided, and the flame effect are all wonderful.
I was not at all prepared by how much my electric bill would go up, though.
The main source of heat in our home is a wood stove. I came to rely on this unit for my bedroom, only in the evenings. My electric bill easily I jumped up $65 a month.
I can't afford the increase, so I'm going to try reselling it at a yard sale.
Money Saving Warmth
Love this heater. First time ever I was under budget for my heating bill. This kept living room toasty warm without cranking up the thermostat, which would make the upstairs to warm and uncomfortable at night. Gave me the added warmth in the room we were in without making upstairs too hot.