5 Highest Rated Electric Fireplaces for the Modern Home

An electric fireplace instantly gives your home a warm glow. You get to enjoy everything that a traditional fireplace has to offer minus the soot, fumes, and general mess.

As you start your search for an electric fireplace though, you quickly realize just how many options there are to choose from.

For this reason, we decided to put together a list of our highest rated electric fireplaces, making it easier for you to choose a model that suits your home.

5 Top-Rated Electric Fireplace to Consider for Your Home

Here are our top electric fireplace picks based on reviews from customers.

1. Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace (5/5)

Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace

 

Created with WiFi enabled technology, the Touchstone Sideline Elite electric fireplace is ideal for the smart home. Enjoy more colors and features at the touch of a button or with Alexa or Google Home voice-enabled commands. Choose from a high or low heat setting that can warm a room of up to 400 sq. ft. It is also possible to use this top-rated electric fireplace without the heating feature. 

The flames of this model are hyper-realistic and you have the option to choose from 6 flame colors, 3 flame speeds, and 10 media bed color options. 

There are also two installation options to choose from and full instructions are included. You can either mount the Touchstone Sideline Elite on your wall or insert it in your wall. 

Here is some of what our customers have to say about this electric fireplace model:

We remodeled our living room fireplace and I was worried about making the switch from wood to electric. I have totally changed my mind. I now prefer the electric fireplace to our old wood one. The team at Very Good Fires was really helpful and made sure we got the perfect fireplace for our home. Jerry was especially helpful with making sure our delivery arrived quickly. - Randy

Sleek design and one of the best flame looks I've seen. Looks great! - Mark W

I love the slim and modern profile of the elite series. I could not ask for a better fireplace. - James

2. Modern Flames Landscape Pro Electric Fireplace (5/5)

Modern Flames Landscape Pro Electric Fireplace

The Modern Flames Landscape Pro electric fireplace is ideal for anyone who prefers a frameless look. Using Hybrid-FX™ flame technology, high intensity LED lighting, and active ember bed, this model creates a realistic fireplace experience. The down lighting and edge-to-edge viewing area further add to the visual appeal.

Select the flame imagery and downlighting colors of your choice using a remote control or the Modern Flames app. Bed media includes black smoke acrylic crystal, clear acrylic stone, and hand-painted canyon driftwood. 

With a 10,000 BTU heat output, this top-rated electric fireplace can heat a sizeable space. You can also use the unit without the heat functionality.

Here is some of what our customers have to say about this electric fireplace model:

I researched a lot of fireplaces before deciding to purchase the Landscape Pro. The unit is built with quality and is easy to install and operate. It has a one-button default setting that sets the flame presentation to a natural flame look. This is a nice feature after “experimenting “ with all of the color options. I also ordered the fireplace screen which helps cut down on glare / reflections on the front of the fireplace. This also helps enhance the flame’s presentation. Very Good Fireplace staff was very helpful and shipped my fireplace promptly. Don’t waste your time with cheap fireplaces found online. You get what you pay for. Finally, be sure to connect the unit to a dedicated 15 amp circuit on your house power panel. This fireplace has a heater that needs its own power source. - Paul Garst

We love our new fireplace! It looks amazing and really warms up the room. Sally was really helpful and answered all of our questions. I would definitely recommend you buy from Very Good Fireplaces. - Rachel

3. Touchstone Mirror Onyx Electric Fireplace (5/5)

Touchstone Mirror Onyx Electric Fireplace

The Touchstone Mirror Onyx is one of our highest rated electric fireplaces. The mirrored glass front panel is one of the most appealing features of this particular model. When the fireplace is on, you can enjoy the glowing visuals. But, when the fireplace is off, the mirrored glass conceals the logs within. This unit is perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, and dressing areas - anywhere that a mirror would be appropriate.

Heat a room of up to 400 sq. ft using the 1,500W or 750W options, which can be selected from the handy remote control. You can even set the fireplace to heat a room for up to 7.5 hours. You can also choose from 5 realistic flame settings to suit a particular mood or space.

This wall mounted electric fireplace is easy to install and comes with a full set of step-by-step instructions. 

Here is some of what one of our customers have to say about this electric fireplace model:

Absolutely love it! Nice and fast shipping so far so good! - Shaun W

4. Compton Electric Fireplace by European Home (5/5)

Compton Electric Fireplace by European Home

This Compton model by European Home is a three-sided electric fireplace that is surrounded by a designed white-stone motif (black is also available). This compact unit is suited to a wide variety of spaces and doesn’t necessitate venting. This means you can also mount a television above your new fireplace.

The Evoflame technology and woodland log set are what create the realistic fireplace visuals. All features can be easily controlled from your smart device using the E-touch app, which is free to download. 

You can enjoy the Compton electric fireplace all year round because there is the option to turn off the heating functionality. 

Here is some of what one of our customers have to say about this electric fireplace model:

Worth every penny. I installed this fireplace a few weeks ago and it looks great. This company was nice to work with and made everything very easy. Shipping was fast and installation was not difficult. Thank you Sally for recommending this fireplace. - Dale J

5. Touchstone Sideline Recessed Electric Fireplace (5/5)

Touchstone Sideline Recessed Electric Fireplace

The Touchstone Sideline Elite electric fireplace is designed to be built into your wall and since the heat comes from the front of the unit, a television can be mounted above it. While this model is ideal for family rooms, it is often installed in meeting rooms and corporate centers too. 

Enjoy the larger, realistic flame format and the choice of 5 flame settings and 3 color-changing options, all of which can be controlled using a small remote. Choose a glass crystals or faux log set for your fire bed to complete the visual. 

This electric fireplace can heat a room of up to 400 sq. ft with the help of a 5,100 BTU heater. However, there is also the option to turn the heat off completely during the summer months. 

Here is some of what some of our customers have to say about this electric fireplace model:

Absolutely love this fireplace. It is the focal point of the room. Looks amazing and so lovely at night. Can't wait till it gets cold and we can use the heat! - Michele T

Found this fireplace online for half the price of similar fireplaces of 100”. Was skeptical at first but pleasantly blown away!! It exceeded my expectations in every way and I’m so happy! Delivery was a breeze and I just could not be happier with this company and its products! - Stephanie L

To help make your decision even easier, read through our list of what to consider when purchasing an electric fireplace.