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Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Forte 40" WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible)

Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Forte 40" WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible)

Regular price $899.00 USD
Regular price $1,349.00 USD Sale price $899.00 USD
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Traditional fireplace size, paired with advanced WiFi-enabled smart electric fireplace features. 60 flame/base color combinations, built-in heater, and realistic LED flame.

Product Highlights

  • The slender frame offers a large 36" wide x 21-11/16" flame viewing area
  • Two heat settings (750W/1500W) with a thermometer (68-88°F) or constant on
  • 6 flame color options and 10 media bed color options
  • 5 flame and media bed light intensity settings
  • 3 flame speeds and timer up to 8 hours
  • Can be plugged in or hardwired
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • Turn on or off by voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Home
  • Includes log set, crystals, and driftwood


      The Touchstone Sideline Forte Elite Smart Electric Fireplace offers advanced LED flame technology, WiFi-enabled smart home compatibility, and a traditional fireplace size. Easily control the flame and heat settings by remote control or mobile phone app. Through the Tuya Smart app, you can configure Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices and use voice commands to control the fireplace power and heat. 

      WiFi Enabled Smart Electric Fireplace (Sideline Elite Forte shown)

      Unboxing the Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace

      Realistic Flame, Relaxing Ambiance

      The heart of Touchstone's electric fireplaces is the flame itself. The LED flames deliver the same relaxing effect as real flames, without the smokey smell or mess, and they look great in any room of the house. 

      To create the cozy atmosphere of a traditional fireplace, this electronic unit emits authentic-looking flames that emulate a real fire. The Touchstone fireplace LED flames to look so natural that friends and family may think you own a traditional wood-burning fireplace.

      Cool to the Touch Safety

      The front glass remains cool to the touch, providing a safer fireplace experience compared to a wood or gas-burning fireplace. The Sideline Elite is ideal for use in homes with children and pets or in areas where wood-burning fireplace use is restricted.

      Built-in Heater, All Season Use

      With the dual heat and flame controls, you can enjoy the beauty of the fireplace with the heat turned on or off in any season or climate. The Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace adds a cozy feel to your room with the push of a button or voice command. The heater timer and auto shut-off add extra convenience.

      Two heat settings (high and low) with a thermostat quickly warm a room up to 400 square feet. Please note, that the heater is not designed to be the primary heat source in your room or home.

      Multiple Flame Colors. Customizable Media

      Create your own fireplace style with the Sideline Elite's 60 flame and base color combinations and fireplace hearth media. Use the log set for a traditional look or combine the crystals and driftwood for a more modern style. 

      Easy Installation and Use

      With a slim 5 1/2-inch depth, the Sideline Elite can be used as a recessed fireplace insert in the wall or build out, or as a wall mount fireplace.

      You can easily add a Touchstone® electric fireplace to a room remodel or new home. With no need for gas venting or a chimney, you can install a Sideline Elite in any room from the bathroom to the basement.

      The Sideline Elite includes a mounting bracket and an easy-to-follow product manual. The fireplace can be plugged into a standard 120v outlet or hardwired by a professional.

      Recommended Placement

      The heat vents are on the top front of the unit. We recommend placing your Sideline Elite at least 20” below your ceiling or 8” below your mounted flat screen TV for safe clearance from the heater unit.

      The remote control uses AAA batteries (batteries are not included).

      Meet the Elite

      Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplaces


      • Frame Color: Black
      • Fireplace Dimensions: 40" wide x 26 1/2" high x 5 1/2" deep
      • Firebox Dimensions: 38 9/16" wide x 25 1/4" high x 5 1/8" deep
      • Rough Opening Dimensions: 38 7/8" wide x 25 1/2" high x 6" deep
      • Fire Dimensions: 36" wide x 21 11/16" tall
      • Shipping Carton Dimensions: 46" wide x 33" high x 10" deep
      • Part number: 80052
      • Watts: 1,500
      • BTU's: 5,118
      • Room Coverage: 400 ft.
      • Fireplace Weight: 52 pounds
      • Fireplace Weight in Box: 67 pounds
      • Voltage: 120v
      • Amperes: 11 and up

      Dimensional Drawing

      Touchstone Sideline Elite Forte Electric Fireplace specifications drawing


      Product Protection


      • Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
      • Free Toll-Free tech support (888-978-3531)

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