The VonHaus Portable Fireplace is a rustic-looking appliance that is both incredibly powerful and very lightweight, making it the perfect heating option for any room in your home or office. It has all the standard safety features and can be used for flame effects without emitting heat. It doesn't come with a remote, but it does have an adjustable thermostat to help you keep your room at a specified temperature level.
Although it is small, this electric fireplace can hold its own. It operates at 5,200 Btu and can warm a 1,000-square-foot room. To put this in perspective, the average living room is usually about 400 square feet. It has two heat options, low and high, so you can find the setting that works best for you. You can adjust the temperature dial and have the fireplace maintain a certain temperature. Unfortunately, this dial isn't numbered so you will have to experiment with it before knowing what setting is best for you.
A panel located on the front of the appliance neatly hides the dial and four buttons that operate this fireplace. There are two heat buttons, so if you only want it to run on its low setting, you only switch one of them on; flipping both on will make it run on its high setting. You can have the flames on without the heat, but be aware that this model is built in such a way that the fan must be running in order for the flames to work. Unfortunately, this electric fireplace does not have a remote control. If you'd prefer a unit that does come with a remote, you might want to consider the Duraflame DFI-5010.
Should the VonHaus overheat, it will automatically shut off to protect your home. Aside from the heating vent located beneath the appliance, the surfaces stay cool to the touch while operating so you can place light items on top without worrying about their heating up.
You can purchase this electric fireplace heater in black or white. It is backed with a one-year warranty, which is standard for this kind of appliance. It is 13.8 inches deep, 18.5 inches wide, 22.1 inches tall and only weighs 17.6 pounds, which makes it one of the smallest, lightest appliances that we compared.