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Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace review

An electric fireplace with storage that fits neatly into the corner of your room

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace Review
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Our Verdict

If you're looking for an easy-to-install corner fireplace with a good heat output and realistic LED flame effect, the Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace has everything you need.

For

  • Looks good
  • Sturdy
  • Realistic flame effect

Against

  • On the expensive side

Need a new electric fireplace? We've researched the latest electric fireplaces, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best electric fireplaces around. Here's everything you need to know about the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace.

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: What is it?

Chateau Corner

(Image credit: Walmart)

The Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace is a traditional-looking corner unit that comes in three finishes, so you can match the unit to your décor. It plugs into any standard outlet and has a thermostat, timer function, brightness settings and ultra-bright Vivid Flame LED technology. 

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: Price

The 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace has an list price of $465 according to the manufacturers, Real Flame, though it launched at $782. However, the price can vary depending on where you look. For example, it currently costs $385.99 at Walmart. It’s also available at $629 from Electric Fireplaces Direct, $623.99 at Overstock and at Wayfair it’s priced at $490.41 (down from a launch price of $782) so it’s really worth shopping around.

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: Features

This model has a programmable thermostat with display in Fahrenheit or Celsius, so it’s simple to use and the thermostat means you can control the temperature of your room to get it exactly spot on.

It’s built with Ultra-Bright Vivid Flame LED technology, and has five brightness settings, so you can dim the flames while watching TV, for example, or turn up the brightness when you want to make the fireplace the focal point of the room. The log embers glow, which gives it a very realistic flame effect.

Key Specs

Dimensions: 40.9 x 25.28 x 37.6-inches
Thermostat: Yes
Warranty: 90 Days
Remote Control: Yes
Self Assembly: Yes
Timer: Yes
Heat Settings: 1

The Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace also has a timer function, so you can set the fireplace to come on early in the morning to warm up your room, set it to heat while you’re asleep and program it to come on while you’re out, so your room is cozy when you walk in.

If you use the timer and the ‘dynamic embers’ setting, this will allow you to set the automatic shut-off on the fireplace. This will make the embers of the fire glow dimmer or brighter, creating a realistic fire effect. We think that’s pretty neat.

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: Design

Chateau Corner

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This fireplace is made of solid wood and veneered MDF, and fits flush to the wall (bear that in mind when it comes to choosing a corner unit, as it won’t quite be flush if you have skirting boards).

A nice addition to this model is a metal mesh ‘curtain’ you can pull over the front of the glass firebox to make it look like a real fireplace grate.

Note that you’ll need a power drill – or a friend with one – to install this (the good bit is that it only takes an hour to assemble).

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: Performance

This model has a 1400-Watt heater, which puts out over 4700 BTUs per hour. It’s designed to be used in spaces up to 1000 square feet, so it’s ideal for a living room, games room, loft conversion, basement or den and will really pack a punch in a bedroom or home office.

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner: User Reviews

Chateau Corner

(Image credit: Walmart)

This model scores 4.3 out of 5 on Walmart, and 4.5 out of 5 on Overstock, with users saying how much they love the look of the flame effect and also the fact that you can control the brightness of the flames. The embers actually die out like in a real fire, and users really like that added bonus as it makes the flames look realistic.

One user says she uses the fireplace in the master bedroom and finds that it’s perfect to heat up the whole room quickly.

Users also like the fact that the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace is easy and quick to assemble, with most reviewers seeming to take around an hour to set it up. One user says that the pre-drilled holes all lined up as they ought, and all the pieces fitted together the way the picture shows, which certainly isn’t the case for a lot of self-assembly models.

Should I buy the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace?

If you’re specifically looking for a corner unit and have a large room to heat, the Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace is one of the best options on the market. It has a quality finish and charming aesthetic, fits snugly into the corner of your room and can heat a surprisingly large area.

Alternatives to the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace

Not convinced that the Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace is the right fireplace for you? You’ll find plenty more options in our best electric fireplaces guide, where we've selected a range of models that excel in different situations, for all budgets. Here are our three top alternatives to the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner electric fireplace.