Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton Electric Fireplace review

Top-of-the-range electric fireplace with mantel surround

Silverton G8600E-W Electric Fireplace By Real Flame Review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace is a great mid-budget option with plenty of settings that’ll heat a medium-sized room comfortably and looks just like the real thing. It's quite pricey, but worth the cost in our opinion.


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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 G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: What is it?


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This model makes a great focal point for your living room, has a ton of settings and comes with a remote control. It’s easy to install, gives off decent heat and is programmable. It’s not cheap, coming in at mid-range in price, but it’s well worth it. In this review we’re looking at the 48-inch Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton in White.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: Price

The Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton costs $589 at Home Depot, which makes it one of the pricier models on the market. You get what you pay for in this case, though – it’s a high-performing, aesthetically pleasing model.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: Features

This eye-catching fireplace with its bright white surround has a ton of great features. For a start, there’s a programmable thermostat that the majority of electric fireplaces don’t have. Along with the thermostat, there are five brightness level settings for the flame effect and what the manufacturer calls ‘ultra bright’ LED technology, meaning whatever setting you have it on, the amber-colored flame effect is going to pack a punch.

Key specs

Warranty: 90 days
Dimensions: 48 x 13 x 41-inches
Thermostat: Yes
Timer: Yes
Remote control: Yes
Self Assembly: Yes

It comes with a remote control and a timer, which means you can program the fire to start warming your room while you’re out at work or battling the elements on your commute home. You can set it to heat for an hour just to take the chill off the room, or program it to heat for a few hours at a time at the same time each day, just like you would with a regular heating system. 

The Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton Electric Fireplace plugs into any standard outlet socket, so you'll have no trouble finding a place for it in your home.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: Design


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This model is available in three color options: bright white, as shown in the picture, as well as with a black finish and a cherry-mahogany option, so you have three options to suit your décor and personal taste. Be warned, though, that the white is truly a bright white – the stuff of epiphanies – not an off-white.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: Performance

Its 1400-Watt heater puts out around 4,700 BTUs per hour, so it heats up efficiently and cost-effectively. You can set the timer and leave it on when  go to sleep, knowing it’ll switch itself off while you’re in the middle of a nice dream about being cocooned.

The fireplace adequately heats a space of up to 400 square feet pretty quickly, too. You can also use the flame effect without needing to use the heat, so it’s a great option if you live in a warmer climate and really just want the fireplace add a touch of glamour in your living space. It does come in several different finishes if you find the white finish a bit on the clinical side.

Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton: User Reviews


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Users score this model at 4.5 out of 5 on Home Depot, from 113 reviews. It’s also rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.

They say that the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton adequately heats a large, open-concept space such as a living room/kitchen/diner, and are really impressed with the heat output. It also heats spaces with high ceilings, so it scores highly on the efficiency front as well as on style. One user says she lives in a town house with a large living room and this model does a great job of heating the room quickly, and holding its temperature.

Reviewers say that the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace is very simple to install, arrives well packaged and that it’s possible to install this model without help, or without any DIY experience.

This fireplace operates quietly, and users are also pleased with its size as it looks more like a standard fireplace than other models. Some models have wound up being smaller than advertised, but this model does exactly what it says on the tin – it looks like an authentic fireplace.

Users love the range of flame effect settings, and the fact that the logs look really good, too. Some users purchased the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace just to use it for decorative effect because they live in warmer climates and don’t necessarily need a model that gives out heat, and are really pleased with the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton in that respect.

Should you buy the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace?

If you’re looking for a stylish fireplace that looks authentic and heats a big living space, then the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace is a fantastic choice for your electric heater needs.

Alternatives to the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton electric fireplace

Not convinced that the Real Flame G8600E-W Silverton 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 G8600E-W Silverton.

Juliette Wills

As a journalist, Juliette began her career writing about her first love - football. She was a columnist for The Guardian, contributing editor at lad’s mag loaded and then veered into writing about Formula One. These days Juliette divides her time between journalism and copywriting. She's also TopTenReviews' resident space heater and electric fireplace expert.