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Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace review

Realistic-looking fireplace and surround in a ‘vintage’ white

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace Review
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Our Verdict

The Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace is a great buy at a reasonable price considering how highly it scores in reviews. It heats well, looks authentic and is easy to install.

For

  • Looks the part
  • Heats large spaces
  • Plenty of settings

Against

  • It’s expensive

In need of a new 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 Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: What is it?

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The Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace is a huge, power-packed fireplace with an ultra-bright display that also comes in black. It features a programmable thermostat, plenty of settings and that all-important remote control. It’s infrared technology means that it heats large spaces quickly and efficiently. Real Flame manufacture this model in a smaller size. In this review, we’re looking at the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: Price

Prices don’t vary much on this model. It retails at $637.99 at Home Depot ($629.99 for the same model in black wash), $637.99 at Walmart and $637.99 at Wayfair. Meanwhile at Overstock it’s selling for $857.99, so do shop around.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: Features

This fireplace works with infrared heat, which is good news as it means that the heat won’t reduce humidity or oxygen content in the air.

This model has a programmable thermostat that displays in Fahrenheit or Celsius, and five brightness settings for the flame effect. Its ultra-bright LED technology gives the flames a very realistic and dynamic effect, with glowing embers dancing behind faux logs.

Key specs

Dimensions: 42.125 x 57.75 x 15.25-inches
Warranty: 1 Year
Thermostat: Yes
Self Assembly: Yes
Remote control: Yes

The Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace has a digital display and comes with a remote control so you can get yourself comfy on the couch and let the Maxwell warm up your space without having to get up to adjust the heat. This model also has a timer, meaning you can set the fireplace to come on while you’re not at home, or leave it on to heat while you sleep.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: Design

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This model comes white or black, but do be warned – the white isn’t actually white, it’s more of a ‘vintage’ white, with a slight yellow tone. With two options for the surround, you should be able to find the right finish for your décor. 

The fire surround is faux marble, and pretty much looks like the real deal. It’s a statement fireplace, that’s for sure, and its sheer size means it looks very realistic. It’s made of solid wood and veneered MDF, so it’s heavy and will require two people to install it.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: Performance

The Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace is designed to provide supplementary heat to spaces of up to 1500 square feet, so it’s ideal in large spaces such as a living room, basement or den, or in a house with high ceilings. It needs a large room due to its size, so the bigger the space the better.

It heats very quickly and evenly, and as it has a thermostat you’re able to control the temperature and also use the timer to set it to warm up your room before you use it.

Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace: User Reviews

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86% of customers at Home Depot recommend this product, whilst 80% of reviewers on Amazon gave it four stars or above and it scored a 4.5 on Overstock. 

Users are pleased with how easy the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace is to install, but say it’s a two-person job as it’s such a big model. 

Users are big fans of the flame effect, saying it produces ‘realistic looking’ ember flames and that the logs are a nice touch to the overall appearance. 

The fact that it’s quiet scores highly, and the overall quality of the wood surround is very good.

Users like the fact that the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace looks expensive, and also love the fact that it’s larger than most models in its category, so really becomes a focal point of their living space.

It scores highly on quality of build and overall design, with users saying it more than met their expectations. They also love the fact that it comes with a remote control and different settings for heat output and flame effect. It heats well and users are very pleased with how quickly their space warms up.

Should you buy the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace?

If you’re looking for a realistic fireplace for a large room, with plenty of features that heats fast and efficiently, then the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace is an absolutely fantastic choice. It’s not cheap, but it’s a good choice if you’re after a traditional-looking fireplace that’ll last you for years.

Alternatives to the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace

Not convinced that the Real Flame Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless 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 Maxwell Grand 58-inch Ventless Electric Fireplace.