Just missing the sound effects
I rushed into Aldi last Saturday evening and was lucky enough to find several Flame Effect fires still available. For some reason, there seems to be little demand for fake fires in south east Qld. I live in a typical, timber, breezy tropical home that just needed a little winter cosiness - and I found it. Despite the scoffing by my designer partner, we pulled the fire out of the box, assembled the few bits that needed to be put together, poured a whiskey, plugged it in and turned it on accompanied by Spotify crackling fire sound effects, dimmed...the lights, and five of us sat, side-by-side, mesmerised by the flickering flames. It seems to heat quite well, but I've only used the heating effect once. The flames are cleverly realistic - certainly good enough to create a warm atmosphere on a winter's night (the more whiskey, the more realistic). Not so good with marshmallows, and make sure you have ad free Spotify. My only complaint is with the sound. It croaks a little bit like a ventriloquist frog. I had to walk around to find out where the sound was coming from before I realised it was the fire - but is well hidden by the Spotify sound effects. Some built in fire-sound options would perfect it!
What a fantastic heater, gives you feeling of a real open fire with full flame effect on coals. Remote control and on and off switch, small tv size, needs 2 people to assemble but once it is set up the effect is amazing, you don't have to have the heat on to get the flame effect. Very happy indeed.
Looks Better than it is
The heater looks appealing, like a fireplace. There are two settings and the highest is 1800W. The heat radiates from the top.
If you close off all the doors it makes the house feel warmer, but it's not best I've used.
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