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Electric Stove Buying Guide

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Do you look longingly at wood burning stoves, but don’t have the setup to enjoy one in your home? Whether you don’t have a chimney, or just aren’t keen on the the idea of cleaning up after one, an electric stove could be ideal.

Don’t think of them as being as second rate to their authentic wood burning stove counterparts. Electric stoves boast many benefits that set them apart entirely from solid fuel burning stoves. Here are just some of the advantages an electric stove can offer:

  • They are much lower in price
  • They have almost no installation cost
  • They can be set up anywhere you have a power supply – no need for a chimney or hearth
  • They are 100% efficient
  • They don’t produce harmful fumes or smoke

Read our buying guide below to find out more about electric stoves and which one could be perfect for your home…

Electric Stove Buying Guide

As they are so simple to set up, it can be tempting to just buy any electric stove to get it up and running as soon as possible! However, there are a few different types and features you may want to consider to find one that you can love for years to come.

Here are a few things to look out for…

Electric Stove Flame Effects

Electric stove flame effects have been becoming more and more convincing lately. The look of your stove in action is one of the main reasons you will be making your purchase, so you need to know that the one you choose lives up to your expectations.

Ribbon Effect

The traditional way of producing artificial flames is the ribbon effect. This method involves air blowing strips of ribbon into action and illuminating them with warm bulbs for a fiery display. The Broseley Canterbury Electric Stove uses ribbon flames for a brilliant effect, with a cast iron exterior adding to its authenticity.

Optiflame

There are also more techno-savvy electric stoves that boast stunning flame effects. Much of the Dimplex electric stoves range use Optiflame, one of the most popular flame effects across the world. The simulated flames flicker from deep looking fuel beds to mimic a real stove as closely as possible. You can take a look at the Dimplex Springborne Electric Stove and the Dimplex Chevalier Electric Stove to see some fantastic options to get you started.

Electriflame LED

One of the latest advancements in artificial flame effects is with the use of LED technology, such as with Electriflame. You can find it in many electric stoves in our range, including the brilliant Celsi Electristove XD Glass 2 Electric Stove, which boasts a number of features such as a flame dimmer, remote control and beautiful exterior. You can see it in action in this video below:

Electric Stove Fuel Beds

Another thing you should pay attention to when you buy your electric stove is what type of fuel bed you want. Just like with a real stove, electric stoves can either come with coal or log fuel beds, so you can pick which look you prefer.

If you love the sight of crackling logs, the ACR Astwood Electric Stove is a good option for you. Its fuel bed comprises realistic ceramic logs with Electriflame and crystal embers for a beautiful effect. Alternatively, the Broseley Winchester Electric Stove and Broseley Lincoln Electric Stove come with both artificial coals and logs for you to arrange as you like.

Contemporary Electric Stoves

Electric stoves don’t just have a traditional look. If you want to an electric stove to match more of a modern home, the ACR NEO 3CE Electric Stove could be perfect for you. These boast an impressive internal display of the realistic 3D hologram flame effect inside with a large front and two side viewing windows. You can also add on a stylish glass hearth and make use of the elevated base to store logs in for a rustic-meets-modern look.

Take a look at it in action in the video below:

More Electric Stove Features…

Electric stoves even have a few features that can trump real wood burning stoves!

Many come with flame effect only settings, which mean that when your room is already heated to your liking, you can turn off the heating element and just enjoy the ambience of the cosy flame effect. Most of our electric stoves come with this feature, though we particularly like the Dimplex Stockbridge Electric Stove and the Broseley Serrano Electric Stove for their classic stove appearance!

Electric stoves also often come with remote controls so you can adjust the heat and effects as you stay comfortable on the sofa – no getting up to stoke embers with an electric stove!

Are Electric Stove Heaters Expensive to Run?

Many people are put off buying an electric heater because they think they are too expensive to run. However, while electricity may be one of the more expensive power options, you should also note that electric stoves are 100% efficient. This is because, unlike gas and solid fuel burners, no heat is lost through a chimney. Electric stoves also heat up a room much faster than wood burners do and are cleaner, so there are just as many benefits for you to enjoy.

If you are ready to buy your electric stove, shop our full range of electric stoves for an excellent range at great prices with free delivery!

If you have any questions, you can contact us on 0161 376 4191 any day between 9am and 6pm.

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