Ethanol fireplaces are the wave of the future, thanks to a more eco-conscious approach than traditional fireplaces and a longer burning ethanol base. From tabletop, to wall fireplaces, there is a style for any setting. But which ethanol fireplaces are better than the rest?
Here is a list of the top 20 ethanol fireplaces on the market today.
1 – Eco-Feu Juliette Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace
Compact – as it has to be a tabletop fireplace – this Eco-Feu Juliette Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace looks entrancing on any end table, coffee table, desk, or anywhere else in your home. These lightweight fireplaces come in gloss black and stainless steel finishes, giving it the high-end look that you deserve.
With a flame height of up to 7.5 inches, the soothing, vibrant, real flame will dance throughout the day and night, entrancing you with its fiery swaying. If you are looking for accent or mood lighting, these compact fireplaces can provide the perfect ambiance lighting for any evening or event.
Each burner is made out of stainless steel and the glass is tempered, meaning it will hold up to frequent usage. It is also rated for both indoor and outdoor use, though it is important to note that it cannot be left out in the rain.
With up to four hours of burn time on one fill, you will get a great amount of usage from this compact tabletop fireplace, leaving your house with a feeling of comfort and warmth.
2 – Tectum Freestanding Bio Ethanol Fireplace
This freestanding fireplace is a great complimentary piece that fits into any home or office setting. The framing is made of steel, stainless steel, and glass, helping you to customize perfectly the design motif of any room you plan to place it in with finishes of both black or white.
Best of all, this freestanding fireplace is ventless. What does that mean? It means no chimney and no electric or gas lines are required. There is little to no maintenance required for this unit, meaning you can set it and forget it.
With a 3-year manufacturer warranty, you can rest easily knowing that should anything go wrong, you will be covered. At just under 70 pounds, it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to move but with a little help, you can place it wherever you need to. This standalone fireplace can enhance any room, bringing warmth and class to the design motif.
3 – Ignis Optimum Recessed Bio Ethanol Fireplace
If you are in need of a focal point to any room in your home or business but don’t have the floor space to spare, this Ignis Optimum Recessed Bio Ethanol Fireplace is the perfect fit. Quite literally.
At nearly five feet in length, this recessed fireplace places into your wall to become the central point of the room. In black and stainless steel, it will grab the attention of everyone who enters the room by providing a luxurious, modern feel.
With no chimney, gas or electric lines required and little to no maintenance required, you can install it and forget it. Even if something does go wrong, a 3-year manufacturer warranty will cover any issues that may arise.
4 – Ignis Tab Tabletop Bio Ethanol Fireplace
Unlike the aforementioned tabletop fireplace, this piece is slightly bigger and looks great as the centerpiece to a coffee or kitchen table. Mounted between two pieces of tempered glass, this piece gives off an exquisite, modern look.
The flame rests on a stainless steel center point with no gas or electric line required, meaning that you can spread the warmth and ambiance given off by this unit anywhere it will fit. Guests to your home or business fireplace's choice will be drawn to the luxurious warmth of this tabletop fireplace, a sure conversation starter.
Since this is a slightly bigger unit, the burn time (at 2000 BTU) is two hours per refill, so keep an eye out to make sure that it doesn’t run out unexpectedly. A 3-year manufacturer warranty ensures that should anything go wrong, you will be covered.
5 – Ignis Accalia Bio Ethanol Recessed Wall Fireplace
Very similar to the aforementioned recessed wall fireplace, this unit can be affixed to any wall in your home or business to draw the eye as a central focal point. This unit is slightly larger at 67” in length but also slightly lighter at just 52 pounds, meaning you can almost certainly relocate it yourself.
Each frame comes in a black, stainless steel color to provide the modern, sleek look that makes any room come alive. The heat of the flames as they dance behind tempered glass will not only fill any room with warmth but a sense of comfort as well.
This recessed wall fireplace will become the focal point of conversation whenever someone enters the room, leaving your home or business as the talk of the town. With free shipping, this is a deal that just can’t be beaten.
6 – Eco-Feu 1.5 L Insert
This compact insert puts out 5500 BTU of heat, allowing you to use it as a stand-alone function or to instantly convert any existing fireplace to a bio ethanol fireplace. The flame is large, vibrant, and most of all, real. With a flame height of up to 8”, the dancing heat given off by the insert will light up any room – literally and figuratively.
With a burn time of 3-5 hours, you can have a gathering of friends, family, and loved ones that stretches long into the night, the heat of this insert warming all who surround it long into the night. It is lightweight at just 15 pounds, making it easy to place in your desired setting.
Most importantly, with a 3-year manufacturer warranty and certification according to UL and ULC standards, you can rest easy knowing that this product is covered. Should anything go wrong, you will have nothing to worry about, only when your unit will be replaced.
7 – Vitrum L Freestanding Bio Ethanol Fireplace
Resting on an L-frame sandwiched between two pieces of clear tempered glass, this gorgeous piece can go wherever you want it to; indoors or outdoors. With black, red, and white colors made from steel, stainless steel, and glass material, you can customize this freestanding fireplace to best fit your design motif.
Best of all this unit is light enough (just 47 pounds) to move and place anywhere easily. The flames will dance, putting out a heat of 6000 BTU, lasting for 5-9 hours per refill. This fireplace will keep you warm and comfortable long into the night.
Like all of our freestanding fireplaces, there is no chimney, gas or electric lines required and the maintenance – should any be needed – is minimal. Additionally, a 3-year manufacturer warranty will keep you covered should anything go wrong that is beyond simple maintenance.
This freestanding fireplace is something of a middle ground compared to some of the aforementioned models in that it is too big for a tabletop but just small enough to make a good freestanding accent piece.
8 – Ignis Lisbon Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace
Black stainless steel finish made from glass, steel, and stainless steel, you can make this stand-alone fireplace look exactly as you like. With no vents required, you can place this anywhere in your home or office.
Each of these freestanding fireplaces is UL/CUL Listed, meaning it is certified for quality. It comes with the same 3-year manufacturer warranty as the other stand-alone fireplaces and will keep you warm and comfortable with a burn time of up to 4 hours per refill. A wonderful accent piece that will give any room in your home or business that modern feel that so desire.
9 – Ignis EB4800 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert in Black
Stretching just over four feet in length, this insert can work in multiple ways. It can fit seamlessly into any fireplace that is wide enough to accommodate it, turning that fireplace into an ethanol-burning fireplace instantly.
The way that this unit stands, it makes an excellent back yard piece. Creating a faux fire pit on a concrete patio, this insert can stand alone and heat the entire patio at approximately 23,000 BTU, complete with a double layer.
At 46.2 pounds, it is lightweight enough to move freely between indoors and outdoors with little or no maintenance required. Have a bonfire every night with this double layer insert before moving the warmth to your indoor fireplace.
10 – Ignis EBG2400 Black Ethanol Fireplace Grate with Black Burner
This beautiful fireplace comes with a great design, giving it a uniquely modern look that stands out wherever it is placed. With a ventless design – meaning no chimney, gas, or electric lines – you can move this fireplace inside or out at will.
Burning at approximately 12,700 BTU and for approximately 11 hours per refill, this grated fireplace will burn log into the night, providing yourself and your loved ones with warmth and comfort every step of the way.
Best of all, this fireplace requires little to no maintenance. All that is required is to wipe it down with a damp cloth every once in a while. With that level of ease – as well as a 3-year manufacturer warranty – there is very little that you need to do after purchasing your fireplace other than to enjoy the warmth that it projects.
With a modern look and a comfortable feel, it is hard to top the quality of this fireplace.
11 – Cube Tabletop Bio Ethanol Fireplace
Much like the other more compact tabletop fireplaces mentioned above, this model is small and easy to move at just 11 pounds. It is small enough to be the focal point of a coffee or dinner table or can fit nicely on a nightstand or end table. Wherever you have a desire to place this sleek unit, it will fit.
This tabletop fireplace comes in a stainless steel finish with a small glass firewall on each side of the flame. Since it is freestanding, it can be placed anywhere indoors or outdoors. Because of its small stature, it is not meant to be used for the warmth of the flame: it puts out just 2000 BTU. Still, the flame will dance inside the cubed display, transfixing you as it moves.
This cubed unit is perfect for ambiance and mood lighting, giving off just enough firelight to set the mood to your liking. With a two-hour per refill burn time, it will set the mood for a very long time. Move it from room to room to create an ambiance that cannot be matched.
12 – Ignis 78.5” Wide One-Sided Ethanol Burning Firebox
If you’ve been looking for something to present as a dynamic centerpiece to your home or office, this is it. At over six feet wide, this one-sided firebox can act in place of a decorative table on the wall of your choice.
Even better, if you’ve been looking to create the ambiance of a fireplace in your home yet don’t have an actual fire place, this firebox burns at a whopping 27,000 BTU. With a burn time of 12 hours per refill, you can keep any space warm and toasty with the perfect ambiance.
With a low heat transfer requiring zero clearance you can easily install this beautiful, modern firebox. Ignis also provides a warranty that each ethanol firebox is to be free of defects for five years, ensuring the quality of the firebox that you purchase.
13 – Ignis Vienna Recessed Wall Ethanol Fireplace
There is no accent piece for any wall in your home or business that is more perfect than the Ignis Vienna Recessed Wall Ethanol Fireplace. Its design is reminiscent of a luxury picture frame but it comes with the wondrous ambiance of a dancing flame.
At 29 pounds, it can be mounted directly on the wall or recessed and comes with mounting brackets. In black and stainless steel, this fireplace provides a modern accent to any room it is in. And with little to no maintenance required, it is quite literally the perfect fit.
With a burn time of 4 hours at a BTU output of 5,000, this fireplace will burn warmly and for as long as you need it to. With a manufacturer warranty and a UL/CUL Listing, this is the perfect fireplace that you can rely on for a long time.
14 – Ignis Ardella Bio Ethanol Recessed Wall Fireplace
When looking for the right focal or accent piece for a wall in your home or business, you need look no further than the Ignis Ardella Bio Ethanol Recessed Wall Fireplace. At 42 pounds, this recessed wall fireplace can be easily installed; either mounted directly on the wall or recessed. This fireplace will be an attention grabber regardless of where it is placed and will provide that warm, comfortable feeling that we all desire.
In black and stainless steel, this fireplace is sleek and modern, a seamless cool design bringing all the right attention to it. And with its ventless feature – meaning no gas or electric lines nor a chimney – there is little to no maintenance required.
With three burners at 6,000 BTU per burner and an approximate burn time of 5-9 hours, you can keep any room toasty warm long into the night. With the perfect ambiance and a warm, relaxing effect, there is no better addition to your home or office than one of these recessed wall fireplaces.
15 – Eco-Feu Montreal 2-Sided Biofuel Fireplace
For homes or offices with a wall that can be seen from both sides, the Eco-Feu Montreal 2-Sided Biofuel Fireplace is absolutely perfect. Large enough to fill the space in the dividing wall without feeling overwhelming, a wonderfully warm aesthetic can be provided regardless of which side of the wall you are standing on.
This 2-sided fireplace is perfect for your home because it gives off five hours of burn time and can be used both indoors and outdoors, though it is important to note that it should not be left out in the rain. It even includes legs for freestanding use so you can take it outside for barbecues and get-togethers.
The 2-sided fireplace is versatile, dependable, durable, and provides a modern aesthetic. Providing warmth and luxury to your home, adding one of these is the right move.
16 – Ignis EB2100 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert
The ultimate choice for versatility, this double layer insert can go right into an existing fireplace to make it ethanol-burning immediately or can be used on its own. Even better, it can be used both indoors and outdoors, providing a makeshift fire pit in a flash.
At an output of 23,000 BTU and approximate burning time of 8 hours per refill, this insert will keep any space – indoors or outdoors – warm and toasty for as long as you need. Coming in stainless steel, this unit is easy to keep clean and provides the modern aesthetic that is all the rage in design today.
Even better, it is durable. With no gas or electric lines required, there is minimal upkeep and maintenance involved meaning that you can keep on using it without having to spend a lot of time to maintain it.
17 – Ignis FB4800-C-Shaped Ethanol Fireplace Insert
As its name indicates, this insert is in the shape of a C, providing it with a faux-roof. That provides a sleek, modern design thanks to a stainless steel build, allowing it to fit seamlessly into any modern design.
Best of all is its ability to warm any room or outdoor setting. With an output of 23,000 BTU and a burn time of 13 hours per refill, you can keep the nights warm and toasty as long as you need it. Inviting friends and loved ones over to enjoy the warmth makes for a great gathering.
With an insulated double layer 3mm stainless steel construction, this insert is meant to stand up to the test of time. And with easy or no maintenance required, you will not have to spend time taking care of it for it to perform optimally.
18 – Ignis 64.25” Wide One-Sided Ethanol Burning Smart Firebox in Black
This firebox stands above the rest because of its ultra-modern ability to work seamlessly in any smart home. With a Smart Home Connect and Smartphone Connect option, you can control this firebox with one tap on a screen from any room in your home. Make sure that the room it is installed in is nice and warm before you ever step foot in it.
With CO2 and temperature sensors as well as 3 levels of flame height, there is no aspect of this firebox that you will not have control over. Even better, with a burn time of 10 hours per refill at approximately 27,600 BTU this firebox will burn long into the night.
In a sleek black design and with easy installation, this might be the ultimate firebox on the market. You control every aspect of the operation, including flame size. With the one-sided smart firebox, you truly are in control.
19 – Ignis Maximum Wall Mount Bio Ethanol Fireplace
This fireplace is a perfect fit for any home or office and mounts directly to any wall for easy installation. Safety glass is also available, though it is sold separately and the fireplace comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty to cover any issues should they arise.
Best of all, this bad boy has six burners burning at 6,000 BTU each – that’s 36,000 BTU total, meaning you can keep any space as warm as you desire.
With a sleek modern design and the ability to keep any space warm and comfortable, there are few options on the market that are as good as this.
20 – Ignis Ater SS Bio Ethanol Wall Mount Fireplace
This space-friendly mountable fireplace is easily installed, mounting directly to any wall as it comes with mounting brackets and weighs just 28 pounds. In a stainless steel design, it has a modern aesthetic with easy cleaning capability.
Though it is meant to act as an accent piece, this wall mount fireplace gives out 6,000 BTU for up to 5 hours, providing ample warmth to any room it is mounted in.
Thanks to a ventless design – meaning no chimney, gas or electric lines required – there is little to no maintenance involved. That means you can enjoy this wall mount fireplace without having to worry about the upkeep.
How Do Ethanol Fireplaces Work?
Ethanol fireplaces work by burning ethanol fuel, which is a renewable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Ethanol fuel is made from fermented plant material and is clean-burning, odorless, and produces no smoke or soot. The fuel is poured into a burner tray, which is then lit with a match or lighter. The flames are adjustable and can be easily extinguished by closing the burner lid. The heat output of ethanol fire places varies depending on the size of the burner tray and the amount of fuel used.
Are ethanol fireplaces safe?
Ethanol fireplaces are generally safe when used properly. However, there are some precautions that should be taken to ensure safety. Ethanol fuel is highly flammable and should be kept away from heat sources and open flames. The fireplace should be placed on a stable surface and away from any flammable materials. It is also important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and maintenance. Ethanol fire places should never be left unattended while burning and should be extinguished before leaving the room or going to bed.
How to use an ethanol fireplace?
Using an ethanol fireplace is simple and easy. First, make sure the fireplace is placed on a stable surface away from any flammable materials. Next, pour the desired amount of ethanol fuel into the burner tray. Use a lighter or match to light the fuel and adjust the flame as desired. When finished, close the burner lid to extinguish the flames. It is important to never touch the burner tray or fuel while it is still hot.
How long do ethanol fireplaces burn?
The burning time of an ethanol fireplace depends on the size of the burner tray and the amount of fuel used. A typical ethanol fire place can burn for anywhere from 2-5 hours on a single fill of fuel. However, it is important to note that the heat output will decrease as the fuel level decreases.
What are some ethanol fireplace essentials?
When using an ethanol fireplace, there are a few essentials to keep in mind. First, always use high-quality ethanol fuel that is specifically designed for use in fireplaces. Second, make sure the fireplace is placed on a stable surface away from any flammable materials. Third, never leave the fireplace unattended while it is burning. Fourth, always follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and maintenance. Finally, make sure to extinguish the flames before leaving the room or going to bed.
Perks of an Ethanol Fireplace
Ethanol fireplaces offer several advantages that make them an appealing choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of elegance and warmth to their spaces. Here are some key perks of using an ethanol fireplace:
Clean and Eco-Friendly: Ethanol fire places burn bioethanol fuel cleanly, producing minimal smoke, soot, or ash. They are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, as they do not emit harmful pollutants.
No Chimney or Venting Required: Ethanol fire places are ventless, eliminating the need for chimneys or complicated venting systems. This makes installation much more flexible and cost-effective.
Easy Installation: They are often wall-mounted or freestanding, allowing for easy and versatile placement in any room. No major construction work is required.
Minimal Maintenance: Ethanol fire places are low-maintenance. There's no need to clean up ashes or wood debris. Simply refill the ethanol reservoir when needed.
Adjustable Flame: Most ethanol fire places come with adjustable flame settings, allowing you to control the heat output and ambiance to suit your preferences.
Portability: Some models are portable, making it possible to enjoy a cozy fire in various rooms or even outdoors.
Stylish Design Options: Ethanol fireplaces come in a variety of contemporary designs and finishes, enhancing the aesthetics of your space. They can be a focal point or seamlessly blend into your decor.
Efficient Heating: While not as powerful as traditional heating methods, ethanol fire places do provide a decent amount of heat, making them a viable supplemental heating source.
No Fuel Storage: Ethanol fuel is readily available and can be purchased in small quantities, eliminating the need for fuel storage.
Safe Operation: Ethanol fire places typically have safety features such as flame snuffers and sensors to shut off the flame in case of any issues.
These perks make ethanol fireplaces an attractive option for those seeking an efficient, environmentally friendly, and aesthetically pleasing way to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fire in their homes.
Get Cozy with an Ethanol Fireplace
Cozying up with an ethanol fireplace brings a perfect blend of warmth, style, and environmental consciousness to your living space. These innovative fireplaces offer the charm and comfort of a traditional fire without the hassles of venting or cleanup. With their sleek designs, ease of installation, and clean-burning nature, ethanol fire places are a versatile addition to any room. Whether you're seeking a romantic evening by the fire, a functional heating source, or a decorative focal point, ethanol fireplaces provide a convenient and eco-friendly solution. Embrace the cozy ambiance they provide, making your home a welcoming retreat year-round.