Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace Review

Fireplaces, whether the traditional hearth or electric type, can add a distinctive elegant feel to any room. If you want to spice up an otherwise drab room, investing in a corner electric fireplace is a wise move

The Real Flame 5850E Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace is a perfect example of how a fireplace can both be a functional heater and a beautiful piece of furniture. This electric fireplace is especially designed to be placed in room corners.

Thinking this electric fireplace might be what you are looking for? Read on to learn more about the benefits of getting a Real Flame Chateau fireplace.

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Features of the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Electric Fireplace

  • Includes a 1400 Watts heater
  • Generates up to 4700 BTU per hour
  • Unit fits seamlessly on wall corners
  • Realistic Firebox display
  • Battery-operated
  • Can work both a decorative furniture and electric heater
  • Mantel is made from sturdy wood

Real Flame 5950E Chateau Design

The Real Flame 5950E Chateau electric fireplace comes in three colors: white, espresso (light brown), and dark walnut (darker brown). The fireplace’s mantel is made of veneered MDF (medium density fiberboard). This means that layers of MDF plywood are stacked on top of each other to create the wood base used in these fireplaces.

The electric firebox sports wooden log embers that will light up depending on the flame setting you choose. The unit will also come with a black firebox screen kit. The screen kit is decorative to help mimic the look of a real fireplace.

The Chateau 5950E corner electric fireplace will be shipped in two boxes: one for the electric heater and another for the wooden mantel. Installation may require a two-man team if you are not confident in your DIY skills. No worries though as the unit will come with an installation manual. Once assembled, the whole unit will be 44 inches in length, 37.6 inches in height, and 25.3 inches in width/depth. The entire unit will weigh around 50 lbs.

Once you place the unit in a corner of a room, you can install an additional triangular filler piece with wooden supports that comes with it. This allows the fireplace to fit seamlessly in corners.

Heating Capacity

As mentioned earlier, the Real Flame 5950E corner fireplace works with 1400 Watts of electricity and can generate up to 4700 BTU. Sadly, the unit does not come with a blower fan, which helps spread the heat around. However, this is a minor issue since the Real Flame Chateau Electric Fireplace can generate heat very well.

The model 5950E is perfect for smaller rooms or if you mainly want to use the fireplace as decorative piece of furniture. The firebox itself has manual switches that you can use to operate the unit in case the remote control is not functioning. You can adjust the fireplace’s heating intensity and flame LED display setting using both the manual controls and the remote control. Similar to other electric fireplaces, you can choose to turn off the heating mechanism and still enjoy the flame display on the firebox.

Safety Controls

This electric fireplace has a timer function where you can set the number of minutes or hours you want the unit to be turned. It automatically turns off after the predetermined amount of time. It also features a thermostat where you can visibly see the temperature of the heat that the fireplace generates.

Just like most electric fireplaces, you can plug the unit to any standard wall outlet. As a safety precaution, most electric fireplaces will have a temperature limiter switch, which causes the unit to turn off automatically if it emits an extremely high temperature, i.e. when it overheats.

Warranty and Pricing Options

As both an elegant piece of furniture and an electric fireplace, the Real Flame 5950E Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace is reasonably priced between $507 and $522 on amazon.com depending on the seller. Electric fireplace units have at least a one year service warranty. If you want to extend the warranty period of your Real Flame electric fireplace, you can avail of warranty extension protection plans that typically cost between $31 and $39.

Also, note that orders for the Real Flame 5950E Chateau fireplace made from amazon.com are shipped for free. If you purchase the unit from another website or from a local dealer, shipping fees may be added to the final retail cost.

Putting it All Together

Gone are the days when most homes rely on wood-burning fireplaces to keep themselves warm during cold months. The advent of electricity and electric fireplaces has changed all that. With a simple device like the Real Flame 5950E Corner Electric Fireplace, you can now cozy up in your living rooms during cold winter nights without worrying that you will suffer from hypothermia. What is your choice?

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