Top 20 Ethanol Fireplaces
The trend toward energy efficiency has created innovation on a variety of fronts, and the fireplace is a prime target for reinvention, with its historically poor energy performance and high particulate emissions. A traditional fireplace created a hole in a home’s roof, with quick heat loss and the burning of wood isn’t a practical — or healthy — option for many who live in areas with burning restrictions or outright fireplace bans.
An ethanol fireplace is the best option for people who want the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace. These fireplaces create heat, but do not require to be vented and do not require a flue. The choices are endless for a beautiful fireplace and here we have compiled 20 of the best.
Ignis 39.5" Wide One-Sided Ethanol Burning Firebox
The Ignis 39.5” Wide One-Sided Ethanol Burning Firebox is a clean, green way to incorporate fire into your home without needing to worry about unnecessary pollution. This ventless system is made of solid grade 304 polished stainless steel and is insulated and fire rated so it can be placed directly against construction materials and solidly built into a wall. This is great for construction or home renovation projects, as well as homes that have limited floor space.
This design is solid brushed stainless steel with an opening on one side of a proportional rectangle so you and your loved ones can view the safe ethanol flames. A translucent glass plate offers some protection and light refraction in the front, drawing the eye to this piece.
The total piece measures 16.50” (L) x 39.5” (W) x 27.25” (H) and has enough power to last for 8 hours on a single fill. It’s smooth finish, reliable design, and low heat transfer means the Ignis 39.5” Wide One-Sided Ethanol Burning Firebox works in almost all indoor spaces and makes an excellent focal point for interior décor. Little maintenance is required, allowing you to enjoy the fireplace without worrying about repairs or frequent cleanings.
Lisbon Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace
The Lisbon Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace works as a magnificent centerpiece or accent in any home thanks to is clean lines and zero pollution. It can be placed anywhere in the house since it requires no chimney, gas lines, or electric lines to function. This also means it requires little maintenance and can provide five hours of heat and burn time to any get-together with little work.
The fireplace is made of steel, stainless, and glass and is available with a steel or black finish to suit any modern design. It’s truly a contemporary design, featuring a polished metal square with clean and clear glass plates that guard the flames along the front and back of the open shape. The eye will be drawn to the crisp flames, which are reflected in the glass and add a beautiful shine to the steel bolts affixing the plates in place.
The Lisbon Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace measures 23.6” (L) x 23.6” (W) x 9.8” (H) and weighs 34 lbs., making it portable. You can move it to any location around the home when you choose to renovate or redecorate with no trouble for you.
Eco-Feu 2.5 XL Insert
The Eco-Feu 2.5 XL Insert is an avant-garde fireplace designed to draw attention to anywhere in your home. The design features a hammered stainless steel sheet with curved edges and even pits. The flames are dead center and form an elegant line meant to spread warmth while also adding order and class to any interior décor. The base is once again made of stainless steel and is meant to be sturdy yet discrete.
This fireplace is rated for both indoor and outdoor use, making it great as a living room centerpiece or a classy accent for an outdoor party or barbecue. The steel can be colored gray or black, and the fireplace insert itself accepts ethanol fuel for a clean burn. This means you won’t have to worry about unsightly and wanted ash interrupting your day while you enjoy the flames.
The insert has dimensions of 19 3/4” (L) x 15 ¾” (W) x 5 15/16” (H) and only weighs 19 lbs. for maximum versatility.
Lata Bio Ethanol Wall Mount or Recessed Fireplace
The Lata Bio Ethanol Wall Mount or Recessed Fireplace is one of the most sought after products by Ignis because it is versatile and adaptable. This fireplace can be hung from the wall as an eye-catching conversation starter or built directly against a wall without any need for electrical outlets, a vent, or chimney. This reduces the maintenance and allows you to be creative in where you want to place your new centerpiece.
This fireplace embodies sleek and modern. The basic form is a brushed stainless steel rectangle that is open in the front to reveal a dramatic black background and beautiful ethanol flames. The finish is available in black or stainless steel, and there is a solid glass plate that can be placed over the front for added protection and a little extra sparkle from the titillating flames.
The fire is split into two even rectangles for an ordered appearance. The fireplace itself has dimensions of 43.25" x 19.75" x 7.6", making it suitable for any room.
Accalia Wall Mounted / Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace
The Accalia Wall Mounted/Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace is a streamlined answer to the perpetual question: “Can fireplaces be modern an environmentally sensitive?” This large wall model is meant to be recessed or placed along any non-combustible surface like stone. When lit, the ethanol flames are split into four segments for a formal appearance suitable in any modern home.
The lengthy frame of this Accalia is made of grade 304 stainless steel while the interior features a contrasting black powder coat for stark beauty. Installation is simple and easy and little to no maintenance is required to keep this fireplace beautiful.
The fireplace has dimensions of 67” (L) x 19.75” (W) x 7.6 (H) in. and comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty for years of elegance. While this fireplace isn’t portable, it forms a magnificent focal point for any large space like a living room, den, or dining room.
Ignis EB2100 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert
The Ignis EB2100 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert is one of the most simplistic designs available, which gives this product a quirky charm suitable for smaller homes. The ventless fireplace is available only in stainless steel and looks similar to a tissue box. This means it has a solid rectangular base with a slit in the top where flames emerge in a quaint line. The edges of the top stick out by less than an inch, giving the box extra definition and form.
This insert uses eco-friendly ethanol, allowing it to be placed anywhere in a home and add detail to plain rooms. The full dimensions are 22 1/4" x 12" x 4 1/2", allowing it to be installed in a variety of interiors like dens, living rooms, and even bedrooms.
For extra discretion, the burner where the flames appear can be closed with a stainless steel flap.
Chelsea Indoor Wall Mounted Biofuel Fireplace
When you’re tired of having to light logs and cut wood to get a glorious fire in your home, the Chelsea Indoor Wall Mounted Biofuel Fireplace is for you. This fireplace can be installed in any non-flammable wall and has a flat back with a rounded front similar to a submarine light. The overall shape is rectangular and gives one the impression that they are viewing the flames through a window or television screen.
The design of this fireplace is simple, but that works in its favor. The frame is stainless steel and comes with an optional glass plate and brackets that adds a little protection to the front. Everything is polished to a mirror finish, and the steel frame contrasts sharply with the stark black interior to make the flames really pop.
This product’s dimensions are 27.5”W x 19”H x 5”D, making it perfect for large and small rooms alike.
Maximum Bio Ethanol Wall Mount Recessed Fireplace
“Why have less when you can have more?” seems to be the maxim of the Maximum Bio Ethanol Wall Mount Recessed Fireplace. This recessed fireplace creates a lovely atmosphere by presenting six different bars of flames that form a single straight line that adds sophisticated chic and simple geometry. The entire fireplace is a single piece that has a stainless steel frame and a black powder coated backdrop to spice up a room with contrasts.
This fireplace can be hung along a wall or recessed to give you extra room. This is a heavy piece that weighs 140 lbs. and has full product dimensions of 82.75" x 24.5" x 8.75" in. So, once it is in place, it is best to leave it there. However, the length of the fireplace makes it perfect for long rooms like dens and dining rooms.
If you prefer a modern, sleek style, this might be the fireplace for you.
Eco-Feu Vision II Free Standing Biofuel Fireplace
If you enjoy abstract beauty and postmodern décor, the Eco-Feu Vision II Free Standing Biofuel Fireplace is the perfect piece of décor for your home. This fireplace is contemporary and chic and can be placed on any flat surface in a home to create an elegant focal point. The bottom of the piece is a stainless steel box available in the original steel or coated with a matte black. Two stunning pieces of safety glass rise up from the box on opposing horizontal sides, shielding the flames while making them highly visible.
The Eco-Feu Vision II Free Standing Biofuel Fireplace was designed in Montreal, Canada and is rated for indoor and outdoor use. It can’t be left out in the rain but is adjustable. It weighs around 70 lbs. and has full product dimensions of 38 1/4'' x 10 1/4'' x 16 11/16'' in.
A shutter mechanism also helps you close off the central burner, fitting the central theme of classic geometry.
Smart Bio Ethanol Electronic Burner – Black
The Smart Bio Ethanol Electronic Burner is not a fireplace but actually a burner that works well in sealed-off traditional fireplaces or can be used as an avant-garde centerpiece. The burner is made of stainless steel and can be silver or a matte black. It’s great if you want to redesign your home to include a more modern touch and offers a contemporary finish while having a clean burning design. This is because the burner uses ethanol instead of traditional wood, which leaves behind soot and ash.
This burner is available in seven different sizes ranging from 18 to 72 in. long. Besides the length, the burner has measurements of 7.6" x 6.5" in.
You can control the height of the flames produced by the burner. There are three options suitable for all occasions, ranging from a party to a quiet night in.
Vitrum L – Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace
How often can you get a solid red or white fireplace without using regular brick? The Vitrum L – Freestanding Ventless Ethanol Fireplace is a beautiful horizontal “L” with two solid glass plates on both horizontal sides to give viewers a picturesque scene of the flames. Besides red and white, the fireplace is also available in black, giving you more creativity when it comes to styling your room. This piece definitely works best with styles that are sleek and modern rather than classic, and its geometric spin adds a postmodern or mod twist to any room.
The unique form of the Vitrum L allows the flames to dance, making this piece a focal point in any room. The fireplace is freestanding, weighs 47 lbs., and has full product dimensions of 31.5" x 23.75" x 12.5" in.
The flame in this fireplace is small, but this makes it unique since it has more space to reflect and refract its light on the glass panels.
Circum Bio Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace
The Circum Bio Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace is a beautiful piece designed to sit on a tabletop or any flat surface. The smooth, cylindrical design creates a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for any situation, whether it be entertaining friends or simply curling up with a good book. A damper tool is included to snuff the flame as needed, although this fireplace will burn for 2 hours when left along.
The round base of this piece is available in four beautiful colors: red, black, white, and stainless steel. The upper half of the cylinder is made of solid glass that provides a wonderful view of the flames while still offering protection from the fire.
This Circum product has full dimensions of 11.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and only weighs 3 lbs., making it easy to move around when you want a centerpiece inside or out. Just don’t leave it in the rain!
Eco-Feu Juliette Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace
The Eco-Feu Juliette Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace is meant to complement any space by replacing smoky candles. This fireplace is constructed of a tempered glass tube that surrounds and embraces a flame that emits from a stainless steel base. The base is available in glossy black or the basic steel. The tempered glass extends down past the base and sits atop the small legs at the very bottom. The burner can produce flames for up to four hours and is round, meaning the flames match the appearance of the glass.
The flames can rise up to 7.5 in., producing far more light than a standard candle or lamp. The full dimensions of the fireplace are 5 15/16'' x 12 5/8'' in. Since it only weights 13 lbs., it can be moved indoors or outdoors with ease. Just don’t leave it out in the rain!
So if you’re seeking a sleek piece of décor that will brighten up any space, the Eco-Feu Juliette Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace might be for you.
Tectum Freestanding Bio Ethanol Fireplace
The Tectum Freestanding Bio Ethanol Fireplace is a reliable piece of furniture that provides real heat without the mess of ash and soot. This ethanol burning piece is ventless and requires little to no maintenance, making it great if you want the luxury of a fireplace without all of the upkeep. It’s also freestanding, so you can place it on any flat surface indoors or outdoors without fear. Just make sure not to let it get rained on because the water can damage this burner.
The Tectum Freestanding Bio Ethanol Fireplace is made of steel, stainless steel, and glass and has two separate straight line burners that produce beautiful flames. Glass plates add extra safety and a surface for the flames to refract.
Since this fireplace has a capacity of 1.5 liters per burner, it can provide flames for 5-9 hours, perfect for any get-together or party. The design is available in black or white and resembles a hollowed rectangle for a modern sheen.
Ignis EB3600 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert in Black
The Ignis EB3600 Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert is a simple yet stylish burner insert designed to provide the warmth and comfort of a fire without all of the extra trappings of a traditional fireplace. This model is ventless, meaning there is no chimney or gas and electric lines required. Maintenance is also simple.
This burner insert is a black box with a raised platform on the top where the long burner sits. It is rectangular in form and has dimensions of 36 1/2"L x 8 1/2"W x 4 1/2"H, making it great for sitting in old, sealed off fireplaces or just along any wall hollow. A flap is present on the top to seal off the burner when it’s no longer in use.
The Ignis EB3600 has enough capacity to burn 10 liters of fuel, which approximates to 12 hours of burn time. It’s perfect for cold evenings, simple décor, and comfortable living.
Tondo Commerce Ethanol Fireplace
The Tondo Commerce Ethanol Fireplace has been described as a modern take on the traditional fire pit, and the evidence is in the design. This piece is a stylish way to enrich any outdoor décor by offering an elegant centerpiece made of stainless steel, corten steel, and glass.
The Tondo resembled a raised fire pit with its steel bowl. In the center sits a tall glass cylinder that protects the burner. When lit, the flames dance behind the glass, mimicking a traditional campfire without any of the fuss or mess of the average pit. It’s clean burning, which means no ash, soot, or smoke gets in your face during barbecues or outdoor parties.
The fireplace has dimensions of 16 5/8"H x 27 9/16"W in. and weighs 31 lbs., so it’s easy to move. Many people style this fireplace by filling the steel bowl with rocks, gravel, or similar décor to add a personal and rustic touch.
Lexington Table Top Indoor/Outdoor Biofuel Fireplace
Anyone who enjoys color will value the Lexington Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Biofuel Fireplace, which is available in red, green, black, white, beige, and stainless steel. The base is metal with a rounded diamond shape that fits well with any style of interior and exterior décor, including mod or postmodern. The fireplace burns bio-ethanol fuel, resulting in a clean burn that doesn’t product smoke, odor, or ash like traditional wood-burning fireplaces.
This piece works well as a tabletop centerpiece and is highly versatile, being great indoors and outdoors. It provides an excellent focal point during parties and can tie together other elements of a room through its color and beautiful glass plates that add shine and protection from the flames.
The Lexington Tabletop Biofuel Fireplace weighs 9 lbs. and has dimensions of 20”W x 9.5”H x 8”D in., making it portable. Although small, it can heat 375 sq. ft., making it perfect on cool autumn nights.
Eco-Feu Santa Cruz 2-Sided Free Standing Biofuel Fireplace
Someone who buys the Eco-Feu Santa Cruz 2-Sided Free Standing Biofuel Fireplace combines the old with the new because of the traditional style of the piece. It takes the form of a long rectangle that is poised yet assertive, resembling a classic fireplace while adding the new technological of a clean, eco-friendly biofuel burner. The finish can be black, white, or stainless steel, adding an element of customization and creativity to the fireplace.
Because this piece is two-sided, it works well anywhere, including in the center of rooms. Viewers will be able to see the flames on both sides but be protected by the tempered glass plates that can be bracketed to either side of the open fireplace. It works well indoors and outdoors, has a limited 3-year warranty, and has full dimensions of 63'' x 7 7/8'' x 22 7/8'' in.
Stylists even recommend using this fireplace as a dividing wall. If you truly want to be modern, why not use a sleek fireplace as the division between the living and dining rooms?
Vienna Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace
The Vienna Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace is a popular design that resembles a traditional mini fireplace with a wide mantle and open pit. This model is ventless and has low maintenance, making it great for someone who wants the flare of the fireplace without all of the work. It is available with a black or stainless steel finish and takes ethanol fuel for a clean burn.
A glass plate is available for extra protection from the flames and to have a stylish piece in front of the fire. This piece has a 1.3 liter ethanol burner that can produce warmth and light for 4 hours. The product only weighs 29 lbs. and has full dimensions of 31.5” x 23.6” x 8.7”, making it easy to move.
This fireplace definitely serves as the focal point to any décor, drawing attention to its sleek, modern design.
Eco-Feu Cartier Biofuel Tabletop Fireplace
For something stunning and artistic, it’s impossible to go wrong with the Eco-Feu Cartier Biofuel Tabletop Fireplace. This freestanding piece of art features glass panels designed to be durable and encompassing while also allowing you to view the flames as the fuel burns. The fireplace measures 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” x 13 13/16” and is certain to complement any space regardless of interior decorations.
The flame in this model spins like a vortex and is visible from all sides thanks to the tempered safety glass panels. It’s rated for indoor and outdoor use, making it perfect for any environment so long as it’s not left out in the rain between uses. The interior includes a burner made of 304 stainless steel complete with an easy pour spout and a snuffer. It can be purchased in two separate finishes, Matte black and stainless steel, which are certain to provide an excellent focal point.
This tabletop fireplace will burn up to 3.5 hours on a single fill, ensuring you have warmth and a beautiful fire for all of your get-togethers or just a lazy night.
- Ashley Wilkes