The two most dangerous things they could potentially cause are burns and fires. The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) estimates that in a recent year there were more than 10,000 residential fires and nearly 200 deaths associated with portable or fixed space heaters. They also estimate that an average of nearly 100 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating systems (such as electric fireplaces), ovens and water heaters.

It’s a good idea to regularly ensure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order if you have a fireplace in your home.

The CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that there were about 42 reported cases of injuries to children under the age of 18 caused by gas and electric fireplaces, as well as fireplace equipment that were treated in hospital in the United States in 2014.

The number of actual injuries is likely to be quite higher than this, as the data from the CPSC reporting system only looked at those injuries which resulted in medical treatment at one of 100 participating hospitals, and minor injuries were likely treated at home or another medical treatment facility not included in the reporting data.

Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use, and ensure your child stays well back of the fireplace while it’s in use. Ensure flammable items such as drapes and furniture are kept away from heat and flames.

With the above tips in mind, in no particular order, here are 40 of the fireplaces and electric fireplaces we consider to be the safest, based on available features and average customer reviews and ratings.

1. Touchstone Onyx 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace

This electric wall-mounted fireplace features two heat settings and is ideal for heating rooms up to 400 sq ft in size. Thanks to a unique design it can be recessed mounted for a sleek and low-profile look.

Key features:

  • Shipping and delivery costs included
  • Programmable timer
  • Mounting bracket included

Cost: *Est. $289.99

2. Moda Flame Houston 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Black

This electric wall-mounted fireplace features a choice of three settings including one that is flame only without heat, so you can enjoy the look of a fire year-round. It requires no special installation specifications, aside from 36 inches of clearance if mounting under a television.

Key features:

  • Mounting hardware included
  • Programmable timer
  • Remote control included

Cost: *Est. $289.99

3. Touchstone Sideline Recessed Electric Fireplace with heater

This electric fireplace has been specifically designed to be recessed-mounted so as to provide a flush look and finish. It features a highly realistic-looking flame that is perfect in living rooms, bedrooms and even boardrooms.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Choose from 5 flame settings
  • Can be operated with or without heat

Cost: *Est. $499.99

4. VonHaus 1500W Portable Electric Stove Heater Fireplace / Space Heater with Log Burning Flame Effect

This electric fireplace features a portable design and realistic wood stove look to provide you with years of beautiful home heating comfort. It can be run with or without heat so you can enjoy the look of a fire year-round.

Key features:

  • 2 heat settings
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Thermal cut-off device for added safety

Cost: *Est. $69.95

5. AKDY 28″ Black Electric Firebox Fireplace Heater Insert Curve Glass Panel W/Remote

This electric fireplace offers a sleek and modern curved design that can easily be installed where any fireplace currently is. It features a realistic-looking flame and is covered by a 1 year limited warranty.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Easy to install
  • Uses a standard electrical outlet

Cost: *Est. $175.95

6. PuraFlame Western 33″ Black Electric Firebox Fireplace Heater Insert With Remote Control

This electric fireplace insert can easily be installed and features an energy-saving LED design that makes it both beautiful and economical. The fireplace can be operated with or without heat so you can enjoy the look of a fire year-round.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • 1 year warranty
  • Ideal for spaces up to 400 sq ft

Cost: *Est. $329.99

7. AKDY AZ520AL (Series AZ 520A) Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace Control Remote Heater Firebox Black

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features a slightly curved front glass that gives a sleek and modern appearance. It can easily be installed anywhere there’s an existing fireplace and requires just a standard electrical outlet to operate.

Key features:

  • Thermal cut-off for added safety
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Remote control included

Cost: *Est. $149.99

8. AKDY 16″ Retro-Style Floor Freestanding Vintage Electric Stove Heater Fireplace AK-ND-18D2P (Pure White)

Available in a selection of three different colors, this electric stove heater fireplace features a vintage-looking design that looks sharp in any setting. The fireplace can be operated with or without heat so you can enjoy the look of a fire year-round.

Key features:

  • Thermal cut-off for added safety
  • Freestanding, making it easily portable
  • Choose from 2 heat settings

Cost: *Est. $89.99

9. Moda Flame Chelsea 35″ Curved Black Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

This electric wall-mounted fireplace is both smokeless and ventless, making it ideal to install anywhere you’d like a little extra warmth. It features three flame settings and can be run without heat for year-round fire enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Mounting hardware included
  • Remote control included
  • Programmable timer with auto-off

Cost: *Est. $199.99

10. Moda Flame Houston 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace White

This wall-mounted electric fireplace is smokeless and ventless for easy mounting anywhere in your home. Its white color offers a sleek and modern look that can provide supplemental heat for rooms up to 400 sq ft in size.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Can be run without heat
  • Programmable timer with auto-off

Cost: *Est. $219.99

11. Real Flame Kennedy Electric Grand Fireplace in White

This electric fireplace features a traditional design that is available in a choice of two colors, making it ideal for any home. It boasts realistic-looking LED flames and faux wood logs for a beautiful finish.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Ideal for rooms up to 400 sq ft
  • Can be operated without heat

Cost: *Est. $829.99

12. ClassicFlame 23EF031GRP SpectraFire Plus Insert with Safer Plug, 23-Inch

This electric fireplace insert requires only a basic household electrical outlet to get up and running, making installation quick and easy. Choose from multiple flame colors and settings for the ultimate realistic fire experience.

Key features:

  • CSA certified
  • Safer plug technology monitors for overheating electrical
  • Energy-saving LED technology

Cost: *Est. $277.00

13. Frigidaire VWWF-10306 Valencia Widescreen Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace with Remote Control – Black

This wall-hanging electric fireplace boasts flames with adjustable brightness that can even be operated without heat so you can enjoy the look of a fire year-round. Choose from two heat settings that can be controlled via the included remote.

Key features:

  • Built-in timer
  • Tempered, heat-resistant glass
  • Automatic safety shutoff in case of overheating

Cost: *Est. $309

14. Argo Furniture Jax Infrared Freestanding Compact Electric Stove (Satin Black)

This freestanding electric stove features a traditional-looking design that is both elegant and portable, making it the perfect finishing piece for nearly any room. It offers a three-sided view of realistic-looking log and flames.

Key features:

  • Tempered glass
  • CSA and CE certified
  • Can be used without heat

Cost: *Est. $143

15. TMS 1500W Electric Wall Mount Fireplace Heater Remote Adjustable Heat Glass XL Large

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features an extra large design that makes it an ideal focal point for your living or family room. The slightly curved design and base pebbles make for an elegant, modern aesthetic.

Key features:

  • Can be run heat only, no flames
  • Remote control included
  • Easy to mount and install

Cost: *Est. $129.99

16. The Yardley – Touchstone’s 36 inch Black Curved Wall Mount Electric Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace boasts incredibly realistic 3D flame technology and is suitable for providing supplemental heating for rooms up to 400 sq ft in size. It can also be stand-mounted if you choose, making it easily portable.

Key features:

  • Energy-efficient LED technology
  • Produces zero emissions
  • Choose from 5 flame settings

Cost: *Est. $199

17. Real Flame Fresno Electric Fireplace – White

This electric fireplace offers offers a complete entertainment solution thanks to integrated shelving. It’s made from solid wood and veneer to create a long-lasting piece you’ll be proud to display in your home.

Key features:

  • Suitable for televisions up to 100 pounds
  • Plugs into any standard electrical outlet
  • Programmable thermostat

Cost: *Est. $777.85

18. Stonegate Electric Fireplace/Entertainment Center – 4260 BTU, Oak Finish, Model# FP10-27-11-50

This unit offers an electric fireplace and media center in one package and even features a space for rear cord management. It boasts a durable MDF wood construction with old oak veneer for increased durability.

Key features:

  • Tempered glass
  • Suitable for heating spaces up to 500 sq ft
  • Adjustable thermostat

Cost: *Est. $549.95

19. Real Flame Ashley Entertainment Center Electric Fireplace – Dark Espresso

Available in a choice of two finishes to suit your design style, this electric fireplace and entertainment center combination features several shelves for all your storage needs and features a programmable thermostat to help keep your family comfortable.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Suitable for televisions up to 100 pounds
  • Choose from 5 brightness settings

Cost: *Est. $708.70

20. Moda Flame 33″ LED Ventless Electric Space Heater Built-in Recessed Firebox Fireplace Insert

This electric space heater features a unique design that allows it to be installed recessed for a clean and low-profile look. Choose from high, low or no-heat settings that allow you to enjoy your electric fireplace year-round.

Key features:

  • Automatic shutoff
  • Built-in timer
  • Overheat protection technology

Cost: *Est. $399.99

21. Southern Enterprises FE9285 Cartwright Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace features classic styling and a traditional design that makes it the stand-out piece in any room. It is available in a choice of finishes to suit your home’s decor.

Key features:

  • Set up in a corner or against a wall
  • Can support televisions up to 85 pounds and 47 inches
  • Remote control included

Cost: *Est. $588.99

22. Napoleon NEFV38H Vertical Wall Mount Electric Fireplace, 38-Inch

This electric wall-mounted fireplace features a vertical design that gives it a very modern appeal, and allows it to be installed in more spaces. Can be mounted on the wall or recessed for a clean, low-profile look.

Key features:

  • Back lit night light with three color settings
  • Remote control included
  • No venting required

Cost: *Est. $499

23. Real Flame 3750E-DE Churchill Electric Fireplace

Thanks to the design of this electric fireplace, you can install it quickly and easily in the corner of any room. There’s no special venting required, and it uses your home’s standard electrical outlet.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Integrated shelving for convenient storage
  • Choose from 2 heat settings

Cost: *Est. $604.68

24. Real Flame Fresno Ventless Gel Fireplace – White

This fireplace uses clean-burning gel to give you a realistic fire appearance without the hassle of having to vent the unit. The integrated media console provides multiple, adjustable shelves for all your entertainment and storage needs.

Key features:

  • Durable veneer and solid wood construction
  • Suitable for televisions weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $618.68

25. PuraFlame Western 26″ Black Electric Firebox Fireplace Heater Insert With Remote Control

This electric fireplace heater insert can quickly and easily be installed anywhere you have a fireplace already. It boasts energy-efficient LEDs and an adjustable flame level that can be used with or without heat for year-round enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Electronic temperature control
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $232.99

26. Elite Flame Ashford 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Black

This wall-mounted electric fireplace is both smokeless and ventless, making it ideal for installation in any room of your home. It is ideal for providing supplemental heating for spaces up to 400 sq ft in size and can even be run without heat for year-round use.

Key features:

  • Mounting hardware included
  • Choose from 2 heat settings
  • Can be mounted under a TV with 36 inches of clearance

Cost: *Est. $289.99

27. Dimplex BLF50 50-Inch Synergy Linear Wall Mount Electric Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features a realistic-looking flame and operates at 100% efficiency to help save on your operating costs. The flame can be operated with or without heat, making it ideal for year-round use.

Key features:

  • Easily portable
  • Patented 3D flame technology
  • Programmable thermostat

Cost: *Est. $999.99

28. Langley 55″ TV Stand with Electric Fireplace

This television stand features an integrated electric fireplace in a compact design that’s ideal for small spaces. Suitable for use with flat screen TVs, it also features a shelf to store all your media center equipment.

Key features:

  • Ideal for heating rooms up to 400 sq ft
  • Patented 3D flame technology
  • Can be operated with or without heat

Cost: *Est. $703.53

29. ClassicFlame 28II300GRA Infrared SpectraFire Plus Insert with Safer Plug, 28-Inch

This electric fireplace insert uses infrared technology to provide supplemental heat for spaces up to 1000 sq ft in size and adjustable flame effects that can be operated with or without heat for year-round enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • 1 year warranty
  • Safer plug technology monitors for overheating electrical

Cost: *Est. $339.96

30. Moda Flame 23″ LED Ventless Electric Space Heater Built-in Recessed Firebox Fireplace Insert

This electric fireplace insert features a recessed design for a sleek, low-profile look and is suitable for heating spaces up to 400 sq ft in size. Choose from three flame settings, including no heat for comfortable, year-round enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Ventless design
  • Automatic shutoff
  • Built-in overheating protection

Cost: *Est. $219.99

31. Amantii Fire and Ice Electric Wall Mount Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features a sleek design that can be flush-mounted for an elegant low-profile look. It’s available in a choice of two colors to suit your home’s design.

Key features:

  • Suitable for heating spaces 400-500 sq ft
  • Remote control included
  • Energy-efficient LED technology

Cost: *Est. $1199

32. ARKSEN© 36″ Adjustable Stainless Steel 1500W Electric Fireplace Heater Natural Stone Mount w/ 2 Remotes

This electric fireplace can be wall-mounted or sit atop an optional base for easy portability. Natural stone inserts and patented 3D flame technology make for one of the most realistic-looking electric fireplaces on the market.

Key features:

  • Remote controls included
  • Mounting hardware included
  • CE, GS, and ROHS certified

Cost: *Est. $139.97

33. Touchstone Ivory 50″ Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace is suitable for heating rooms up to 400 sq ft in size and is available in a choice of two color options to suit nearly any home’s decor. It can even be recessed-mounted for a sleek, low-profile design.

Key features:

  • Mounting hardware included
  • Programmable thermostat
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $279.99

34. Vienna Ventless Electric Space Heater Firebox Fireplace Insert

This electric fireplace heater insert offers an incredibly realistic-looking log and flame experience that can be used on high, low, or without heat for year-round enjoyment. Its smokeless and ventless design can be installed anywhere there’s a fireplace.

Key features:

  • Energy-efficient LED technology
  • Suitable for rooms up to 400 sq ft
  • Plugs into any standard wall outlet

Cost: *Est. $159.99

35. Moda Flame 95″ Grand Log Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace Black

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features a long design that makes it a beautiful focal point for any room in your home or office. It can be mounted below a television as long as there is 36 inches of clearance.

Key features:

  • Remote control included
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Timer with automatic shutoff

Cost: *Est. $1399.99

36. Hearth & Home 38-In Black Linear Wall Mount Electric Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace is suitable for providing supplemental heat to rooms up to 400 sq ft in size and features energy-efficient LED technology that’s easy on your wallet.

Key features:

  • Can be wall mounted or mounted on included stand
  • Choose from 14 backlight color options
  • Remote control included

Cost: *Est. $399

37. Moda Flame 50″ Cynergy Pebbles Stone Built-in Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

This wall-mounted electric fireplace features a smokeless, ventless design that can be quickly and easily installed in any room of your home. Choose from two heat settings or flame-only for comfortable year-round enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Timer with automatic shutoff
  • Remote control included
  • Mounting hardware included

Cost: *Est. $529.99

38. PuraFlame Western 23″ Black Electric Firebox Fireplace Heater Insert With Remote Control

This electric fireplace heater insert is perfect for providing supplemental heat for rooms up to 400 sq ft in size and features an elegant, three-wall brick design.

Key features:

  • 1 year warranty
  • Remote control included
  • Electronic temperature control

Cost: *Est. $178.99

39. Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace, White

This elegant fireplace features a unique design that makes is perfect for setting up in any corner of your home while providing supplemental heat. It plugs into any standard electrical outlet, making it a breeze to install.

Key features:

  • Choose from two color options
  • Energy-efficient LED technology
  • Remote control included

Cost: *Est. $355.73

40. ClassicFlame 25II310GRA Curved Infrared SpectraFire Plus Insert with Safer Plug, 25-Inch

This fireplace insert features multiple flame color, speed and brightness levels that can be run with or without heat for comfortable year-round enjoyment. It is suitable for heating spaces up to 1000 sq ft in size.

Key features:

  • Safer plug technology monitors for overheating electrical
  • Remote control included
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $335.30

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