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PuraFlame Western 33” Embedded Electric Firebox Heater Review

Sometimes when you look at electric fireplaces, they don’t have the look that you want. Some are too traditional while others are just… Boring.

With the PuraFlame Western 33 inch Embedded Electric Firebox Heater, you’ll have the ability to create the perfect fireplace that accentuates your design aesthetic.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the PuraFlame Western 33'' Embedded Electric Firebox Heater, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the electric fireplace had to say about their overall experience with it.

Books and a cup of tea next to the cozy fireplace

Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this artificial fireplace is something you should consider purchasing for your own home!

About The Product

The PuraFlame Western Electric Firebox is a unit that can help you save energy because it uses LED lights to give your home that fiery look and glowing embers.

The beautiful heater is impeccably made and features high precision workmanship, which can be seen in the welding and the polishing of the box. When you install the firebox in your home, you’ll appreciate the three-sided brick wall design, which only adds to the overall realism this product can give.

This unit can be used as a fireplace insert if you already have a fireplace but you prefer not to burn wood in it. This is going to be an eco-friendly option!


Notable features of the PuraFlame Western 33 inch Embedded Electric Firebox Heater include:

  • Dimensions: 35.04" L X 8.78" W X 26.99" H
  • Electric fireplace insert; 100% energy saving LED technology
  • Life-like resin logs, ember bed, and 3 flames with variable intensity and brightness
  • Unit can be used with or without heat
  • Three-sided interior brick wall design
  • Electronic temperature control gives more precise temperature
  • Adjustable thermostat; Temperature range: 60 °F to 84 °F
  • Provides supplemental heat for up to 400 sq. ft.
  • Remote control (and 1 button cell battery) provided for easy operation
  • Easy to install and uninstall. Only 120V in the USA use
  • One year warranty included

When you are using the fireplace, the quiet fence air outlet blows out warm air throughout your room. There is a convenient control panel on the front so that you can easily operate the unit.

It does come with a remote control, but it the unit will have to be turned on manually in order to use the remote control. With that said, you can use the remote to get a more precise temperature so you can find the temperature that makes you feel the most comfortable.

What Others Say

When we looked at the user reviews, people commented on much of a difference this insert has made in their home when they’ve put in it inside of their existing fireplace.

They love how realistic the flames (one customer was even admonished by the “whispers of blue” in the flame) and the glowing logs look.

They were also impressed by how well the fireplace is able to warm up a space. They said that they could turn it on and the room started heating up almost instantly.

Folks have mentioned that the unit is virtually silent, which is a nice feature, especially if you have the fireplace in a bedroom or you are watching a movie in the living room.

The most common complaint customers had was that it doesn’t generate enough heat to actually be called a heater.

PuraFlame Western 33 inch embedded electric firebox heater with remote control

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Customers said they wanted this insert so they could keep the temperature of the thermostat low, but since it doesn’t create the kind of heat they were hoping for, they were forced to use the regular heater.

Customers wished that there was a way to secure the firebox in the fireplace without damaging the look of the inside or having to reconfigure the existing fireplace.

Some people commented that the materials used to create this electric fireplace was rather flimsy and it wasn’t constructed well.

One person commented that they didn’t care for the unit because their product created a lot of noise, which was unpleasant and downright annoying.

Our Recommendation

With the cost of fuel consistently increasing, it’s understandable that people would look for alternative ways to heat their home.

By opting for an electric fireplace like the PuraFlame Western 33 inch Embedded Electric Firebox Heater, you are able to create a beautiful atmosphere in your home, generate warmth, and save a bit of money along the way.

Inserted PuraFlame Western 33” embedded electric firebox heater

The initial cost of this electric fireplace is going to set you back a little less than $350, but when you take into consideration chimney repairs, the cost of fuel, and everything else that is involved with traditional fireplaces, this is a steal.

Not only is it more cost effective, but it is also the cleaner and safer option for your family.

These fireplaces aren’t going to create ash or soot that you’ll have to clean up, you don’t have to worry about embers popping out from the fireplace and causing a fire, nor do you have to worry about your home smelling like smoke or worry about breathing in toxins that are created when you burn other types of fuel.

We believe that in terms of safety, cost effectiveness, and overall approval ratings from other customers, this is going to be a terrific investment piece for your home.

You can insert this inside of an existing fireplace, but you can also create your own fireplace surround if you wanted to. With this firebox, the possibilities are endless!


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