Gas fireplace ratings part 18 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Solas, Spark, Stellar, and Superior brands.
These units are made in the USA and are wall hung like pictures. The offer both direct vent and unvented models that can be controlled manually or with a remote control. The FORTY6 model is a linear fireplace with an advanced remote control. The ONE6 model is a portrait style unit and offers an optional corner mounting kit. The brand is a division of PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING INC. and is available through dealers in the USA and Canada but the warranty on the units is not very good.
This brand features modern styling and is available in two sided as well as peninsula units. They offer both direct vent and vent free models and are backed by a good guarantee. The fireplaces can be purchased directly from their website and are backed by a pretty good guarantee.
This brand is from BIG WOODS HEARTH PRODUCTS INC. The CML-58 has a very modern look and feel to the unit with interior accent lights. The CTL-58 has a more traditional look and the BDCT is a corner fireplace. The VIEWPOINT SERIES offers two sizes with large unobstructed windows for viewing the fire.
The GALAXY SERIES (shown here) offers units with taller windows for viewing the fire and a larger heat output. They also feature "Safe-T-Touch" glass which keeps the glass cool to avoid burn hazards. The units are available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized dealers and the warranty on the units is not as good as other brands.
This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed with the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. They offer a wide selection of models featuring electronic ignition with a battery backup. The DRT6300 series units have a clean face design for large unobstructed views of the fire and they are available in both traditional and modern styles. These fireplaces are only available through their dealer network in the USA and Canada and their website does not have a stated guarantee for these products.
We continue our gas fireplace ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.