Gas fireplace ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Infinity, Ironhaus, Italkero, Jetmaster, Kal-fire, Kent, Kinder, Kingsman, and Kohlangaz brands.
These fireplaces are made in the U.K. by CHARLTON & JENRICK. They offer a wide choice of sizes and styles and feature large windows for viewing the fire. Their website does not have a stated guarantee policy.
This brand features the GALLATIN models which are direct vent units with electronic ignition and a battery backup. They have a large window for viewing the fire and are very realistic. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the warranty on the products is not very good when compared to other brands.
These fireplaces are made in Italy and the brand offers a wide selection of models. The VENEZIA models are available in either two or three sided units and offer unobstructed views of the fire. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These fireplaces are made in the U.K. The JETBOX units are basic fireplaces with coal effects. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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This brand is made in the Netherlands and is sold throughout Europe. The FAIRO ECO-LINE are balanced flue fireplaces with very large windows for viewing the flames. The DANCING FLAMES models are open fireplaces. The guarantee (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.
These fireplaces are made and sold in New Zealand by the ABER GROUP. The SIENNA units are affordable models with modern stainless steel fascia. They have peizo ignition and a fan for distributing the heat but the warranty on the units is not very good.
brand is a part of BFM EUROPE LTD. and is made in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models in both traditional and contemporary styles. This is their "flagship brand" and is backed by a very good guarantee.
This brand is made in Canada and sold throughout North America. They offer B vent, direct vent, and vent free models. The units use millivolt controls which allows them to work during a power outage. They offer multi-sided units as well as the standard units. The units are only sold through dealers and the warranty is not very good.
This brand is from BFM EUROPE and is made in Britain. They offer both open or balanced flue fireplaces and have either standard or high efficiency models. The guarantee on the firebox is not as good as many other brands.