World's Best Gas Insert: 

Our top choice for a gas fireplace insert is the MENDOTA brand from JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCE CO. The D SERIES offers two sizes (30,000 or 40,000 btu) of basic units. The FULLVIEW models feature remote controlled operation with a thermostat built into the remote control. In the "Smart Thermostat" operating mode, the flames are modulated to provide long even burning for maximum comfort. The units have an accent light to improve the ambiance. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee.

Other Gas Fireplace Insert Ratings

We continue our gas fireplace insert ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

AMERICAN HEARTH--americanhearth.com-<1*

This brand is from EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS and is available throughout North America. The LOFT SERIES offers two sizes of direct vent and vent free units with either millivolt or intermittent pilot controls.

ARCHGARD------archgard.com---------4*

This brand is available in Canada and the USA. They offer direct vent inserts in a variety of sizes. The EURO 25 is a compact model that is designed to fit into most B vent gas openings. The larger units feature their "fiber flame technology" which provides a rich glow from the embers when the unit heats up. This brand is backed by a very good warranty.

AVALON-----avalonfirestyles.com-----<1*

This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available in the USA and Canada. The DVS GSR model is a standard vent unit with an output of up to 31,000 btu and it has a circulation blower. The Ember-Fyre split-flow burner gives it a realistic flame and the comfort control feature allows you to turn off half of the burner to prevent overheating the room but still allow viewing the fire. It includes the "GreenSmart" modulating remote control which automatically adjusts the fire characteristics to maintain a set temperature as sensed by the remote. The DVL GSR is a direct vent model. The warranty (especially on the heat exchanger) is not as good as many brands.

BLAZE KING-----blazeking.com---------1*

These units are available through dealers in North America. The TORINO II units feature a remote control, variable speed fan, and variable flame heights. The units have a modern curved front and a good overall warranty but the guarantee on the firebox is prorated.

CONTINENTAL--continentalfireplaces.com--4* 

This brand is made by WOLF STEEL LIMITED and sold through dealers in North America. They offer both direct vent and B vent units and feature a variable speed circulating blower. They are backed by a very good warranty.

COONARA-----shamicheating.com-----<1*  

These fireplaces are made and sold in Australia by SHAMIC SHEETMETAL PTY LTD. They feature a programmable remote control and high/low fire settings but the guarantee (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.

ENVIRO--------enviro.com-----------<1* 

These units are from SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD. and sold through dealers. The units offer a 50% turndown in heat output for those days when you need less heat but want the ambiance of the fire. They have a wireless programmable remote but the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands.

FIREFOX--------firefox.com.au---------<1*

The RT series offers open fireplace inserts with either log/coal or pebble effects and a two speed fan to circulate the heat. They are made and sold in Australia but the guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

FIREPLACE XTRORDINAIR-fireplacex.com--<1* 

This brand is made by TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available through dealers in North America. They offer low and medium heat capacity units that utilize "GreenSmart" technology for clean burning. The warranty is not as good as many brands.

FUEGO FLAME---fuegoflame.com-----<1* 

This brand is from FLINT CLIFFS MANUFACTURING and is sold in the USA. They offer dual fuel (wood/gas) units that use natural convection to circulate the air instead of a blower which is good in the event of a power outage. The units have a large heating capacity (up to 50000 btu/hr) but the warranty is not as good as many other brands.

GODIN-------------godin.fr------------<1* 

The CONSTANCE fireplaces feature a two speed fan for circulating the heat throughout the room and large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

HEATILATOR------heatilator.com--------3* 

These units are from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES and sold through dealers. The NDI gas insert is a direct vent fireplace that is backed by a good warranty.

HEAT & GLO-------heatnglo.com--------3* 

This is another brand from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES that is sold in North America by dealers. They offer direct vent models that are backed by a good guarantee.

IRON STRIKE----ironstrike.us.com---<1* 

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed by the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The MADISON PARK series offers three sizes of units and can have either a traditional look or more modern face. The RAVENNA series offers direct vent units in two sizes. They feature wireless total comfort control with six heat and blower settings. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and they are only sold through authorized dealers.

JOTUL--------------jotul.com----------<1* 

These units are available in Europe and North America. The GI 450 DV KATAHDIN is a direct vent unit with a crafted cast iron look and feel. They have electronic ignition with battery backup and a fan to send the heat throughout the room. They also have accent lighting to add to the overall effect. The GI 635 DV NEWCASTLE is a larger unit that features their "Fire on the Floor" design which lowers the firebox and provides a large fire viewing glass. Their "Jotulburner" provides realistic flames and offers a 50% turn down to keep from overheating the room. It also has a variable speed fan to circulate the air throughout the room. They have an INVISIMESH screen barrier to conform to the latest safety regulations without sacrificing the views of the fire. The fireplaces are only sold through dealers and the warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands.

KINGSMAN----kingsmanind.com------<1*

These units are made in Canada and sold throughout North America. They offer B vent, direct vent and vent free models. The units have variable speed fans to circulate the heat but the warranty is not as good as other brands. 

KOHLANGAZ-kohlangazfires.co.uk--<1* 

This brand is a part of BFM EUROPE. The DELAMERE units are open gas fireplaces that have a coal bed but offer an optional pebble bed. The DURLSTON combines a traditional look and coal fuel effect with energy saving balanced flue design. While the warranty on most parts is good, the guarantee on the firebox is not.

KOZY HEAT------kozyheat.com--------<1* 

These units are made by HUSSONG MFG. and are sold through dealers in North America. The CHASKA series units feature a remote modulating gas valve with a circulating fan to help avoid overheating the room but the guarantee on the units is not as good as many brands.

LOPI-----------lopistoves.com---------<1* 

These units are made by TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and are available through dealers in North America and Australia. The units feature "Ember-Fyre" ceramic split flow burners for realistic looking flames and large windows for watching the fire but the warranty is not as good as many brands.

MARQUIS----marquisfireplaces.net---<1* 

This brand is made in Canada by KINGSMAN FIREPLACES and is sold in North America. The CAPELLA SERIES offers direct vent units with either rock or log sets. They have large windows for viewing the fire and a variable speed blower. The warranty on most parts is good but the guarantee on the logs is not when compared to other brands.

MENDOTA----mendotahearth.com------5* 

This brand is from JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCE CO. The D SERIES offers two sizes (30,000 or 40,000 btu) of basic units. The FULLVIEW models feature remote controlled operation with a thermostat built into the remote control. In the "Smart Thermostat" operating mode, the flames are modulated to provide long even burning for maximum comfort. The units have an accent light to improve the ambiance. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee.

MONESSEN--monessenhearth.com---<1*

The HARMONY direct vent fireplaces have large windows for viewing the fire and a variable speed fan to spread the heat. The touchscreen remote senses and maintains the temperature as well as control of the three flame heights. The warranty on the units (especially the firebox) is not very good when compared to other brands. 

MONTIGO------montigo.com---------<1* 

The HOTSHOT models are traditional B vent units that use millivolt controls which allows the unit to operate during power outages. They have hi and lo flame control and a heat activated blower. The I SERIES offers both traditional and linear direct vent models. The warranty on the brand (especially the firebox) is not as good as many brands.

NAPOLEON--napoleonfireplaces.com-<1* 

This brand is sold through dealers in North America. They offer both contemporary and traditional looking models but the warranty is not as good as many brands. The INFRARED models have a dual burner system with full modulation as well as electronic ignition with battery backup. They have a built-in night light function as well as a variable speed blower.

NECTRE----------nectre.com----------<1* 

This brand is made by PECAN ENGINEERING and is sold through dealers in Australia. The LEGEND gas fires are direct vent units and have ceramic lined fireboxes for increased radiant heating. They have electronic ignition controls with a remote but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

QUADRA-FIRE -----quadrafire.com-----3* 

This brand is made by HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES. The QFI 30 & 35 models are direct vent units that have an intermittent pilot system for energy savings. They are backed by a pretty good warranty.

REGENCY------- regency-fire.com ----<1* 

These units are from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTL. and are sold through dealers in North America. They offer small, medium, and large size direct vent units but the warranty is not as good as many brands.

ROYAL COZYFIRES--royalcozyfires.co.uk--<1* 

Their SLIMLINE MULTIFLUE units are designed to fit into most chimneys. They are basic units with manual controls and offer either a coal or pebble bed. The units can be purchased on their website but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

SAVANNAH---savannahheating.com--<1* 

These fireplaces are made in Canada by INCA METAL CUTTING. The CHAMPION units feature a traditional log set while the GRAND model has rock and glass. The units have electronic ignition and control but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

SOLAS----------solasfires.com---------<1* 

This brand is a division of PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING INC. The TWENTY6 FI is a direct vent fireplace insert with a variable speed blower and a programmable thermostatic remote. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

STELLAR------stellarhearth.com-----<1* 

These gas fireplace inserts are from BIG WOODS HEARTH PRODUCTS INC. The RENEW SERIES offers two sizes of units and they include a standard fan and remote control. The warranty on the heat exchanger is good but the guarantee on electrical parts is not very good.

SUPERIOR-superiorfireplaces.us.com-<1* 

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed by the merger of LEENOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The DRI3030 models are available in two sizes and feature electronic ignition with a battery backup. They have six heat/blower settings but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

VALOR------valorfireplaces.com-------<1* 

This brand is made in Canada by MILES INDUSTRIES LTD. and is available in the USA as well. The G4 units feature Valor Dynamic Restrictor (VDR) technology which is patented by them and controls the secondary combustion air to maximize efficiency. They have a limited variety of models and the warranty on the heat exchanger, which is the most crucial part of the unit, is not as good as many brands.

VALOR-----------valor.co.uk-----------<1*

This brand is a part of the BAXI GROUP. The HOMEFLAME range offers a variety of units. The "Dream" units have a traditional look and feel while the "Harmony" models are more modern looking. The guarantee on the units is not as good as most other brands.

VERMONT CASTINGS--vermontcastings.com--<1* 

This brand is a part of MONESSEN HEARTH SYSTEMS CO. and is available in North America. The VICTORY features a traditional look and feel and a full function touch screen remote control. The unit has three step flame adjustments and accent lighting to allow you to set the fire to your desire. The warranty on the units (especially the firebox) is not very good when compared to other brands.

WARMINGTON----warmington.co.nz--<1* 

This brand is made and sold in New Zealand. The fireplaces are available in four sizes but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

WHITE MOUNTAIN HEARTH--whitemountainhearth.com--<1* 

This brand is a division of EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS. The INNSBROOK line offers a traditional look and feel while the LOFT series offers modern styling. They are direct vent units with millivolt controls but the guarantee on parts other than the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

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