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The Best Coal Effect Electric & Gas Fires

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Burning coal in an open fireplace can be a messy business. There is the smoke, ash and soot to deal with, all for the pleasure of sitting back to enjoy the cosy flicker of flames!

However, this needn’t be the case! With coal effect electric fires and gas fires, you can warm up around the fireplace without any of the hassle of solid fuels.

Electric and gas fireplaces have plenty of benefits for you to enjoy. They are cleaner, kinder to the environment and easier to maintain than an open coal fire. Between them, they can also be installed in pretty much any home and have myriad designs and styles to choose from.

Here are our top 6 coal effect gas fires and coal effect electric fires for you to start your search with:

Whether you want a traditional looking coal effect gas fire, or a modern electric coal effect fire, read on to find out more about our bestselling options…

Coal Effect Gas Fires

Take a look at our top coal effect gas fires, all offering realistic looking flames and fuel beds to give off an authentic appearance. Open fronted designs are great if you want to get as close as possible to an open solid fuel fire, though if efficiency is more important to you, take a closer look at glass fronted styles.

Related: Which Gas Fires are Most Efficient?

Verine Orbis Gas Fire

Verine Orbis Gas Fire

This full depth coal effect gas fire inset features an incredibly realistic bed of fuel. It is open fronted, which adds to the look and feel, so the flames flicker just like they would with a solid fuel fire. Its elegant yet classic style makes it a beautiful feature in modern homes, too.

Heat output: 4kW
Chimney required: Brick Class 1 or Pre-Fabricated Class 2

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Be Modern Classic Collection Deepline HE Gas Fire

Be Modern Classic Collection Deepline HE Gas Fire

With an efficiency rating of 87.2%, this glass front gas fire is a great option if you want to keep your energy usage down. Its classic design is perfect if you want to create a more traditional look, while still being sleek enough for contemporary rooms, too. You can choose from a range of fret styles and trim colours, so you can perfectly match it to your liking.

Heat output: 4.2kW
Chimney required: Brick Class 1 or Pre-Fabricated Class 2

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Kinder Oasis Plus HE Gas Fire

Kinder Oasis Plus HE Gas Fire

Another open fronted option, we think this full depth coal effect gas fire would be perfect for those creating a period inspired fireplace. Shown here paired with a modern wooden surround, choose Agean Limestone instead for a bolder look. It can also be used with both natural gas and LPG gas, though it does need a Class 1 chimney.

Heat output: 4.2kW
Chimney required: Brick Class 1

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Crystal Fires Royale 3 Sided Inset With Gem Gas Fire

Crystal Fires Royale 3 Sided Inset with Gem Gas Fire

If you are looking for a more modern coal effect gas fire insert, this open fronted hole in the wall style option could be ideal. Its deep fuel bed gives off an authentic flame display, while its sleek exterior keeps it looking stylish. It’s also available in a selection of colours to suit your room style.

Heat output: 4.2kW
Chimney required: Brick Class 1 or Pre-Fabricated Class 2

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Coal Effect Electric Fires

If you don’t have a chimney, and don’t want to install a balanced flue fire, you can still enjoy a coal effect electric fire. There are numerous advantages of buying an electric fire – they are the cleanest and most efficient heating option available. Whether you want an ultra modern display or a more traditional look, electric coal effect fires have plenty to offer.

Related: The Best & Most Realistic Flame Effect Electric Fires

Celsi Puraflame Panoramic Wall Mounted Electric Fire

Celsi Puraflame Panoramic Wall Mounted Electric Fire

One of the benefits of electric fires is the technological benefits they offer. For example, this Celsi fire offers all the mod cons you could wish for, including the option to flick between smouldering bed of coal and blazing log fire pictures at the touch of a button. Simply hang it on your wall and plug it in for instant fireside ambience!

Heat output: Flame only – 2kW
Chimney required: None

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Dimplex Danesbury Antique Brass Electric Fire

 Dimplex Danesbury Antique Brass Electric Fire

While electric fireplaces can be ultra modern, they can also have plenty of traditional appeal. If you want a coal effect electric fire with some charm, this Dimplex fire should have just what you need; its brass finish and coal fuel bed work with the realistic Optiflame technology to create a perfect cosy fireplace look.

Heat output: Flame only – 2kW
Chimney required: None

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Can’t find what you are looking for? Take a look at our full range of gas and electric fires or browse our fireplace surrounds to find just what you want!

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