If you’re looking for a warming fire you can cuddle up to on a cold Winter’s night this Christmas you’ll struggle to find a more realistic one than the Dimplex Burgate Opti-myst BRG20 electric stove. Dimplex kindly sent us one to put through its paces and here’s our verdict.
If you’re browsing for a new electric stove before Christmas, Dimplex’s Burgate is certainly one to consider, in fact it’s one of our favourites yet. Arriving well packaged so no damages are made during transport, the delivery driver kindly helped place the box inside our room as it is heavy so make sure more hands are on deck to help, we then opened the box and slid out the stove.
From the very start you’ll notice just how impressive the freestanding Burgate is, with its large glass fronted double doors which open wide and a beautiful glossy black finish, this inviting stove will be the focal point of any room, even when switched off.
Setting up was something we were dreading, usually taking to long with so many different pieces to connect here, there and everywhere, however we were surprised to see that all the parts were nicely housed inside the stove, these are in very tight and took a little manoeuvring to pull out!
The instruction manuel is easy to follow as it has step by step images for you to stick to. Once we had inserted the bulbs into place, connected the transducer unit into the sump (don’t forget to secure by turning the two red tabs 90 degrees), filled the water tank with filtered tap water and placed the log’s – yes fake logs to give even more authenticity, it was time to plug and play.
On the inside of the unit you can access all functions including thermostat, flame effect and standby mode. You can also use the black remote control, which is included, to operate, very handy when you simply can’t be bothered to get up during X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing.
Turning on we were amazed at just how realistic the Dimplex BRG20 Burgate Opti-myst Electric Stove was, in fact, when Holly from our team came back from a meeting she actually thought this was a real fire especially as we had switched on the “smoke effect” and we’re pleased to say that it didn’t cause much condensation on the glass.
Putting off a nice gentle heat which you can turn up or down to suit we do recommend you turn down once the room is at its desired heat to ensure the Dimplex does not overheat. Not overly noisy and extremely easy to clean (clean all parts once every 2 weeks) you can have the real deal without all the mess or hassle, just make sure to have a duster on hand to keep that glossy finish shining.
Overal if you’re looking for the picture pefect room this Christmas the Dimplex Burgate Opti-myst Electric Stove is the complete package. With a stunning design, fantastic features and impeccable finishings your home will be the envy of all this festive season.
The Dimplex BRG20 Burgate Opti-myst Electric Stove is available to buy for £769.99. For more information please visit: https://www.dimplex.co.uk