Touchstone Sideline Electric Wall-Recessed Fireplace

Last updated: June 9, 2022

This electric fireplace can be both hard wired or plugged into an outlet. Once set up, it offers five different flame settings that can also be adjusted for brightness. Homeowners will be able to choose between low and high heat settings to create just the right climate.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Specially designed for recessed mounting in walls, this electric fireplace uses faux fire logs and crystals that produce life-like flames.

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Touchstone Sideline Electric Wall-Recessed Fireplace placed 7th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

DESIGNED FOR IN-WALL INSTALLATION: This electric fireplace is specially created for recessed mounting in walls. Recessed mounting is simple. Build a simple rough frame in your wall, move existing studs, then the right and left side have mounting brackets, which take 2 screws on each side. The 50-inch fireplace comes with easy-to-follow instructions to help homeowners install the unit on their own. Wiring can be hard-wired or plugged. TWO HEAT SETTINGS: Perfect for the cold seasons, the Touchstone Sideline features two heat settings: high and low. Heat vents are located on the upper front area. The heat level can be adjusted according to the user’s preference, making this fireplace a functional and practical fixture. The fireplace can be turned all the way up in freezing weather to keep you snug and toasty. For slightly chilly weather, it can be set on low to provide ample warmth without being too hot. REALISTIC FLAME WITH THREE COLOR CHANGING OPTIONS: To create the cozy atmosphere of a traditional fireplace, this electronic unit emits authentic-looking flames that emulate a real fire. It has three color changing options (orange, blue, and blue-orange), along with five settings, from a soft ember glow or an intense blaze. With both its look and performance, Sideline gives you the total package. Both the heat and flame settings can be operated through a remote control. (Batteries not included). MULTIPLE MODES: Brightness settings that range from a dull ember glow to a full blazing light, allowing you to adjust the flames to your desired brilliance. FAUX FIRE LOG AND GLASS CRYSTAL INCLUDED: This set includes faux fire logs and crystals to create an authentic feel. It operates on 1,500 watts, with a voltage of 120. It is recommended that this fireplace be positioned at least 12 inches below the ceiling. Avoid mounting it directly under a flat-screen television, as that may limit the heater’s use.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Nice fireplace. Love it much more than the old gas fireplace.
Among all electric fireplaces that are currently available on the market these days, there is no doubt that all the Touchstone fireplace options, in particularly, the Touchstone 80004 Sideline electric fireplace is one of the best options that offer the best contemporary look. As a recessed fireplace by design, it gives the beauty and benefits of an actual fireplace without having to deal with the annoying smoke coming from the real fire. With its authentic looking flames, this unit is certain to add beauty to any wall where you hang it, giving ambiance to any area as well.
Very stylish, Great flame effects, Heats well, Easy to install.

What reviewers didn't like

We have not installed our Touchstone fireplace yet but we plugged it in and I don’t think the logs are very realistic. We plan on using it as a wall mount which stands out more than I thought it would.
It cannot be expected to heat up a huge area.
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