Where to Buy an Ethanol Fireplace

An ethanol fireplace is a heating device that, unlike traditional fireplaces, burns ethanol in place of firewood and doesn't produce any smoke. If you're thinking of installing an ethanol fireplace in your home, you may be wondering where to purchase one. If so, it may interest your to learn that there are a number of different of places from which you can buy this unique type of fireplace.


One-stop shopping destinations are good places to purchase ethanol fireplaces. Well known retailers like Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target  typically feature a selection of ethanol fireplaces in their hardware or home improvement departments. While the fireplaces at these stores tend to be reasonably priced, their selections often pale in comparison to those found at home centers. If you're unable to find what you want at one of these stores, these franchises typically have online stores that feature wider selections.

Home Centers

Home centers, such as Lowes and Home Depot, will often have departments dedicated exclusively to fireplaces. These stores often feature wide selections of ethanol fireplaces and ethanol fireplace accessories. Also, if your home center of choice doesn't have the exact fireplace you're looking for, they are generally open to special-ordering certain items. Like superstores, most home centers have online shops that often feature larger selections than their physical counterparts.

Online Retailers

In addition to Internet-based variations of the aforementioned super stores and home centers, there are various online retailers that deal exclusively in ethanol fireplaces. Additionally, large retail sites like Amazon feature a steady supply of reasonably priced fireplaces. If you choose to buy your fireplace from an online auction site like eBay, make sure the seller is highly rated and offers a comprehensive return policy.