Has anyone get one of these outset gas fires? If so, is it efficient,
and have you had it for several years, trying to get an idea of how
long it will last? Will be using it on a regular basis. Read
somewhere on this site that life expectancy of a glass fronted fire may
only be about 3 years!! Some views please before I go out and buy one.
Anyone get another make of glass fronted fire thats good?
I've a Valor glass fronted fire - its been in for years and I've had no
problems. The only thing has been the glass itself becoming stained (on the
inside) due to the heat, and this is impossible to remove. So if you do get
one, clean the glass regularly to stop any build up.
Not many moving parts in these fires - not really sure why they should only
last 3 years - but then I've only used the Valor fire so have no experience
Get one with 'coal effect' they don't need cleaning out and look good on
dark cold winter nights (I'm an old romantic at heart!)
On the lowest setting the 'fake' coals still glow red but you can't see any
flame, the fire needs to be tweaked up a bit more to see the flames.
I believe that you can also buy 'fake' logs to replace the 'fake' coals.
The fires do look good IMHO.
Are you referring to the life expectancy of the glass front or the whole
fire? I have had a Baxi glass-fronted gas fire with back boiler for about 20
years. The inside of the glass tends to become discoloured with a white
deposit. A plumber said that there was nothing to get this off the glass but
I tried ceramic hob cleaner and it worked fine. Hope this helps.
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