Are you cold and hearthless? Update your home with one of these no-fuss fireplaces
Ecosmart Fire Igloo
Created as a portable work of art, the Igloo's sleek, minimalistic lines add an element of chic to any home. A stainless steel bench is suspended between the glass surround. This unique form allows the flame to "dance" in many directions off the reflective glass panels, generating ambience and warmth and ensuring a stunning centerpiece. Fueled by denatured ethanol – an environmentally friendly, renewable energy – the Igloo is clean and green. For more information, visit www.ecosmartfire.com.
This environmentally friendly stove comes equipped with a convenient ash pan, making it easy to remove excess ash. The large window is kept clean thanks to Morso's 'state-of-the-art' air-wash system. The Morso 3440 is a perfectly proportioned convection stove with rounded corners and smooth side panels. The well-balanced air supply ensures that all the fuel gases are burned, and this means that the wood-burning stove meets even the most stringent environmental requirements. Available through NortHeat Hearth & Home, Anchorage; and Alaska Hearth Products, Juneau. For more information, visit www.morsoe.com/us.
Like good wine, the RAIS Gizeh becomes more beautiful and interesting with time. The Gizeh changes appearance with the natural oxidation of cortén steel, which gives it a rusty look. The tall and slim pyramid-shaped stove is a stunning frame for a fire in the summer evenings with friends and family. Not only is the Gizeh a fireplace, it can double as an outdoor grill or even a beautiful garden sculpture. Find RAIS at North Country Stoves in Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla. For more information, visit www.rais.dk.
Jotul F 600 Firelight CB
This furniture quality cast iron stove is the largest non-catalytic cast iron wood stove in the world. Durably built and superbly crafted, it offers both front and side loading convenience in a classic design inspired by colonial American furniture. With a screen for open door fire viewing, mobile home approved leg bracket kit, outside air adapter, bottom and rear heat shield, and a choice of three enamel colors, this is a complete home heating system with unparalleled design. A warm, wonderful centerpiece for your hearth and home. Available through The Woodway, Fairbanks; and North Country Stoves in Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla. For more information, visit www.jotul.com/en-us.
Heat & Glow Cyclone
Out of the fireplace and into the spotlight, the Cyclone puts a whole new spin on fire. Perhaps better described as "fire art" than a conventional fireplace, the Cyclone features a mesmerizing, show-stopping, spinning tower of fire. Only 15,000 BTUs, it offers a comfortable level of heat for installation in smaller areas, such as foyers and hallways, or in public areas like a lobby, bar or showroom. Available in either a customizable version or as a system, and in either brushed nickel/black nickel or brushed copper/black copper, with a decorative base material and an RC-Smart remote control. Find Heat & Glo locally at C.H. Mechanical, Anchorage; Moore Heating & Air Conditioning, Anchorage; and HeatSource Mechanical, Wasilla. For more information, visit www.heatnglo.com.
Vermont Castings Stardance NV
The gorgeous Stardance NV is designed to fit any décor in your home with cast-iron strength, ceramic glass front, and built to perform perfectly. Leg levelers ensure the stove won't wobble on an uneven hearth, and the optional warming shelves feature metal "mitten drying" racks. With its standing pilot ignition, the Stardance NV requires no electricity. The impeccably smooth finish of each Vermont Castings gas stove is available in classic black and six other enamel colors. Not too big or too small - just right! Available through The Woodway, Fairbanks; Diamond Heating Comfort Systems, Anchorage; and NortHeat Hearth & Home, Anchorage. For more information, visit www.vermontcastings.com.
Planika Coffee Fire Long
This coffee table brings new style to morning coffee or evening cocktails by the fire. Thanks to Planika Fires, you can keep the flames roaring without worrying about smoke, soot or odor. The company makes this magic happen using a proprietary liquid biofuel called Fanola, a biologically clean product of plant origin. Only water vapor and CO2 are emitted – in proportions similar to those contained in the air exhaled by humans. Natural oak veneer and aluminum legs anchor the glass cylinder with a full fuel container that allows two hours of burning. For more information, visit www.planikafires.com.
A new dimension in cast-iron stove design with its circular shape, round feminine contours and spectacular glass door. Innovative design elements give this original stove a personal style and a soft organic touch, yet first-class craftsmanship and durable recycled cast iron makes it strong and intelligent. Based on the convection principle, it burns with incredible cleanness and efficiency. Available through NortHeat Hearth & Home, Anchorage; and Alaska Hearth Products, Juneau. For more information, visit www.morsoe.com/us.
Soapstone dramatically increases this wood stove's heat life, efficiency and comfort. The massive soapstone slabs release their stored heat gradually providing comfortable warmth even after the fire is out for hours. The Bari can be rotated 180 degrees on its axis, enabling 13 different locked positions. Enjoy viewing the lively fire from many different vantage points in the room. Available through Central Plumbing & Heating, Anchorage; Diamond Heating Comfort Systems, Anchorage; Alaska Fireplace & Accessories, Anchorage; and The Woodway, Fairbanks. For information, visit www.hearthstonestoves.com.
The powerhouse built to warm your home. This wood stove has been designed to heat even the largest of spaces. Front and side doors provide maximum loading ease and increased fuel efficiency. Stove operation is easy with the open and close ash grate, and cleaning is easy with the removable ash drawer. The Equinox is clean burning, thanks to its non-catalytic combustion system which provides more heat from less wood, greater efficiency, reduced smoke and creosote build-up. Find Hearthstone locally at The Woodway, Fairbanks; NortHeat Hearth & Home, Anchorage; and Alaska Fireplace & Accessories, Wasilla. Visit www.hearthstonestoves.com.
Napoleon Castlemore GDS26 Gas Stove
The Castlemore is designed to provide absolute comfort and control at the touch of your fingertips. It's the perfect blend of traditional, Old World charm and high-tech heating performance. Up to 25,000 BTUs and a 50 percent flame/heat adjustment for maximum comfort and efficiency. Phazeramic burner technology features a realistic flickering flame and glowing embers. Find Napoleon locally through Central Plumbing & Heating; and Diamond Heating Comfort Systems, or visit www.napoleonfireplaces.com.