Here’s a quirky design guaranteed to warm up those chilly winter nights. The EcoSmart Fireplace is a flue-less, transportable, open fireplace which is ideal for apartment and city living. Designed to provide the coziness of a traditional fireplace without the negative environmental impact, the EcoSmart fireplace burns denatured ethanol (a renewable energy source).

The fuel is housed in a stainless steel chamber called the EcoSmart Burner. Once the fuel is burnt there is nothing to clean or clear. EcoSmart Fires can be free standing, wall mounted, or fully fitted into a range of personalized finishes, shapes and colors.

In case you were worried about emissions (I was a little skeptical at first) – apparently the combustion of denatured ethanol releases water steam and carbon dioxide. The ratio of CO / CO2 passes standards for flueless gas fireplaces and the amount of Carbon Monoxide is negligible. I wonder what it smells like though? Has anyone tried this? This sounds pretty cool, but I’d love to get reader feedback from anyone who has actually tested this baby out.

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  1. Fyona July 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

    We have owned an Ecosmart for 5 years now and love it but the cost of the Methylated spirits is quite high.When we run out and need to run down to the shops it is $5 per litre!!
    Would love to hear from anyone who can recommend somewhere to buy in bulk!
    Other than that, there is some odour once the flame is extinguished but not much.

  2. GoGreen February 23, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    So, does any one own this product? Any smell associated with this clean buring fireplace? It is extreamly hard to believe that such product exist without some sort of disadvantage…

  3. agie May 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I live in Toronto, Ontario and was wondering where I can purchase a fireplace

  4. Don May 8, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Question: Can anyone give me a good sense of the amount of water vapor generated by this ethanol combustion? The reason I ask is because I want to avoid my windows fogging up on cold days. I once had a very old natural gas heater whose doors when left open would release enough water vapor from it’s combustion to fog the windows in my living room. Trying to avoid the same calamity with the EcoSmart fireplace water vapor. Thanks for any comments.

  5. Dimitri March 8, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Hi Cecile, we are a authorized dealer in So cal but we would more then happy to help you, with any info you would need. are conact info is 1-619-546-7837p or you can email us at

  6. Cecile Neil March 3, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    March 3, 2008
    Just wondering where I can locate a store near me? I live in Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada.

  7. Amanda November 17, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    just wondering where I can locate a store near me?? I Live near Toronto, ON Canada

  8. Michelle Meadows June 15, 2007 at 12:34 am

    UrbanLivingConcepts is an authorized dealer for the EcoSmart line of modern fireplaces. Feel free to contact us for any information or questions you may have.
    Kind Regards,
    Michelle Meadows
    Tampa, FL

  9. Joe Vincent May 26, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    I like the poduct for a project I’m working on at this moment, I would like to have some information.

    Best Regards,
    Joe Vincent

  10. mike shepherd February 26, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    is the eco smart fireplace legal in the state of california i know that vent free is not
    is there a difference please let me know what you know about this thanks

  11. Inhabitat » ECO F... February 19, 2007 at 11:41 am

    […] Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring this year, some of us are still freezing our you-know-whats off (that groundhog is cute, but let’s face it, he’s no meteorologist). So until the temperatures rise, warming your frostbitten fingers by a stylish and eco-friendly fireplace is a good way to go. The go-to company for environmentally-friendly fireplaces seems to be Eco-Smart Fire, which we’ve written about before. Their well-designed modern fireplaces and ranges require no gas hookup and instead rely on clean-burning denatured ethanol. Their systems are also flue-less, which means they can be installed basically anywhere in your home. Another stunning option is Spark’s Fire Ribbon, $3999, a vent-free system that boasts nearly complete fuel combustion, eliminating carbon monoxide and soot. Read on for more compact, eco-friendly fire options… […]

  12. tWB January 22, 2006 at 4:32 am

    The burners alone run around $2500; standalone pieces hover around $7,000-$8,000.

  13. killarney January 18, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    very nice!

  14. Ty January 13, 2006 at 3:28 am

    I was wondering how much the ecosmart’s start at in price?


  15. Faith Brennan September 28, 2005 at 2:49 pm

    I am very interested in this product. Is it sold anywhere here in the states in the SW? Does anyone know of any similar products? I love the simplicity of the design and the lack of environmental impact. I have a new contemporary home in AZ and I would like to convert the Kiva to something as efficient and clean as this product.

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