I debated getting one of these as I love
a real flame, who doesn't.
I lived in a rented flat and couldn't go for a real wood burner. I took the plunge 2 weeks ago and am so glad I did.
So easy to use, lights easily and after a few minutes really warms up my lounge. An evening in front of the fire, just like when I had a real fire, without any of the hassle of emptying ashes and having the chimney swept.
Very pleased with purchase. Winter will be much warmer this year!