Flex 18IL Island Fireplace Insert
Designed as a room divider with four open sides.
The zero-clearance Flex Island fireplace insert is designed as a room divider, with four open sides enabling the hypnotic flame to be viewed from the front, back, left and right sides. The UL Listed Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration of the Flex 18IL means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame, creating a harmonious blend of traditional style and contemporary design.
The included AB3 Burner holds 0.7 gallons of clean burning e-NRG bioethanol and will deliver a magical dancing flame for up to 11 hours. It is designed to deliver robust performance with the power to heat approximately 215ft2, making it ideal for smaller residential spaces.
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Indoor or outdoor multi room application. With four open sides, view the flame from multiple vantage points.
Base + bulkhead
Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.
No gas or electricity
No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.
All the fuel is housed within Flex’s self-contained burner so you don’t have to run a gas line or electric wires through your walls.
The zero clearance construction allows your Flex fireplace to be framed into wood or metal studs, providing installation freedom and flexibility for builders.
Quick and easy assembly
Requiring virtually no assembly, Flex Fireboxes are designed to be placed into the desired location, safely secured into position, and operated immediately.
Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.
Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.
Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.
Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.
The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.
- Weight 48.94lb [22.20kg]
- Model Dimensions in [mm] W 22.8in [578mm] D 13.9in [354mm] H 31.8in [807mm]
- Viewing Area in [mm] W 18.1in [460mm] D 13.4in [340mm] H 19.8in [502mm]
- Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
Heats on Average
Why use bioethanol?
Bioethanol, a renewable energy, is the cleanest and most efficient fuel on the market, which means there are no emissions and no soot or ash to clean up.
How much does it cost to maintain an ethanol fireplace?
EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces require little maintenance. It is important to keep the lid closed when not in use to keep debris out of the ethanol burner that can cause corrosion and damages. The 304 stainless steel tank is built to last a lifetime if proper cleaning procedures are done when needed.
Why use an ethanol fireplace?
An ethanol fireplace is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy the warmth and aesthetic benefits of a traditional fireplace without the smoke, soot or ash in your home. Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors.
What is bioethanol fuel?
Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.
How long will my ethanol fireplace burn?
Burn times for our ethanol fireplaces vay based on flame size and fuel capacity of the burner. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces will burn between 8-13 hours when full.
Can I extinguish my ethanol fireplace before the fuel has burnt?
Yes, you can turn your EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner off at any given time, even if there is ethanol still left in the burner. It is recommended however, that you leave it to burn until it completely runs out. The shut off mechanism is there for security and safety for those times when you need to leave the house, as it is not safe to leave a fire unattended. You need to wait until your appliance cools to room temperature (60 minutes) before re-igniting, this is because hot vapours are a hazard and may cause a strong, initial ignition if the ethanol has not cooled long enough. This is also to ensure that the flame has been totally extinguished and that the appliance is safe to refuel if the amount of fuel in the burner at that time is insufficient for your next ignition / use.
What is an ethanol fireplace insert?
EcoSmart Fire’s fireplace inserts are ready to install heating appliances that include single or multiple ethanol burners within a designed zero-clearance enclosure. Choose from over 219 single sided, double sided, bay, peninsula, island, and bench fireplace styles at multiple lengths. Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors. Simply secure the ethanol fireplace insert in the framework, finish the surround, and it’s ready for use. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts can be installed virtually anywhere - in walls, cabinets, small spaces, high rise buildings, commercial spaces, indoors and outdoors.
What are some key benefits – compared to other heating options?
When you choose ethanol as your fuel source over gas or wood, you are totally simplifying your installation requirements and costs. There's no flue or chimney required when burning ethanol, which means that you have the ultimate in design flexibility to achieve an open fire in so many more areas of your home - both indoors and out.