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Dimplex Leckford Optiflame Electric Stove in Matt Black & White £219.99 at Costco
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Dimplex Leckford Optiflame Electric Stove in Matt Black & White £219.99 at Costco

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Posted 2nd Feb

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The Dimplex Leckford Optiflame 2kW enamel effect electric stove in matt black is a great maintenance-free alternative to a solid fuel stove and offers heat at the flick of a button. Using Optiflame technology to provide a realistic flame effect, the Leckford offers a choice of heat settings and flame only options so that it can be enjoyed with or without heat. Supplied with both coals and logs for you to create different looks.
Optiflame is the world’s most popular electric flame effect, and can be found in a wide selection of Dimplex fires. It is a unique, patented means of generating realistic simulated flames from an electric source and creates the illusion of flames emanating from the centre of an enhanced depth fuel bed to provide a realistic glow that can be enjoyed throughout the whole year.
Features:
* LED flame effect powered by 10W
* Fan heater
* Choice of 2 heat settings
* Variable thermostat
* Remote control
* Flame effect can be used independently of heat
* BEAB approval
* Opening doors
* Fitted plug
* Model: LEC20
* Cord Length: 1.5m
* Heat Output: 2kW
* Assembly Required: No, delivered fully assembled
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Is it same flame effect as this other model
pateo02/02/2020 16:23

Is it same flame effect as this other model [Video]


No. This one is optiflame whereas the one in the video uses optymist, which is unarguably the most realistic flame effect you can buy, hence it is much more expensive. We have an optymist fire and it has fooled several visitors.Optymist uses a water tank which when heated releases steam whick looks uncannily like smoke. Fantastic effect.

Edited by: "bellboys" 2nd Feb
bellboys02/02/2020 20:06

No. This one is optiflame whereas the one in the video uses optymist, …No. This one is optiflame whereas the one in the video uses optymist, which is unarguably the most realistic flame effect you can buy, hence it is much more expensive. We have an optymist fire and it has fooled several visitors.Optymist uses a water tank which when heated releases steam whick looks uncannily like smoke. Fantastic effect.[Video]


So which is the more realistic looking or is that down to preference
pateo02/02/2020 20:44

So which is the more realistic looking or is that down to preference …So which is the more realistic looking or is that down to preference


No, the Optimyst ones are far more realistic than this optiflame one, hence they cost at least 200 quid more! It's all to do with the unique, patented smoke effect. Only downside is filling the water tank every so often. Small price to pay TBH.
Edited by: "bellboys" 2nd Feb
It is literally smoke and mirrors. Can't beat a real wood burner though
We bought the microstove and the flame effect motor broke within 18 months. Customer support non existant
2KW does stuff all. I was given a similar fire for free and it hardly heats up the room.
Alistair_Lambert02/02/2020 21:22

It is literally smoke and mirrors. Can't beat a real wood burner though


Of course you can't. But the upside is not having your garden resembling a timber merchants . My 60 year old neighbour spends hours cutting wood in the garden. It's no way to spend a retirement imo which is one of the reasons I didn't end up buying the real thing.

Plus SIL whose hubby insisted on buying a wood burner says she hates it due to the dust which it creates. Can't get rid though as it cost approaching 3 grand to have supplied and fitted! Horses for courses.
bellboys02/02/2020 23:37

Of course you can't. But the upside is not having your garden resembling a …Of course you can't. But the upside is not having your garden resembling a timber merchants . My 60 year old neighbour spends hours cutting wood in the garden. It's no way to spend a retirement imo which is one of the reasons I didn't end up buying the real thing. Plus SIL whose hubby insisted on buying a wood burner says she hates it due to the dust which it creates. Can't get rid though as it cost approaching 3 grand to have supplied and fitted! Horses for courses.


You can buy wood and coal from the shop

Pretty sure he knows, some people just like doing stuff like that
bellboys02/02/2020 20:06

No. This one is optiflame whereas the one in the video uses optymist, …No. This one is optiflame whereas the one in the video uses optymist, which is unarguably the most realistic flame effect you can buy, hence it is much more expensive. We have an optymist fire and it has fooled several visitors.Optymist uses a water tank which when heated releases steam whick looks uncannily like smoke. Fantastic effect.[Video]


Thanks for the vid and info. I'll be moving soon, and would love something like the optymist system. Definitely warrants further investigation.
Norseg03/02/2020 04:10

You can buy wood and coal from the shop Pretty sure he knows, some …You can buy wood and coal from the shop Pretty sure he knows, some people just like doing stuff like that




Yes and 2 things, it negates the supposed savings and you still have to put it somewhere in your garden! And you need some sort of structure to keep the rain off it as you can't use wood with a high moisture content unless you aren't bothered about the longevity of your expensive stove.

Plus so few back gardens have access for a truck which basically means carting a ton of smallish (but heavy) pieces of wood from the place they were dumped to the storage area. Like I say I was all set on getting one until my neighbour did. I decided it's not the way I want to spend my retirement.
Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Feb
bellboys03/02/2020 05:10

Yes and 2 things, it negates the supposed savings and you still have to …Yes and 2 things, it negates the supposed savings and you still have to put it somewhere in your garden! And you need some sort of structure to keep the rain off it as you can't use wood with a high moisture content unless you aren't bothered about the longevity of your expensive stove.Plus so few back gardens have access for a truck which basically means carting a ton of smallish (but heavy) pieces of wood from the place they were dumped to the storage area. Like I say I was all set on getting one until my neighbour did. I decided it's not the way I want to spend my retirement.


So you can't keep wood in a garage, shed or in the cupboard/in the room of your house? Huh
What's cheaper running this thing on electric or buying a packet of fire wood from Asda, can always order online too
I personally would probably get this over regular not because it's better but because flats don't usually have a fire place and chimneys

Still can't beat a wood fire, the smell, heat and noise are worth it
These things seem are bit more for show than practical
Even Gas is underwhelming for me, I'm not an arsonist but The Crackling from the Wildfire, The Smell, The Astromophere are one of the most satisfying things
Edited by: "Norseg" 3rd Feb
Norseg03/02/2020 11:01

So you can't keep wood in a garage, shed or in the cupboard/in the room of …So you can't keep wood in a garage, shed or in the cupboard/in the room of your house? HuhWhat's cheaper running this thing on electric or buying a packet of fire wood from Asda, can always order online tooI personally would probably get this over regular not because it's better but because flats don't usually have a fire place and chimneysStill can't beat a wood fire, the smell, heat and noise are worth it These things seem are bit more for show than practicalEven Gas is underwhelming for me, I'm not an arsonist but The Crackling from the Wildfire, The Smell, The Astromophere are one of the most satisfying things


Keeping wood in the cupboard of our house?? Something tells me you're not married. I'm not really sure why you are getting so indignant, I've already conceded nothing beats a real flame, all I'm stating is the reason my desire for a wood burner cooled was watching my neighbour deal with his. Each to their own. And, can't lie, our OptiMyst fire really IS for show, we've never used the fan heater in all the time we've had it We have gas central heating but to make it more exciting every radiator in our house is one of those designer types (off eBay so didn't pay a lot of money for them). I do find traditional radiators very dull. Oh, and to keep gas costs down we have Evohome fitted.

At my stage in life I've come to the realisation that it's best to keep things as labour non-intensive as possible.
Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Feb
bellboys03/02/2020 11:35

Keeping wood in the cupboard of our house?? Something tells me you're not …Keeping wood in the cupboard of our house?? Something tells me you're not married. I'm not really sure why you are getting so indignant, I've already conceded nothing beats a real flame, all I'm stating is the reason my desire for a wood burner cooled was watching my neighbour deal with his. Each to their own. And, can't lie, our OptiMyst fire really IS for show, we've never used the fan heater in all the time we've had it We have gas central heating but to make it more exciting every radiator in our house is one of those designer types (off eBay so didn't pay a lot of money for them). I do find traditional radiators very dull. Oh, and to keep gas costs down we have Evohome fitted.At my stage in life I've come to the realisation that it's best to keep things as labour non-intensive as possible.


Also I forgot to say these are good for people who rent too since you can't take a real wood burner everytime you move home but you can easily put this in the car
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