Top 10 Wood Burning Inserts
for December 2022

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When it comes to wood burning, there are many options for choosing the best insert for your home. Wood burning inserts were invented in the 1980's to mimic the outdoor grilling experience indoors, and today there are a variety of styles and brands to choose from. Wood inserts are usually installed into a preexisting fireplace, so it's important to carefully measure the space and choose the right size insert. There are 3 main types of inserts: zero-clearance, masonry and factory-built.

Zero-clearance inserts are fireplaces that can be installed directly into an existing fireplace. They feature a 1-piece steel or stainless steel construction with a decorative front. Masonry inserts are built with a brick or stone exterior and are designed to fit neatly into an existing masonry fireplace. Factory-built inserts are built with premade fireboxes that snap into an existing fireplace.

Wood burning inserts are available in a range of shapes and sizes. Our pros test the performance of each insert by heating it for several minutes with a fire before grilling 10 pounds of chicken breasts and 10 pounds of beef kabobs on it. We tested how evenly the inserts cooked the food, as well as how quickly they heated. Our top wood inserts scored high in performance, ease of use and value. These 10 are the best wood burning inserts you can buy today:

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9.9
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RICHFLAME Gavin Electric Fireplace Insert with Log Speaker, Designed for Stud, Wood Burning Opening, Cabinet & Wood Mantel, Remote Control, 750/1500W, Black, 33 Inches Wide, 26 Inches High

RICHFLAME Gavin Electric Fireplace with Insert Log Speaker

by RICHFLAME
What We like

750W &1500W heat settings for different weathers or energy saving purpose. Energy saving LED technology is included with safety overheat protection. Easy to warm up 400 square feet room and can be operated with or without heat

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9.6
SCORE
Vogelzang Deluxe Wood Burning Insert with Vent Kit - 69,000 BTU, EPA Certified, Model# VG1820E-D

Vogelzang Deluxe Wood Burning with Insert Vent Kit

by Vogelzang
What We like

Cannot be installed in mobile homes

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9.3
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RCK Sales Wood Burning Stove & Insert 1/2

RCK Sales Wood Burning Stove & Insert Satin 1/2" Black Spring Cool Touch Handle

by RCK Sales
What We like

Designed to fit on the Main Door Handle which the rod should be 1/2" Steel Rod

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9.3
SCORE
Regal Flame 18

Regal Flame 18" Ethanol Fireplace Grate Log Set Burner with Insert for Easy Conversion from Gas Logs

by Regal Flame
What We like

REAL FLAME: Unlike electric fireplaces inserts, Tealight Fireplace Log, candle holders, Hurricane Candleholders, Gel Fireplace Fuel Cans, gas, firewood logs, smoke, and no ash clean up. This bio ethanol fireplace provides an open real flame that burns completely ventless & Vent Free, soot free, ash free, easy light and extinguish.

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8.8
SCORE
Amagabeli Fireplace Log Grate 24 inch Wide Heavy Duty Solid Steel Indoor Chimney Hearth 3/4 Bar Fire Grates for Outdoor Kindling Tools Pit Wrought Iron Wood Stove Firewood Burning Rack Holder Black

AMAGABELI GARDEN & HOME Amagabeli Fireplace Log Grate 24 inch Wide Heavy Duty Solid Steel Indoor Chimney Hearth Bar 3/4 Fire Grates for Outdoor Kindling Tools Pit Wrought Iron Wood Stove Firewood Burning Rack Holder Black

by Amagabeli
What We like

CUSTOMER CARE: We are dedicated to provide premium products for you and offer impeccable customer care to you. Dont wait any longer and just enjoy your ideal products today!

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8.5
SCORE
Vogelzang Plate Steel Wood Burning Insert with Blower - 69,000 BTU, EPA Certified, Model# VG1820E

Vogelzang Plate Steel Wood Insert Burning with Blower

by Vogelzang
What We like

Cannot be installed in mobile homes

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8.3
SCORE
Prism Hardscapes Falo Fire Bowl 21-Inch Round Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit (Volcanic Ash)

Prism Hardscapes Falo Fire Bowl 21-Inch Round Wood Portable Burning Fire Pit (Volcanic Ash)

by Prism Hardscapes
What We like

Wood Burning

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8.3
SCORE
TURBRO Eternal Flame EF23-PB Electric Fireplace Logs, 23

TURBRO Eternal Flame Electric EF23-PB Fireplace Logs

by TURBRO
What We like

Easy to Use: With an adjustable thermostat and simplified control panel you can have these glowing logs installed and blowing out heat in minutes. Use the remote control to adjust the temperature and flame output while seated across the room.

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8.3
SCORE
Drolet Escape 1800i Fireplace Wood Insert - 75,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# DB03125

Drolet Escape 1800i Wood Fireplace Insert

by Stove Builder International Inc
What We like

Premium blower included

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7.9
SCORE
TURBRO Eternal Flame EF23-LG Electric Fireplace Logs, 23

TURBRO Eternal Flame Electric EF23-LG Fireplace Logs

by TURBRO
What We like

Easy to Use: With an adjustable thermostat and simplified control panel you can have these glowing logs installed and blowing out heat in minutes. Use the remote control to adjust the temperature and flame output while seated across the room.

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