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Flex 18BN Bench Fireplace Insert

Starts at $2,195.00
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Create stunning custom indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

Designed as a room divider or stunning centrepiece with all open sides, the mesmerising flame can be viewed from the top, front, back, left and right sides. With the Flex Bench fireplace insert, the entire viewing area is dedicated to the flame, creating a harmonious blend of the traditional fire pit and contemporary fire design.

The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration of the Flex 18BN 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.

Manufacturer approved surround for the UL Listed AB3 burner.

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Buy online and get it delivered to your door.

Select Fuel Type*

Ethanol Ethanol Burner In Stock: 3 days
Ethanol  - Studio Image by MAD Design Group

Select Burner Colour*

Stainless Steel In Stock: 3 days
Stainless Steel  - Studio Image by MAD Design Group
Black In Stock: 3 days + $150.00
Black  - Studio Image by MAD Design Group

Included Accessories

  • Bottle Adaptor
  • Black Glass Charcoal
  • Jerry Can 1.25 Gal
  • Lighting Rod
  • Fire Lighter

Add e-NRG Bioethanol

How much fuel do I need?
e-NRG Bioethanol Bioethanol Fuel - Studio Image by MAD Design Group
e-NRG Bioethanol In Stock: Ready to ship From $119.00
  • 4 Gal. 1 carton +$119.00
  • 8 Gal. 2 cartons +$233.00
  • 16 Gal. 4 cartons +$452.00
  • 20 Gal. 5 cartons +$550.00
  • 40 Gal. 10 cartons +$1,012.00
  • 80 Gal. 20 cartons +$1,666.00
  • 180 Gal. 45 cartons +$3,481.00
*Quantities of 4, 8, 16 and 20 Gallons ship on quart-sized bottles.

Order Summary

$2,195.00 Taxes may apply* Tax Information
Free Shipping Standard Delivery*
Continental USA
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* Taxes will be calculated at the checkout. Tax Information * Standard Shipping provides ground delivery to the curb. Shipping Information * All times, dates, and inventory levels are subject to change at anytime.

Key Features

Multi room

With all open sides, the firebox mesmerising flame can be viewed from the top, front, back, left and right sides.

No gas or electricity

No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.

Self contained

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.

Zero clearance

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.

Colours

Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.

Luxurious finish

Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.

Rust proof

Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.

Wind screen

Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.

Clean burning

The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.

Prop 65 warning for California consumers. Learn More

Technical Specifications

Construction

  • Weight 40.34lb [18.30kg]
  • Model Dimensions in [mm] W 18.1in [460mm] D 13.9in [354mm] H 13.7in [347mm]
  • Viewing Area in [mm] W 18.1in [460mm] D 13.4in [340mm]
  • Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
  • Colours
Our fireboxes are manufactured to the highest standards and in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Accessories

Includes everything you need to easily operate and protect your investment for many years to come.

Fuel Efficiency

Volume Capacity
0.7 Gal
2.5 L
Heats on Average
215ft2
20m2
Minimal Room
1413ft3
40m3
Thermal Output
5800 BTU/h
1.7 kW 6.1 MJ/h
Burn Time
8 - 11h
0.7 Gallons
* These values are indicative only and may vary depending on the model purchased, installation environment, and the composition of the e-NRG bioethanol sourced in each country.

FAQ's

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Is Bioethanol easily obtainable?

Yes, you can have fuel delivered to public and private premises in many countries - many hardware stores even stock it.

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.

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 does it take to assemble?

There is virtually no assembly. Our Freestanding and Fireplace Grates ranges are designed to be placed into the desired location, secured into position, and operated immediately. Our Fireplace Inserts are designed to slot into place, secured and built around with your preferred finish – again a quick and easy installation – so your builder or interior designer will love you!

The longest part of the setup process is trying to figure out where you want to place it – be sure it complies with our clearance requirements particularly with regard to moving objects like curtains, tree branches and so forth.

Is their heat output similar to a gas heater?

Burning bioethanol is similar to gas, but the room doesn't dry out like it does with gas - a more gentle, softer heat is created. Heat-wise, it depends on the models being compared. Some of our bioethanol burners output 15,000 BTU and can heat up to 60sqm of living space. Bioethanol is not, however, on an adjustable thermostat. Some may be turned up and down, but you can't control the room temperature in the same way as you do with gas on mains

Do bioethanol fireplaces produce heat?

Yes, although it does depend upon the size of the fireplace and also the size of the room itself. But a fire of an appropriate size can produce a good level of heat when considered properly in terms of its actual output and how it is positioned in the space. Bioethanol fires are a secondary source of heat that deliver a myriad of lifestyle benefits that can’t be achieved from primary heat sources such as radiators or reverse cycle air conditioning.

How do I clean my EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner?

Cleaning of the ethanol burner should be done only after you have used 50 litres of fuel or as soon as you notice a black residue forming around or on the burner. Before starting, make sure the burner is off, empty of ethanol, and at room temperature. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner on the surface of the burner and wipe with cloth, making sure to wipe in the direction of the grain. If material has fallen into the ethanol fireplace burner use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris through the burner opening. If your burner smells unusually strong after extensive use, remove the empty and room temperature burner from its surround and wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly under running water and wait until the burner is completely dry before placing it back into its surround and reusing. View this video of the simple cleaning process here: https://youtu.be/VqHg9mXOc0U

Note: Stainless steel will rust or corrode over time if contamination or debris is not cleaned or removed immediately. When not in use, we recommend that you protect your ethanol fireplace from water damage or corrosion with a protective cover and the regular use of the burner lid included with your model.

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.

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