Ameriwood Home Chicago Electric Fireplace TV Console Review

Posted by Klaudia Broniek

Do you need a product that blends the functions of a TV console and an electric fireplace? If that is so, take a look at this one from Ameriwood in our review.

There are many reasons to consider purchasing an electric fireplace as a legitimate heating method in your home. You will find that electric fireplaces are one of the most beautiful ways to keep your home warm. Electric models provide the advantages that are present in traditional fireplaces coupled with a more convenient design.

You will find that an electric fireplace is more convenient than a regular one since you will no longer have to go out and buy firewood or other burning materials for it. If you would rather just flip a switch and turn on your fireplace without having to worry about firewood and everything else, you will love an electric fireplace.

While the heat that is produced by an electric fireplace will feel more similar to the heat that comes from radiators, the difference is not as jarring as you would expect. Some electric fireplaces will even come equipped with speakers to play crackling noises as the “fire” burns in it.

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Some electric fireplaces are meant to resemble regular models as much as possible, while others may feature a more unconventional design, featuring different flame colors and more. If you are looking for a unique fireplace, you may find that an electric model fits your needs perfectly.

Over the course of today’s article, we will be reviewing one of the best electric fireplaces on the market. Bear with us as we go over exactly why we think the Ameriwood Chicago electric fireplace and TV stand hybrid is such an excellent choice for nearly anyone that wants to keep warm.


One of the most important things to look for in your new electric fireplace is how quickly it can heat up a room. Unless you are just buying your electric fireplace for the looks, you will want it to be warm enough to keep you from freezing in your home during the winter.

The amount of heat provided by an electric fireplace will depend on many factors, including the type of fireplace, the cost of the model, its installation, and much more. Keep in mind that electric fireplaces with more powerful heating components will be pricier than the other options. 

The importance of heating power in an electric fireplace typically depends on where you live and how cold you expect it to get. If you live in a climate where the winters can get harsh, you will want an electric fireplace that can heat up a room in relatively short order, instead of taking all day.

On the other hand, if you live in a warmer state, and you would prefer an electric fireplace to improve the mood in your home, then you don’t need heating components in the first place. If you would still like to opt for an electric fireplace with heating for the nights, that is your decision.


The Product


  • Designed to mix an electric fireplace with the convenience of a TV stand
  • Still looks good when used as an electric fireplace without a TV on it
  • Max weight of TV is 70 pounds, and the max size of it is 50 inches


  • Available in a choice of two finishes: espresso and natural
  • Features an open shelf on top which is divided for game consoles and DVD players
  • Features two side cabinets with shelving
  • Fireplace works with or without heating
  • Features LED lighting for the fireplace insert


This product from Ameriwood is a convenient mix of a TV stand and an electric fireplace. If you are looking to improve the ambiance of your house while retaining a spot to place your TV, you will find few options that can compare to this product's convenience.


We were impressed by the quality of this product, above all else. Unlike similar products that are made of particle board, you will find that this electric fireplace TV stand is durable enough to last, and it can even withstand a reasonable amount of abuse.

The TV stand portion of this product is built to hold a TV with a weight of up to 70 pounds, so you don't have to worry about overloading it. This product features several storage compartments that are divided for convenience, including two cabinets with doors, and two open shelves for satellite boxes, DVD players, and more.

The electric fireplace portion of this product is equally impressive, featuring an 18-inch insert that can be activated with or without heating capabilities. The fireplace is lit up by LED’s so it features bright, long-lasting lighting that can match the warm glow of a fire with relative fidelity.

What Others Say

Customers had quite a bit of good feedback for this product, so we decided to showcase some of it in this section to give you a better idea of how this electric fireplace performs at home.

One of the main areas of praise for this model was the ease of assembly, which is not as common as you would expect on products such as these. A single person can put this product together within 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether or not they are accustomed to assembly.

Unfortunately, there were some complaints about this product, which is to be expected. The heating on this electric fireplace was criticized for not being powerful enough, and the particle board was reported to contain some imperfections more often than not.

Buying Advice

This is one of the pricier electric fireplaces that you will come across, though it does not reach the astronomical prices of some models. You can typically find this fireplace available for around 325 dollars, but the price tends to drop to about 250 dollars when there is a rebate on this product.


If you want an electric fireplace that blends perfectly into a TV stand, you will find few options that can compete with this model from Ameriwood. Thank you for taking the time to read our review, feel free to let us know what you thought in the comments section below.

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