"I have a poorly designed chimney that used to smoke out my living room.
This grate has been the only thing to make my fireplace functional so I can enjoy a fire all winter long."
L. Wheeler, Orvis customer
Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 74 reviews
70 of 74 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Wonderful product -
For years we have had to close our glass fireplace doors to avoid smoke from the fire. This grate has allowed us to open the doors and enjoy more of the heat from the fire. Would love a smaller one for our small kitchen beehive fireplace!
Innovative fireplace grate -
By: Oiler59 from PA
I saw this grate on the Orvis site, and liked the innovative design, with it's wood stacking feature that creates a higher & narrower log fire. The product brochure shows the grate legs against the back wall of the fireplace, and I quickly found that it constricted the available surface area to start and maintain a fire. I started to move it away from the back wall, and it solved the problem. Studying the picture on the Orvis site I noticed more space between the back wall and the grate. Further experimentation showed a space of 4" to be ideal. This grate allows more radiant heat toward the front, and the fire starts quite easily using 4 pieces of fatwood fire starter. Once it gets hot, the amount of smoke released into the room is minimal compared to my conventional grate. I'm satisfied with my purchase, and it uses less wood for the heat acquired. Four stars is attributed to it not being smoke free, and to the poor representation in the brochure. Unless you purchase this on sale, it is expensive.
game changer -
By: gacampbell from Greenville, SC
I bough this as my father's Christmas gift. The fireplace in his gun room (man cave for city folk) has always leaked smoke with a regular grate. No more smoke and this thing really puts off heat. Now we're putting these in all our fireplaces.
Worlds Best Fire Grate -
Beautiful fires. Wood burns like crazy. Looks excellent in the fireplace with no fire going.
Awesome grate! -
We had a really difficult time with a smokeless fire in our fireplace. The draw was not good and even with a window open, the room would get really smoky. This grate has completely changed that. We had two fires this weekend and they were perfect. Problem solved! This is a top ten purchase.
How to make a modern fireplace actually work -
By: Newfdad from Nashville, TN
Our primary residence has a wonderful fire place that draws quite well. But the home was built in '37 and the fireplace was actually used a lot. Our weekend place, that is mostly a summer home, has a fireplace insert and is dang near useless. If the wood is at all wet or old, smoke just pours into the room. I have the large version of this product at our main home and thought I would try the smaller version at the lake. It is perfect - makes a warm fire and actually eliminates smoke. A must have for the cheap fireplace insert!
smoke free grate -
By: carolelee from Amityville, NY
Works great and no smoke!! A little pricey but well worth it. Get it- you won't be disappointed.
It Works!! -
By: Dimmel123 from Dallas Texas
I just about gave up on my fireplace.Smoke in the house was a constant problem.Saw this Fireplace grill that said it could solve my smoke issue.First time i used it i new we had a winner
What a great product. -
This grate is really wonderful. Since it faces towards the back of the fireplace, it is impossible for logs to fall out. Feel so much safer.
A Great Solution -
We live in a 100-year old house with a fireplace that is substandard and very difficult to draw correctly. This grate forces us to have smaller fires, to make fires very close to the back wall of the firebox, and in so doing, creates a much better draft with no smoke going into the room and no smokey odor the next day. After having only one fire last winter, we have had three so far, and we just received the grate last week. I highly recommend this grate if you have an old fireplace that is below code and will not draw despite cleaning.