"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: 4.8 / 5 based on 59 reviews
56 of 59 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
performed as described -
By: sheik from NJ
Burned my first fire last night and am very satisfied. I have a poorly designed chimney that would always throw smoke into the room. With this new grate, the smoke went where it's supposed to go-up the chimney. Was concerned at first that it wasn't throwing heat but after the hot embers started to build up, the room got warm. Great product.
1st time using...no smoke -
By: HomeinCT from CT
We have lived in our house for 7 years and when we first moved in, we were excited to finally have a fireplace (our first house didn't). Every time we lit a fire, we had to crack the windows, turn off the heat (which is forced air) and open the sliding glass door a crack but we always had smoke come back in the house. A few weeks ago, our chimney company came out and informed us about this type of grate. Did a little research online and decided to make the purchase. It was finally cold enough to have a fire and I can tell you that there was NO SMOKE that came in the house...this grate really does work. Starting the fire was a bit different than the traditional grates but once it got going, it worked great. There were a couple of times I had to move some of the logs around to get the flames going, but once the coals were on the bottom this thing was awesome! You can feel the heat from several feet away. It's been only one fire and it will probably take some getting used to, but I would highly recommend this if you have an issue with smoke in the house.
sturdy grate -
By: ECPIV from Stamford, CT
This grate is very well built and sturdy. As advertised, it is highly effective at keeping smoke in the chimney instead of your living room. The main drawback is that due to the concentration of logs and lack of breathing, it's difficult to get the fire / coal bed built up.
Don't know yet! -
By: OZHaire from Roanoke, VA
It's warm outside and there is no fire. Will get back to you when it turns colder. Burn some 6 cords of wood a year so I'll put it to the test. My review can only be based on the workmanship of the product.
Problem solved! -
By: Fireplace from Eastern Shore, MD
After 5 years of struggling with hopeless burn in a restored fireplace this solved the problem. Lights quickly. burns beautifully, throws out lots of heat and and lasts until all logs are glowing embers. Thank you!
Smoke problem resolved -
By: AtHomeInVT from W. Dover VT
Ever since we purchased our home in VT several years ago we have had problems with the fireplace puffing smoke into the house We had a chimney sweep inspect it and he said that there wasn't much we could do. Our old grate needed replacement and when we read the add for your smoke-free grate we decided it was worth a try and it has far exceeded our expectations! Not only is there no longer a smoke problem it is much easier to start a fire. It is very refreshing to find a product that truly lives up to its billing!
By: Clarkscamp from Lake Forest, Illinois
I recently purchaed the "Smoke-Free Fireplace Grate" and to my surprise it REALLY works. You see, I have a beautiful field stone fireplace that always kicks back smoke. So, after years of filling the family room with smoke, my wife said no more fires....I am back to having nightly awesome crakling fires...The only problem is that I gave her the grate for Christmas. Not advised......
Great addition -
By: LAman from LA
Outstanding . Noticeable change in heating and smoke.
VERY SAFE and PRACTICAL -
By: Barlee from Leominster, MA.
I noticed this product in the ORVIS catalog last year and I wasn't sure at the time if it was what we needed or worth the money. Then this winter while tending to our fireplace my husband almost burned himself badly and this scared me! I now had to have this product because you do not have to keep poking around the logs to keep your fire burning it makes sitting by your fireplace SAFER and so much more enjoyable!
Not great for me -
Bought this wanting it to be great.... But it was to hard to get the fire started due to the way the grate holds the logs.