When the weather outside is frightful, I love to cuddle up next to a fire. Something about the crackling of an open flame makes me feel cozy and full of the winter spirit. Unfortunately, most fireplaces require lots of wood or gas to stay lit. These fuels are not only expensive, burning them isn’t the greatest for the environment.

Enter the Nu-Flame Ardore BioFireplace. Italian for “fiery passion”, this portable fireplace allows you to enjoy all the beauty and comfort of a real fire without the expense of natural gas and hassle of finding dry firewood in sub-zero temperatures. Built to run on bio-ethanol rather than traditional fuels, this mesmerizing and beautiful accessory brings instant ambiance to any room or patio.

Nu-Flame Bioethanol Fireplace

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The Nu-Flame BioFireplace is basically a large capacity stainless steel burner suspended between two panes of tempered glass. The dancing flame reflects on the glass for a nice enlarging effect. The flame is powered by clean-burning liquid bio-ethanol fuel which the company sells separately. According to Nu-Flame, their denatured bio-ethanol fuel is a safe and made from 100 percent organic waste material right here in the USA. Using this fuel in the fireplace guarantees that you won’t be breathing in soot, smoke or hazardous fumes, and the bottles are made with 30-40 percent recycled material.

If you love to lounge by the fire on especially cold winter nights, but don’t have the cash to keep a fireplace burning and aren’t satisfied with candles, this adorable table-top fireplace could be the answer. Nu-Flame fireplaces also come in free-standing and wall mount varieties. Starting at $109.