Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Logs – Dimplex Opti-Myst Insert Review

The most realistic electric fireplace logs are without a doubt, the Dimplex Opti-Myst Insert Model # DLGM29. Dimplex is the leader in quality electric fireplaces and the Opti-Myst product line is the most realistic offering they have.

Water Vapor Flame

Opti-Myst works via steam in layman’s terms. Actually steam isn’t the proper term. Vapor is more accurate. Water vapor from a humidifier which is lit from beneath via powerful lights rises up from beneath the logs. The result is nearly indistinguishable from real flames.

The humidifier is an ultrasonic design and this is the real secret. Ultrasonic vibrations allow the water to be atomized into an extreme fine vapor. The ultrasonic humidifier generates the ideal mist pattern to reproduce a realistic flame effect.

To maximize the useful life of the ultrasonic humidifier you’ll want to use distilled water. Distilled water will be free of chemicals and impurities that could be harmful to the humidifier.

Glowing Realistic Logs

The logs in the insert are hand crafted ceramic with internal lighting that accurately mimics the the glow of embers within a log.

Things of note with the Opti-Myst DLGM29:

 Pros

  • Most realistic flame option you’ll find
  • Logs are hand crafted and amazingly realistic and detailed
  • Comes with a remote
  • Runs for 14-17 hours continuously before needing to be refilled with water

Cons

  • The DLGM29 does not come with a heater nor does Dimplex offer a log insert model that includes one
  • With quality comes a high price when compared to the less realistic options

Most Realistic Electric Fireplace Logs

If you’re set on getting the best then look no further. The Dimplex Opti-Myst Insert knocks it out of the park.

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