Forte 80006 40" Recessed Electric Fireplace
- Designed with front heating vent so that the unit can be flush mounted into wall
- Includes logset and crystals
- Slim frame that features a large fireplace viewing area with life-like LED flames that cannot be rivaled by competitors
- Heats up to 400 square feet (5,000 BTUs)
The Forte™ 40" wide Electric Fireplace is a uniquely designed electric fireplace by Touchstone™ that was made to accommodate customers who wanted to see a narrower edition of our Sideline model. Unlike the Onyx® fireplace which is designed to be mounted to your wall, the Forte is designed to be recessed into your wall while also allowing you to use its heating feature. Similar to the Sideline, The Forte™ heating feature is designed so that the heat is released through the front of the unit. Therefore, recessing The Forte™ within your wall is not a fire hazard. However, unlike The Sideline®, The Forte™ is much taller and narrower in size making it the perfect shape for smaller walls.
Like all Touchstone™ electric fireplaces, The Forte™ Electric Fireplace gives you the beauty and warmth of a fireplace without the open flame, smell or cleanup. This electric fireplace heats up to 400 square feet with 5 flame settings and 2 heat settings (1000W and 1500W). A heat-free setting lets you enjoy the realistic flames of the fireplace all year round. Like all Touchstone™ electric fireplaces, The Forte™ Electric Fireplace gives you the beauty and warmth of a fireplace without the open flame, smell or cleanup. This electric fireplace heats up to 400 square feet with 5 flame settings and 2 heat settings (1000W and 1500W). Read more about the benefits of electric fireplaces.
The New Design
Free of distracting buttons and vents, The Forte™ Electric Fireplace features a streamlined mounting design for easy installation inside of a wall. Mounting is available on the back or sides of the unit. Simple to operate, the fireplace's heat and flame settings are fully controlled by a hand held remote. The 17-inch high glass display showcases the realistic flames beautifully; while small, unobtrusive heat vents on the glass keep the focus on the fire.
Unmatched Realistic Flame
The true-to-life flame sets Touchstone™ electric fireplaces apart from other brands. The flame of The Forte™ Electric Fireplace is so realistic, friends will think it is a gas fireplace and will be cautious about placing their hands near the flame. Energy efficient LED bulbs power the flame. The Forte™ Electric Fireplace has 5 flame settings, from a soft ember to a full raging fire which brings the 31" x 17" flame area alive. With a touch of the remote control, you can adjust the flame intensity to match the lighting of your room or your mood.
It has two heat settings and is designed to add heat to a room up to 400 square feet. The heating element warms up quickly and creates a cozy setting, especially when used in combination with your home's primary heating source. The heat setting is controllable from the remote control. Versatile for use in any season, you can adjust the fireplace settings to enjoy the flame without the heat in warm weather.
How Does the Forte Electric Fireplace Compare?
Like The Sideline® Recessed Electric Fireplace, The Forte™ Electric Fireplace's design allows both recessed wall installation and wall mounted installation. The heat vents for both units are on the front glass displays so that the heating features can be used when recessed into your wall. The Forte™ Electric Fireplace boasts our tallest flame display, which gives the look of a more intense fire.
Mounting and Use
The Forte™ Electric Fireplace is designed for insertion in your wall. Complete instructions are available in the downloadable manual, or you can call us anytime for installation information at 800-215-1990. Mounting The Forte™ Electric Fireplace into a recessed position can be accomplished by mounting using its vertical supports (6 screws). The glass display area is securely held in place by four bracket hooks and two screws. For installation, simply remove this glass cover to access the mounting screw holes. As with all electric fireplaces, Touchstone recommends placement of The Forte™ Electric Fireplace at least 8 inches below your ceiling. In some instances, customers have placed The Forte™ Electric Fireplace under a wall mounted, flat screen television. When mounted below a TV, we recommend mounting the fireplace at least 8 inches below bottom of the TV.
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- 2 heat settings (high and low)
- Designed for recessed mounting in wall
- Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
- Dual mode, operates on low and high heat
- If mounting under a wall mounted flat panel TV, mount fireplace at least 8 inches below the bottom of the TV.
- Frame Color: Black
- Fireplace Dimensions: 40" wide x 26 1/2" high x 5 5/8" deep
- Recessed Dimensions: 32 1/2" wide x 25 5/16" high x 5 1/4" deep
- Rough Opening Dimensions: 32 3/4" wide x 25 9/16" high x 5 3/4" deep
- Fire Dimensions: 30 7/8" wide x 17 1/8" tall
- Part number: 80006
- Watts: 1,500
- BTU's: 5,000
- Room Coverage: 400 ft.
- Fireplace Weight: 44.8 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 60 pounds
- Voltage: 120v
- Amperes: 12
- 80006 - Forte 40" Electric Fireplace Owners Manual
- 80006 - Forte 40" Electric Fireplace Dimensional Drawing
Delivery & Shipping
Touchstone’s Electric Fireplaces are shipped via UPS Ground service. If you would like priority shipping, please call us at 888-978-3531 to request a quote.
These deliveries are handled the same way as any UPS Ground shipment, so they can be left when you are not home. Touchstone is responsible for the delivery only to the point that the Fireplace is dropped off, so please be aware of any possible issues with a drop off delivery if you are not home, or if the weather is an issue.
Touchstone™ sends you an email with your order shipment tracking information, so you can check with the shipping carrier directly to track your shipment.
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INCLUDED IN STANDARD 1-YEAR WARRANTY (INCLUDED WITH FIREPLACE PURCHASE):
- •Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
- •Free Toll Free tech support (888-978-3531)
INCLUDED IN EXTENDED 2-YEAR WARRANTY ($69):
- 2-year warranty (2 years full replacement)
- Replacement of any non-functioning parts
- Toll-Free Customer Service & Support (English & Spanish speaking) includes cleaning instructions for stain removal, cleaning products, and/or assistance from a professional cleaner or a repair technician.
Love our inserts!
We have a fireplace that opens up into the living room and the dining room. We bought 2, forte 80006 40” inserts and just love them. They were just a tad short but nothing a little crown molding painted black couldn’t fix. Everyone that comes over goes nuts over them. Great packaging and super easy install!
This fireplace looks as great as an electric fireplace can possibly look I believe. The heater fan is pretty quiet. The design is modern and slick. We built ours into a custom enclosure. Easy to install and operate. Thanks!!
I can’t believe the difference adding a fireplace to my living room has made! It wasn’t that difficult to build it out and and it looks amazing! Everyone that comes over comments on how realistic it is and I love that I can choose if it pumps out heat or not.
I love this unit. It is just the ambiance I was looking for. It makes the room. The look feel and vibe are amazing and love coming home at turning it on and just sitting in the quiet.
Excellent! It would be nice to know that the two small screws holding the glass for shipping don’t need to be reinstalled. There needs to be clearance above the glass to lift lt off the brackets it hangs on.