Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72" WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible)

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72 inches wide, ideal as a beautiful room focal point. WiFi enabled, Amazon Alexa® and Google Home® compatible. 60 flame/base color combinations.
SKU: 80038
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Product Highlights

  • Minimal frame with wide 68" x 14 3/8" flame viewing area
  • Two heat settings (750W/1500W) with thermometer (68-88°F) or constant on
  • 6 flame color options and 10 media bed color options
  • 5 flame and media bed light intensity settings
  • 3 flame speeds and timer up to 8 hours
  • Can be plugged in or hardwired
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • Turn on or off by voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Home
  • Includes log set, crystals, and driftwood.


    The Touchstone Sideline Elite® Electric Fireplace, now with WiFi enabled smart technology for the same low price, was designed to improve upon our popular Sideline series by adding more colors, more features, and less frame around the fireplace. Now you can enjoy the traditional style of Touchstone’s Sideline Electric Fireplace with smart-home features. The Sideline Elite Wi-Fi has the realistic flame which has made Touchstone the leader in premium electric fireplaces, that you can now control with Alexa or Google Home voice-enabled commands. First and foremost, this is Touchstone’s Elite line for a reason. Thanks to the unmatched flame quality, large format display, multiple color features and reliable design, you start with the favorite electric fireplaces of smart consumers and contractors. When you add the voice commands of Alexa or Google Home, you can control your fireplace’s power and heat thanks to Touchstone’s smart home features.

    The Sideline Elite delivers the beauty of a fireplace without the fire and smokey smell. This smart electric fireplace has 2 heat settings (high and low) with a thermostat and will heat a room up to 400 sq. ft. Also, the fireplace's flame can be used without the heating feature. The Sideline Elite is easy to install and comes with simple and understandable instructions.

    Realistic Flame

    The heart of Touchstone's electric fireplaces is the flame itself. We tell our customers the flame will transcend your expectations, and they will not fail to impress. The flames deliver the same relaxing effect of real flames, without the smell or mess, and they look great in any room of the house. Read more about the benefits of electric fireplaces.

    Multiple flame colors

    To create the cozy atmosphere of a traditional fireplace, this electronic unit emits authentic-looking flames that emulate a real fire. The flames that Touchstone® fireplaces create are natural enough to have friends and family think you own a traditional wood burning fireplace.

    This fireplace has 60 color combinations, allowing you to set just the right mood. The lighting and heating options of this fireplace offer you the ability to customize your atmosphere to your liking. With both its look and performance, the Sideline Elite gives you the total package. Both the heat and flame settings can be operated through a remote control. (Batteries not included)

    Yes, it does heat your room

    What makes the Sideline Elite® unique is its heating capabilities. It allows you to recess your electric fireplace into the wall while also providing heat through the vent in the front of the unit. The Sideline Elite offers two heat settings which quickly add heat to a room up to 400 sq. ft. Please note the heater isn’t designed to be the primary heat source in your room or home. It's designed to warm up a cool evening, or bring the temperature of a room up a few degrees. The visual appeal and heat emitted by your electric fireplace place in addition to your home’s primary heating source will provide your room with a cozy and calming aura. Your electric fireplace’s heat settings can be controlled using the remote or the controls on the front of the unit, and you also have the option of controlling the heat by setting up the Sideline Elite’s built-in heat timer.

    Mounting and Use

    The versatile Sideline Elite® electric fireplace offers two installation options. Although it is essentially designed for insertion in your wall, it can also be mounted on your wall. Instructions for mounting and install come with the fireplace, and we recommend you follow the simple instructions provided. We recommend placing your Sideline Elite 72 at least 8” below your ceiling or 8” below your mounted flat screen TV because of its heating feature.

    Product Features

    • 2 heat settings (high and low) with thermostat
    • Designed for recessed mounting in wall
    • Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
    • Dual mode operates with or without heat for only flame effect
    • Built-in timer mode for shut off up to 8 hrs
    • If mounting under a wall mounted flat panel TV, mount fireplace at least 8 inches below the bottom of the TV.

    Visit the Smart Electric Fireplace WiFi Quick Start page for more information on the WiFi-enabled capabilities, mobile app set up and smart home networking.

    More About The Sideline Elite® Collection

    Visit the Sideline Elite Series Overview page to see all the sizes and features.

    Touchstone Sideline Elite smart electric fireplace collection


    • Frame Color: Black
    • Fireplace Dimensions: 71 3/4" wide x 19 1/4" high x 5 1/2" deep
    • Firebox Dimensions: 70 7/16" wide x 18" high x 5 1/8" deep
    • Rough Opening Dimensions: 70 3/4" wide x 18 1/4" high x 5 1/2" deep
    • Fire Dimensions: 68" wide x 14 3/8" tall
    • Part number: 80038
    • Watts: 1,500
    • BTU's: 5,118
    • Room Coverage: 400 sq ft.
    • Fireplace Weight: 100 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 150 pounds
    • Voltage: 120v
    • Amperes: 11 and up

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    Delivery & Shipping

    Touchstone’s large Electric Fireplaces are shipped via UPS Freight lift-gate freight service. If you would like priority shipping, please call us at 800-215-1990 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 Home Products 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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    Return Policy

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    Product Protection


    • Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
    • Free Toll Free tech support (800-215-1990)


    • 1-year extended warranty (continuation of warranty for 1 calendar year AFTER expiration of manufacturers warranty)
    • Replacement of any non-functioning parts
    • Toll-Free Customer Service & Support


    • 2-year extended warranty (continuation of warranty for 2 calendar years AFTER expiration of manufacturers warranty)
    • Replacement of any non-functioning parts
    • Toll-Free Customer Service & Support


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      Chris M.
      United States United States

      Great Fireplace

      Ordering this product was a great choice. I received a personal email from Touchstone very quickly after ordering and had someone to contact with issues or questions. UPS freight had some issues with delivery but that isn’t the sellers fault. The fireplace arrived in perfect condition and works wonderfully. It is virtually silent during operation, with the exception of the fan when quietly blowing heat. The smaller fireplace in our bedroom was ordered from Amazon and is a different brand...not even close to the quality of this Touchstone fireplace, but you get what you pay for. The Touchstone was more expensive but worth every penny. It is a great addition to our renovated living room.

      Lee M.
      United States United States

      Perfect, again

      I’m a dealer and sell these frequently, i only use sideline elites, great value for the money and one of the best looking units out there and it’s packed with features Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72 WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Review
      Tony W.
      United States United States

      Sideline elite 72

      Just Installed my fireplace hardwired in a built in enclosure without issues. The unit works great however the fan is a little louder than I had hoped but nothing crazy. The system looks awesome and heats the 20x20 area without issues. Only had system for a couple of weeks now so I can’t comment on reliability. Touchstone was awesome to deal with and even offered the system at a discounted price. The unit arrived as stated on a pallet and double boxed. I’m thinking of purchasing a second unit for another room. Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72 WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Review
      United States United States


      I had an older Napolean, decided to get something with a slimmer frame. Super happy, this one is an upgrade for sure. It’s sleek looking. Really like the smart features/using with Alexa. Also like that you can make the bed color different from the fire. Super pretty. Looks more like a real fireplace, though you can unfortunately tell the flames are fake (as with all electric), but still beautiful. Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72 WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72 WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Review
      Pavel M.
      United States United States

      Classy & Slim

      The product is great! When we were looking at similar units we found that products on Amazon had a thick black frame around them. This unit is slim and looks incredibly classy. We love the unit and are super happy with the purchase, but we hated the shipping process. TForce Freight was difficult to work with and showed little care for our purchase. Luckily Touchstone did a great job packing this unit because TForce Freight clearly put it through a beating. Sideline Elite Smart 80038 72 WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Review

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