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Touchstone Forte Steel Mesh Screen Non-Reflective 40" Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80048)

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Original Price $749.00
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Touchstone Forte Steel Mesh Screen Non-Reflective 40" Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80048)

Embrace the Warmth and Ambiance

Warmth, Elegance, and Comfort - Experience the enchanting allure of our Forte Steel Mesh Screen Non-Reflective 40" Recessed Electric Fireplace (#80048). Embrace the cozy warmth it provides, making your living space the epitome of comfort during chilly evenings. Crafted with precision, this fireplace exudes an aura of elegance that will effortlessly enhance the aesthetics of any room.

Sleek and Space-Saving Design

Sleekness Redefined - Discover the exquisite design of the Forte Electric Fireplace. Its recessed installation and non-reflective steel mesh screen contribute to its modern and space-saving allure, making it an exceptional focal point for any room.

Ultimate Convenience and Functionality

Beyond Aesthetics - The Forte Electric Fireplace isn't just about beauty; it's packed with convenient features and functionalities that redefine the way you experience warmth and relaxation at home.

Product Highlights

  • Mesh steel front provides a reflection-free, traditional fireplace look
  • Designed with front heating vents so that the unit can be flush mounted into wall
  • Includes log set and crystals
  • Slim frame with a large 31" x 17" fireplace display area showcases Touchstone's industry-leading realistic LED flames
  • Heats up to 400 square feet (5,000 BTUs)
  • Can be plugged in or hardwired 120v

All the Features of The Sideline® Series, in a Classic Fireplace Size

Like all Touchstone® electric fireplaces, the Forte Steel gives you the beauty and warmth of a fireplace without the open flame, smell or cleanup. The Forte Steel Mesh Screen model includes all the features of the top rated Sideline Electric Fireplace collection, including easy flush mount installation, built in heater and realistic 3-color LED flames. 

Realistic Flame, Cool to the Touch Front

Touchstone electric fireplaces stand out from other brands with their incredibly realistic flame display. Customers frequently comment on how much the flame resembles that of a traditional gas-burning fireplace. LED bulbs power the flame, resulting in the same soothing and relaxing effect as real flames without the accompanying mess or odor.

For added safety, the metal screen front of the fireplace remains cool to the touch, even after prolonged use.

The Forte Steel model offers the convenience of remote control or touchpad operation, allowing you to adjust the intensity and color of the flame. Choose from five different flame intensity settings, ranging from a soft ember to a full fire blaze, and three distinct flame colors: orange, blue, or a combination of both.

Built-In Heater, All Season Use

No chimney, venting or gas line needed, the Forte Steel Mesh Screen Electric Fireplace adds coziness to your room with the push of a button. The heat and flame controls work independently so you can enjoy the flames in any season or climate, with the heater turned on or off.

The built-in 5100 BTU heater adds supplemental heat to a room up to 400 square feet. The heater has two heat settings (high and low).

Includes Both Faux Log and Glass Crystals -
Exclusive to All Touchstone Sideline™Fireplaces

All Sideline™ Fireplaces ship with both glass crystals and a faux log set, so you can choose the style that is right for you. For a modern feel, use the crystals; for a traditional look, use the faux log.

Mounting and Installation

Designed to be inserted in a fireplace accent wall or mantel, the Forte Steel's heat vents are located on the top front of the unit. You can also hang the 5 1/2 Inch deep Forte Steel directly on the wall, and add a surround if desired. Mounting is available on the back or sides of the unit.

Simple, easy-to-follow installation and mounting instructions are included.

Recommended Distance From Mounted TV

We recommend placing your Forte Steel at least 8" below your ceiling or 8" below your mounted flat screen television for safe clearance from the heater.

Product Features

  • Black steel front with traditional metal-screen covering hearth
  • 2 heat settings (high and low)
  • Designed for in-wall recessed mounting
  • Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
  • Dual mode operates with or without heat for flame-only effect
  • Built-in timer mode for shut off in 30 minutes to 7.5 hours.

"The Look of a Wood Burning Fireplace Without Burning the Budget"

The Forte model is featured in HGTV's One Day Dream Home, season 3, episode 


  • Frame Color: Black
  • Fireplace Dimensions: 40" wide x 26 1/2" high x 5 5/8" deep
  • Recessed Dimensions: 36 17/32" wide x 25 19/32" high x 5 1/4" deep
  • Rough Opening Dimensions: 36 25/32" wide x 25 27/32" high x 5 3/4" deep
  • Fire Dimensions: 31 47/64" wide x 16 11/32" tall
  • Part number: 80048
  • Watts: 1,500
  • BTU's: 5,000
  • Room Coverage: 400 ft.
  • Fireplace Weight: 44.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 60 pounds
  • Voltage: 120v
  • Amperes: 12

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Touchstone Forte Steel Mesh Screen Electric Fireplace 80048 Product Dimensions and Specifications

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