I've had my little "fireplace" for about 7 years and I really enjoy it. The fuel crackles like a real fire and puts out a nice amount of heat (using 2 cans of fuel) However, I do notice a bit of a noxious odor from the burning fuel, which bothers me at some times, but not at other times so much. I also think the fuel is very overly expensive to purchase. I usually ask for a case for Christmas! Otherwise, it's a nice addition to my home!