Tabletop Fireplaces – A Modern Way to Enjoy Age-Old Fire

Throughout the ages, fire has fed mankind’s bodies and souls. Warming and soothing, a fire inspires contemplation, beckons gathering and conversation, and even lulls us into contented slumber. Artists and poets have tried to capture the essence of this vital force in their works. Take for example this alluring poem entitled The Fireplace by Edwina Reizer.

Today, people have lots of options as to how they enjoy their fire. They may choose to own a large, built-in fireplace or a smaller, movable fireplace. Their fireplace can be the traditional wood-burning type, or electric or ethanol powered. A modern option is the tabletop fireplace.

Think of it as somewhere between a traditional fireplace and a large candle. It’s less voluminous than a fireplace, easily moved, and produces none of the soot and ash. It’s warmer than a mere candle. Plus, many of these tabletop fireplaces are designed with such artistry, they serve as beautiful décor in their own right, even without the dancing flames ignited.

Lampada Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace

The Lampada Ethanol Tabletop Fireplace

Lampada Tabletop Decorative Ethanol Indoor Outdoor Fireplace

One such stylish tabletop is the Lampada Tabletop Decorative Ethanol Indoor Outdoor Fireplace. The sleek, modern Lampada (Italian for lamp light) makes a stunning centerpiece while dining; it creates a cozy ambience when placed on a side table next to a cozy reading chair; and it instantly intrigues when it greets your guests in the entrance hall. Plus, the Lampada can be used indoors or out, but careful not to leave outside exposed to elements. The dimensions are 11.5” H x 9.65” W x 8.25” D. It burns Nu-Flame Bio-Ethanol liquid fuel.

Harmony Table Fireplace

The Harmony Tabletop Ethanol Fireplace

Harmony Indoor Outdoor Table Top Fire Pit

The Harmony Table Top Fire Pit is a real stunner. While it is made of modern thick glass, the stacking of the glass is reminiscent of ancient pyramids. The flame dances atop the pyramided glass, glowing through each of the layers. It measures 13” H x 13” W x 16” D and runs on alcohol-based Real-Flame Gel Fuel that burns and crackles like a wood fire. Made in the USA.

Spherical Tabletop Fireplace

The Spherical Glass Tabletop Fireplace

Pureflame Spherical Glass Fire

This tabletop fireplace features a half sphere made of highest-quality brushed stainless steel. Atop this base sits a tempered glass tube, taming the flame and protecting it from winds. While it looks heavy, the fireplace weighs only 2.9 pounds so it can be easily moved indoors and out. It measures 7.8” W x 8” H x 7.8” D. The Spherical Glass Fire burns bio-ethanol liquid fuel.

To see the tabletop fireplaces listed here, as well as other fine tabletop fireplaces, please visit We also offer other stunning options for heating your home, including beautiful free-standing electric fireplaces, wall-mounted fireplaces, and outdoor heaters.

Additional Buyer Tips:

  1. Guide to Ethanol Fireplaces
  2. Why You Need to Replace Your Old Fireplace with a New Gel Fireplace
  3. Are Ethanol Fireplaces Safe? consultant, Colleen Cochran, is a writer and graphic artist who covers home and hearth design.