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The Touchstone Sideline Elite® Electric Fireplace was designed to improve upon our popular Sideline series by adding more colors, more features, and less frame around the fireplace.

  • The Sideline® Elite delivers the beauty of a fireplace without the fire and smokey smell.
  • The Sideline® Elite 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® 72 Elite is easy to install and comes with simple and understandable instructions.

Touchstone Sideline Elite 72" Recessed Electric Fireplace

Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace

Product Details

Electric Fireplace Overview

  • 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.

Electric Fireplace 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
  • Remembers flame and media colors to allow use with light switches or smart outlets
  • Includes log set, crystals, and driftwood.
Sideline Elite 72" Specifications
  • 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 ft.
  • Fireplace Weight: 100 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 150 pounds
  • Voltage: 120v
  • Amperes: 11 and up

Fire Features

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. 

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 Home Products 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, 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 Sideline® 100 electric is designed for recessed placement in your wall, but it can be hung on the wall as well.
  • Instructions for mounting and install come with the fireplace, and we recommend you follow the simple instructions provided.
  • We do recommend placing The Sideline® 100 at least 6" above a floor or 8" below your mounted flat screen TV because of its heating feature.


    Standard 1- Year Warranty 

    • Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
    • Free Toll Free tech support (800-215-1990)
    • Included with Electric Fireplace Purchase

    1-Year Extended Warranty ($149):

    • 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 ($199):

    • 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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    • In-stock items will be processed within 24 hours
    • Tracking information is provided upon shipment.
    • Free Standard Shipping: 7-15 Days 

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    Customer Reviews

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    Great customer service top notch product and easy install!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review

    Great customer service top notch product and easy install!