Having purchased a home without a fireplace, I've been searching for non-vented alternatives, like electric heating units that emulate the look of a wood stove.
I came across this interesting looking bioethanol firebox.
It is meant for indoor or outdoor use. The flame is out in the open. I don't know how it can be safe to use indoors -- wouldn't it create smoke and wouldn't a large open flame pose a significant safety risk?
I asked the creator by commenting on his YouTube commerical. He said it's safe because it's bioethanol.
I don't understand this answer. This is a real flame, right? Couldn't it easily catch the Christmas tree in the commericial on fire? Does bioethanol not produce any smoke, therefore requiring no vent/chimney?