With the incredible popularity of the Europa Scottsdale, so soon after it has been launched, Costa has released a new range of Showroom Exclusive electric stove packages, centred around the Costa Sheldon Electric Stove, shown left, this quality cast iron effect stove features a similar flame effect to the more expensive Broseley Electric Stoves and creates a very lifelike flame picture and log fuel effect. But two features make this stove stand out from the crowd, the controls are on the side of the stove, ideal to avoid having to get on your hands and knees just to turn the stove on. The other is a fan only setting, ideal for warm summer evenings when you need a bit of extra air circulation without any additional heat. This means your Costa Shelton Electric Stove can be useful for both atmosphere and heating/cooling all year round.
The first of the range we will look at is the Costa Shelton Curved Electric Suite,shown right, this stone effect fireplace is centred around the Shelton stove and features a slabbed granite effect hearth with a ivory finish fireplace surround, completing the look is a ribbed back panel to the surround that really gives the impression of the electric suite going into the wall, rather than just sitting in front. This is great for those without depth, or without a chimney but want to create a similar effect to much much more expensive items such as the OER Belgravia Package.
My personal favourite of the range is the Shelton White Electric Suite, right, this white painted finish gives a simple and neutral finish, while the granite effect hearth and back panel remain the same. But what really tops it off for me is the real oak veneer detailing on the shelf, this is a lovely warm highlight to a white surround and gives the Shelton White a warm and almost coastal feel, ideal for coming in to warm up in front of after a day out on a windswept beach!
For a more contemporary finish why not choose the Costa Fires Shelton Modern Oak suite, with a real oak veneer that even allows you to feel the grain of the wood for ultimate realism. This contemporary model would be more suited to a modern home with neutral colours, or on a feature wall as the main focal point of the room, which the Europa Shelton truly deserves to be. As with the rest of the range featuring a slabbed granite effect hearth and ribbed back panel and the high-level controls towards the rear of the stove, allowing for ease of control, without having to reach under the stove.
The Costa Fires Classic Oak Shelton Suite is strictly showroom exclusive so why not pop in to Fireplace Megastore and get a feel for the quality and standard of these electric suites and see one in action. However the rest of the Costa Shelton range are available online to purchase 24/7.