Modern fireplace tools in contrast to antique fireplace tools might be compared no more than when they were made. However modern or up to date fireplace tools sets can have a utilitarian and decorative effect on a home hearth. While cast iron tool sets were common, new metals and finishes are in the marketplace. A tool set still consists of a poker, shovel, brush, log mover and tool stand. There might be some variants like combining a log holder and tools on one stand.
To assess practicality of the fireplace, we can judge it through its function. Its purpose is same as the classic wood fireplace and so is its function. It produces the same amount of heat as wood powered fire, eliminating the risk of flying sparks, smoke and other risks. These electric units generate no smoke and therefore don't require ventilation. There is no need of getting a chimney built or a duct system.