Electric fireplaces are easy to maintain and do not require lots of cleaning. They don't produce ash and waste and are relatively maintenance free. Smoke and ash can also be hazardous to the health therefore these electric units are very favorable in houses with old people and small children.
The finish of the tools is the largest variable in today's choices. Brass, pewter and copper are common finishes for tool sets. A great example of a brass finish set is the Uniflame five piece polished brass fireset (f-2191) this set is a wonderful representation of combining functionality and beauty. Another example of form and function is the Uniflame five piece satin, pewter fireplace tool set (5UF-7547).