However, even if there are people who are amazed with this kind of modern fireplace, still, there are some who are not impresses enough. Since it uses electricity, you monthly bill can become high. It also cannot produce heat when there is no electricity especially during typhoons when most of the times, there is no electricity.
However, it is not a big problem because you can always buy special cleaners for fireplace screens and glass doors. More often the construction of furnaces have special channels that send air flow along the inner surface of the door, and don't allow the soot particles settle on the glass. If your fireplace has no doors at all, you can use a variety of nets and shutters that can be installed directly in front of the firebox. They help to manage the air flow and thus regulate the heat level.