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Five Star Reviews:
Does the Job!
March 7, 2017
Got this for my elderly aunt for her kitchen. This works perfectly and heats the room nicely. Easy to use controls for her and looks like it will last a while.
This was PERFECT. There was no noise just warm wonderful heat
March 8, 2016
We were looking for an electric heater for our 19' travel trailer. We were camping past normally warm days and nights and did not want to use our noisy propane heater. This was PERFECT. There was no noise just warm wonderful heat. We were very comfortable at night with this heater on low. The base is such that there are no worries about it tipping over. Our cat who accompanies us on our trips was not fearful of it at all and came to enjoy the delightful heat emanating from this wonderful appliance.
... space heater I've ever used and my apartment is like a CAVE
October 23, 2015
Beats any other space heater I've ever used and my apartment is like a CAVE! It's efficient, a decent size for an apartment and it keeps us warm! So far no issues. Best portable heater I ever used. Do NOT place it near the wall. It needs 3 feet of breathing room for safety's sake. They stick by their warranty. I had to replace the first one due to a defect, but I just cut the cord close to the unit and sent it to them as they instructed and got a brand new unit replacement no problem at all from Lasko. Wonderful customer service.
Quick Heat, Silent and priced well for it's performance
March 11, 2015
After hours of research to warm open basement space 800 sq ft, 2 of these performed beyond expectations. With the northeast reaching record low temperature this Winter, 2 of these units warms the entire space to a comfortable 70 degrees after 60 - 75mins. Timer shutoff increments of 1 - 8 hours helped tremendously in middle of night but as safety measure we paired it with Beklin Power Conserve Switch F7c016q to shut the power when not in use to avoid vampire power and outlet wear/tear from plug/unplug.
Posting this review after 35 days of straight use with avg. 4 - 5 hours per day. Highly recommended.
Expectations (no basement draft): on the coldest nights 0 degree with winds chills -16, cold air takes over in matter of 7 minutes once the heater is off. And yes, 1st time use will emit a nasty burnt smell (break-in) so it's highly recommended to run it for 60 mins in the garage or open space.
Quick heat output; silent
November 19, 2013
I like this heater. It produces a lot of heat (only choice is 1500W), has digital thermostat, top grid gets real hot (not for a house with children), has up to 8 hours timer (1h increment).
Heater smelled for a couple lf hours, but now smell is gone.
Heater is very long.
Very effective for bedroom
May 6, 2017
This medium sized heater had the big job of replacing a large heater that broke. I really do like that it oscillates and that there is a timer function. Although it does take a little time for the heater to heat the entire room, once it gets going the temperature is very nice. I would buy again.
Wonderful. Love it for myself
March 29, 2017
Wonderful. Love it for myself. It is great for smaller places or more contained rooms....such as a small bathroom, or if u are sitting into some sort of corner doing some work or else. The radius of its heat is not really really wide...but it does generate a good amount of heat . There are a few great features that I like: temperatures control, sensor automatic shut off after a certain amount of time running. Also, it does spin right and left, left to right...which is a super cool feature. But you can stop the motion, if u prefer it. The cord has a tendency to slightly over heat, but never had a problem.
Great little heater. Im thinking of getting another one for another corner. :)
January 9, 2016
After reading all the reviews on all the similar products I bought this one. I'm glad I did as long as it doesn't quickly die on me. So far so good. My December gas bill was triple what it normally is during the winter so I thought I would try a space heater for the bedroom and cut down on using my furnace. I love this little heater. It has everything and puts out quite a bit of heat. It isn't hot to touch so I'm not worried about the dogs or the cat getting too close to it. Inexpensive so I may buy another for another room. Great experience so far!
Great, actually HEATS up a space.
December 4, 2014
yay! Finally, a space heater that HEATS. This is completely worth the money. I love the two heat settings. I really wish that there was a timer option for less than 1 hour. A 15 minute or 30 minute options would make this perfect. But it's still worthy of 5 stars.
This is in our bathroom, which tends to get colder since there is only a small floorboard in there. We can heat the room when we use it, and turn it off when we walk out.
** be ready for the BEEP on the buttons, when you press to change options, it is VERY LOUD. I can't find a way to fix this.
December 1, 2013
this is the best heater i have ever owned. i use them in rooms we 'live' in and keep my furnace set at a low temperature. this is the 3rd one i have bought and they're all still working, even 3 years out.
Four Star Reviews:
I like this, and it works for us very well ...
March 20, 2017
I like this, and it works for us very well because our kids are big but this gets very hot on top to touch. I would not use it if you have little toddlers that could touch it or make sure it out of their reach. It heats up very well and shuts off when the temperature hits the temp that you set it at. You do have to make sure to set it to a temperature otherwise it will just keep heating continuously and get too hot. I assume it would eventually shut off but I have never tested it. I always set it to a desired temp.
When you first turn it on it is always set to continuous unless you set the temp and I think it would be nice if it were reversed.
December 5, 2016
I needed a silent heater for my 1yr old so throughout the night as it maintained heat it wouldn't stop or start loudly enough to wake him. I couldn't even tell this heater was on it is so quiet. My only 2 complaints are when it hits the acquired temp it shuts off with a loud click. I also had to tape cardboard over the controls because it's got a bright red light and when our son is teething these two things can be a nuisance. I would rate this a 5 star for adult or everyday use though.
Best one I've tried so far.
March 24, 2015
I got one of these from my aunt and I find it really good. It heats up the room really fast and it's really silent so I bought one for my boyfriend.
The only thing I noticed is that this one that I bought here on Amazon takes up too much power when it's on. We couldn't turn on any appliances without blowing the fuse when we're using it. So we just wait until his room gets warm so we can turn it off before we turn on the tv or computers. It only takes about 15-20 mins to get 10 degrees warmer so it's fine. I never had any problems with my old lasko even though i have many appliances on at the same time. I don't know if they changed something on the new ones or if it's a circuit issue in his house but other than that, it's still the best heater I've seen and tried.
wonderful space heater!
February 8, 2014
I believe this is a really great product! first off it has an attractive design, nice modern looking and bright white color. It seems to me to be one of the more safer heater types, the only part that gets hot is the mesh grill, the front, the sides and even the bottom do not get hot to the touch, which makes it great for using on carpet. the heater uses convection type heating and is COMPLETLEY silent. it generates a nice warmth in the area in which it is placed. It has a really nice digital control which has several different options. You can set it to run continuously, you can set it to run on a timer (from 1 to 8 hours) or you can use my favorite method which is to just set the temperature to a certain level (like 65 degrees) and when it reaches that temp it turns off. when it falls below the set temp it turns on again. It has a temp setting variance between 39 to 90 degrees. Another safety feature is that if it should happen to tip over the whole thing shuts off completely whether it is running at the time or not. The ONLY reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that it claims to be a "whole room heater". This is true if where you live does not get that cold in the winter and also the size of the room, however I live in Colorado and recently it got below zero (15 below) and the heater could not supplement heat. plus the living room I have is kind of big. so to be fair I would suggest purchasing two (or three) depending on room size or where you live.
Would buy again
December 21, 2013
This heater puts out decent amount of heat. I am in a 400 sq ft room (25x16 and pretty well insulated) and it does a good job of maintaining the room temp. I do wish it had some type of fan included as to better distribute heat in the room, but if you use a small fan to circulate air in your room it tremendously helps to warm the room. It is currently 32 degrees outside yet warm inside my house. My central heating unit blew up and so I am forced to use this as a cheap alternative. Better than paying a repair man and parts. Very easy to use, and it allows you to adjust the thermostat from 39 to 90 (by single degree increments). Timer can be set from 1 hour to 8. Also there is a setting (when 'A' is displayed) that allows the heater to lessen or increase to desired temperature. I used a Pelonis radiator heater for a large room before this and was disappointed by the amount of heat coming from it. This produces about twice the amount of heat over a larger area. Gets hot very fast, unlike the radiator units. Also completely silent and no smell at all. I can vouch for 400 sq ft or smaller. Price is great for what I got.
Be aware that if your room is already very cold, it will take a few hours to get to a good temp (true of most of these small electric heaters). If you start when room is already at a good temp, this does a great job of maintaining that temp. Also I did not receive any manual in the box, but if you go to the Lasko website you can find this product and the online manual for it (if you really think you need it).
Is the loud beep really necessary?
March 21, 2017
Works great, love the small base area and design. The control buttons look great, I just hate the piercing sound they make, in my smallish bathroom it's hard to take first thing in the morning.
March 12, 2017
Gives off some major heat but sometimes knocks out the breakers.
5 for amazon shipping, 4 for the heater.
February 13, 2017
amazon shipping 5 stars. Product 4 stars , because the temp control is in 5 degree increments, starting with 65 degrees F. In this day and age, of soaring heating costs, we need it to start at 60 deg and go by smaller increments. My goal was to keep my daughter's room at 67 and with this set at 65 it stayed at 66 so I'm a happy dad. I returned the first two heaters of different brands because their tipover switches were disabling the on/off switch intermittently...all of these are made as cheap as possible in china and they show it. The lasko has worked great right out of the box.
it's okay heater
March 24, 2016
The size is not too small but not too big, It does make fan noises and beep sound when you click on the input at the top of the heater, it is fairly simple to use, it will automatically stop when it gets to the temperature you set it up too, at night it can get little bit loud, but it heats up the room fairly quickly,
Thermostat will not work on low power setting
November 30, 2015
This is a very nice heater that I am using to heat a large upstairs bathroom that tends to feel drafty. It is tall and the controls are on top so you don't have to bend over to operate it. It has large, real buttons on top, not blister buttons. There are also large LEDS to indicate power, thermostat and time settings. The fan is quiet and unobtrusive. There is a bright red light on the front, but it does not indicate power on, it is on all the time, I guess to tell you the unit is plugged in. You can set the heater to shut off automatically in 1 to 7 hours in one hour increments. You can also set the temperature to 65 to 85 degrees in 5 degree increments. The only thing I don't like about this heater is that when you put it in thermostat mode, it will only work on high power setting. Presumably this is because heat will shut off anyway when it reaches the set temperature. The trouble is, this unit draws 12.5 Amps on the high power setting. If you happen to be on a 15 Amp circuit and have your room lights on, it doesn't allow for much else, or your circuit breaker will trip. Usually this problem can be mitigated by selecting a lower heat setting, but not on this unit, if you want to use the thermostat. This is the only reason I downgraded it to 4 stars.
Three Star Reviews:
LImited time use
December 13, 2016
It was working well when it turned on. I've had it for just shy of a year and it stopped working. It will just shut off and won't turn on. I've tried all the recommended things (e.g. cooling off, making sure there is no dust inside, etc.) but it won't turn on.
The warmer will escalate the temperature on its own to ...
November 4, 2016
The warmer will escalate the temperature on its own to a level you don't want. The thermostat is not reliable.
Chinese disposable heater, but Lasco is replacing it
October 27, 2016
Wow. This was impressive. Received product, removed it from box, plugged it in, turned it on. Used it for 1 night and that was it. The following night it turned on went up to 99 and would not shut off. So I unplugged it, plugged it back in and that was it. If I leave it plugged in the display randomly turns on and off with the temp numbers bouncing up and down. At this point it is a complete fire hazard. This piece of junk doesn't belong in anyone's home unless you plan on starting a fire. I purchased it for our newborn babies room so you could imagine my disgust. Made in China go figure. Don't waste your money or time with this product. I'm so tired of throwing money away on worthless junk but that seems to be everything now a days.
Update: I was actually able to get someone on the phone in about 15 min. They were very nice and helpful. They claimed that there were problems with this model and they are replacing it in 7-10 days after they receive the old unit. The product is not the greatest but it's what we were looking for. I can't complain when the customer service rep was polite and the company is replacing the unit. We'll see about the new one.
Broke after the first day
January 5, 2016
I'm giving 3 stars because I've owned one of these heaters for three years and never had one problem from that heater. I ordered a second one recently because I was tired of moving the one heater around my apartment. I opened and used it right away. I immediately knew something was different because my original, older heater would normally have my living room very hot within an hour. This one barely felt warm. The next day, I attempted to use it again and even though the red light was on, signaling a power connection, the heater wouldnt actually turn on. I moved it around my apartment to test the connection and quickly realized the heater itself was the problem. Overall, I am extremely disappointed that it failed working within 24 hours of first use, but I am happy that Amazon returned my money swiftly! Buyer beware from this seller.
Edited - thermostat is very inconsistent re: temp setting vs. heating
January 11, 2014
EDIT: It is now about 1 year later, and while this still works better than other room heaters we have used, we have one problem that has been consistent since the day we purchased it - it seems to have sometime ignore the thermostat setting. For example, we can set it to 69 and put it on auto, We'll come back in the room, the temp on the heater will show 71 yet it will still be heating/the heater is running. Other times it will be set at, say, 70, the temp will show 68, in Auto mode, and it will not be heating. It seems most frequently, though, that it will heat above the set temperature and keep running even though it shows the temp above the set point.
Our bedrooms are downstairs, with the living area and thermostat upstairs. As a result, the upstairs can be comfortable and our bedroom can be very cold (we live in NW Iowa with a LOT of very cold weather.) After trying several loud upright room/space heaters, which would heat the room up eventually but make a lot of noise, and also had to be manually turned on and off, I decided to give this a try.
The good: It works. It seems to warm up our room (about 12x11) with no problem at all. Set the thermostat and it just works. For the first time since we've lived here, the bedroom is comfortable all day and night while keeping the upstairs at a reasonable temp. It seems to heat the room up much quicker and more uniformly than the space heaters we've tried in the past. This would be a 5 star product for us EXCEPT:
The bad: If the TV in the bedroom is on or there is other ambient noise, this heater is very quiet. You'd never know it was in the room. However, when the lights go out and it is time to sleep, you can hear a fairly low "hum." It sounds somewhat like a fluorescent light that has developed a buzz, albeit at a low level. But in a quiet bedroom when you are trying to sleep, it is just noticeable enough to be irritating.
So, if you're looking to heat a room and are tired of the upright, noisy space heaters with no thermostat, and don't want to pay $200 for the fancy "box" room heaters, and don't mind a VERY slight hum, you can't beat this. If you're the kind of person for whom that very slight hum in the middle of the night in the bedroom would drive you crazy, be forewarned.
May 17, 2017
Only works on High setting , not on the Low setting
only warms a small area like desk area
March 11, 2017
so so. only warms a small area like desk area.
Seems a little underpowered compared to my prior Lasko heaters ...
December 21, 2016
Seems a little underpowered compared to my prior Lasko heaters, and the display is from 1970. My other cheaper Leskos had basic digital displays with the actual temperature and timer shown. These are just LEDs. The timer doesn't display 3 hours, it just lights up both the 1-hour and 2-hour lights haha. Seriously??
Good heat but loud
December 10, 2015
It's tough to review this one b/c it does give off great heat but is loud. It uses an internal fan no matter what the setting, and there's no way to turn it off. If I could turn the fan off, it'd be perfect. Can't decide whether or not I'm keeping it.
This heater was not useful for the room I had in mind
February 4, 2015
This heater was not useful for the room I had in mind. I would only recommend it for a small space or large bathroom. I decided to place it in the dining/kitchen area it helps to take the edge off but does not fully warm the space.
Two Star Reviews:
December 6, 2016
I bought my fourth one of these two months ago because the third one, which I'd had for a year, stopped working. After 6 weeks of working fine, it started turning itself off after a few minutes of operation. The only solution is to unplug it for many minutes, plug in again. Start it, a few minutes of silent heat, then nothing. Same thing at different plugs. I won't be buying any more.
March 28, 2016
This unit worked only about 2 months in relatively light use. The digital control was faulty and once the heater reached the set temp it would shut the unit off and not come back on when the room cooled off. The manual recommends when this happens to unplug the unit for 5 minutes and restart it. I guess that is ok if the problem only happens once in a while, but for us it happened every time the unit reached the set temp. After about 6 months of putting up with the problem, we have decided to replace it. Probably will not buy another Lasko unit, however.
Not even close to silent
February 29, 2016
First of all, this heater IS NOT SILENT. They should not be allowed to call it silent as it emits a very audible and irritating buzz whenever it is on. The thermometer is way off- it reads about six degrees higher than the room is (I have an internal thermometer). I can outsmart it by learning what the degrees correspond to in real life, but it is annoying, and no one should use the display on this heater as a guide to actual temperature. I have to stick with it because it is the only configuration that works for my tiny apartment, but I am not particularly happy about it. Not impressed with this heater at all.
I am disappointed in the last one I bought
January 28, 2016
Never worked for me. I have another of the same model that has lasted me for 5 years. I am disappointed in the last one I bought.
January 27, 2015
The heater is ok when it works, but the thermostat is unreliable. It was quirky from the beginning, and failed in about a month. When it failed, the heater would turn on and operate for a few minutes and turn off. The only way I could turn it back on was to unplug it and turn it back on again. I returned it to Amazon.
February 7, 2017
Not as good as i hoped
I wouldn't buy this again.
March 14, 2016
I wish I had waited, Sams Wholesale had a bigger, more powerful one for a cheaper price. This heater works if you position it right on you. Barely warms a 4x4 area.
Would possibly work in a tiny, tiny room
January 8, 2015
This is not capable of warming an entire room. I bought this to use in my master bath so I don't freeze when getting out of the shower. Unless you stand directly in front of the unit, you will not feel any warmth whatsoever. I returned it and will look for something else.
January 6, 2015
So...I purchased as it was the one heater without chemical smell listed. I ran it today my entire home reaked within 20 minutes. I had to air out the house and run my hepa filter for hours. I'm afraid to run it now and as much as it did seem to generate good heat, not sure I'll keep it yet. I paid a lot more than it goes for today too, only three days ago, I feel a bit taken for a ride.
Doesn't Put Out Much Heat and Blows the Breaker
July 29, 2011
Bought two of these - one for my son-in-law in his workshed separate from his house, and another for us to use in our living room. I didn't want to keep heating the whole downstairs floor when we spent most of the evening in the living room only. It did eventually warm the room a few degrees and would have been OK if it didn't keep blowing the breaker switch. Our house has quality wiring and we don't have much of a problem with this sort of thing. We sometime have some pretty heavy electrical loads from an electric stove, electric oven, electric dryer, lighting, and air conditioning with no problem. The house has GFS breakers throughout, as well as the main breaker panel in the garage. Built in 1993. But the constant blowing of the breaker in the main panel dedicated to the living room (where we were only using the TV and one lamp), is too much of an annoyance, so it is basically useless for us. It has to be the heater, because we've run in the living room, the TV, stereo, lamp, main light, another lamp, foot massager, and a massaging chair all at the same time with no trouble. My son-in-law sent his back and got a more powerful heater. His house and workshed are much older (1960s built) but he has no trouble with blowing the breakers with a different brand of more powerful heater. Don't know why this one does it, but it's pulling too many amps or volts or something. I'm not an electrician so I don't know the exact problem but I do know it's related to that heater. No problems when it is not running.
One Star Reviews:
Waste of Money
June 20, 2016
I Purchased this heater for my guest room in our basement. We used it 2 or three times and it was great. Then it stopped working all together. The light comes on, but nothing else. Such a disappointment!
May 28, 2016
Had two of these. Both burned out while being used within normal limits. the first was replaced via warranty. The second was beyond the purchase guarantee window and not returnable. Previous US-made space heater lasted almost 20 years. Lasko ! You're on my list ! Anyway, steer clear of these.
Doesn't work for very long.
February 1, 2016
I bought two of these heaters. One works about 3 hours a day. The other was purchased to work about 5 or 6 hours a day. It stopped working within a couple of weeks and I returned it. One and a half months later it stopped working. The light goes on, it will reset, but it will then only work for about ten minutes before quitting. Bottom line: I got stuck with two bad heaters and in the end lost $55 or so. I wouldn't buy this brand again.
This will only heat your frustrations!
January 29, 2016
I ordered 2 of these initiallly and then about two weeks after regular use ( 2-3 hours in the morning 5 days a week) they just stopped working altogether. So I had them replaced and two weeks later the same exact thing. If your looking for an item to heat your frustrations then choose this one. If you need one to heat your home please don't buy this one. Save yourself the anger.
Second unit - both failed
January 25, 2016
Received 1st unit 12/29/2015. It was "dead-on-arrival" (DOA). Opened box, plugged in - no work. Returned for replacement.
Received 2nd unit 01/04/2016. It worked for a while. After week-1 at one point while in use for about 1 hour, plugged directly into wall outlet, ambient temperature 71 - the unit made a "pop" noise and shut-off; would not restart. I unplugged. Next day tried to use and it worked. Then on 01/25/2016 while in use just 1/2 hour, temp = 67 degrees, unit emitted a bright spark & loud "pop" noise from under control unit (I was sitting right next to it). Unplugged unit & returned to Amazon for replacement. Good thing I saved original box in my garage. While packing unit for return I noticed that bottom of box was overlaid with gray duct tape, different from transparent packing tape on top of box (maybe it was tampered with or re-conditioned?). Frustrating experience. Surprising, since I own an identical make/model (have used for over 5 years) with no problems. That's why I order another. Amazon service = excellent. Lasko quality = poor.
waste of money
March 17, 2017
I'd leave no stars if I could - after two months it will not turn on and they won't replace it.
Worked for Just a Few Weeks
March 3, 2017
Worked great for a few weeks. Now it doesn't turn on. Wouldn't recommend buying this product
Broke with 6 months of purchase X2!!!
May 17, 2016
I bought two of these and they BOTH stopped working within 6 months of purchasing. The first broke within 1 month of purchase. I do not recommend.
Stinky heater - Bad control settings
February 13, 2016
I bought this in Jan. 2015, to replace the slant fin heater in my tiny powder room. Loved that it was a tower, that wouldn't take up a lot of the little available floor space. I had some concerns about the chemical odor some of the reviewers mentioned, but they were a small minority, and so I bought this. The only good thing about this heater is that it's a tower! After several hours, my eyes were burning, and the smell had permeated the entire first floor. The controls are weird as well - I wanted to run it on low, set at 70°, with it oscillating. No can do - as soon as you hit the OSC button, it automatically goes to High. The only way you can run it on Low & OSC, is with the temp set at Max. Have read the instructions numerous times - the only mention of temp and speed being connected is that if you want to run it at Max temp, it only runs at High for efficiency.
Heater is now stinking up my basement, as temps in single digits. Sorry I wasted my money, would not recommend or ever buy another Lasko heater.
It melted after a month of usage
January 4, 2016
It is a really good heater, until it melted. You can see in the photos that both sides have buckled in and the plastic is clearly melting. I'm not sure if this is a fire hazard or a major design flaw. A replacement was sent to me so I will update in a month once I try this new heater.
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Three year limited warranty
Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.
Tip-over cut-off switch
Maximum heat power: 1.50 kW
1500 watts maximum output with low, high and thermostat controlled settings
safe ceramic element with overheat protection and cool-touch housing
Electronic thermostat and auto-off timer
fully assembled, 22.75" tall.
ETL Listed for safety