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Five Star Reviews:
Great small portable heater
September 4, 2017
Great small portable heater. I use it primarily as a white noise machine, so have only tested the heat function a bit. It doesn't seem to put out quite as much heat as my last portable fan/heater, and is probably better suited for a small office, small bedroom. With the AC on, it heated up was heating up my midsize bedroom, but it'd take awhile to warm the room, especially in the winter.
Moderately loud, which is why I bought it. The white noise does wonders. Very well constructed, especially for the price, simple design, looks like it'll be easy to clean.
It works great for both purposes
June 13, 2017
I have had this little heater since 2011! Still works perfectly. We normally use it in our big master bath in winter to take the chill off when we shower. We also take it camping with us and is our sole source of heat in our small camper. It works great for both purposes. The thermostat works well once you figure out which setting is best for your situation. I love that it shuts off when tipped over. I'm planning on buying a second so I can keep one in the camper and have one for the bathroom.
This my second one.
May 11, 2017
This is my second one. I had my first one for a bunch of years I can't even remember how long. It worked great and this one does too. I like that the material doesn't get hot you won't get burned if you touch the grill of it. It turns off if it falls and it cycles on and off based on how you set it. I was grateful to know this model was still being made. Just know that your pet will likely find the space in front of the heater the prime place to nap.
... under my desk at work where it always feels like i'm on an antarctic exploration but with this little ...
April 10, 2017
I keep this little heater under my desk at work where it always feels like i'm on an antarctic exploration but with this little guy at my toes I can finally defrost! It doesn't make a noise if you accidentally tip it over (as some other units do for safety) and it gets pretty warm to the touch. For these reasons I would not choose to use it around children or pet but as an office warmer is perfect. 10/10 would buy again
Small, yet powerful
March 20, 2017
I got two of these for bedrooms that get cold in the winter even with the central heating going - one for each room. They quickly brought the rooms to a comfortable temperature and, once set, kept them comfortable.
Their size makes them easy to store when not in use.
Going through second winter like a Champ!
January 26, 2017
I use this in my daughters room. I bought it for her room because the house we rent has bad air circulation and gets freezing upstairs. I live around Chicago, so we get some very cold nights!
As first time parents, putting a heater in my infant child's bedroom over night was a terrifying idea. After using it for a while to get the right temperature and test safety features, I was confident I could put it in her room. Made space where it goes and I don't let anything close to it if it is out.
This heater is still going strong. Works just like it did when I got it, keeps my daughter warm at night while I can sleep without worrying that it will cause any harm to her. I couldn't ask anything more of a heater. Plus it puts out good heat for how small it is.
It also has a clock which is nice in the morning
February 8, 2017
I'm going with 5 stars. A few issues that could maybe knock off a star, but overall, this heater does what a basic heater should do, with a clock and thermostat to boot, in the place it says it is designed for - the bathroom. It's a little more expensive than your ultra-basic box heater, but I got what I was looking for with the digital controls.I've had one of these for over 2 years now, in our master bath. The master bedroom, bath, and closet are at the side of the house and in the winter are several degrees colder than the rest of the house, so we bought this to supplement the heat in the master suite so the rest of the house wouldn't be overheated, and we didn't have to freeze in the bedroom.It has worked really well for that purpose. We have a convenient spot to place the heater where it is aiming the heated air toward the bathroom door into the bedroom, and set it around 75 degrees, and it brings the entire master suite up from about 68 deg or so. It also has a clock which is nice in the morning, and visible from the shower, so have avoided needing to get a separate clock for the bathroom.Now, just last week, after over 2 years of service 6-8 months of the year, it appears to have died - however, after a few days it revived. Reading other reviews here, this seems to be an overheating mode that it can enter, and unplugging and leaving it set for anywhere from 30 minutes to a few days will allow it to revive. That worked this time. Hopefully it continues reliable service for many years to come, but then I wouldn't be surprised if this is a sign of more overheats in the future (likely something in it is degrading, but I won't know for sure unless it acts up more).My Pros and Cons:* PRO: Heats well, does the basic job without any fuss. And heats things quick if used to heat up the bathroom quick in the morning, for example.* PRO: the digital theromostat and the clock are the top features for me. Set it and forget it, and if you need to adjust as the seasons change, you can just bump a degree or two* PRO: Not horribly loud - though not horribly quite either. I wouldn't want this in the living room so much, but it's fine where I have it in the bathroom, for the job I have it for.* PRO: built-in GFI protection in the plug for bathroom/kitchen/etc. usage. I've also read the element used is engineered to withstand a moist environment better than another model which is otherwise the same (i.e. to handle a steamy bathroom from showers, etc.). I cannot verify that beyond that mine is still working.* PRO/CON: Apparently it has overheat protection that is generally recoverable. But there is no way to realize that is what's happening - the device just appears to be dead. So try to remember this for 2 years after you buy it and this happens! :)* CON: Apparently (from other reviews) the timer function needs to be reset every day, it's not set on repeat, but one-time only. I don't use that function, so didn't factor into losing a star - but be aware if you are interested in this feature.* CON: It can be a little confusing to figure out how to set the clock vs. the timer, though the guide makes it clear* CON: It doesn't have switch-off protection if it tips over* CON: All the settings reset when unplugged or on power loss. I really hate resetting clocks after power loss. Can't everything in life be easy?
My favorite little heater
August 22, 2016
I have had one for three years and it has outlasted a heater that cost three times as much.-Heats up small spaces such as bathrooms really quick.-Keeps small rooms cozy (around 15' x 15')-Takes about 20 to 30 minutes to heat up a large room ( larger than 20' x 20')-Shuts off once it reaches a temperature goal and turns back on to keep the room comfortable.-It is pretty quiet. I forget that its on and have to remind myself to turn it off before I go to work.The only complaint is that the light coming from the clock is really bright. I have to cover the light coming from the clock with tape at night or else it illuminates the whole room in a blue glow. If it does have an option to turn it off, I wouldn't know how to do it.
December 28, 2015
I bought this for our basement bathroom that has no heat vents. We live in Wisconsin, so it can be very cold! I purchased in March and it was used in the spring, forgotten about in the summer and fall. This winter, we discovered it did not work. I called Holmes and they verified manufacture date off the cord prong, said yes, it's indeed under warranty and we should receive a new unit in 6-8 days. No hassle on my part to get them to back up their product. Very pleased with the unit while it worked and quite impressed with their no hassle warranty policy. Absolutely recommend!
Good enough - Bought another one
December 27, 2014
I have this for 2 years. I need one to put in the bathroom and this one has the safety plug. It is working fine without any problem. This is not that hot but it is warm enough for me. I don't use the timer but I like that it has a clock. The control is very easy to use. Turning on and off is what I need. I also have the one-touch version. That one-touch version is very bad. I do trip it couple time when the moisture is too high in the bathroom. So, it is very good heater.5/2015 - UpdateIt finally broke after almost 3 years. I see the heating wire at the end of the connection burned off and broke. (see the picture. there is a burn mark.) This model works very well. So, I order another one. I look inside the newer model. There is some different from what I can see. The end of the heating wire connection seems bigger now. The electric wires (red, black, and yellow) are wrapped with heat shields. These wires are bare without the heat shields in the old model. The newer model has the heating wire wrapped around the fan 4 times. The older model has the heating wire wrapped around the fan 6 times. The new heater feels warmer and most importantly, it does not smell bad like those oil filled or ceramic models.Still 5 stars if this last as long as the older one
Keeps a small bathroom toasty
June 13, 2012
The heater was perfect for our 8x12 bathroom. Love the automatic off and the temperature set. Note there is a delay before the fan shuts off (good thing).
February 23, 2012
This is one of the best small heaters you can buy IMO.. I have owned one of these myself for 2 years and bought this current one on amazon for my girl friend so she can bring her living room up to temp a little better then the regular house heat does. These heaters are easy to use, there pretty quiet and I have never had any over heating issues etc.. I live in an older house and since heating the house is expensive I tend to only run this in my room when I'm home or have the day off.. I can turn this heater on when the rooms 48-55 degrees on average and watch the temp climb to 70-75 degrees within 20min.. it has no problem fighting the cold and will even start to heat up the cold hallway if I leave the door open by accident it's a pretty powerhouse unit for it's size if you ask me. The digital thermostat on it is pretty damn accurate.. i have a digital thermometer clock thingy in my room that sits around 6 feet away from the heater and it is always within 1 degree of the heater's set temp. If you got a small room, a small living room, bathroom, buy one of these you won't be sorry.
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Four Star Reviews:
June 26, 2017
This has worked pretty well for my small apartment's bathroom, but I ordered it before I noticed it was actually for a desktop and is not supposed to be used in a bathroom. Oh, well, keeps me warm enough when getting out of the shower and drying off.
Good heater - watch out for power surge!
June 13, 2017
Was a great heater. It worked like a champ for a few years day in, day out. Then our workplace got a power surge.... Well that was the end of the space heater.
Can't blame the heater for the power surge, but was kinda surprised that there wasn't some protection on it as this was a heating unit. That's why I subtracted one star.
LOUD but it works.
May 15, 2017
Works well overall, can provide heated air or just circulate with the fan and no heat. But be warned, this fan is LOUD. Even on "low" it is loud. Works well as a noise canceling device in an office to block out surrounding sounds if that is something you are looking for.
wish the blower was a little stronger.
May 7, 2017
My previous Holmes, had more power with blowing the air, and I could feel the hot air if it sat on the back of the toilet while I was standing at the sink. (the sink is right next to the toilet.) This one, I do not feel it blowing on me from the back of the toilet while standing at the sink. To feel the hot air blowing in me, I have to have it very close to me. It works well to heat up the bathroom if I turn it on a few minutes before going into the bathroom, and that is nice. It is nice that it has one setting to blow air as regular fan (not blowing hot air.)
Portable desktop heater
December 18, 2016
I bought it for my office. I've only used it a couple of times and it really heats up the space in 10-15 minutes. I tried it at home, in the living room but I would not use it as a space heater, it works better as a directional heat source. Although powerful I am concerned about the power bill if I have it running for too long in high. I noticed a wire smell the first time I used it but it did not last for more than a few minutes. The name says it all. Good investment.
If only it was quieter.....
October 17, 2016
I had bought this for my desk at work, no matter if they have the heat on or not, it is always freezing, so I thought I'd get this and give it a shot. It does do a great job of keeping me warm, but the fan is pretty loud. I think I'll have to use this at home, it's too loud for me to have at work.
Other than how loud it is, I do really like this fan. I would recommend it for sure if you didn't need to have a quite fan around.
Making those Winter mornings bearable
June 2, 2017
Nothing is worse than a cold bathroom in the winter time. Its hard to get out of your warm bed when you know the tile and porcelain freezer that awaits you. The timer makes those winter mornings a little easier.The heater has 3 settings (Fan, Constant On, and Temperature). The power plug does have a larger "wall wart" plug, think hair dryer.Timer and clock have to be set each time it is unplugged.
Keeps Bathroom Toasty
May 29, 2017
This is a very good little heater. It keeps the bathroom warm in the cold months and is small enough to store under the cabinet during the summer. I'm giving it 4 stars only because this is the third one I've purchased in the last eight or nine years. They tend to last for three winters. The first one's heating element burned out, and second one's fan stopped working. All in all, for the price, it's a good purchase.
It's a good little heater
February 11, 2016
It's a good little heater. Perfect for a small bathroom. It cycles on and off a lot more than our old one that died after a year, but that's a good thing. That way, the room doesn't get too hot or cold. Only problem we had was that when we had it on the counter, it would only turn on for a few seconds and shut off again. We placed it on the floor and it runs perfectly. So that may be an issue for some people. I also like that the heat coming from it isn't super hot. Where it is now, it blows on my legs when I'm at the sink. The old one got very hot and would almost burn my legs. This one doesn't.
Good, cheap, personal heater.
April 8, 2015
I had this model for about 6 years before it finally died on me. So I needed a new heater, and I always do my research - online, Consumer Reports, and Amazon reviews. Everything kept pointing back to this same unit, for the price, and what I needed it for. I keep the house cold, and mainly use this heater right next to me to keep warm. It's very small, and can't imagine it heating up anything other than a small room - but then again, it is advertised as a bathroom heater. I never use the timer feature, so can't comment on that...might be nice to have if you need it. Other heaters at this price point don't seem to have such a feature. Anyway, if you need a cheap personal or small room heater, I recommend, and many other sources recommend, this unit.
Good value for a little space heater. Not perfect
February 9, 2015
Good for the price -- would make a couple changes.Pros:- Small, lightweight- Cool touch so safe for kids- Fused cordCons:- Like all small heaters I've tried, the units own heat throws off the thermostat. So it shuts off and on very frequently, making it take forever to heat room. (Need to run it on "stay on" mode, then shift to thermostat)- No low setting. So always running at 1500W, which can push some room circuits if anything else connected. (we use in a cold kitchen, and can't handle this and toaster.)
Nearly a 5 Star
November 7, 2014
Purchased with the intent on using it in our bedroom. It heats a room up fast, Nice and toasty. Not really noisy, not anymore compared to a box fan that you might run in the summer.There are 3 Mode settingsMode 1: Thermostat. You can preselect a temperature you want and the heater will heat to that point and then shut down temporarily. When the temp drops a bit it kicks back on. This is nice but a bit annoying at night as you can hear it clicking on/off.Mode 2: Stay on. Literally the heat runs full blast without stopping. No high or low setting just full blast.Mode 3: Fan. The fan setting is just that a fan, no heat output.A 4th feature is a Start Time feature. You can preselect a time for the heater to kick on.It does come with a wall mountable option if you are interested in that.I do wish that the stay on feature had a control heater like high or low. It's for that reason only that I'm not giving it a 5 start. For the price ($39.99 with free shipping) it beats what I've been able to locate in the store locally.
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Three Star Reviews:
June 13, 2017
Surprisingly loud for such a compact unit. Do not buy if you are looking for a quiet fan or heater.
great for a while ... then...
May 9, 2017
So I've had two of these heaters/fans for a while, I bought the most recent about 7 months ago for my office. After about this amount of time to a year, something goes wrong and the electrical plug starts arching in the outlet. We've tried different outlets as well as bending the prongs to make a snug connection but today the arching started and I instantly smelled the 'burning electrical' and quickly unplugged it. Not sure why both heaters did the same thing but while I loved these heaters/fans, it's a bit dangerous to try again. The first I considered perhaps a lemon, this second one? I believe that there wont be a third, safety is paramount!
Okay For The Money
March 13, 2017
I bought this to use in my very small bathroom as there is not a heater in that room. It worked really great to begin with. After a few months the heating element does not get as hot as it did when I first got it. The fan still works just fine.
it works great for a small bedroom
March 12, 2017
We use this in my 2 year olds room during the winter. My olny complaint is that every few days, the heater goes through a weird phase where it doesn't shut off. Luckily, we have a temperature gauge on our baby monitor and it goes off whenever his room gets to be too hot. But every few days, we have to sneak in there while he is sleeping and reset the heater.
Other than that, it works great for a small bedroom. We've been using it throughout our Michigan winter.
Works ok for smaller rooms or areas
December 21, 2016
Works pretty good for small rooms, but the speed control is pretty much all or nothing. The fan's speed doesn't change at all until the dial is turned all the way back around to about the 11 o'clock position...if you think of it as low to high being 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock. No gradual decrease like I expected, and the low heat setting is VERY LOW. Not much heat put out at all. And it's definitely a whole lot louder than I expected. But it works ok for the small room I'm using it for with all settings on high. Wouldn't recommend for a normal sized room or anything tho.
Very warm, but only lasted 6 months
September 5, 2015
This was a great heater while it lasted. I put it under my desk at work, and it kept me toasty. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. It only made it about 6 months before it quit working. It just wouldn't power on one day. I went and replaced it with a cheap-o one from Wal-Mart. I figure that if I am going to have to replace it after 6 months, I would rather pay for a cheap $10 one at Wal-Mart than another $30 one here.
When it works, it works really well
November 12, 2017
I have had two of these exact same heaters. The first one worked fabulous. The second one made loud noises and I had to return it. When it works, it works really very well. I liked it because I could use it in the bathroom to keep it warm at night (my parrots sleep on the shower curtain rod at night).
Sensitive circuit protection.
January 23, 2017
First one didn't work, returned. Second one works, however, unit cuts off on temp mode before small bathroom warms up. Using "Stay on" mode gets room a little warmer, but consistently trips the internal circuit protection within 3-4 minutes. Followed all instructions and troubleshooting techniques. This requires us to unplug the heater and wait to hear a small click sound, signaling that the heater has reset. Rinse and repeat. Circuit protection is too sensitive. Leaving a Crack in the door can sometime help, slightly.Overall, heater does work if you can deal with a very subtle warmth.
Pros and Cons
December 26, 2015
Let's start out with the good. This little Holmes heater puts out tons of heat, and rapidly. The controls are simple, the timer is easy to set, it doesn't take up much space, and it's fairly attractive for a space heater. I like the clock, and the amount of illumination it provides easily doubles as a bathroom nightlight. Unfortunately, there are some issues with the heater as well.There's no battery backup for this unit, which is really unfortunate. My power blinks a lot. I can set the timer to have the heater warm up my bathroom for the next morning, but I typically wake up to a cold bathroom and flashing clock instead. I might be able to forgive this oversight if it wasn't for the other big issue: noise. This heater has a WHOOSHY fan. There are no speed settings for the fan, so it's either off or LOUD. To get an idea, it sounds about the same as my humidifier running on high. Ya'll know how noisy humidifiers are? Yeah, that's what it sounds like.Maybe mine is loud by defect. I am returning this heater but I am not trying out a second one. I think I'll go with radiant heat instead of forced air this next time around.
Depends on what you're looking for
November 28, 2015
First, I'll probably return it. It's too loud for me. To be fair, it's a clean noise of a large volume of air being forced out, not a clunky mechanical noise. But loud is loud. I don't understand how people can say they can't hear it. Also, you have to set the turn-on timer each night. And it only comes on for 30 minutes. It does not have an off timer. It only has one fan speed. It does put out a lot of heat and air to spread the heat quickly.Boring details, I compared this heater with my old Bionaire heater, which is not quiet. I put my phone around a foot away from each heater. My old heater measured around 60-61 dB. This heater measured around 70. Since dB is log scale, this heater is almost 10 times as loud. I used an app that measures noise. The app may or may not be absolutely accurate, but i just want to see the difference between the two measurements.
Didn't meet the Challenge: Bathroom still cool in the AM
October 10, 2015
It's difficult to find a heater that turns ON at a specified time, rather than off. As of Sept 2015, this is the only one on Amazon that does that. I needed a heater for my bathroom, which has HIGH ceilings, no heating, and a poorly fitted window in a historic building. I live in the midwest, so I've got below-zero winter temps coming. Quite the challenge.For my purpose, I have to return this heater; it is just not "enough" to do the trick; I am keeping a competitor's bought at a big box store that does the trick. (It ended up being about $20 more, worth the cost to me, I love getting up in the mornings to a warm bedroom and bathroom).PROS: very safe plug, digital clock, digital timer, cheaper than mostCONS: fan-forced (not a lot of heat), have to set timer each night, shuts off after 30 minutes automatically, so it never got warm enough for me in the morning (and it only reached 55 degrees at night so far, not the below-zero temps of winter!)NEUTRAL: 1500 watts, cool to touch (found same in most space heaters)For those who are looking for a space heater that will keep a FRIGID bathroom toasty for you in the winter mornings, look elsewhere.
Hardware Good, Software Bad
January 15, 2015
If you just want a heater that you turn on and off this is probably your best bet. It's fairly quiet, it's small, but it still heats up my 130 sq ft bedroom plenty fast.With that said, I don't think anyone who was involved in creating the software that runs this has ever heard of the term "user experience". The biggest problem in my book is that at some point they decided that they wanted to make a clock more than they wanted to make a heater. Seriously, why does this thing need to always display the time? Even when the clock isn't programmed it just sits there flashing "12:00" instead of showing me the actual temperature of the room or the temperature that it's set to. I didn't buy a clock, I bought a space heater.The second and third issues have to do with the alarm function. When you set the alarm, it turns on just as you'd expect, but as soon as it gets to the set point, it turns off and stays off. This wouldn't be a problem if the room were actually that temperature, but really only that corner of the room is that temperature. It would be much better if it would stay on for an hour after it comes on to actually bring the whole room to that temperature and keep it there.Lastly, you have to re-enable the alarm function every time you want to use it. Could it really not just stay on until I turn it off? The other problem with this is that you have to go through the programming steps to re-enable it. The correct time is still there, but you have to hold the button for three seconds and click through the settings. Why can't I just press it to turn it on and press it to turn it off?Other minor nitpicks: When you get past ~30° you can't really read the LCD, so when I adjust the temp I have to pick it up to see what I'm changing it to. Also it's angled back slightly so it blows upwards a little and doesn't hit my feet when I put it under my desk unless I actually hold my feet up in front of it, but I just stick it's own cable under the back of it.You might have the impression that I don't like this thing by now, but that's not really true, I'm probably just kinda picky and to be honest this is still probably one of the best options out there. And hey, maybe some day when I'm feeling really bored I might take it apart and see if I can't reprogram it, then it would be pretty much perfect.
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Two Star Reviews:
July 26, 2017
Blew heat but smelled like something was burning. Returned.
Return process was smooth.
I've been using this heater for a month now and ...
January 27, 2017
I've been using this heater for a month now and I've noticed that it's heating capacities have greatly decreased. It still works but the output is lukewarm rather than hot. I also received a shocking electric bill this month. My bill is usually $15-$18 per month but after using the heater nights only (not on weekends just m-f) it's increased to $70! I'm saddened by the quality of its heating capacities and the enormous amount of energy it requires.
I purchased this item during the winter of 2014 to ...
April 27, 2016
I purchased this item during the winter of 2014 to use the heat setting in my bedroom when I didn't want to heat the whole house. Even on the low setting it would blow as if it were on high and I noticed the unit always caused the wall around the socket to get warm. I awoke one morning to discover both the socket and plug burned black and the wall was EXTREMELY HOT. If I'd slept another 2 seconds the place would have been on fire. Purchase at your own risk.
Cheap amateur design
January 21, 2016
I believe this may be discontinued. It should be. There are a variety of thermostatic controls for temperature. This resembles an old design which operated reasonably well within limits. Higher wattages were a killer. Even the lower wattage is too much for this one. For the price, they could have incorporated a solid state control with a cheaper thermostat. Saved pennies, wasted dollars.
Luke Warm At Best
January 9, 2016
Unless you stand directly in front of heater, even on high setting - it's luke warm at best. Just purchased, so no idea how long it will last based on other reviews.
UPDATE TO ORIGINAL REVIEW: Broke within a week of receiving product. Initially would trip outlet breakers, then finally quite working all together. I live in a newer home, so its not my electrical outlet. Would not recommend.
like a bathroom
October 17, 2015
Was not used for more than 6mo, at most & only during cold months.
Even in a small space, like a bathroom, with fan & heat on high, it didn't warm up the room much more than a foot or 2 directly in front of it.
Over time the fan worked intermittently. Some days it would work. Sometimes jostled the unit or shifted it slightly & it worked.
Then the heating began going out. Soon enough, it didn't turn on at all.
For the price, don't expect this to be more than a temporary fix to get through more than 1 winter season without trouble.
Smart functionality doesn't work!
November 9, 2017
I bought this heater because of the smart timing functionality, but unfortunately it's pretty confusing and not easy to set. I wanted something that would heat my bathroom in the mornings before I woke up. I set this to start at 6AM and I swear it turns off after either the temperature is reach or time or something.I stopped using it and switched my old in and put it on a wall timer.It does heat well, which is nice and why I gave it two stars.
Would not purchase again
September 18, 2017
The two stars I'm giving it signify that it did heat our bathroom up. The three missing stars are because the timer start never worked, and because the unit died an untimely death in 3 months. In case the timer problem was because we were idiots, we had a couple different friends test setting it for us. It never came on when it was supposed to. That was a big disappointment, since we thought it would be nice to come downstairs on a winter morning and have the bathroom already warmed up, but the more important thing was just that it would actually work when we turned it on. It did, for about three months, then died. It started making that terrible wearing noise and giving off the burned smell. It's not like we overworked it. It was used as needed, not left to work continuously. If the timer had worked the unit would have gotten more use, so this seemed like a double insult to have it die so soon. This is the second problem I've had with a Holmes product, so I think I'm done with them now.
Another cheaply made piece of junk that doesnt work as advertised
February 5, 2017
Where to begin? Just another example of effective inflation via dwindling value per dollar. In this case the first obvious dwindling is cord length. On an appliance that can ONLY be plugged directly into an outlet the cord is way too short. And the thermostat does not work. Thats basically the reason I bought this model. Its very difficult to adjust without unplugging, then you have to set the time and the non existing thermostat. Keeping only because it actually puts out heat. I purchased another model from Walmart that fails to do even that. I imagine China's answer to the cord problem will be, not to lengthen the cord back to what it was five years ago, but to sell the rest of the cord to you as a safe extension cord for another chunk of money. I hate buying things, dont know where you are going to get ripped off next and there ARE no good alternatives
Lots of Problems
January 17, 2017
I was very disappointed in this heater. It definitely got hot but that in itself was a problem because if I let it run very long, it blew either my apartment fuse or the built in fuse from overheating. The thermostat was useless. I'd set it on 84 degrees and it would turn itself off after a minute or so when the room temperature was below 70. Therefore, it could NOT be used to keep the bathroom a little bit warmer for when I woke up in the morning.Those problems all combined to make it useless for anything other than running for a minute, turning it off, waiting for it to cool down, turning it back on for a minute, and continuously monitoring and repeating the cycle while trying to never let it run for too long before it shut itself down.After a year and 2 months, it broke today. In a way I"m glad because now I can finally justify buying a new one. lol.
Good space heater, features not so good
June 13, 2016
This is a good space heater in terms of heat produced, noise level, etc. But the feature that is the selling point...namely being able to set a timer for it to go off and warm up an area (bathroom for me) is erratic and error-prone. First, if the unit is unplugged, say good-bye to your set time, you will have to set over again. Second, it does not go on automatically each day: you have to continually manually press it every day for the set time to work. Some days it works, other days it doesn't with regards to the automatic time working. Then there is this bright annoying glowing LED. Why? Why?? OK, if it's on, I get it. But even off the LED ring is on, glowing, blinking for God knows what reason. I took a star away from that, just too damn annoying.
A nice hand-warmer, maybe
January 26, 2016
I wonder if perhaps I got a faulty unit. Or maybe most of the 4 & 5 star reviewers are heating tiny spaces? Either way, my heater is ridiculously weak. You have to stand right in front of it (maybe within a foot or two) while it goes at full blast for it to make any difference. I give it 2 stars for the rich feature set (several modes, adjustable thermostat, digital display, bathroom-safe ALCI plug, mountable), and for the fact that when we get the baby out of the tub, it's nice to hold him by the heat for a moment. But again, don't expect this thing to heat anything other than the air immediately in front of it.
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One Star Reviews:
Do not buy- the heater stopped working after a few weeks and the manufacturer refused to abide by the warranty!!
August 31, 2017
I purchased this heater in March, but didn't use it until months later. The heater worked fine for about two weeks, and then it stopped working. After jumping through several hoops with the manufacturer, it finally conceded that the warranty was still in place, but since the heater was out of "season", they could not replace the item. Who provides a one year warranty, but then does not keep sufficient supply of the product? I asked for a refund, and they went radio silent. I am still working on getting a replacement/refund. Needless to say, I will not be purchasing another faulty product from Holmes or Sunbeam again.
April 20, 2017
Right now this is described as cool-touch housing. SO not cool touch and even warns you that if you touch it when running you will be burned. I have a larger heater from a different manufacturer that is cool to the touch and blows warm air. I though I was buying the same thing.
This heater is fails in a major way
December 18, 2016
I wish I should of saved more money to buy a better heater than this one but noooo I was cheap and bought this horrible heater. It shuts off when I try to turn to high heat but when I turn it to low heat level it still shuts off. Now I will have to be on a never ending journey for another heater that actually works and I will never buy this heater again. Save your money for a different high quality okay 😡😡😡😡
Essentially flawed design.
January 6, 2015
There's a note on the side of it that says if it suddenly turns off, just unplug it for 30 minutes and try again. Um, no. I'm not going to babysit a heater and futz around with the plug. There's a dial with numbers on it, but I have no idea why because if you move it to <4 it turns off, and if you turn it to >4 it turns on. I'm literally too annoyed to return it. I'll just make sure everyone knows never to buy something from Holmes.
It's in control, not you
November 11, 2017
I hate this heater. It's the second time I've purchased it because it fits our needs *in concept*, but I really dislike the controls as they have built-in overrides which means that the heater is in control when I want to be the boss.My biggest issue is that when you turn it off, it doesn't turn off immediately, it does a ten second countdown. It shows the countdown on the display, but I want it to turn off when I turn it off. (It's an electric heater and I want to feel TOTALLY confident that it's off when I walk away and I do not want to wait around to be sure). I added a switch at the plug so now I just turn off the power from there, which works fine.The new issue we discovered is that it has a maximum heat temperature in the "stay on" mode (different than many other similar bathroom space heaters we've had which are more literal). So you can turn it on, put it into "stay on" mode and nothing happens if it deems it too hot, so not really "stay on", but instead "stay on until I, your heater, thinks it's warm enough". I'm sure it's a "feature" for safety and works well for lots of situations, but in our bathroom, it gets hot but we still want the heater on, so not good for us.
stopped working after 1 year
April 16, 2017
stopped working after 1 year, pretty much right after the 1 year warranty expired. When it was working, it performed well. Another negative is that the digital display was too bright. In a bedroom with all lights off, it was like a bright night light.We purchased a Lasko 754200 a year before this one and it is still working. The Lasko felt like it produced hotter air, but this Holmes had a stronger fan.
dead on arrival
February 6, 2017
Ordered this heater but didn't need it right away. I finally opened the box and it doesn't come on at all. I missed the return window by a few days now I'm stuck with a heater that was non-working right out of the box. If you roll the dice and buy this piece of crap heater check it out right away in case you have to return it.
Not happy about it
November 25, 2016
I mounted this unit on the wall in a small bathroom 8'x8'. Set the temperature, every thing seemed fine .Checked the room 2 hours later and the unit was no longer working. Only thing I could do after resetting the power was set the clock nothing else works.Now I have two holes in the wall to fix. I am very disappointed with this purchase. Sending back tomorrow!!!
Junk - Do Not Buy
October 19, 2016
I thought the negative reviews were just from people who don't understand how a thermostat works, so I ignored them and ordered this piece of junk anyway. I wanted a heater for my bathroom with a timer, so I could set it to come on a few minutes ahead of me in the mornings on cold days. This heater worked for about a week, and then stopped working. The timer never did work at all, which was the reason for buying it. It would come on and stay on long enough for me to get in the shower, thinking my new little heater was heating up the bathroom, and then when I got out of the shower, the heater would be off. It stays on for a few seconds and then goes off. This is the biggest waste of money for me. It's in my husband's scrap bin now.
Worst Heater Ever! Do Not Buy. Trust me. :o(
April 13, 2016
Worst Heater Ever! I had a HeatRunner for over a decade and it worked beautifully. Couldn't find another one so I purchased this Holmes Heater. It was louder than I expected and not easy to program. If I put it within ONE FOOT of me, I could feel the heat. If I stepped away more than an inch, I got cold.Additionally, after two weeks, it stopped working. Just stopped. I've tried using it in different rooms with different plugs, but nothing works. So now I feel I was ripped off by this company. After having a good space heater last over a decade, this Holmes Digital Bathroom Heater lasting slightly under two weeks was beyond disappointing. I'm quite disgusted and giving 1 star ONLY because Amazon doesn't have negative numbers.
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Honeywell HCE100 Heat Bud Ceramic Portable-Mini Heater, Black
Incline Desk Sorter, 6 Compartment, 8 x 7-3/4 x 6-1/2 Inches, Black
Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.
Easy to adjust manual controls
Heat or fan only setting for year-round use
2 heat settings
Tip-over automatic safety shut-off; built-in carrying handle
1500 Watt Max
Easy to adjust digital controls will help maintain your desired comfort level
Use the timer to pre-heat the bathroom and keep it warm and cozy
Bathroom safe ALCI plug for worry free bathroom use; and wall mountable
Digital thermostat with a digital clock and timer
2 heat settings, 1500 watt max output
1 Year Limited Warranty
Personal heating for small spaces
Tip over protection
Desk sorter offers six slots to hold envelopes, invoices, small note pads and more
Overall dimensions: 6-1/2-Inch H x 7-7/8-Inch W x 6-1/4-Inch D
Kaz vs LaskoWow... With the Kaz height at 1292.5 inches, width at 324 inches and length of 423.2 inches, the Lasko with 920.5"X 283.1"X 999.2"... Hope they're unassembled, but still, way too big for my house. I'm still thinking about getting one for the barn, if i can find the space to put it.JoeNY