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Five Star Reviews:
Great little heater for my apartment bathroom
January 22, 2017
The ideal size for my small bathroom. I've been an exclusive user of oil-filled heaters for the past 15 years. They're economical and efficient. Once they are warmed up, the air around them is extremely comfortable. This is the smallest one I'd ever seen and had to try it. It works great and can even overheat the bathroom if the user doesn't understand how this type of heater works. The settings allows it to adjust the temperature perfectly. It takes up barely any space, as it's so thin, which is exactly what I needed.
Good Product but Waaay Overpriced
November 18, 2016
Very neat little heater for small areas, I put this one by my dog's sleeping area and he's very thankful I did. It is, however, very overpriced for what it is.
November 16, 2016
Just switched to this after purchasing several ceramic fan heaters in a row, each of which lasted about 6 months. Not sure about the durability of this product yet, but amazed by the difference in noise level. This is absolutely silent, it fits under my desk and works great.
Nice compact quiet heater.
October 25, 2016
Heats up, and keeps warm a 10x10 room nicely. Compact and light weight also. Got another. One for the cat room also, which is a slightly bigger room, and doesn't seem to have problems keeping it at about 68degrees.
The Perfect 'Under Desk' Heater
September 6, 2016
This is the perfect 'under desk' heater! It gives out even heat unlike the fan ones. It also has no smell! I wish I bought this years ago. It is slim, silent, and just perfect. I was always cold in the office, especially during the summer when the A/C was on full blast. Now I am nice and comfy, not too warm and not too cold, but juuuuust right.
January 7, 2016
Use this at the office in New Hampshire. Keeps the chill off that comes in through the poorly insulated windows behind me. I have it sitting on a large bay-window shelf and it sends warm air out so my back, neck and shoulders stay warm. There is no fan or blower, this is radiant heat from the heated oil inside the unit. It makes no noise. It is a thin unit, only a 1.5 inches thick.NOTE: There is a caution notice on the unit: "High Temperature; keep electrical cords, drapery and other furnishings at least 3 feet from the front of the heater and way from the side and rear."
Use it in my cubicle. Works fine!
January 10, 2017
I keep it under my desk at work. It definitely takes the chill off. Its only half the size of a normal one. So no one even knows its under my desk. The wattage is lower so less chance that it will blow a fuse.
Great small heater for small areas
December 29, 2016
Optimas Heater does exactly as I expected for $30. Tested it out today heating a 8x8 laundry room I just sheetrocked. About an hour, it had the room about 70 degrees. It is not a heater for bigger rooms. I would purchase the 1500 watt unit. I was looking for a heater that would heat up a small area that I could leave unattended without the fear a fire.Plan on using this heater in back of my work truck canopy over night when freezing temperatures outside, Keep my tools and liquid from freezing and also help drying out the inside of canopy shell so it doesn't start to build up mold.If you're looking for a small energy efficient radiator heater, this product works great in small tight areas. Wanting a small electric heater that has a fan, temperature setting that will heat up an area fast for under $30, buy Patton PUH680-N-U Milk-House Utility Heater - they work great but not as efficient but will heat up a room fast
The heater does a fantastic job for this size room
December 23, 2016
I don't know why people buy this small heater and then complain that it's not warm enough. I read the review and when I got it, I cranked it up for my granddaughter, it got so warm my granddaughter kicked all the blanket off. I had to kept adjusting down. It's been 3 days and I am still adjusting it down a bit at a time for her. We live in the bayarea and it's a 10'X10' room. The heater does a fantastic job for this size room. It gets warm quick too, not like the bigger ones I have.Of cause if you live in Alaska or Minnesota, you buy this for a big room and it's not warm enough, who's fault is that? You expect a tiny little heater that cost $37 to perform magic? If you size it right, it's a fantastic heater that doesn't take much room and only burn 700W electricity.
It's smaller than I thought, but sooooooo powerful.
August 13, 2015
It's smaller than I thought, but sooooooo powerful. Powerful enough for any small space. Very easy and simple thermostat control. Of course this is very portable, because it's small size.
Unusual being so small
March 11, 2015
Perfect for a small bedroom as on my boat where everything has to be small.It was a little stinky at first but I left it on high well ventilated and after it was good.
Fits well in a small space, low-cost to operate, but really is low power
March 3, 2015
My husband works from home and it get very cold in the winter here in WI and we don't want to pay to heat the whole house when he's the only one home. He uses this heater under his desk. It works well enough; and it's great that it doesn't use a lot of power. It fits the space and doesn't get too hot. It is very small and as a radiant heater, it's not really strong enough to warm a very large area and he ends up using a second space heater (the room he works in has two walls exposed to the outside).
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Four Star Reviews:
This small unit does a great job in the small room
March 5, 2017
We use this heater to keep our RV bedroom warm on winter nights. This small unit does a great job in the small room. The feet are plastic and loosen up a little after use, causing the unit to wobble a bit (making a slight clicking noise) with RV movement. We wedge something under one foot to eliminate the wobble.
Works great in my small bathroom
February 20, 2017
This heater was perfect for one of my small bathrooms that gets a little cold in the winter. It's thin and easy to fit into the small bathroom and yet be out of the way. Being a radiant oil filled heater it takes a good while to heat up, but my intent was to raise the temperature throughout the day so it stays on and keeps the room comfortable.
I recommend getting a timer for the time you need it ...
December 8, 2016
Warms up a small/medium room well. Caution use this around adult only gets very hot to the touch. Makes cracking noise for the first 10 minutes and vice versa. Silent when on for a longer period. I recommend getting a timer for the time you need it on/off. Room stays warm even hours of being turned off.
... a heater that wasn't 1500 watt that would work good in my green house in the basement
December 21, 2015
Was looking for a heater that wasn't 1500 watt that would work good in my green house in the basement. Keeps a decent temperature in the green house (65 degrees on average). Basement has been around 50-55 degrees. We will see how long it lasts.My concern is that the plastics (feet and control panel) seem a bit flimsy. I guess as long as I don't kick it or tip it I will not break it. Of this is in a high traffic area I would be concerned.
So far so good
November 2, 2015
I purchased this to provide some warmth for my feet and legs when I'm sitting at my desk in the winter. My desk is in the middle of the room, and I have the heater sitting a couple of inches from the back of my desk. Does take the chill out of the air - it seems to help more when I turn it on about an hour before I start working. The unit itself gets very hot, but the desk itself doesn't absorb the heat - which I think is good. It definitely helps to provide some warmth - will be playing with placement as the weather gets even colder. I love the size and portability of the heater, and am glad to have some added heat without hot air blowing in the room and in my face, as I have had in the past.
February 6, 2015
This year one of the office salesmen brought in a 1500 watt heater and put it under his desk claiming his legs and feet are cold. I looked at his idea of a solution and all I saw was a ball warmer. I picked this up and replaced it under his desk before he came to work. He has been using it nonstop and there are no complaints. At least now he is warming his legs and feet.
Its a good little heater
March 27, 2017
Way smaller than I expected but hey thats my own fault for not reading closer. Its a good little heater. Keeps the chill out of my garage.
Quiet heat source, small but not for large cold spaces.
January 14, 2017
This is well made and attractive. I like oil heat because it is quiet and consistent. At 700 W though it is not powerful but takes less energy and does not have to be on and off. It will take the chill off a bathroom (11 x 11 foot) that is insulated but not well heated from the main heat source (albeit gas forced air or radiant or whatever). I can keep the temperature at 65 degrees. I let the heater run on high for about 20 hours then was able to lower the setting. This is the use I bought it for so I think it was a good deal and good price. I gave 4 stars because people should realize that this is not for a big room or one that has little to no heat and/or no insulation. It will not replace a good heat source.
December 8, 2016
Works great for my bathroom, even when the main heat is off all while using less energy.
For the price, it's a great heater and provides warm radiating heat right where you want it.
January 20, 2016
If you work in a cold space this is the one! It fits perfectly under a desk even a chair. Warm radiated heat right by your legs. I have two pieces of negative feedback. If neither bothers you, give it a go. The price is certainly right!Two things I didn't care for: Where is the auto off? It would be great if you could set an auto off _option_ to turn the unit off after say 12 hours.Second thing is that the thermostat doesn't show numbers or degrees, so you have to adjust this not by a measurement, but by how warm you feel.On my nice to have list: Option to turn off after 10-12 hours. (End of a work day, or night in bed sleeping for instance.)Instaheat selection. A way to get ut heated up quickly when you turn it on. It takes a while to warm up.Still, for the price, it's a great heater and provides warm radiating heat right where you want it.
Compact space saver, good for small rooms.
November 6, 2015
We have two larger models from Honeywell and Lakewood from years ago, so I am familiar with oil filled radiator heaters. We keep the central gas heater practically off at night (55F) and use these to heat up occupied rooms to save energy. They are very quiet, save occasional thermostat clicks, and the warmth is ‘soft.’ Heat isn't as directional as other types of heaters, which I like. This compact heater works the same way, but there are a few differences, as described later.The product arrived packaged rather poorly, with the top Styrofoam piece all broken and missing a chunk. It still came in as one piece, but they really need some basic quality control.As another reviewer mentioned, the assembly instruction was useless. Actually, it was worse than useless since it tells you to use the non-existing U-bolt with a wing nut to attach the stand. The included rear stand is designed to work on its own without the elusive bolt. You just insert the last fin into the stand’s slot. I think the manual is just outdated.The heater is really light (9-10 lbs). No wheels unlike our larger models, but it’s so light that you really don’t need them. I just pick it up and move it around.Tested in two small rooms, each at about 100 - 120 sq ft, it worked well.· Both rooms are with one outside wall and single window, facing west. They are well insulated with no draft.· Outside temp was 40F· Indoor temp was at 66F, when the central heater was turned off. This radiator heater was turned on only then.· Both rooms maintained temp at 70F when the knob was turned to little less than half-way between low and high.Our larger heaters have two buttons: 600 W, 900 W, and both buttons can be turned on to get 1500 W total. They easily maintained 200+ sq ft room at 70F even when it’s cold outside (below 30) just with 600 W button pushed. In fact, we can’t remember ever using any other setting, which is why we picked this small heater with 700 W.The differences between this and the larger models I’ve noticed so far:- This mini heater gets hotter to touch, naturally because it contains less oil and the surface area to release heat is much less.- But while hot, it’s not hot enough to burn anyone as long as you don’t keep your hands on it for long. It’s uncomfortable enough to keep kids (and me) away from touching them barehanded. I had my little one touch it briefly to teach him not to play with it. The message got crossed without hurting him.- It’s about half high as the larger models, and narrower. I put it in my kid's room so in case it falls on them, it will hurt less due to lighter weight. (for safety I tucked it away between drawer and wall so it really can’t fall on him anyway, but this is another advantage of the non-directional radiator heater)I’d recommend this to those who need to heat up limited spaces and consider 70F to be comfortable temp. Not that I think it can only heat it up to 70F, but it all depends on the space and how well insulated.I can’t comment on its reliability as I haven’t used it long enough. It has seen only a few weeks of use so far but without any trouble. I’ve come across two reviews that said the switch stopped working prematurely. I am hoping they addressed that issue by now since it happened to the older model 6002 with 600W (this is model 6003 with 700W). The manual did not list any replacement part, so the switch may not be readily serviceable. (Personally, I’d just grab another switch and replace it if it breaks)
but it's a nice leg warmer for under the desk
June 4, 2015
It's small, so it can not heat a big space, but it's a nice leg warmer for under the desk.
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Three Star Reviews:
This works fine and I love it's size and compactness
April 4, 2016
This works fine and I love it's size and compactness. However, as other reviewers mentioned. This doesn't get smokin' hot. I keep it in my bedroom which is about 10x10 feet and it stays warm--but doesn't get super toasty with the door closed when it's really cold out. I have also used it under my desk which works well--keep feet warm. I wish someone made one slightly bigger and a bit warmer. It's also handy to dry things on--quickly--but wouldn't leave fabric on it unsupervised. It's hot to the touch.
Faulty had to return. (would of liked a simple exchange)
December 5, 2015
The space heater i recived was faulty .The caution light did not work, also something was lose in the electrics . It was not new, had finger prints all over it, plus you could tell that it had been opened and used before.I would of liked a simple exchange for one that was not faulty, but was not given that option. if i had If small children i would not buy this heater, i feel it could burn a small child. I was ok trying this heater on hardwood floors, but not sure how safe it would be on carpet. shame it was faulty, i would of liked to have kept it.
Cheap to run, but very limited utility
January 7, 2015
It's disappointing (and not only because it took Amazon three months to ship the unit), but it is still worth considering if you have a very specific need. It's only 400 watts, but that would be enough power to heat a small space if a reasonable amount of iron-rich metal were used in the body to retain and radiate heat. Instead, the body is constructed with paper-thin pot-metal panels. There's small amount of oil inside the unit that helps, but all told the thermal properties are poor. You can expect to heat about three cubic feet, and not much more.All that said, no one has produced a high-quality, cast-iron, low-wattage electric heater since the French stopped making them in 1960s, so you do not have much choice. Leaving a 1600-watt space heater on indefinitely will cost you at least $175 a month in electricity. This will cost you more like $45 -- like using ten 40-watt incandescent bulbs. It will gently heat the space under your desk. It can also warm a small bathroom, provided it is insulated and you leave the heater on continuously.
January 7, 2012
I bought this heater over a year ago for under my desk. It did a great job, but the little feet shattered after a couple of months. I ordered 2 more sets. This fall I started using it again. The feet shattered again, I should have taken note. But I really like this heater. Keeps my legs toasty in this old drafty house while I work. Two days ago, I noticed the housing for the electronics was open and I could see all the wiring. Under the heater was a bunch on pieces of plastic. The casing for the bolts holding the shell together had shattered. The heater was very hot and I just was lucky to have noticed. I keep this heater on a timer, so it is only on while I am working. I was almost tempted to get another one, but decided that the fire risk was too high. What if I had not noticed the open shell? I wonder how others are holding up?
November 28, 2011
I was hoping this heater would work for under a desk in our garage and we are in the mtns. It doesn't but inside the house under my desk it works fantastic. I just put it in my bathroom 12 x 15'ish since we don't have a heater in there and on the med setting it works great and was surprised. Very much a worth while purchase.
Nice and quiet, with caveats
December 31, 2010
We use these under our desks and they do a good job of warming without any noise. These units do get hot (about 250°F) so you need enough room that your toes won't touch the heater accidentally--ouch! The switch is fairly easy to operate with your toe and glows orange when it's on. But it's all too easy to forget to turn the heater off so it wastes energy. If they were smart, the heater would have a motion detector so it would turn off when you leave the desk. Only other complaint is the legs are too narrow so the heater is less stable than it should be. Still it does the job and it's nicer than a radiant heater with a fan for localized heating.Update 11/12:One of the plastic feet cracked in half. Fortunately, I contacted NewAir and they sent me to a web site where I could buy a replacement for $3.95. Still think the feet should be longer for greater stability, and more durable, but at least customer service was good.
good little heate for the $$
March 29, 2017
not a bad heater considering it's less the 2000 watts. no it's does'nt warm a whole 10 x 20 room or put off a mass of heat. however the cracking/popping sound many people have mentioned have not been nearly as loud as what i was afraid of and the price is right for a decent little heater for my rv! i can run it off my honda 1000 generator w/out blowing the breaker. i'll update review if it changes
Cuts the cold but doesnt really HEAT UP a room
December 12, 2016
It helps cut the cold from our small bedroom but I cannot say it warms the place. Great for the price in extremely desperate situations where the cold is unbearable, but dont expect it to really heat up the place!Its super small and portable, will be good to bring on a trip to a cabin or something where you might just need to take the cold edge off the air in a room.
if you have a SMALL area this could work nicely
December 6, 2016
My 3 stars might be unfair.... and this is why.... I am sure for a SMALL area this would work great.. but fo the area I needed it for.. it was not powerful enough... the area I wanted heated way 20 x 10 ft and there is a garage door so its not insulated.... but I could see this working in a 10 x 10 area and working pretty well... I was hoping it would work because its a nice handy little unit... easy to move and store for the summer... if you have a SMALL area this could work nicely
Love the degree
October 13, 2016
It is safe and dainty. Love the degree. Gave it 3 stars out of 5 because it doesn't radiate much heat. Not good for snowy days or cold weather condition. However, it's very safe. It self regulate and turns off on its own if it's overheated, which is up to 700 w, which is not much. It won't go any higher. You will probably buy it and return it because it feels like nothing. Even a toaster oven is hotter.
You won't be toasty
January 7, 2016
It's okay. Like most people say, if you're looking to really warm a room, this ain't gonna do it. It would be perfect for underneath a desk because it's really small. I wanted to use it to help my scuba gear dry in a hotel bathroom while on trips. But even in a small bathroom with the door closed, this heater did not really heat up the space. It warmed it, but it was far from toasty and things didn't really dry faster. Now we use it to make our bedroom "comfortable" on really cold winter nights. It's actually really good for that. If it's say in the teens or colder outside, you can crank this thing up and it will keep our bedroom at a comfortable sleeping temperature--not hot but not cold. Maybe mid-to-low 60s. But if you want it up in the 70s, it won't do that if it's super cold outside. Bottom line is that this heater is for under your desk or for slightly warming a small room or space. If you are looking for something that might, for example, make a bathroom toasty, you'll need a slightly more powerful unit.
Unable to dissipate it's full power without tripping the thermal safety
November 24, 2015
In summary, this unit is nearly what I wanted. But I wish they would have either made it slightly larger so it could actually dissipate 700 watts of power into a 62F room without over heating. Or they could have just put in a 450 watt (or whatever) element so it wouldn't get so hot, and then advertised accordingly.More detail:It's small, simple, and almost just what I was looking for. I use it in a small room I want to heat a little warmer without heating the whole house. I bought this to replace an 800 watt heater that had formerly done just fine. However, this heater rated at 700 watts just didn't do the job. Was 100 watts really that much of a difference? Curious, I put a meter on the line and realized this heater is actually drawing electricity (700 watts as rated) only a modest part of the time even when the thermostat is set to maximum. I soon noticed I could hear the "click" of the thermal safety, which is different than the click of the thermostat. The thermal safety kicks out when the fins reach about 90C halfway up (where the thermal safety is mounted inside the case). Then when cool enough the unit kicks back on again. Fine, safety is good. But the result is that the whole unit does not produce anywhere close to the heat one would expect from 700 watts since it cannot dissipate 700 watts into the air (62F) without overheating and temporarily shutting down.I wondered whether the thermal safety switch on mine is just defective, so I unscrewed the cover plate to examine the thermal safety. The thermal safety itself has a "90" on it (as well has 16A, 125V) which I take to mean 90C is its rated temp; certainly it kicks in at 90C. That's 194F which seems plenty hot to the touch anyway.I should note my unit is sitting fully open on all sides.So the unit works OK for modest heating, but it doesn't produce the heat it should for the 700 watts of draw it is rated and actually does pull-- when it's drawing current, and not cooling after overheating.
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Two Star Reviews:
Um, don't bother with this one.
October 6, 2017
Unless you're sitting a foot away from this thing, in which case you'll probably knock it over, don't spend the money on this heater. It gets hot, but the heat doesn't go anywhere. I've been trying low-watt heaters because my apartment is freezing and it's all too easy to trip the breakers, which I don't have access to reset. So this one's a dud, but I'll keep it because I can put it on medium and hang my clothes over it for 1/2 hour before dressing so I have toasty clothes to put on. A bit expensive for that purpose, but sending it back is too much trouble.
Good for a few months of runtime.
December 30, 2016
Lasted 1 calendar year with no use from April through October. Thought it was a great little heater for that year but now it has leaked it's contents (oil) on to the rug. So I'm out $58 on this heater, ruined a rug, and possibly a pair of pants. Disappointing in the long run.
excellent heater, needs improvement.
January 3, 2016
this is a great heater, however the achilles hells is in the stands. they need to make them stronger.
NOT WORTH THE MONEY
December 27, 2015
FLIMSY LEG SUPPORT too easy to tip over put 5" next to wall WIDER LEGS NEEDED
Poor heat and a tip over hazard.
November 16, 2015
Total garbage, even at high you couldnt warm up a bathroom. Totally unstable. Save your money.
Worked great for three years and six months
June 24, 2015
Worked great for three years and six months, then...design FAIL! The control panel split open while operating but sitting completely still. The unit is essentially two halves joined with plastic fittings held together with screws in the top right corner where the lifting ring is. Well, the plastic is very cheap and can't take the heat! This could be a safety hazard. Hopefully NewAir will address this in a future model, but STAY AWAY for safety/product quality reasons. I contacted NewAir by Facebook, but my post was not...posted.
Hot to touch but nothing else gets warm.
August 31, 2017
I'm not exactly impressed. I have a small room in my basement about 12 ft x 6 ft and I need to keep it over 70 degrees year around. It has been in the 80s where I live and this barely keeps the temperature over 65 in this closed off SMALL room. I cringe at how inefficient this will be when the weather actually gets cold.
Inefficient, even for small spaces
May 12, 2017
I bought this as a downsize to the radiant heater I have for a treatment room in my office, approx 10'x12'. I use it to warm up the room a few degrees so I don't have to increase the central air for the entire office, and it can barely do it. It takes about six hours to bring the small room from 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, instead of the 15 minutes my other one did with the same wattage. But it is quiet, with only the occasional click as it reaches temp. My old one with a timer clicked constantly and drove me nuts.
Does Not Heat 120 SQ Ft of Room.
March 17, 2017
My wife say this is cute but that is it. It advertises that it will heat 120 sq ft of room. That is not true I had in our bedroom which is exactly 120 sq ft. I left it on all day and all night until the next day and our bedroom is still cold. I do not recommend.
Decent Low-wattage Heater Except for Popping Noise
December 29, 2016
This heater is small but provides a decent amount of heat for only being 700 watts. We keep it in a bathroom that doesn't have a heating vent and the heater keeps it from getting uncomfortably cold in the winter.My biggest complaint is that it makes a loud popping sound every few minutes, which I think is the built in thermostat cycling power on and off. Don't buy this heater if you are planning to use it in a bedroom as you will never be able to sleep due to the noise.
Great unit for one year but performance is dropping
December 10, 2016
I bought mine last fall and it was FANTASTIC the first season. Perfect for my office. I even used it during the summer when the AC in the office was set too low for my liking. Now it's a little more than 12 months later and it isn't heating very well at all. The price point is great but I wish it had lasted longer. I need to look at getting something else now that winter has arrived.
Would be great, if it didn't leak oil.
February 14, 2016
We bought this heater in November for our mud room that doesn't have heat. When I pulled it out of the box, there were a couple drops of oil on one spot on the styrofoam packaging. My husband looked over the heater and said he couldn't see a leak. The heater worked great. About a month ago, I was cleaning the floor and under the front of the heater was a very small spot of oil. It's coming from the screw in the bottom front. Today, I cleaned the floor again and the oil spot was much bigger. So, the leak is getting worse. It is too late to return. As we only use a heater in this room during the winter months, the heater will last until spring. But, by next fall will probably lose too much oil to use safely. Very disappointed. Otherwise, it has been a great little heater.
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One Star Reviews:
Got a damaged product (loose power connection caused it to ...
February 25, 2017
Got a damaged product (loose power connection caused it to turn off unexpectedly). But even when it worked, it was so small could barely heat even for personal use...
December 6, 2016
I just opened the box and the feel are missing.
November 2, 2016
couldn't feel heat, garbage
March 20, 2016
April 5, 2015
not good...little heat and leaked...had to throw away! Would not recommend ..
Good for under the desk only
January 7, 2014
I bought this to heat up the small bedroom in my RV. Did not do the job at all so I returned it.
I highly recommend that you spend an extra 15 dollars and buy a different product.
March 31, 2017
Product came in the retail packaging (not a shipping box). When I opened it, I realized that the product was damaged. The plastic material securing the front panel had broken during shipping (see photo). I read another review with this problem when I made the purchase, but I thought they were just unlucky... The heater still heats up, so continue reading for more info.I expected to use this heater in my office (an individual office about 10 ft by 10 ft) to subsidize the heating from the building when the temperature outside is between 45-65 degrees. My office has a window along one wall, and the window heaters don't turn on unless it's below 45 degrees (obviously the building heaters still do), making my office about 5 degrees colder than the rest of the building.So clearly, I wasn't expecting miracles of this little heater, I just wanted a 5 degree boost in temperature. This heater couldn't manage this. I've used these radiator type space heaters before, and I've been incredibly satisfied with them.I highly recommend that you spend an extra 15 dollars and buy a different product. This one came damaged due to poor packaging and couldn't even manage a 5 degree boost. If you plan to remain within 2 feet of the heater at all times then you might benefit from this, but you'd benefit so much more from a different unit.
As other reviewers have noted, this unit turns itself off on its own.
March 30, 2017
As other reviewers have noted, this unit turns itself off on its own. Works ok when its on, but you can't rely on it as a space heater for more than a day or so because it turns itslef off. This is true even the air temp never rises above about 50F. Some reviewers have thought an internal circuit breaker is triggered, but I don't think so. I think it is a preprogrammed feature, to stay on for 24 hours and then turn off.
terrible. didn't heat up at all
January 2, 2017
I put it in a very small room and gave it a week. I'm talking a 6 by 8 room. terrible. didn't heat up at all. sent it back.
Not even close to 700 Watts of heat!
May 27, 2016
Do NOT buy if you expect this to be anything close to your larger oil heater on its lowest setting, 600 watts in my case. Yes it does draw approximately 700 Watts when permitted as seen on a kill-o-watt meter, but it has an internal thermostat that shuts it OFF MUCH sooner than what you can set the external user-defined thermostat. To me the the external thermostat is kind of a "hoax" since it is a tactile moving mechanism device that is largely irrelevant. The thermostat knob is only relevant and useful from "zero" to about half way. After that it is the internal thermostat that constantly cycles and shuts the heater element off. (Of course if the heater was sitting in a room 50 degrees below zero and under a strong fan, it would probably always stay on all the time as ever consumer's past experience has proven.) If I had to guess I'd say it puts out LESS than half of 700 watts of heat (if not 1/3.). Why did't the manufacture simply make it as large as necessary to actually dissipate 700 Watts of heat as it is advertised as and does consume, or do the sufficient and quality testing necessary to see if in fact it is large enough already. Never before have I seen a heater sitting in a mild temperature room that cannot operate by design.
Stopped working after less than 3 months of use
January 13, 2016
I bought this October 21st 2015, January 13th 2016 it stopped working. I used it about 10 hours a day, most days of the week since about mid November. When working it provided suficient heat for its size, but i wouls not recommend this product, itshould still work!!!
This heater is so weak!!
December 11, 2015
I almost feel like I got a defective model or something! I had a standard sized portable oil heater from Walgreens which worked great, so I decided to give this one a try. First of all, it's about it's about 1/3 the size. I couldn't believe how small it was next to my old one. Second, it's also about 1/3 the heat output. I put it in a very small bedroom and it was barely noticeable. I suppose it's good for bathrooms, but the instruction manual specifically says NOT to use it in your bathroom! WHAT!? What is this heater meant for? It raises the temperature of a small room by about 4-6 degrees at Maximum settings--it barely takes the chill off. By comparison, my old oil heater gave a room about 6-8 degrees at its *lowest* setting. You can put your hand right next to this heater and the air is barely lukewarm. I don't understand the reviews about this heater being powerful--it gives off about the same heat as the outside of a toaster oven, and if it were any less powerful it would give off the same heat as a warm slice of bread.Also, mine had a rust spot on the side, and came in a dreadful looking taped up box. I think they sent me a used/defective unit even though I ordered new.
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Lux WIN100 Heating & Cooling Programmable Outlet Thermostat
1 year limited
1 year warranty
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Small size fits under desk or next to walls
Low-watt heater keeps you warm while saving on energy costs
Operates without a fan so there's no noise to bother you
Adjustable thermostat for custom comfort control
Heats up fast!
700 watt heat output
Automatic thermostat control, power indicator light
Permanently sealed special diathermic oil
Heavy gauge sheet metal cabinet, carry handle
Weekdays and weekends can be programmed differently
Armchair programmable,For use with window air conditioners and electric space heaters 120-Volt
Digital temperature control with easy to use touch keys,Display shows the preset and current temperature for easy reference
Turn space heaters/window AC into programmable and more efficient,Programmable outlet thermostat flexible to comfort & schedules
easy plug-in thermostat for weekday and weekend comfort & savings