The model incorporates a sleek black tower design. It is based on a stand with four castor wheels for easy and hassle-free navigation around the house or flat and neat accommodation in the corner of the room. The two heating settings allow for instant and slow warm-up, while the temperature itself can be adjusted within the range 15° C to 35° C.
The power cable is a bit short.
The Dimplex Studio G 2.5 KW has it all: the heater looks absolutely stunning, it is far more practical than the majority of similar products, and it does not disappoint on the performance front. Add to that the simple yet sophisticated controls and you have yourself a winner.
LED screen and touch panel, remote control
2 heat settings, 76° oscillation function, 1 - 12-hour runback timer, adjustable thermostat
Auto-shutoff, frost protection, safety cut out
82.5 x 26.3 x 26.3 cm
The overall sharpness of details, as well as the combination of metallic grey, white, and glossy black, make the product a perfect fit for any modern home. It is compact enough to go unnoticed. But it is also stylish enough to be placed front and centre. It isn't too loud and the LED screen with the touch panel are particularly practical.
The upper, glossy part of the housing is easily soiled.
The VonHaus 14/041 is powerful enough for sizable rooms. You can move it around the house or simply install one in a small studio flat and have it control the temperature. Of course, given how compact and portable it is, you can just as well bring it on a camping trip or to a holiday home.
LED screen and touch panel, remote control
2 heat settings, 70° oscillation function, 8-hour timer, adjustable thermostat
Overheat protection, safety tip-over switch
77 x 22 x 23 cm
Though not the biggest heater, the appliance boasts 2000 watts of maximum power. With that kind of power, you'll be able to warm up a sizable room, a rather large garage, or even bring it to an office if you feel like the temperature there isn't quite up your alley. The anti-frost function will prove useful for utility rooms.
Gets rather loud when used on the highest power setting.
We could easily recommend this Delonghi ceramic heater to those customers who would like a powerful model that doesn't take up too much space, features a sleek and stylish design, and is surprisingly cost-effective given how functional it is.
Medium rooms up to 20 m²
3 power settings, summer ventilation setting
Tip-over protection, anti-frost function
26.5 x 22.7 x 16.5 cm
The heater comes with a wide angle oscillation function that will allow you to spread the heat evenly across the entire room at a push of a button, or to focus it in a single direction and keep it static with just another push of the said button. You can use the integrated fan to cool yourself on a hot summer day.
Might emit an unpleasant odour first couple of times you use it.
The Warmlite WL44005 isn't the kind of product that brings something particularly new to the table. But it is certainly one of the more complete options on the market, so it will be able to accommodate just about any customer regardless of the said customer's needs and preferences.
Small to medium rooms
2 heat settings, fan setting, swing mode
Overheat protection, tip-over safety switch
30 x 20.5 x 14.7 cm
The model comes equipped with 4 different settings. Aside from the usual low and high modes, you can get the same levels with the added benefit of 60° oscillation.
Doesn't include a ventilation setting or a swing mode.
This Pro Breeze heater uses a ceramic element to deliver quick and non-dry warmth to your home, doing so efficiently and according to the setting you input. It's not the cheapest option out there but the quality build, good safety features, and versatility definitely make it worth your consideration.
2 heat settings, 60° oscillation function, adjustable thermostat
Overheat protection, auto-off tip-over switch
26 x 18.5 x 15.5 cm
Dimplex Studio G 2.5 KW
Dimplex Studio G is one of the most sophisticated heaters in our review that can fit literally any interior and add comfort to your place. A sleek black tower heater is based on a stand with four castor wheels for its easy and hassle-free navigation around the house or flat and neat accommodation in the corner of the room. The design of the heater is truly special, it’s all shiny and nice, and will surely catch an eye of your guests and visitors. Even though that’s no what for we use space heaters.
Dimplex Studio G is also efficient and easy to handle. It’s got a thermostat and two heating settings for you to take control over the temperature in a room and be able to create the right climate. The two heating settings allow for instant and slow warm-up, while the temperature itself can be adjusted within the range 15° C to 35° C. There’s also an option to set the optimal temperature you’d like to maintain in a room so when it drops below that level, the heater switches on to reach it up again. The oscillation feature allows spreading the heat in all directions while the unit is turning from left to right, from right to left, so you all can feel the warmth much quicker.
The controls deserve a separate article. Partly because they are intuitive and self-explanatory, partly because they are very versatile. You can change any setting on a sensor panel at the top of the device. For your comfort, there is an included wireless remote with the same buttons for control. You must admit, adjusting the temperature while snuggling down in a comfy chair without having to stand up is something out of heaven.
Just in case you are wondering, the IR-light from this ceramic heater is totally safe for dogs and cats. As for other safety features, the base stands on 5 stable short feet. Even if the tower somehow turns over, an auto-off feature will be triggered to shut the heater down. Moreover, you can set an auto-off timer from 1 to 12 hours and have the device switched off just before you go to bed. Handy!
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If you try to avoid the signs of dust and fingerprints on shiny surfaces just like we do, then grab a microfiber cleaning cloth which works marvellously with any type of glass or polished plastic and gives it the out-of-the-box look without scratching marks.
The VonHaus 14/041 is another ceramic fan heater in our review that incorporates a tower-esque design. Suffice it to say, we like it. A lot.
It takes considerably less space than your typical heater. It is far more convenient and practical in terms of transportation as the model adds up to just 23 x 22 x 77.2 centimetres in overall dimensions. And given that it weighs just a little above 4 kilograms, moving it around the house will not present any challenges whatsoever.
On top of that, the unit looks pretty darn sleek too. The overall sharpness, the combination of metallic grey, white, and glossy black make the product a perfect fit for any modern home. It is compact enough to go unnoticed if that's what you're going for. But it is also stylish enough to be placed front and centre.
With heaters and heating systems in general, the question of safety is always one of the most concerning ones. But ceramic heaters, for the most part, are one of the safest heating options, so there isn't a whole lot to worry about here. They provide a consistent source of heat without ever getting hot enough to pose a fire hazard or burn risk.
And, just like the majority of similar products, the model in question incorporates overheat protection as well as a safety tip-over switch. Still, we wouldn't recommend any heater like that for everyday use in poorly insulated places. But you should be just fine running this thing 24/7 in a well-insulated space or employing it for occasional use.
Keep the Cold at Bay
Heaters tend to get noisy. Nobody likes that part of them. But the model from VonHaus doesn't go above 55 dB, so it shouldn't cause too much discomfort.
In the functionality department, the heater does not disappoint either. You have the usual two heat settings that will let you select the desired temperature output (1000W or 2000W). The 70° oscillation function is particularly convenient as it will help you turn the heat in the right direction.
We also really like the 8-hour timer. You can turn it on, use it to warm yourself up at night, and have the unit turn itself off automatically after a few hours.
All of the model's functions are accessible via a touch control panel. You can use it to activate any of the settings. All of it will be clearly visible on the LED display. But if you don't feel like reaching for the heater every time you feel like changing a setting or two, the remote control will suffice just as well.
All in all, the VonHaus 14/041 is powerful enough for sizable rooms. You can move it around the house or simply install one in a small studio flat and have it control the temperature. Of course, given how compact and portable it is, you can just as well bring it on a camping trip or to a holiday home.
Packs Quite a Punch
The Delonghi DCH6031 Ceramic Heater is one of those products that prove you should never judge the book by its cover. And it's not that we're dealing with a bad cover here. Quite the opposite, actually, since the model in question utilises a fairly sleek design that combines a modern look with some elegant lines. It's that the product's size adds up to just about 26.5 x 22.7 x 16.5 centimetres in overall dimensions, making it one of the more compact heaters out there. Nevertheless, despite the sleek look and the compact size, the appliance actually features 2000 Watts of maximum power, making it one of the most powerful heaters in its price range. With that kind of power, you'll be able to warm up a sizable room, a rather large garage, or even bring it to an office if you feel like the temperature there isn't quite up your alley.
Moving on from the exterior elements, as the name suggests, the Delonghi ceramic heater is, well, a ceramic heater, so you will receive all of the benefits that you'll be able to find in any decent model that utilises a ceramic technology, including a wide and efficient heating element that always ensures a truly fast and powerful spot heating, and that's not to mention the self-regulating capability of the PTC element that makes the whole thing as safe as it is effective.
Any Season is Fine
By the way, even though the model in question is technically a heater first and foremost, the manufacturers still felt the need to add a summer ventilation setting. As you would imagine, the latter addition makes the product even more cost-efficient since you can use it during those cold autumn and winter days to raise the temperature up quite as well as during those warm spring days and hot summer ones to experience an ever so needed slight breeze.
At this point, you might feel like what we have here is another run-of-the-mill heater that doesn't necessarily include any particularly interesting or unusual features, which is why we would be remiss not to bring up the fact that the model also comes equipped with an anti-frost technology, a function that is usually reserved for the more expensive heaters. As some of you may know, this is essentially a feature that automatically turns the heater on when the temperature drops below 5 degrees Celcius. This is especially useful for utility rooms as it helps to reduce the likelihood of water pipes freezing and bursting.
Finally, the model also incorporates three power settings that will be able to deliver some additional convenience, all while providing you with the opportunity to optimise the energy consumption. It also comes equipped with a removable and washable anti-dust filter, an element that will ensure cleaner airflow. And just like any decent heater, it wouldn't be complete without a tip-over protection system and an adjustable thermostat.
All things considered, this Delonghi ceramic heater is something that we could easily recommend to the customers who would be interested in a powerful model that doesn't take up too much space, features a sleek and stylish design, and is surprisingly cost-effective given how functional it is.
Set the Atmosphere
Given that people always have different needs and preferences even when it comes to something as seemingly one dimensional and simple as ceramic heating solutions, it's always nice to have an option out there like the Warmlite WL44005, a versatile heater that will surely be able to satisfy the widest variety of potential customers. Sure, this may not be the sort of model that brings something particularly new to the table, but it is certainly the one that checks more proverbial boxes than the majority of heaters out there.
First things first, the model includes two power settings, with the lower one utilising 750W and the higher one relying upon 1500W. With the help of these two, you can be sure that you will be able to relax in a cosy environment during those chilly winter days. Just use the first dial that you'll be able to find at the top of this Warmlite fan heater to choose the appropriate amount of power and the second one to adjust the thermostat. Plus, we did mention that what we have here is a versatile model, so it should probably go without saying that you can also use the integrated fan to cool down during those aggravating summer days when it is hot as a biscuit outside.
Let's Keep It Simple
Now, if you still feel like you have heard all of it somewhere before and you aren't sold on the model's versatility yet, we could also bring up the fact that the model comes equipped with a swing mode. Also known as the wide angle oscillation function, the mode will allow you to spread the heat evenly across the entire room at a push of a button, or to focus it in a single direction and keep it static with just another push of the said button. Both the safety cut-out system and the overheat protection are also there, so the question of safety isn't the one we ought to bring up either.
Setting the functionality aside for a moment, we wouldn't be able to wrap this review up without giving a moment in the spotlight to the design of this personal ceramic heater with thermostat. Even though in terms of looks, the manufacturers decided to keep it somewhat simple with a classic design that will easily be able to fit within any decor. And, sure, with about 30 x 20 x 15 centimetres in overall dimensions, this isn't the smallest option out there, but that is to be expected given the model's 1500W of maximum power.
In conclusion, the Warmlite WL44005 is probably not the most exceptional heater out there nor is it particularly unique. But it is certainly one of the more complete offers on the market, so it will be able to accommodate just about any potential customer regardless of the said customer's needs and preferences.
Pro Breeze Mini Ceramic Fan Heater
Go with Ceramic
It’s important to stay warm, especially when the wind outside is howling like a pack of wolves and the snow is making traffic a nightmare. Such weather is the perfect chance to stay in, kick back, and turn on the Pro Breeze Ceramic small fan heater. This little gizmo will warm you right up and do so without drying out the air. That way you’ll be cosy in your home without feeling like the air is stifling.
The Pro Breeze Mini heater uses a ceramic plate, which gets heated by electricity and, as the fans blow on it, emanates heat all over the room. This is a safer and smarter choice than standard glowing filament models as the casing doesn’t get hot (due to a lack of contact with the heating element) and the plate retains warmth longer. Thus, you can use in shorter periods and still get the room toasty.
Speaking of temperatures, the Pro Breeze Mini has 4 main modes - low heating with 1200 W consumption and high with 2000 W consumption plus two of the same but with the added benefit of 60° oscillation. The latter keeps the warmth spread a bit broader so if you have a particularly large room to heat, turn it on. As for the former two, the low mode is good for getting the temperature up over a long term while keeping the fat off of the electricity bills while the high mode is perfect for quickly heating up if you’ve spent a bit of time out in bad weather.
Worth the Asking Price
Admittedly, you might be looking at the price of the Pro Breeze Mini and wondering why it’s worth more than some of the similar competitors. Well, aside from the excellent choice of heating element, this model also boasts good overheat protection and tip-over shut-off, which means you won’t ever end up smelling burnt plastic or have to deal with a rug getting burnt just because a pet knocked the appliance over.
Plus, you can use the handy function and thermostat dials to get the temperature exactly where you want it without ending up with more power consumed than strictly necessary. And the ergonomic carrying handle lets you move the heater around easily without worrying about dropping it. We do feel like a cool breeze function wouldn’t have hurt, especially at this price point, but we’d be lying if we said the Pro Breeze Mini isn’t already a worthy product.
And that’s exactly what it comes down to - if you have the means to get it, the Pro Breeze Mini is a powerful, safe, and energy-efficient heater that will keep your home cosy and warm. Despite a few omissions, it’s one of the more top-notch models we’ve seen and it’s certainly up there in terms of speed and efficiency.
What Is a Ceramic Heater?
When it comes to choosing a space heater to add warmth and comfort to your home or workplace, there is a whole variety of types and a ceramic heater is one of them. Ceramic heating devices are fan-assisted convection heaters. Ceramic electric heaters are so called due to the use of ceramic plates or tubes as heating elements. When heated by electricity, they transfer the heat to aluminum baffles or fins and a fan blows the hot air into the room.
Being pretty compact in size, ceramic heaters generate a great amount of heat and warm up the room pretty quickly. Owing to a faster heating process, they consume less energy and are considered as one of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective types of space heaters. Besides, ceramic heating elements are more durable and less prone to damages caused by overheat and they are eco-friendly creating no dust, fumes or smell. Producing comfortable heat, ceramic heaters are ideal for spot heating when you need to warm up a bedroom, cabinet, bathroom, or nursery without raising the temperature at the rest of the living area.
If you like to spend time outdoors and want to relax on a terrace with a cup of hot chocolate and have a breath of fresh air even when the summer season is over, you might get interested in patio heaters that will help you create a cozy atmosphere near your house.
What Features to Compare
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a ceramic heater is the space you need to heat up. The heating area each model is designed for and the unit efficiency directly depends on the output power of a heating element. A rule of thumb to follow if you want to pick the best ceramic heater is that the unit needs 10 Watts of power to heat up a square foot of room area. Thus, a 1500-Watt heater works great for the area up to 150 square feet.
Created rather for spot heating than for maintaining a consistently warm environment in large areas, ceramic heaters are normally not very large and are quite portable. Yet, like any other devices and electric units, they differ by size and design that should be considered if you want to get the unit that fully meets your individual needs and perfectly fits into the space you need to warm up. For wide areas and larger rooms, it's better to opt for a ceramic tower heater distinguished by an upright cylindrical shape while a wall model is ideal for narrow spaces and finely furnished premises. The most widely used kind of ceramic heater is a small portable unit that can be placed under the desk or even on the table and is the best choice for confined spaces.
Temperature Settings and Controls
Another point of attention that should not be overlooked is the number of temperature settings available in your heater. Even the most simple and affordable heaters will offer you the choice between high and low heating temperature. Meanwhile, more expensive and sophisticated models come fitted with several preset temperature modes and often feature an automatic thermostat allowing you to choose any temperature to your liking and switching off the heating element once the set temperature is achieved. Many modern units also boast energy-saving modes and timers. All of these features are designed both for your personal comfort and convenience and for minimising the power consumption to let you save on your energy bills.
Unlike coil heaters and other electric heaters, ceramic models are considered one of the safest heating units. And for a good reason. Not only are ceramic plates and tubes less prone to overheating but also this type of heater is distinguished by a self-regulating heating element. If the temperature gets too high, it will reduce electric current and switch off the unit preventing overheat and the risk of fire. Other safety features include tip-over switch, antifreeze protection, and cool-touch housing.
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Actual Ceramic Heater Performance is not Only About Output Power
Though the heating capacity of a ceramic heater as well as any other heater is defined by the unit maximum output power, you might have noticed that the same heater does not perform the same in different premises and spaces and sometimes even in the same room. And, in most cases, it has nothing to do with the appliance operability. It happens due to a number of factors, besides the heater’s power, that affects the appliance performance. The main factors that vary the heating speed and efficiency include:
Ceiling height. Since a warm air tends to go up, it will take a heater more time to heat up a room with high ceilings. And if the room is rather large, heating efficiency will further decrease.
Type, quality, and condition of insulation of the building structure. Poorly insulated houses quickly expose heat instead of holding it inside.
The number, size, and quality of windows in the room to be heated. Windows are poor insulators and cause significant heat loss. Hence, old glass windows emit about 90% of heat they are exposed to.
Overall tightness of the area in terms of the draft. If space is overstocked with furniture blocking the airflow and free air circulation, the heating efficiency will reduce dramatically.
Outside temperature. No house is 100% energy efficient, and homes located in cold regions will experience higher heat loss rate than those in regions with a warm or mild climate. Hence for cold areas and freezing weather conditions, you’d better increase the wattage from 10 to 15 Watts per square foot while estimating the heater performance.
Burning Smell Does not Necessarily Mean the Heater Malfunction
For a new unit you use for the first time, the burning odour is normal and it will usually dissipate in several uses. However, if you notice an unusual odour from the heater that has been already used and remained inactive for a long period, there is a great chance that the smell is caused by the dust build up on a heating element and your appliance simply needs cleaning.
The easiest and most efficient way to clean your ceramic heater is to use a brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. The vacuum will quickly suck all the dust and lint from the heater surface. Under the regular heater use, clean it at least once per two weeks to maintain an optimal appliance performance.
Get the Best Pair for Your Heater to Create a Comfortable and Healthy Environment
Quickly and efficiently removing the chill and bringing enjoyable warmth to the room, ceramic heaters have a small drawback you would not notice at once but will eventually feel. Ceramic heaters dry the air. And though it might not seem a big deal at a glance, it could turn out a real problem if you use a heater on a regular basis, especially during winter season when the air is already drier. No need to say that too dry air might cause a number of skin problems, respiratory diseases, and even nosebleeds. To avoid this, simply pair your ceramic heater with a humidifier that will not only maintain the necessary air humidity level in the room but also clean the air from dust, bacteria, and allergens. Being a safe and clean source of heat, a ceramic heater will make a perfect tandem with a humidifier to create a comfy and healthy environment in your living space.
Q: What is the difference between convection and radiant heaters?
A: The major difference between these two types of space heaters is in the way they transfer heat. Thus radiant heaters heat the objects instead of air while convection models including ceramic heaters suck the cool air, heat it, and then blow it back into the room by means of a fan maintaining consistent hot air circulation. The main drawback of radiant heaters is that they are hot to the touch when operating and warm up the space pretty slowly. The next thing that differs radiant models from convection units is their scope of application. Radiant heaters work great for open spaces including outdoor areas and large premises with old windows and a lot of furniture. They will quickly warm up somebody sitting right in front them. Meantime, convection appliances, be it coil or ceramic heaters, are much more versatile in use and are suitable both for spot heating and for raising the temperature in an enclosed space in almost no time.
Q: What are the main advantages of ceramic heaters over coil heaters?
A: Both types being electric heaters and offering a clean source of heat without any hazardous emissions or smells, ceramic and coil heaters are not the same. If you are choosing between them, a ceramic heater would be a better option to go for several reasons. First of all, it is very efficient. Heating up to the optimal temperature within mere minutes it converts up to 85% of consumed power into heat. Meanwhile, unlike coil units, ceramic heaters are much less prone to starting an electric fire. Besides, their housing stays cool during operation that, along with an excellent overheat protection, makes ceramic electric heaters a safe choice even for nurseries and playrooms.
Q: Can I use a ceramic heater as the main source of heat?
A: Like any other portable heaters, ceramic units are not intended to replace the primary heating source. Designed for supplemental use, ceramic heaters will hardly be sufficient to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature in the entire household. They are most effective for targeted spot heating or taking the chill away in a single room.
Q: Can I use a ceramic heater in the bathroom?
A: Normally, fan heaters, including ceramic ones, are not recommended for use in wet or damp locations and you’d better refrain from putting them in the bathroom. However, ceramic heaters are known to dry and even overdry the air when used for long periods of time. Hence, if the humidity level in your bathroom is too high, you can put a ceramic heater there for some time, keeping it at a distance from running water. Yet, do not leave it there when taking a shower or bath.
Q: Are there any precautions to be taken before using a ceramic heater?
A: Basic precautions include checking the appliance and power cord for any damages, making sure that the mains voltage aligns with that of the unit, keeping the heater away from inflammable objects and water, and out from the reach of unattended children. Besides, never cover the heater during operation, always let it cool before tucking it away for storage, and store it in a dry place.
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