Stanley 675945 Heater, 12" Ceramic Utility w/Adjustable Thermostat - Gray
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| Taking advantage of ingenuity and quality manufacturing is what makes Lasko Products a leader in innovative, high performance, and convenience products at a great value. The Lasko Stanley 12-Inch Ceramic Utility Heater (675945) is a durable and rugged ceramic utility heater that works great for heating open areas like a basement, garage or workroom. Choose from three quiet settings: low for reduced noise and energy consumption, high for faster heating, or fan-only mode for air circulation without any heat. The unit features an adjustable thermostat to remain at a controlled comfort level. The heater is also easy to transport from location to location through a generous easy-grip handle. Other features include user-friendly control knobs, and built-in safety features, which consist of a self-regulating ceramic heating element and automatic overheat protection.|
This Heater is Not Intended For Use in Bathrooms, Laundry Areas, and Similar Indoor Locations
| Features:• 1500-watt portable ceramic utility heater with easy-grip handle|
• Quiet operation; user-friendly control knobs; low, high, and fan-only mode
• Self-regulating ceramic heating element; automatic overheat protection
• Adjustable thermostat maintains set comfort level; ETL-listed
| Specifications:Power Description|
• Power Source: Electric
• Input Voltage: 110 V AC
• Input Current: 12.50 A
• Color: Gray
• Material: Plastic
• Form Factor: Portable
• Dimensions: 11.25" Height x 6.80" Width x 8.75" Depth
Good heater despite a small directional issue.....
I bought this heater in November 2010. I first used it in a room that did not have a carpeted floor and it provided good heat for its size although the temperature was only about 60-degrees F so it really wasn't much of a test. At the end of the month when the temperature dropped to the 40s and 30s at night, I used the heater in a rather small 15' x 13' carpeted room and almost froze until I realized this: the heater blows its heat downward toward the floor. I was about to return it for being defective until I decided to try sitting it on a small box I had. After I put it on the box, it started heating the entire room with no problem at all - even getting too hot at the highest setting. The fact that it blows downward could be a defect, but I am thinking that because this is actually a utility heater, it is made for non-carpeted rooms which helps bounce the heat around the room or keep it from igniting items directly in front of it - although I could be wrong.
For the quality, this heater is very durable and sturdy. It has a very solid feel to it, with a good weight. Nor does it feel or look cheaply made. The fan sound is a bit noticeable compared to my tower heater, but it isn't loud as to hinder sleeping or watching tv. One thing about the heater is that the fan is always on high, but, in my opinion, that is good for low heat settings because it still helps distribute the heat throughout the room. The thermostat isn't digital but works very well. If the temperature is constant outside, the heater keeps the room at a fairly even temperature. And, I like the fact that I can turn the knob to exactly where I want it rather than it being set at say 5 degree increments the way my tower heater is.
This heater and all of its comparable models do use quite a bit of electricity. I have noticed that this heater will use about 36 kilowatts in a 24-hour period. That will be about $4 - $6 a day depending on the electric company rates.
I have used this heater every day for the past month with no problems at all other than having to sit in on a box. So, overall, I give it 4 stars. The only thing taking away is the fact that I have to sit it on the box, the slightly audible fan noise and the amount of electricity it uses. But those are all very minor , in my opinion, for the comfort it provides.
on 12-09-2010 by goodguyFL
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