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Ace Hardware has Konwin 700-Watt 7-Fin Electric Oil Filled Heater (X01-7) on sale for $19.99. Select free store pickup where available. Thanks timbertop

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Dimensions: 15.1" x 12.4" x 5.4"

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Measures 12.4" high x 15.1"long x 5.4" thick. Open frame design allows more air circulation and is easy to wipe clean with a damp rag. Reliable mechanical controls. Free of unnecessary breakable bling such as remote controls, digital displays and performance-sapping fin covers.
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Value: Comparable to $46 Costway model at Home Depot.

Energy: rated at 5.9 amps 700 watts. This is a compact version of the taller 1500 watt models.

Control from a smart outlet: YES. It will resume operation after power cut-off.

Pets, Children: Edge of fins stay cool enough to hold your hand on them for several seconds. The recessed core may reach ~200F max on high which is safe and comparable to Delonghi. No instances of a cat toppling any electric oil filled radiator have been documented. This model is low profile so it is even less likely to topple.

Two of these offer the same heating capacity of one 1400 watt model but with more versatile placement options, with easier off-season storage and less chance of overloading any single circuit.

As a single unit best for small well insulated rooms, recreational vehicles or where you want just enough continuous heat to prevent freezing or mold.

Considerations: ETL listed which is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Meets National Electric Code and insurance requirements. Has over-temperature automatic energy cut-off as do all listed heaters.
Thermostat with fixed wattage setting. A local store may have return restrictions on heaters so check first.

Alternatives: I'm using a portable ac with heat pump from a Delonghi deal posted late summer. It uses 50% less electricity than conventional heaters with a torrent of 125F warm air to heat a large space fast. It dehumidifies our damp coastal air although its far from silent, requires venting and has a high initial cost.

Delonghi oil filled electric radiators have a reputation for lasting decades. You may wish to check CL first or wait a few months when they usually drop to $50-60.

I do not recommend buying any oil radiator with digital controls or with fin shields which restrict air flow and access to cleaning.
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Last Edited by timbertop December 26, 2019 at 04:36 PM
12/26: check with your local ACE, they may still honor the deal.

FAQ:
"Is it safe?" C. Szell
A: "Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it" Babe
"It is ETL listed. Meets all UL, NEC and insurer requirements" OP
"Purrrfectly safe for cats"

"Why doesn't it have a tip-over switch?"
A: It earned its safety listing from ETL following testing which determined it was highly unlikely to tip over or cause a fire if it did.

"Can my cat tip it over?"
A: Not likely, nevertheless it is well know that a cat was related to the discovery of the First Law of Opposition. Fudd elucidated thus:
"If you push something hard enough it will fall over". Fudd was testing his newly invented motorized push-over which infers what is
meant by "hard enough". Spunky recovered and stayed clear of motorized anything thereafter.

"Is it H.O.G. approved?"
A: cited by H.O.G. members as an alternative to HOG Blaster for dry storage. Not a Motor Company authorized product. Not officially
endorsed by H.O.G.

"Is it smart switch compatible?"
A: Yes, only requires 6 amp outlet

"Does it emit odors?"
A: No it should not. It is a powder coated steel unit sealed at the factory. Like a new oven it may need to be wiped down first or run a day.
Any odor after that could indicate a rare manufacturing defect. Stop using and return to dealer. No time limit for refund in this case.

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It's full of oil but sealed. You don't add oil. It heats the oil and radiates heat. I have a 1500watt version and it will fill a large room but takes a little time to heat up. Average size rooms will heat quickly
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the heater is filled with oil. when you turn it on, the electric heating element heats the oil and the heat diffuses throughout the oil filled fins and then radiates out into the air. This type of heater does not provide heat quickly like a heater with a fan. However, once it is hot, the oil stays hot and cools down slowly after you turn it off.
people usually use these for a basement or garage. i have one that is great as supplemental heat for a large room that we dont use often. when we are going to have people over and use the room, we turn the heater on.
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They can, kind of. For example, if you are close one of the fan heaters, since the capacity to carry water molecules increases with temperature, the relative humidity (percentage) will drop. Thus, you will feel like it dries the air even though there are same number of water molecules, just with increased kinetic energy. This wouldn't be that much of a problem if it has time to diffuse, but fan heaters start to lose function at that point/distance.

Keeping some open water with a large surface area usually helps for this.
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Nice heater compare to the fan type, but you will have to spend a good amount on electric bill.
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Anyone knows about this product ?
Is it good ?
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I bought a version of this off Amazon. Looked like a carbon copy. I ended up returning it. I liked that it was very quiet (no fan), and retained it's heat better than the ceramic type. Unfortunately, it just didn't kick out much heat. It is only 700w, and most space heaters go up to 1500w. I would consider buying another oil filled heater, but I would look for one that is 1500w instead.
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It was $15 3 weeks ago
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It was $15 3 weeks ago
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In ace hardware store 🏬?
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how does this compare to the walmart one from a few days ago?
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Lack of a tip over switch makes this a danger to use if you have pets, especially cats (who love to get as close as possible to all heat sources).

edit: This heater does have a tip over switch (per the retailer's website). My original comment was based on OP's post, which states that it does not have a tip over switch, but the item's page states that it does.

edit2: Reviews State that it does *not* have tip over protection, per imaninja. Buyer beware.
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What does oil filled mean?
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It's full of oil but sealed. You don't add oil. It heats the oil and radiates heat. I have a 1500watt version and it will fill a large room but takes a little time to heat up. Average size rooms will heat quickly
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What does oil filled mean?
the heater is filled with oil. when you turn it on, the electric heating element heats the oil and the heat diffuses throughout the oil filled fins and then radiates out into the air. This type of heater does not provide heat quickly like a heater with a fan. However, once it is hot, the oil stays hot and cools down slowly after you turn it off.
people usually use these for a basement or garage. i have one that is great as supplemental heat for a large room that we dont use often. when we are going to have people over and use the room, we turn the heater on.
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My basement outlet breaker has tripped - I think the chest freezer and mini fridge must have cycled on while my 1500w space heater was running. I think this will make that less likely.
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