Edited December 25, 2019
at 11:20 AM
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
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.