I also have used many heaters. This one is incredible. It has a nice blower on it. It heats very well and Im very glad I bought it. I used it in my 12x12 shed in 26 degree weather and it heated up really fast. Im impressed! Oh, and warm....
I got this heater on line so we could take it with us in our RV this winter.
When we first got it my husband plugged it in and held his hand a few inches from the blower. He commented that he thought it was no better than the other ones we already had. He didn’t think it blew much heat at all.
I was standing 4 feet away when he plugged it in and I could feel the heat by me. I told him to stand over by me and check it out and he was surprised. We discovered that this heater does NOT feel hot when you are close to it.
This unit is really nice, it is cool to the touch and NOTHING on it gets hot EXCEPT the air in the room!
Box heaters need a flat surface to operate and some places flat surfaces are hard to find. My bathroom counter for instance, this utility heater doesn't care if it has a flat surface or not and for me that is a huge plus.
The design/shape makes it nearly impossible to tip over, so I don’t worry about leaving it on a floor of the camper with our 90 pound dog roaming around.
It takes a bit more space than the conventional box heaters. But the benefits make up for that!
I even had it sitting on my couch when I was moving stuff around, NOTHING is hot. You can put it right up to the wall and the air passes through, our other ceramic/utility heaters all needed to be 2 to 3 feet away or items got very hot. The ceramic box heater we had last year didn’t keep us warm enough and the heater itself got REALLY hot, we even had to set it on a cookie sheet, because the floor under it got so hot!
We have a 35 foot fifth wheel, we close the bedroom off until we go to bed, and this heater keeps our RV as hot as we want it.
We sleep cool, so we turn it down at night. Our old one woke me up every time it kicked on, this one does not.
It has a thermostat you can control and Low or High Heat setting. Plus a fan if it is hot outside.
I got this at a great price from buy.com so I did not pay too much for this unit. I do think the normal price of this unit is a bit pricey as it does not offer a timer or remote control of any kind.
I am very happy with this product and would highly recommend it.
Many products fail to provide what they promise, but the Lasko Stanley Pro-Ceramic Utility Heater certainly lives up to the hype.
As many have said, if you simply stand in front of the unit, it doesn't seem that warm. As a ceramic heater, it's not supposed to be a blazing furnace; but to provide projected heat into the room. Stand about four or five feet away and the volume of fan forced warm air will surprise you.
It has a very sturdy stand and the fan tilts to several positions. While not specifically advised, I can hang mine by the handle so it's out of the way when not in use.
Here in Southern California, we're not talking about sub-zero temperatures. Upper thirties and forties at night, and fifties in the day are about what we can expect on colder days. And in the garage, this heater provides just enough heat to comfortably work in shirt sleeves while doing vehicle maintenance and other projects.
Only one negative I can see is the red light that comes on as soon as it's plugged in. In my opinion it should come on when the unit is turned on instead. Or, have two lights, a green for power and a red one for when it's actually on. A small detail perhaps.
Stanley Pro-ceramic Utility Heater with Pivot Power Ready to go when you are! This handy Utility Heater is the perfect partner for any job. With its unique pivoting feature, you can send warm air where it is needed the most. It will keep you warm while you're hard at work during the cold winter days. Its rugged, durable construction and rubberized, comfort-grip handle make this heater is the perfect tagalong for any workplace - the garage, the basement, or the shop. Three comfort settings and an adjustable
thermostat provide precise, personalized comfort.