Stadler Form Paul Fan Heater review

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74%

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 verdict: Unique features

Scoring enough to earn a Best Buy, this heater features a stylish design, excellent power output accuracy, and is very simple to use. It’s a great heater based on its heating performance, but some potential buyers may be deterred by the expensive price.

Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Excellent power output accuracy
  • Very simple to use
  • Fast to heat a room
  • Very good temperature stability.
Cons
  • Expensive price
  • Incorrect max power output specified
  • Heavier than most fan heaters

DeLonghi Radia S TRRS0920E.G Oil Filled Radiator 2000W review

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74%

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verdict: Exceptional oil radiator

Like any oil radiator, the Radia S TRRS0920E.G Oil Filled Radiator is slow to get going. However, once it’s up and running, it’s exceptional at heating your room to the right temperature. It’s worth buying if you want heating over a longer period and you enjoy warmth emanating from its surface.

Pros
  • Accurate thermostatic control
  • Great heat distribution
  • A doddle to use
Cons
  • High energy consumption when starting up
  • Slower to get going than other heater types.

 

DeLonghi TRDX41025E review

£145.00Typical price

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74%

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 verdict: Impressive

The DeLonghi TRDX41025E is one of the best portable oil radiators you can buy. If you want the slow burn of a radiator that heats your whole room by convection and is also warm to the touch, unlike a standard convection heater, then it’s well worth adding to your shortlist.

Pros
  • Capable thermostat
  • Fast for an oil radiator
  • Great heat distribution
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • High energy consumption at its maximum setting
  • Basic controls

 

Currys Essentials C20CHW21 Portable Convector Heater review

£5.00Typical price

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74%

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 verdict: Cheap, but never wasteful

This is an excellent convector heater. It’s fast, efficient and distributes its heat evenly without costing a lot to buy or run, so it’s a deserved Best Buy.

Pros
  • Portable
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet
  • Fast
  • Distributes heat evenly
Cons
  • Temperature stability could be better

 

Tristar 2000W White Convector heater (KA-5816BS) review

£48.00Typical price

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74%

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 verdict: A capable heater

The Tristar 2000W White Convector heater KA-5816BS is a very good convector heater. Its only downside is its average thermostat. If you’re shopping for a heater with a low initial cost, this basic model that’s well worth considering.

Pros
  • Good speed and heat distribution
  • Intuitive to use
Cons
  • Hard to move around during operation
  • Thermostat doesn’t always cope with sudden temperature changes

 

Dimplex M2GTS review

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72%

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 verdict: Great heater

The Dimplex M2GTS 2kW Oscillating Ceramic Heater heats the room quickly. It’s really easy to use and does a great job of maintaining the temperature. It’s no surprise that we made it a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Maintains temperature really well
  • Stable
  • Accurate power output
Cons
  • Kicks up a bit of a ruckus

 

Dyson Hot and Cool AM09 review

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71%

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 verdict: Eye-wateringly pricey but not among the best

The well-known and stylish Dyson Hot and Cool AM09 certainly isn’t a bad electric heater – it warms a room quickly and it does a brilliant job of reaching and maintaining a selected temperature despite the outside conditions. But it doesn’t excel across the board enough to earn our Best Buy recommendation – in fact, you can pick up a Best Buy electric heater for less than a tenth of the price.

Pros
  • Quick heating
  • Brilliant temperature stability
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Noisy

 

Argos iRad 1kW Panel Heater 922/0922 review

£90.00Typical price

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71%

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 verdict: Good, but not great

It’s not quite a Best Buy, but the Adam iRad is a decent convector heater that warms the room evenly and is reasonably frugal on energy. However, it’s not the fastest heater around and our recommended models will deliver a superior overall performance.

Pros
  • Distributes heat evenly
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Could be quicker

Dimplex MaxAir25 review

£190.00Typical price

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71%

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 verdict: Quick heat at a cost

The Dimplex MaxAir25 is tall free-standing fan heater that can heat a room very quickly. However, its performance is a double-edged sword as we found it consumed plenty of power and made quite a din as it raised the temperature.

Pros
  • Speedy heat
  • Consistent temperature
  • Timer
  • Clear manual
Cons
  • Power-hungry
  • Heavy
  • Quite noisy

 

 

DeLonghi HFX65V20 review

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69%

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 verdict: Good, but a little lacking in areas

The DeLonghi 2kW Ceramic Tower Fan Heater heats up quickly and is simple to use, with just a few issues around its ability to distribute heat effectively. It’s a good fan heater, but there are better alternatives for the price.

Pros
  • Quick to achieve a large temperature change in the room
  • Easy to transport
  • Cold air setting
Cons
  • Takes longer to create an even warmth around the room
  • Mediocre thermostat

 

 

DeLonghi HSX2320 Convector review

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82%

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 verdict: Particularly good portable heater

The HSX2320 is light at 4kg, but it’s an exceptional heater when it comes to blanketing the room in an evenly distributed, stable warmth. If you prefer a slow and steady convector heater over a fan heater, and you aren’t fussed about wi-fi connectivity, then it’s one to buy.

Pros
  • Even distribution of heat
  • Lightweight
  • Good at maintaining a stable temperature
Cons
  • Controls can be fiddly
  • Lacks some premium features

 

Electriq 2000W Designer Glass Heater EGH20AW review

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81%

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 verdict: Smart heating to invest in

The electriQ EGH20AW is one of the best heaters we’ve tested – scoring highly on every trial we put it through and pushing the envelope with its smart functionality that lets you control it from your phone or tablet. If you’re looking for a convector-style heater that can be wall mounted, then you might have found your best bet.

Pros
  • Great heat distribution
  • Heats at pace
  • Useful smart technology
Cons
  • Gets hot at the outlet

 

 

Princess 341500 Smart Glass Panel Heater review

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79%

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 verdict: One of the best

The Princess Smart Glass Panel heater is among the best we’ve tested. It will keep your room consistently warm and adds a dash of style – which is more than can be said for most electric heaters. It’s also fast to warm up and easy to use, with good thermostatic control.

Pros
  • Thermostat maintains a stable temperature
  • Heats evenly throughout the room
  • Easy to operate
  • Optional smart controls
Cons
  • Hard to move when in use

 

 

DeLonghi TRDS41025E review

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78%

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 verdict: Speedy heating

The DeLonghi TRDS41025E is an impressive oil-filled heater. It heats quickly, meaning it uses less energy, and it maintains the temperature really well, something that a lot of oil-filled heaters struggle with. It’s also easy to set up, and operates silently – a worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Heats up fast
  • Great thermostatic control
  • Plenty of features
  • Silent
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Can be difficult to move on carpet

 

Dimplex EvoRad2E review

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78%

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 verdict: High quality heavyweight

The Dimplex EvoRad2E is a Best Buy due to its brilliant heating performance, ease of use and accurate thermostatic control. It’s worth a look for anybody considering an oil-free that operates like an oil-filled radiator.

Pros
  • Quick
  • Heats evenly
  • Great at maintaining a stable temperature
Cons
  • Heavy

 

Dimplex ECR20 review

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78%

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 verdict: Great for the winter

The Dimplex ECR20 earns its Best Buy recommendation with its strong heating performance, which blankets the whole room in warmth quickly every time. It’s a great alternative to an oil-filled radiator if you want something that heats up a little faster.

Pros
  • Fast
  • Distributes heat evenly
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Thermostat could be better

 

Russell Hobbs RHCVH4002 review

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77%

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 verdict: Brilliant bargain

The Russell Hobbs RHCVH4002 is a highly capable heater which just so happens to come with a low price. It excels at distributing heat to every inch of the room via convection, blanketing you in a comforting warmth wherever you’re positioned.

Pros
  • Even distribution of heat
  • Easy to use
  • Fast for a convector
Cons
  • Thermostat has room for improvement

 

Dimplex OFRC20N review

£70.00Typical price

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77%

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 verdict: Good, but not perfect

The Dimplex OFRC20N is a great heater, which scores highly enough to be a Best Buy. It warms the room fast, using energy efficiently, and distributes the heat evenly. That said, it’s not all good – it’s let down by the thermostat, which didn’t work well enough for us to complete our temperature-stability test.

Pros
  • Heats quickly
  • Brilliant manual
  • Stable
  • Easy to use
  • Good heat distribution
  • No assembly needed
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Poor thermostat
  • Not particularly portable

Dimplex DXUC2B review

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76%

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 verdict: Outstanding, but not perfect

This electric heater did well enough across the board to earn our Best Buy recommendation, with speedy heating and by maintaining a stable temperature whether dealing with mild, cold or very cold conditions.

Pros
  • Quick heating
  • Brilliant at maintaining a stable temperature
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Noisy

Dimplex DXSTG25 review

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75%

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 verdict: A fantastic heater

It’s hard to find anything negative to say about this tower heater from Dimplex and it passed all of our rigorous heater tests with flying colours – so it’s no surprise that our experts have made it a Best Buy. It heats a chilly room quickly and efficiently, and is one of the quietest heaters we’ve seen.

Pros
  • Heats well
  • Good temperature stability
  • Very quiet
  • Timer
  • Remote control
  • Digital display
Cons
  • Heavier than most