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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 382 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great heating for room

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Is very compact and can comfortably. It has got a low price and is a nice option for small to medium size rooms or as a personal desk heater.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent space heater

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    When my battle axe space heater finally quit, it was time for me to bite the bullet and purchase a new one. I scanned Best Buy and other sites for something relatively inexpensive but something that would heat my computer room in my basement and the secondary bedroom. Both can get quite chilly on cold days when we don't want to over heat the entire house. When I came across the Honeywell Heat Genius, I chuckled at the marketing. It was at the top of my monetary threshold. The battle axe had fewer settings but at the same time had too many. It was only useful when the resistance wires were turned on at full blast. I discovered elsewhere ceramic heaters could be self-regulating and they wouldn't get red-hot to work, thereby making them safer. I decided to give Honeywell a try. Giving the bottom line first, it heated both spaces very well. It is quieter than the battle axe ever was. It is lighter, too. And, lo and behold, the various settings were useful and easily intuitive. One of the settings offers the ability for the upper and lower elements to be on simultaneously or separately. I use the lower element only when the tile floor is cold but the room is not so bad. I use the upper element only for the bedroom on similar conditions. One can also set the heater independently on high or low, or set the heater to a temperature setting. The latter may not be so useful if heating a limited area of a larger room, but it is useful for my purposes. Another setting is the countdown feature. One can set the heater to turn off to as much as two hours later in 30 minute increments. I used it once set to one hour when going to sleep. It did its job. The final setting is one I tested to see if it works -- it did work -- but I haven't really used it yet. That setting is the quiet setting. From what I can tell, it means the heater is on and radiates the area without the fan actually being on as well. The heater is fairly quiet already which is why I haven't actually used this setting in practice yet. It is still-of-the-night quiet in this setting, so I can see I might use this setting if on a conference call while teleworking. There are less expensive heaters but they mostly newer versions of my battle axe. The more expensive heaters seem to be more robust and may be worth the money if a real large area (like my entire basement or living room) needs to heated solely with a portable unit. This heater suits my needs perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I don’t write reviews cause they take too long so when i take the time it’s either REALLY GOOD or REALLY BAD! This one is REALLY GOOD! Love it. Heats up a room quickly. I get hot fast so I only have to keep it on for about 5/10 mins and then shut it off and my room stays warm. A little loud but you can set it at “quiet mode” and you can’t hear it. Purchasing another one for my brother. (I will say, I don’t know how to use the timer setting but it’s not a big deal for me I just get up and shut it off)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little heater - best one I have owned

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Enjoying this heater so far. It's much quieter than my old space heater. More compact too. It's smaller than it looks in the photo. It seems to be very safe. The surface areas don't get hot and it shuts down if just wobbled. It has most of the settings you would need in a simple heater. In fact more settings than I even need (i just turn it on/off til i'm warm). But for those who want to control more exactly the heat levels, phases, and shut off times this unit has that. I have only needed it on Low so far which is still pretty warm when you're right next to it. The only thing I miss is that my old heater had mechanical dials, which you could set once and they would just stay that way. With this heater (and most newer heaters) they are all digital so you lose the settings when you turn it off; would be nice if your last settings could be saved. Other than that, I see nothing negative about this heater so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Heater

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is an excellent portable heater for my craft room. It is safe to use where I have lots of card stock and paper products everywhere in this room. The various settings make it easy to warm my room. It also is pretty quiet and the heat output is great. I love this heater.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For A Small Office or Room.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is going to be short and sweet. I'm often home a lot and I hate the idea of heating the entire house just for me. I also hate the gas bill when we do that as well. I went looking for a different heater at Best Buy but ended up getting this one instead. I was intrigued by the 'Quiet Mode' and it was about $30 cheaper than the one I had intended to get. This is an outstanding room heater. In the morning I close the door to my office and within minutes I have it at a toasty 72 degrees and then I hit the Quiet Mode button and I'm good for the rest of the day. I can barely even tell that it is there during the day which is exactly what I wanted. I sure didn't need or want one that sounds like a jet engine every time it drops below the target temp. My office is about 200-225 sq/ft and it does a great job in that space. I haven't tried it anywhere outside of my office so I can't say how well it would work in a larger room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet & Efficient

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    There are many settings to fine tune how you want the heater to be used. The heater it replaced had half as many settings but effectively it had only two -- full tilt or off. Everything in between on Old Betsy was useless. This has a countdown timer, high/low settings for feet/room/both, temp settings to cut on or off, and a quiet mode. The quiet mode kind of made me laugh as it was already quieter. Ceramic is safer to use than the metal bands that literally get red hot. I could have spent less but I would have gotten less. I could have spent more but with my mid-size bedroom or computer room, I saw no reason. It's light enough and small enough, taking it on a vacation where chilly nights are possible is a definite consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Fast room heating

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Our sunroom was 54 degrees two mornings last week. Within 20 minutes, this wonderful heater got the temperature up to 70! Could not ask for anything faster and more quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy ! Honeywell Home Electric Heater Black

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great Buy ! Honeywell Home Electric Heater Black. I have a Dyson heater; it oscillates, has a remote control, adjustable fan, and heats during the winter and cools during the summer. I like it a lot - except that the heat temperature is no longer adjustable. The cost to fix is not acceptable - so I will continue to use it during the summer months for the cooling that it provides. This Honeywell heater has been a great alternative to the Dyson - I did look at getting a new Dyson, but I could buy 2 Honeywell heaters for less than the cost of 1 Dyson. The Honeywell heater has been great!!! I don't need it to oscillate; I don't need the remote control, and I don't need the cooling feature. The heat from this unit is fast generating and the settings are simple. The heat provided is great and warms you and your area up in no time. I use it in my living room which is about 500-600 square feet - but I don't need the whole room warmed up, just the area that I'm occupying, so it does what I need it to do. ...and if you knock it over, it automatically goes off - I know because I already knocked it over. The unit is very light weight and is easy to move from room to room if you want. If you are looking for a great and easy to use heater, this Honeywell Home Electric Heater is a great choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but not for hot air balloon

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought this for my wife’s home office and it does the job. It’s quiet and heats the 12 x 13 room with ease. I do no recommend buying for fueling a hot air balloon though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Heater

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a mighty little heater for the price. It is also quite. I don't know how it is on energy efficiency yet, but it heats up really quickly. Great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful & versatile for the price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I like the fact that it comes with multiple settings. I put it in my kitchen to quickly warm myself up while making breakfast. I consider it a good deal at a price of ~60. One thing to note: it comes with a digital switch (not a physical switch). What it means is that I can't plug it to a (Google/Amazon/etc.) WiFi smart plug and expect it to start working while I turn the plug on remotely. For other simpler fan heaters with physical switches, I'm able to leave the device switch on and control it remotely with a WiFi smart plug, but I can't play the same trick on this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC HONEYWELL ELECTRIC HEAT GENIUS

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I BOUGHT THIS WONDERFUL HONEYWELL HEATER BECAUSE I LOVE HONEYWELL PRODUCTS......MY BEST FRIEND HAS ONE AND SWEARS BY IT......I'M ALREADY THINKING OF COLD WINTERS AND HOW COLD IT GETS IN SOME OF MY ROOMS SO I DECIDED TO GET MYSELF ONE......LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS A FANTASTIC ELECTRIC HEATER......THEY GAVE IT THE RIGHT NAME THE HEAT GENIUS.....YOU DONT HAVE TO PUT ANYTHING TOGETHER TAKE IT OUT OF THE BOX READ YOUR BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS AND ENJOY. AS ALWAYS THANK YOU BEST BUY FOR CARRYING THIS 5 START HEATER. I'M THINKING ABOUT BUYING ANOTHER ONE.......

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous Heater

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Surprised when it came as it is a small heater. The "Genius" heater certainly is. Feature packed, small in size, but big in heat. Heats my three season porch to a comfy 72 degrees. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little space heater!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great space heater! This heater cost hundreds less than others and does a better job. This heater quickly warms up a room in minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size for my room

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It’s as quiet as a heater the size can be! I am low setting keeps my 14 x 14‘ room perfectly comfortable!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable heat - Love it

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I needed I small portable heated , so I decided to get this one due to its safety features. But I got More . It can really warm up a whole room, and you can personalise it as well

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very well, warms a room

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    For the price and the size, you can't beat it. The only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is because it takes a bit to warm up the room... but it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Heating, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase and works great!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We needed to augment our home heat on some exceptionally cold days in the northeast. This small heater worked like a charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best room heater ever.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Just me and the hubby so no need to heat all the house all the time great for our den where we hang out the most ! Quiet and affordable!

    I would recommend this to a friend