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Insignia™ - Desktop Ceramic Heater - Flat gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1020 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty "hot" for a budget personal heater

    Posted
    Wutcanithert
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    I was very surprised about this heater. Live in a split level house. Parents are very stingy with heat and electricity so purchases this little personal heater to keep me warm in my room whenever I was in from on my computer and the heat and air circulation combined on this heater was able to provide a decent amount of in my 20x20 bedroom with the door closed. Has a good safety feature where if it tips it will shut off. It is sensitive so if the heater is tilted at any angle the safety will engage. I would highly disregard people from pointing the heater directly at themselves if they are within 5-6 feet of it because it does get hot and there is not a way to adjust the heat. If there was a timer to go with this heater, that would be great but that can easily be rectified by the use of a mechanical timer in which you plug into the wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    we know it won't last , but it's small and cheap

    Posted
    interceptpubs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    our office at work is horribly cold, particularly in the winter. a few years back, we hit upon the idea of a small space heater that we could sneak in (they're energy wasters so not welcome here) and quickly stick in a drawer when not in use. we bought one of these and it worked fine for a year or two then quit. we bought one of their competitors at bestbuy and it lasted less than a year (and also produced much less heat), so we just bought another one of these guys. will it last more than a year or two? we doubt it, but for the price and convenience, who cares...yeah, we'd recommend it to a friend, but only with this caveat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good.

    Posted
    Zatchillac
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    Had this heater for a few days now and so far it works just fine. Saw it half price on the deal of the day so I couldn't pass it up. It actually puts out a decent amount of heat and heats up my small office in my house fairly quick. The switch on the bottom is a nice little safety feature that will turn it off if it happens to get knocked over. I definitely recommend this to anyone that could use some extra heat in a small room. Some people say they would like a way to adjust the temperature, but for a cheap heater like this I'm not complaining. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it really needs to be a little heavier. Just barely moving the cord will cause the heater to move with it. It's not a huge deal and for the cost I guess it makes sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little heater for the price

    Posted
    Clark0288
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    I'd only do Best Buy carry a bunch of colors for this specific Insignia space heater, but, it was amazing price. My heart always super cold over the last few months and I couldn't take it anymore. I've never really trusted space heaters before, but this one seems very safe. There is an awesome feature that turns the heater off when it tips over. I just find that are really cool safety feature for such a inexpensive, powerful, efficient space heater. If you just looking for a little boost and not an insane amount of heat, this is a perfect heater for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this heater!

    Posted
    Liam
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    This heater works great! Yes, it's small, and yes, it's not going to heat a large room. I never expected it to and it works very well for the purpose it was made for: heating a small room or a desk top. I use this in my bathroom in the mornings which is small and it works great! It doesn't make my bathroom too hot which was a problem with my tower heater. This also has a button on the bottom to keep this from running if it is turned over which is a great safety feature. This thing works great, heats well in small rooms, and has a great design that looks very good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little heater!

    Posted
    Numbuzz
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    We bought this heater as an impulse item on our way to visit our daughter away at college to add a little warmth in her room in the mornings. Boy, for a small heater it puts out plenty of heat. Her room is about 15' x 15' and the room was quickly filled with heat. The outside of the heater does not get hot, though, i do not recommend touching the grill that the heat comes through when it is on. It has an auto-turn off feature if the unit falls over or is lifted. There is no thermostat. Overall, this item was a pleasant surprise and something that I would purchase again and recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Posted
    Nani
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    I bought these because I needed 2 heaters that wouldn't break the bank. The price on these were dirt cheap and suprisingly enough, they do exactly what they need to do. I bought these for my kids rooms which are the sizes of a small office. When they shipped I was expecting something bigger, but was later shocked how well these very small heaters heat the room and pretty quickly too. They are about the size of a kid's size 2 shoe box if that helps you picture how big in size they are. They have a safety tab on the bottom so that if it tips over it shuts off automatically. The color also looks more of a metallic pink then red as stated, which I was hoping for. Recommend if your planning to use in a very small living space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A cute hot little beast!

    Posted
    Syrup
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    When I first saw it, I couldn't believe how such a small heater could put out some heat. What was the point of not using it? So then I went to the area this heater was intended for, plugged it in and turned it on. Oh boy this small cute little beast puts out some serious heat. The place, while small, was in a comfortable temperature in 5 minutes! Got it for $15 (already discounted) and has been working well. Daily use for an hour or two is what I'm doing. I cannot say it would do okay by doing heavy work but for that you may want to look for a bigger heater!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great affordable heater

    Posted
    Cassie
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    I love this heater!It is small so I think it's best used in a small office or room.But make no mistake: this heater is hot and very effective,and warms up my office really well. It is not adjustable,but because it stays on all the time it's a good reminder for me to turn it off, so I don't mind. The tip over function also works extremely well too. At this price, I think you'd be hard pressed to find such an efficient heater for a small space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A bit underpowered, but decent value

    Posted
    laperez8
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    This attractive, little fan comes at a very low price, and as is often the case, you get what you pay for. Don't get me wrong; I am glad to have it, but you have to temper your expectations with such a product. So, with that preamble, you do not get to choose fan speed. There is only one. And it is a weak one. The flow of air has a very limited reach. This fan is fine for a desk or end table where you can have it literally inches away. It's also great to quickly warm your hands or feet. Don't even think that it will warm a room. This is truly a no-frills, very personal fan, and in that regard it is quite nice. Small, quiet, and heats well at close range. So there it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute! Stylish!

    Posted
    WinkReviews
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    Super cute! Retro(ish) style. I get compliments all the time. I purchased the Insignia Compact Ceramic Heater in orange for the office. It does keep me warm, but there are better heaters out there. It is very basic, there is only one heat setting, on or off. It does not rotate. There is an automatic turn-off feature if it gets knocked over accidentally. I like it because it warms my area, but doesn't make the room overly hot and stuffy like stronger heaters do. Also, the fan makes a slight hum, but it does not distract me from work. It's actually adds a little white noise and helps me focus a bit more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a survivor!

    Posted
    tabiG
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    I've had this little guy for a little over 3 and a half years and it just now died on me. I was heartbroken but considering how little I paid and how much I run this thing (every day) I consider it a win. I've already ordered another because I don't think anything else would ever meet my expectations. I work in an office that's generally about 65 degrees year round and I run this thing non-stop even in the summer. It's so worth the price and I'm happy to replace it every few years for the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This little guy is safe, efficient, and warm!

    Posted
    TechGeek1
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    Capable of heating rooms at least as large as Best Buy rates it for and probably twice that. It's ideal if you're looking for safety, efficiency, and compact size. Though it's marketed as a desktop heater, it's capable of warming bedroom sized accommodations provided there's some baseline heat already (like central heat set at 60) and you're just looking to warm the room up to 65 or 70 degrees. Additionally, being a ceramic heater (already quite safe by space heater standards) equipped with tip over protection and overload protection, you don't have to worry about a fire risk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great desktop heater, but not for heating a room

    Posted
    Xaff
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    I primarily purchased this heater to stay warm in the winter so I wouldn't have to use my central heating. Unfortunately, despite other reviews, it doesn't work as well as I had hoped and it does not keep my small bedroom warm. However, it is great at pushing out heat in a small area (i.e. a desk or night stand) so I really can't complain. One complaint I do have though is that there is a small control switch on the bottom of the unit that has to constantly pushed in for it to work. While that may be great for most uses, if you wanted to put it down on carpeted flooring or something else that is not a hard surface, you'll have to tape it down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An OK Desk heater

    Posted
    lapayne1
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    I bought this to go on my desk because I sit near a window and it becomes cold in the winter time. The heater puts off a decent amount of heat but not enough to heat a small office. When on the desk it seems to blow upward, strait into my face which I don't like. I find it more effective under my desk. Has a switch on the bottom so that if it gets tipped over it will shut off. The front grate is metal and can get hot. Not bad for the price but it may be worth spending a little extra for one that you can adjust.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bathroom heater!

    Posted
    DudleyDawson
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    Like another reviewer, I too use this little heater in my bathroom. I like opening up the windows at night when it's chilly out, so I can bundle up in bed. But in the morning I wouldn't want to get out of bed because I knew I'd be freezing when I get out of the shower. Now with this little gem, I turn it on a few minutes before I jump in the shower and it's nice and toasty by the time I'm ready. This little thing really puts out a lot of heat. I wouldn't recommend it for a larger room, but it works ok as a personal heater. A couple chilly mornings I set on the floor under my desk and faced it towards my legs. Best heater for under $20.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Little Heater

    Posted
    DaveW
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    I would hesitate to call this a desktop heater. The form factor definitely lends itself to easily sitting on a desktop. However, the lack of temperature control prevents you from keeping it on your desk because it makes you way too warm. If you keep it on the floor, though, it works as a great little cubicle heater. The heat isn't overwhelming if its placed on the floor, and its pretty functional in that regard. The little anti-tip over button on the bottom keeps you from kicking it over, and starting a fire. It's a simple solution to the tip over protection, but it is effective. This is a nice little heater for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great for a small room

    Posted
    JoeP
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    I got this for a small extra bedroom that has one central air vent which barely gets any air flow. The temperature in that room is generally about 10-12 degrees cooler in the winter than the thermostat setting. This little guy was able to get the temperature back up by those 10-12 degrees. It has to run for a while to do so, but it gradually gets warmer and warmer as it runs and stays warm. Perfect for a small bedroom or office. The only downside is that there are no settings. It's just on or off. So if you want it on when you go to sleep, it pretty much has to stay on all night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for small spaces/office

    Posted
    cpapa
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    This little heater works great! For its size it was able to keep my room very warm throughout the night. For it's size i'm very surprised at how effective this was at keeping the room warm. NOTE we don't have a heater and a larger one would usually make the room extremely warm so I figured I'd give this a shot and man is this perfect. Great for small spaces and direct heat. Not too hot. It's pretty simple to use because it just has an on and off switch. The only downside would be that it doesn't have a sleep timer on it. If it did oh man this would be the perfect little heater to cozy up to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic heater, safe for office use

    Posted
    suz5ive
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    I bought this heater to use at work. It won't blow a fuse at work, it's only 600 watts, so that's why I choose it. I also like the giant push button. I have 2 small heaters, this one sits under my desk for when my legs and feet get cold. I can hold the top of the unit with one foot, and press the button on/off with my other. I picked up the pink one, and the color is nice. I like that this unit has the safety tip-over feature on the bottom of the unit. The only thing I wish it had was other temperature settings. I'd be happy with high and low, other than that, I'm happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend