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Vornado - Personal Electric Heater - Black-Left_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great - when it works

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    Technophile25
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    Overall, this Vornado is great. I have the larger, metal until, and I love it. It works great, which is why I decided to try this smaller sibling. It's very compact, but puts out a great amount of heat. My only issue is the automatic shut off. This is a great feature, in theory. However, I've never been able to use it on high power for more than a couple of minutes before it shuts off. I've tried various rooms, plenty of space to ventilate, etc. Regardless, it never runs for more than a couple of minutes. And, when this happens, you cannot simply switch to fan only mode, or lower heat mode. It is completely non-functional until it "cools." You must turn the unit off and wait. Low power mode, or fan only mode is great, and works as expected. It seems like a waste to put a high heat level mode on this unit, but have it only work for such a short while before shutting off. There are other, more affordable units that I would recommend over this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Why 3 stars?

    Posted
    Bargainhunter
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    First let’s talk about drawbacks. It’s not thermostatically controlled ie. stays on ALL the time. You can’t set it to turn off at a given temperature. You set it but better not forget it. Fan is not silent. You know that it is there. Not noisy but not silent. Quiet? Depends on your definition. Some will call it white noise. But because of item 1 you might want to know it’s there. Heat from fan blowing on high can be noticeably felt 9-12 inches in front of heater. After 24 inches you won’t feel it directly in front but above grade. The fan only mode is much stronger but also louder. Not sure if I would use it on my desk in front of a computer. I would call this a personal heater with regards to its compact size and proximity to which you would use it. For which it deserves 3 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    To loud

    Posted
    Cody
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    This fan is pretty loud, and not the dull hum of a fan loud this is mostly the sound of the blades slapping the air. I'm not even using this for what it claims to be for (I'm using it for my room but the box says it can go on your desk. They even have a photo on the back of the box showing it on a desk.) That being said it's still pretty noisey even when I have my headphones on. As for the heating power it's bad for the size/noise like really bad. it's been running in a 12/10 foot room for around 3 ish hours and I'm sitting a couple feet away and I'm still getting chills blown from the fan no less. The airs able to cool off before it hits me. In as just stated a small room it's already had 3 hours to heat and it's blowing cold air on me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    jajajajajajuyy
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    Very impressed with this little heater. I needed a low amperage heater to keep my newborn rabbits warm in the garage when we had a cold snap. It worked perfectly. Very quiet with just the right amount of flow. Ran it for 3 days straight with no problems. The best part is that when you dont want heat you can use it as a regular fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like Vornado but this was too small for my needs

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    sandraq
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    I wouldn't have any other space heater. I've got 1 other. I was trying to replace a non-working heater and thought this small one might work. For the $ you can't beat it. As it turned out I need the next size up for my basement office. This little heater does kind of take the chill off but it not really big enough to warm my space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stop working within a week

    Posted
    Heather
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    I brought this and at first I was a little disappointed because the heat didn’t reach too far, but I said ok it’s cool just keep it close and it should be fine. Within a week, it stop working. The fan would run but no heat came out. Lucky I got the protection plan and was able to switch out to another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    High setting shuts off within minutes

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    NickName
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    Low setting works well. High setting does not stay on. Does not provide much heat on low setting. High setting would be perfect but shuts off within 3 minutes. Not sure if its a safety feature but whats the point? Best buy too far away to return. Stuck with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    needs a thermostat

    Posted
    WLB1
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    Please note that this heater doesn't offer the standard wattage of most portable heaters - it offers exactly half. Furthermore, it doesn't have a thermostat. Airflow is less than expected from a Vornado product but still OK. Relatively quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great personal fan/heater

    Posted
    angiemarie0414
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    This is our 4th one of these and the first of the new design. We all have one and the one finally went out many many years later from every day overnight use. Great little fan and heater that packs a punch above it's weight limit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value!

    Posted
    CheeseyBoi
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    I was skeptical about how well this heater would work, given its small size and bargain price. But wow! It heats my whole office evenly and efficiently. I never need to use our wall heaters at all, and its low profile makes it ideal for smaller spaces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent...

    Posted
    ttn32
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    Purchase this heater to use in our office. Its great if you have it close to you and would be a perfect fit for a small kids room/small office. I ultimately returned and had to get something a little stronger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    Posted
    HotMama
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    bought 2 units. the first one would turn off on high heat after about a minute. The second worked for about 2 hours, then totally stopped working (fan doesn't even spin anymore) All in all, a total disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is my 2nd one.

    Posted
    Trdo
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    The first one was purchased 4 years ago and is still working great. I purchase the 2nd one for my mom as her old heater has died. This Vornado heater is good for small room (~ 100 sqt). Heated fast, warm, and durable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does a good job

    Posted
    NewRunner18
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    I picked this up in a hurry as my office was freezing. It does a pretty good job of warming my cube, I like that it looks like a fan (which I can have) I wish it was a little warmer but great value for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than expected

    Posted
    Bill
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    Bought it to give my grandson some more heat in his family's apartment. It not only keeps his room warmer, but provides added heat for the whole four bedroom apartment. Great safety features, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

    Posted
    VinnyChase
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    The price was good and it heats well. I doesn't get very hot though, but I should expected due to the wattage. Haven't tried it out in the winter so we will see

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vornado Heater

    Posted
    TTC23
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    This heater is perfect for a desk. I have it on everyday at work and love it. It has two heat settings and one fan only setting. Also a bonus is the white noise it adds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy it

    Posted
    LukeCage1971
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    I bought this and used it for 1 hour before it stopped working, Best Buy was awesome and took it back. I like vornado but this particular product is not with the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job!

    Posted
    Gadgets
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    I purchased this heater for my wife's desk at work. She likes it very much. It keeps her feet warm throughout the day, no more cold toes! It fits perfectly under her desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of warmth for a small place

    Posted
    Janet
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    I bought this heater for under my desk at work. It is great for warming up my legs and feet. Automatic shut off for the opps times when I kick it over.

    I would recommend this to a friend