Lasko Ceramic Heater: Review

Best Fea​tures

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    Portable
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    Good heat output for size
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    Quiet
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    Fan option
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    Low price

Our Lasko Ceramic Heater Review


 

As of this writing, the Lasko Ceramic Heater had 13,663 customer reviews and 993 answered questions on Amazon.  I've read through the reviews and condensed the results into this report.  I hope that this makes your shopping experience faster and easier.

Item Specifics

The Lasko Ceramic Heater has a 1500 watt high setting and a 900 watt low setting.  It also has a fan-only option.  The manual controls are how the settings are chosen.  This heater has a self-regulating ceramic element and it operates quietly.  An automatic overheat feature is included for added safety.  A convenient carrying handle makes the Lasko Ceramic Heater portable.  The actual product measures 5.75 x 7 x 9.2 inches.  An adjustable thermostat control helps you personalize your heating comfort level.  This heater comes fully assembled and with a 3 year warranty.

The dimensions of this heater is 7.5 x 6.7 x 10 inches with a weight of 4 pounds

Small but Mighty

One thing that I kept reading in the customer reviews, was that the Lasko Ceramic Heater is a small but powerful heater.  At just 7.5 x 6.7 x 10 inches it definitely is not a large heater. But the output is good.

One customer had this to say, "I've had this for a few weeks and love it.  It is smaller than it looks, but don't let that fool you ! I use it in my bedroom which is pretty large.  I have two large bay windows and one of them leaks air a bit, causing it to be chilly in my room.  Well, this took care of that little problem.  The heater fills the room with warm, dry heat in about ten minutes.  It has three fan settings: one is just the fan, the second is a slow speed and the next is, obviously, the highest speed for heat.  It also has a temperature adjuster, too.  I usually keep mine on not quite half on the heat gauge and I keep the fan on Number 1 and let me tell you, after about an hour, I'm getting up and turning it down even more! It gets WARM in there."

Price

One of the best selling points of the Lasko Ceramic Heater is the low price.  Some people were skeptical but pleasantly surprised that this low priced heater worked so well.  One customer reports, "I was a little nervous since this was inexpensive and I didn't recognize the brand but I've been using it daily in my office in a factory with no central heating and it's a champ. It really warms up the space and I usually end up turning it off since it can easily heat the room, even though it's pretty large. I would buy it again."

Good for Office Use

The Lasko Ceramic Heater is popular as an office heater.  The two main reasons as reported by customers are that it's quiet and it throws off a lot of heat.  Here one customer testifies, "Ordered this for my desk at work. Trying for the first time today. It's the perfect size to sit on desk or put on floor near my feet.  I have it set on low with 4 out of 11 heat dial options... it's cranking heat! Don't think I'll ever need to put it beyond halfway!!  The unit itself is staying cool to touch and very quiet.  Very happy with this purchase!  I will monitor the outlet and try not to leave on for too long of a period (as I'm always cautioned about space heaters and their known ability to fry the outlet if overpowered.)  Highly recommend."

Common Questions

Will this automatically shut off, if it over heats or if it's tipped over?  This unit will shut off if it over heats (and can be reset).  It does not have a "tip-over" shut-off switch.

Can you mount this heater on a wall or something?  The heater does not have any mounting holes. The internal fan, which is quite a good size (and VERY quite), draws in air from the back through an approx. 5" round vent. With this in mind, the fan could be placed on a small wall hanging shelf (that would allow the rear fan vent to draw in air without obstruction; given that the back of the heater would have at least 2-3 inches of clearance). It would be very "do-able" and very easy to construct. In my opinion, using wood as material should not create any safety concerns, as the ENTIRE plastic housing is not even warm when the unit is on.

I want a heater that will draw under 1000 watts. Does keeping it at a low temperature have anything to do with the current it consumes?  You can use it on low, which is 900w. Yes, current in wattage will be 1400 if you place the heater on the "high" setting so keeping on low will save electricity.

 

Pros

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    Great rice
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    Portable
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    Fan option

Cons

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    Not for large area 

Lasko Ceramic Heater Conclusion

The Lasko Ceramic Heater is a powerful little heater priced at a great price.  It is popular for offices and small apartments.  The nice thing about it is, that because it is so small and lightweight, it is very portable.  I highly recommend this heater for heating up a small area quickly.  

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Lasko Ceramic Heater.

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    Will this automatically shut off, if it over heats or if it's tipped over?  This unit will shut off if it over heats (and can be reset).  It does not have a "tip-over" shut-off switch. 
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    Can you mount this heater on a wall or something?  As answered by a customer:  The heater does not have any mounting holes. The internal fan, which is quite a good size (and VERY quite), draws in air from the back through an approx. 5" round vent. With this in mind, the fan could be placed on a small wall hanging shelf (that would allow the rear fan vent to draw in air without obstruction; given that the back of the heater would have at least 2-3 inches of clearance). It would be very "do-able" and very easy to construct. In my opinion, using wood as material should not create any safety concerns, as the ENTIRE plastic housing is not even warm when the unit is on. 
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    I want a heater that will draw under 1000 watts. Does keeping it at a low temperature have anything to do with the current it consumes?   You can use it on low, which is 900w. Yes, current in wattage will be 1400 if you place the heater on the "high" setting so keeping on low will save electricity. 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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