It’s getting to be that time of year again. Cool snaps, falling leaves, and windy days. We all know what happens next: winter!
It’s time to break out the space heaters, folks. Even if you have a house that has a decent HVAC system, you can still run into times when you just feel a little too cool in certain places, so space heaters are sometimes a necessity. They can be expensive to operate, though, and pose a fire hazard.
Fortunately, a new type of space heater that’s designed specifically to provide instant and concentrated heat: dish heaters. They’re not designed to heat a whole room, but to provide heat just where you want it and save energy doing it. So, if you’re working in a small area of a large room, they can definitely help keep you warm while not costing as much to operate as other types of space heaters.
Here are the best dish heaters below.
Presto Heat Dish Plus Parabolic Electric Heater
This heater made by Presto Engineers out of Wisconsin focuses heat where it’s needed most: on you! It includes “infinite switch” technology, which allows you to select just the right amount of heat so you never get over or underheated! It also comes equipped with a warning buzzer for tip-overs; when the device is tipped over, it not only shuts off, but emits a loud buzzer so you’ll know instantly, even in another room.
It uses 1000 watts of energy, which is 1/3 less than regular space heaters and heats up instantly, so there’s no waiting to feel the warmth.
Optimus H-4438 14 Inch Oscillating Dish Heater With Remote
This heater by Optimus includes the ability to oscillate 75° and allows for the unit to be tiled up or down as you please. It has a cool-touch housing and operates quietly, so no loud electric noise while it’s running. You can choose 2 settings, the 800 watt or 1200 watt, but it still uses less energy than conventional space heaters do. It also includes a timer with 3 different settings.
Optimus H-4501 14 Inch Oscillating Pedestal Digital Dish Heater With Remote
This oscillating heater by Optimus has the advantage of being on a pedestal, so you don’t have to have a counter or table to set it on to reap the benefits. It, like the previous Optimus heater we listed, also includes 2 settings, 800w and 1200w. It has a digital thermostat control and a timer that will let you choose from as little as 30 minutes all the way up to 8 hours. It will turn off automatically if it’s tipped over and includes an overload thermal protector, so it will cut off automatically if it’s overloaded. The dish also tilts up or down.