This competition really heated up, but our readers managed to choose their three favorite space heaters. Here they are, coming in hot, and don’t forget to scroll down to give us your hot take in the poll.
Anything with DeLonghi and Oil-Filled in title - Redfame
I have two of these heating my drafty-ass home and they are good - ALiteralDuck
There are more newer heaters. More tech’d out ones. Ones probably with bluetooth or sensors or 25 separate settings. The Lasko 5812? It’s metal. It’s brown. It’s got ONE dial on it. But you know what it does do? IT. THROWS. HEAT. It throws enough heat to fill a bedroom from the other side of the room and make you get up in the middle of the night to turn it down.
And did I mention it’s sturdy as balls? Seriously. Look at that thing. It looks like it was designed by Soviet plant engineers in their spare time. But however the Stalin space heater committee team did it, they got it done. I’ve dropped mine from 10 foot closet heights. I’ve sat on it as an impromptu stool. And I’ve packed it for the winter with really heavy stuff. You know what the net effect was?
Nothing. It kept on working like there were a team of 10 miniature guys in overalls in there shoveling coal into its boiler. There are fancier heaters. More advanced ones. Heaters with more options. But if the prime function of a space heater is to bring the burn and keep doing it no matter what, then the Lasko 5812 is the brutalist best in class. And it’ll outlast any gray plastic tech box that says otherwise. - ElvisDraper
Heats up really FAST. Nice app with wifi control. Alexa controlled. Remote operation. Looks cool. HEPA filter purifies air very nicely. Cool fan in the summer. - d4ddyo
Works year round. Cleans the air. Plus tons more things that Trump doesn’t do! A bit expensive, but catch a deal and it’s worth it! - RallyRedMR