Sleek and design
Easy to use
Remote control for convenience
No automatic tip-over shut-off
Does not heat a large room effectively
We purchased the Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater with Remote Control so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
A space heater is a great way to provide supplemental heat or warm up a room with a chill to it. At the end of summer and into early fall, although the weather isn't cold by any means, my New England home gets a little chilly late at night and in the morning. A space heater is great for those days when you want to take the chill out of a room without turning on the entire home heating system.
I tested the Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater intended for small to medium rooms. Temperatures were in the 50s. I loved having this space heater on hand to take the chill out of the air. Weighing about 9 pounds, this heater is lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry from room to room. I often kept it alongside my bed at night to turn it on first thing in the morning. It was able to effectively heat my bedroom within 15 minutes when set to 70 degrees.
The Lasko Heater struggled when I moved it to my larger open-concept living room. It is not intended for a large room, but it can heat a portion of the area. I’d often move it next to my armchair while I was reading or alongside the couch as I watched TV to warm me up. The bladeless design is hardly audible in its operation—even on the highest setting.
The instruction manual is easy to follow with clear explanations and an illustration of each control panel function. All of the buttons are intuitive and easy to press. The same buttons are also on the battery-operated, handheld remote. I loved the remote control; all of the functions can be activated or adjusted with the push of a button from across the room.
From its sleek design to its nice selection of features, I was thoroughly impressed with this model. The gray color is neutral, tieing-in nicely with almost any décor. Measuring 27 inches tall with a compact base, the heater takes up a minimal amount of space. The base oscillates, so you need to allow some space for the unit to turn.
Even after eight hours of use, the unit isn’t hot to the touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of space is this ideal for?
It is recommended for use in rooms up to 300 square feet. The Lasko Ceramic Heater features two modes. While on high, it provides a heating power of 1,500 watts, and the low setting generates 1,000 watts of power.
How long will it take to set up the space heater?
Since no assembly is required, I had the Lasko Ceramic Heater up and running in a few minutes. I removed some plastic wrapping from the housing, plugged it in, and installed two AAA in the remote control.
What are the noteworthy features?
The oscillation is a great feature because it spreads the warm air more evenly throughout the room. One of my favorite features is the timer, which allows you to specify the amount of time you want the heater to run. It can be set between one and eight hours (in hour increments). I never had to worry about accidentally leaving it on when I left the house.
It has an automatic thermostat, which means the heater will turn off once the room reaches the desired set temperature. The unit also displays the current temperature, so you can easily increase or decrease the emitted amount of heat. The adjustable temperature ranges are from 70 to 85 degrees.
The display's auto-dimming feature was a pleasant surprise. 10 seconds after the last button is pushed, the control panel automatically dims. This feature is nice for drifting off to sleep or watching television since the control panel and thermostat—which are bright red—are quite noticeable in a darkened room.
What safety features are offered?
The Lasko Ceramic Heater turns off automatically once it reaches the desired temperature, which prevents the unit from overheating. Even after eight hours of use, the unit isn’t hot to the touch. This model lacks one important safety feature: an automatic tip-over shut-off. Although the tower design seems fairly sturdy, it may not be ideal for a household with young children or pets.
Is there any maintenance or upkeep required?
The manufacturer recommends cleaning the filter every two weeks for optimum performance. This should be done using a vacuum equipped with a brush attachment. The filter releases very easily with the push of a button and clicks right back into place.
Is the Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater worth the money?
Retailing around $100, the Lasko Ceramic Heater with Remote Control is among the more moderately priced space heaters on the market. Modern features like oscillation, a timer, and remote control allow me to customize the unit to my specific needs and the ever-changing temperatures in the Northeast. In addition to its impressive functionality, the Lasko Heater is sleek and stylish, making a great accent piece to any room.
Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater vs. Other Brands of Space Heaters
There are plenty of space heaters on the market. If safety is your number one priority, you might want a space heater that can provide greater peace of mind—especially if you live in a household with young children. Although I was thoroughly impressed with the Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater, it lacks one important safety feature: a tip-over shutoff. The Lifesmart Deluxe Milkhouse Heater isn’t as sophisticated, but it offers a tip-over shut-off and eight different heat settings. It's extremely portable with a top-mounted handle and weighs less than 5 pounds.
If you need to heat a large room, the Dr. Infrared Heater Original Portable Space Heater is a real powerhouse. It can heat rooms up to 1,000 square feet in size. I tested this space heater and was thoroughly impressed with its ability to heat my primary bedroom evenly and efficiently. This heater has some great safety features, including an automatic tip-over shutoff.
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A good buy.
While the Lasko Bladeless Ceramic Heater should only be used as a supplemental heat source, it did an excellent job warming up the smaller rooms of my home. This tower-style heater has a sleek design and a nice selection of features—making it well worth its price tag.
- Product Name Bladeless Ceramic Heater with Remote Control
- Product Brand Lasko
- MPN AW315
- Price $109.00
- Weight 9.8 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 8.1 x 27.17 x 9.16 in.
- Color Black and gray
- Amps 12.5
- Coverage Area 300 square feet
- Material Plastic
- Watts 1500
- Warranty 3 years