The Pelonis 1,500-Watt Portable Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Heater has 3 heat settings for different comfort options. The heater features a built-in overheat protection device and an automatic cut-off for safe home use. It has a built-in carry handle and all-direction casters for mobility.
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83%of customersrecommend this product166 of 200reviews
Rating Breakdown209 reviews
83%of customersrecommend this product166 of 200reviews
I was a big fan of how this heater performed until the switch gave out 6 days after the year long warranty was up. I called and they did not care. I only used the heater sporadically over the last year - the switches, as other people have commented, are of very poor quality. Will be adding this to the landfill. Buyer beware.
Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design
Cons: low quality
13out of13found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought this heater six months ago to help heat my small space. It did well, but took a long time to heat up. You would need to have this on for at least 2 hours before feeling the effects in a normal sized bedroom. Unfortunately the switch broke after six months of normal use, I only used it for colder days. The one year warranty does not cover the switch, and even if it did, you have to pay the postage to send the heater to the manufacturer before they will consider a repair. So this will end up being sent to the landfill.
22out of25found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
We spend all our time at one end of the house and have been using a ceramic heater to just heat that end. Our energy usage with that ceramic heater has been averaging 16.2 kWh per day. I picked up this oil-filled radiator heater and we've been using it in the same way for several days. Our overall energy usage has soared to an average 27.3 kWh per day. Needless to say, we were shocked about how much electricity it was sucking and am not happy with it. We're going back to the ceramic heater.
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: energy hog
21out of24found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
this heater is too small for my needs. Right now I have it on high, it's 31 degrees out in Chicago and it's heating up the 15x18 room.But when the temp gets much lower this will not be nearly enough, even with a small fan heater to help spread the heat. it's only about 12 inches long of heating surface, the specs say 15.2 in which is not true. I don't know why they are making these heaters shorter in length. the longer it is the more heating surface there is, and they are charging more. It's not like they can make more money by doing this because most of us can't have 2 of these heaters going in the same room unless we use an extension cord and that is not advisable.
I don't know why the heater companies don't make them longer like they do in other countries.
I see people complaining about the costs to run heaters, but it is normally high, I have been using them in several rooms for years and I figure it's about $50.00 to $100.00 per month per heater more or less and depending how you are charged each month in winter, but it is cheaper than running the furnace or boiler. I really don't know where they got 15.2 inches from, the box is just under 14 inches.
I also don't know why they put the rubber plugs on the radiator heaters, they always burn up and I have to replace it with something like this ( Pass & Seymour 20 Amp 125-Volt Rubber Dust Tight Plug Model # 1433P Internet # 202444803) Which i've had for several years and 3 heaters. I'd only recommend for a small room.
Cons: too small-short in length
9out of11found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I found that it uses a great deal of electricity at any level..low, med., high. A little disappointed about that.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
Cons: pulls too much power
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Review 6 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
very slow to warm up
PostedNovember 13, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
i got home and plugged in the item, and it has been on for 38 minutes on High with Max thermostat. the radiator is barely warm. how long do i need to wait for the unit itself to heat up? this is ridiculous. returning and getting a different product.
Cons: too slow to heat
2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
from OKC, OK
Age Range:55 to 64
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Is the odor safe?
PostedDecember 4, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
This is my fourth oil radiator heater but this particular brand has me a little concerned as the odor is very strong. I hope it's just the "new" burning off as I have it in my garage with another radiator heater (different brand) to keep my cats and foster cats warm. I'm apprehensive about going to bed worried I'll wake up to some sick, or worse, cats. Is this smell dangerous for them?
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
Cons: strong scary odor
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Bought last winter - not used a lot yet this winter - switch went bad, burning smell and all. Won't get the same thing as it took a long time to heat up a small room. Think something would a fan would best suite my needs.
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
The heater worked, as advertised, last winter (2.5 months). Since I started using it this fall it seeps oil from the bottom of one of the fins. Since it is still within the warranty period (one year) I contacted them about an adjustment/ partial credit or refund. So far I have called them 5 times, they promise to respond, nothing as of 12/1/12. I'll post an update when contacted but I'm not holding my breath at this point.( And no, there's no evidence of dents or corrosion). Maybe store warranties aren't such a bad idea after all and I recommend the heater with reservations
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons: Not Durable, warranty not honored
27out of29found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought two of these because my boiler is on its 10th life.
Keep in mind its not a save all. These are temporary units.
I turn one on and close the door to the room. After an hour its very toasty. I then turn it down a notch each hour till comfortable. *****Don't turn it off***** The design of these units is to keep going. Leave it on the lowest setting. Keeps the room easily at 75. It was 28 degrees outside my house today. Highly recommend!!!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
25out of26found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I've had a few of these style heaters and for the price, I think this one is really great. It heats up quickly, no odor, I feel safe with it on, and it rarely makes noise. If I haven't used it in a while sometimes there is a crackly noise when the oil is heating up, but this is not unusual for these style heaters. $40 is a steal, this model costs almost $80 on amazon. The only thing I dislike is there aren't handles on both sides so steering it around my apartment is sometimes a little challenging. Still, for the price, worth the challenge.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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Review 12 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Facing an incoming Northern Winter (Sandpoint Idaho) and the 20's have already arrived this fall. Went out and bought this at a local Home Depot as I was curious to its performance. Brought it home, plugged it in, turned the ceiling fan on low, and successfully heated the dining room, Living room, and kitchen area of the Apartment in no time. Will be buying another for the main bedroom. This will save costs on using Central Heating, and two, Maybe three oil heaters should be enough to warm our apartment of a 1,000 Sqf comfortably.
19out of19found this review helpful.
Review 15 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I have never owned an oil heater but am very very happy with the five that I now have spread around my house. They do not blow hot, dry air that adds to the static electricity shocks. They don't dry out my kids' rooms while they sleep. And they don't make any noise. They also keep a more constant heat in each room, easily controlled with the dial and switches. Out of the five I bought from Home Depot I have one that smelled funny for a few days but is fine now. Highly recommend this heater.
24out of25found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
It's weird reading some of the reviews... some people clearly don't understand how oil filled heaters work. The ones who write things like, "I waited five hours and the room was still cold, so I sent it back for a refund," truly bug me. You have to learn how heaters work, then use your brain, to get good results with them.
To use an oil filled electric heater:
1) Make sure the door to the room the heater is in, is closed. Shut. Got it?
2) Seal off any drafts. (I had a friend who said her heater "just wasn't working," but she had left the door open connecting her medium sized LR and large kitchen... she was trying to heat a 220 square foot area, with the thing on low!)
2) NO heater will do a good job if the room it is in has bad insulation. (Ceramic heaters may seem to, but the warmth will be gone in seconds when you turn them off.) So insulate your house, before complaining about the crummy heaters. Put plastic over the windows. Insulate the walls. Otherwise you're just pouring electricity or other fuel out the windows.
3) The best way to use these is: start out on HIGH. Wait till the room is cozy and warm. Then turn the little knob till you hear a CLICK. (JUST till you hear the click, no further.) Then LEAVE the knob there and leave the heater plugged in and turned on. If your room is 75 degrees, it'll stay 75 degrees. My friend who thought hers didn't work, was using it till it got the place warm, then shutting it off "to save money." Then of course it would take hours to heat the room again. You have to leave it on and plugged in.
4) If you want to save electricity, or prevent blowing fuses, put the heater on low. But don't expect it to heat up the place on low! It will MAINTAIN the heat on low but not heat a place that's freezing. Put it on high till the place is warm, then switch it to low and turn the knob till you hear the click. Then stop turning the knob and leave it plugged in and leave the door closed and wait. The room will get toasty and warm and stay that way.
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Review 18 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Used this guy all winter during the nights. Kept my room a nice 68 degrees compared to without it getting down to 58-62ish. I needed this because the central heat does not heat my room well, during the day computers keep my room warm. Seemed very energy efficient just turning it on low with thermostat about ¾ the way up at midnight when I crawled in bed (room is normally 70 at that time) and then shutting it off at 7am when I got up. i think I figured about $2 a week doing it this way for a week (used a kilowatt). Keep in mind the room I used it in was about 24x15 with 9ft ceiling and very well insulated and the door shut and electricity is around 12 cents per KW/hr here.
I do have some complaints about the unit: The nut/bolt system for the legs/feet were not tight. On anything higher than low setting the unit creaks like crazy (kept me up) when heating up and cooling down. The light on the front is really bright (some black electrical tape fixed that). The unit does get very hot so beware if you have kids. If I remember I measured around 190-200 degrees in some spots (infrared thermometer).
Even with all those complains (all minor to me) the unit is great for the money and efficiency for what I need it for.
21out of21found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
So far, I have used this heater to take the chill off one room in the mornings. It serves its purpose well and heats quickly. The heat is strong and in about 1/2 hour the room is completely warm. The room is 11x22.