De'Longhi SafeHeat Electric Oil-Filled Radiator
Safe, reliable & quiet
I bought this heater for a small bedroom. I decided this one was the safest due to the automatic shut off feature it has if it gets too hot. I am very weary of portable heaters because of the fire factor. (in the winter most home fires are started by portable heaters)
Sure enough I was pleased to find that one morning it shut off during one of the coldest nights so it wouldn't overheat. (I had set it to the highest setting)
One reviewer wrote that the heater just stopped turning on and they returned it....That happened to me but I figured out that the "double dial" is tricky and it needed to be readjusted.
I purchased the heater in February of 2010. It's quiet, reliable, warm and most importantly I can sleep without worry. I have used it every night in the winter without any problems. I am so happy with this heater that I bought an extra just in case they stop making it.
This month makes four years using this heater and I had to write this review....It was worth every cent.
February 24, 2014
Worked great for a couple of weeks
I bought this in October 2013. We don't have heating in our house so we use oil filled radiators where needed which is completely sufficient for California winters.
I loved the idea to set a timer and have a pre-heated bathroom in the morning when the temperatures started dropping in October. It worked out great, I didn't even have to set it high and it would still heat up the bathroom nicely within 30 min before I would get in.
But then we got an exceptionally warm winter and unplugged and safely stored the heater for a couple of weeks. Now that the temperatures dropped again I wanted to plug it in but nothing happens. I am no longer able to turn it on, it seems to not get any power. Not even the timer is ticking. Already tried several outlets, pushed the reset button etc...
Really hope Bed, Bath & Beyond will exchange it without a box. Got rid of that when I still thought this was a great heater. I also hope this was just a lemon and the next one would be better.
February 4, 2014
Good idea, poorly constructed
4 times I tried this. Broke down every time. No quality control and cheap parts.
January 14, 2014
Oil all over my floor...
I bought one three hours ago and it was running fine for the first two hours until oil started leaking out of the radiator all over my floor...
I'm only giving it two stars because maybe this isn't a common occurrence and I would've liked the product otherwise - but still a very unpleasant experience.
February 18, 2013
I have purchased 4 of these heaters from BB&B and they have largely worked without a problem. We are returning one of them to the manufacturer since the preset control quit working. The manufacturer has been very cooperative and helpful. I believe these heaters are excellent.
October 11, 2012
Replacement for our old Delonghi Radiator
We bought this to replace a much older and larger Delonghi unit that finally died. It is used in a powder room in the coldest corner of the house and is plenty powerful enough to keep the room warm during the cold weather in New Castle County, DE. Our old heater was way overpowered for the area it was heating and this unit still only needs to be used on the low power setting with the thermostat less than half way up.
It's just the right size and placed in front of the hot air heat register it does exactly what we wanted it to. If it lasts half as long as our old Delonghi Radiator it will have been well worth the cost! For a bathroom or small bedroom I would highly recommend this radiator.
January 26, 2012
worked great, until...
This heater was wonderful. It heated up nicely, was absolutely silent, and made my baby's room toasty. The problem is the plastic switches. After 3 winters of use, I guess the heat made the plastic brittle and when placed in a closet off-season both switches just disintegrated. I can see no way to operate the unit without these and I'm certainly not messing with the metal circuitry and electrocuting myself. Very dissapointing to know the unit would work great if only I could turn it on! :(
October 31, 2011
Surface is too hot
We used this heater for one night and decided that although it heats the room well, the surface was too hot and not safe for small children. We were disappointed because the heater information provided states that the heater has some sort of technology to prevent burns, but we thought the surface was hot enough to cause a burn. The heater will be returned.
January 23, 2011