These are gorgeous, kind of mid-century modern. I have six of these heaters for my cats. I have 2 Devon Rex cats who have little hair, and two sphynx cats who have no hair and they all absolutely love these heaters so I have them all over the house for them. I think it's the orange glow they love because they see it and know when it's on. I have other small heaters that don't light up orange and none of my cats ever sit in front of those for some reason.
They don't put out a lot of heat, enough to warm a small room, but I feel safe leaving them on and going into the other room (I'd never leave it on and leave the house though) and also the safety mechanism that shuts it off if it ever tipped over makes me feel safe too.
I did have to send one back because when I initially took it out of the box and turned it on it was making a burning smell so I immediately unplugged it and returned it and the one that replaced it worked perfectly so six out of seven that I've had in my house work beautifully. Just inspect it when you get it, like any electric device. I got the first one a few years ago and in all the time I've been using all of them none of them have worked initially and later malfunctioned so at least if you get a bad one you should know right away and be able to get a replacement. I had no problem returning the defective one.
So all in, I highly recommend these. Like I said, if you get one that doesn't work, just send it back and get another one because they are fantastic.
A lot of friends that come over end up sitting next to one cus it's cozy, then because they are so cute they usually want to know where to get one, so they are also a conversation piece. I hope they keep making these for a long time (and bring back the white ones) because even if it died after a few years I would still happily buy another one.
It's small and unobtrusive when off, and looks great when turned on... with glowing coals and a mesmerizing flame effect in tones of orange and gold. We bought it to warm up a home office where our elderly dog likes to lay. The flames and the gentle white noise it makes when running seem to lull her to sleep. It keeps this 13 x 16' room warmer than the rest of the house. These wouldn't do as an only source of heat, but for supplemental warmth, they're perfect. It has two speeds but we rarely use the higher one, as we're not in a very cold climate. One tip: I've read other reviews where they said it stopped working, and turned out the underside was clogged with lint and hair. So be sure to periodically check and clean the little screen on the bottom of the unit, just as you would a dryer lint filter. Otherwise, it could overheat and turn off, making you think it was broken. We've had two others of these at another property and they've operated worry-free for years.
I love it! I wanted something cute and cozy to heat up my living room whenever I'm cold, rather than having the heat on all the time in my apartment. It's exactly what I wanted. Is the fire realistic looking? No. But seriously, how would you expect it to look like a real fire? It still looks really cute and gives me that cozy fire aesthetic, though, which is what I wanted. The heat works great, too, easily heats up the entire room. I will update this review if I have any issues with longetivity, but so far this little heater is the bee's knees. 😁
This heater works almost too well to the point that I wish there were more than just heat two (low and high) settings. Even on the low setting, I wake up in the middle of the night sweating and end up getting up to turn it off. With that said, it's the first heater I've used that actually heats an entire room.