Optimus H-4110 9-Inch Dish Heater Review
If your expectations are sufficiently limited, the Optimus H-4110 9-Inch Dish Heater (starting at $20, Amazon) could prove to be a good deal. Place it on a desk or right at your feet, suggest Optimus H-4110 reviews on Amazon, and you'll feel the warmth. One consumer reports positioning it on a coffee table for cozy TV-watching with her husband; another says it puts out the right amount of heat to keep babies from getting too hot; and a third says it takes the chill out of those first few post-shower minutes. Users appreciate that it doesn't blow any circuits and barely affects their electric bills. They also note that it gives off only a dim light and is blissfully silent.
On the other hand, Optimus H-4110 reviews say its effectiveness is limited to whatever happens to be immediately in line with its very narrow band of heat. Without the possibility of adjusting the angle, Optimus H-4110 reviews say your feet could freeze while your lower legs (metaphorically) roast. An Optimus H-4110 review on Hub Pages explains that the heat comes from the center of this nine-inch dish, and with only 300 watts, its range extends straight out to about three feet. Optimus H-4110 reviews on City Data, grouse about the short cord and limited cleaning options.
With its radiant technology and dish shape, the Optimus H-4110 is the least expensive space heater we researched. It's very basic, with no adjustable thermostat or different heat settings, and is hot to the touch. Safety features include automatic shutoff and a tilt switch, and the unit has a carrying handle.
We're ambivalent about this extremely cheap and energy-efficient space heater. Users say it works well in small spaces and provides directed heat. You can't beat the price, but it gets quite hot and should probably be kept out of range of children and pets, which limits its effectiveness.
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