Lasko Ceramic Heater 754200 Review


This portable space heater earns high ratings for efficiency and durability. Users have found it surprisingly effective for its compact size.

Lasko 754200 reviews celebrate this tiny-but-mighty ceramic heater for its performance and efficiency, saying it can heat entire rooms with admirable speed, especially given its small size. One reviewer notes on Amazon that the heater can raise the temperature in a mid-size room a good 10 degrees in less than an hour. It also gets high marks for durability: Several reviews come from enthusiastic, longtime owners, and others have updated their reviews after a few years to remark that the heater is still running well.

The Lasko 754200 (starting at $25, Amazon) is a convection heater that uses electricity to heat ceramic components and a fan to propel the heat into the surrounding air. It has an adjustable thermostat and settings for high heat (1,500 watts), low heat (900 watts), and fan only. Even the low setting spreads comfortable warmth throughout a room, according to users posting on the Home Depot website. Some reviewers are impressed by how their energy bills have gone down since using the device, which is effective enough to let them turn down the house thermostat.

The Lasko 754200 measures about 6 inches deep by 7 inches wide by 9 inches high and weighs less than 4 pounds. The unit has a handle for portability and convenience, although some users find the handle uncomfortably cramped. For safety, this ETL-listed Lasko heater includes an automatic shutoff mechanism, meaning it should be protected from overheating. It comes with a three-year warranty.

Reviewers do cite a few recurring grievances. This model does not have tip-over protection, a common safety feature. It also gets mixed reviews on noise; some say it’s quiet while others dock it a point or two for being annoyingly loud (they note a whirring noise from the fan). On the other hand, many consumers report successfully using this heater in their office cubicles, where excess noise would likely be a deal breaker, and some have taken to the white noise.

We're impressed by accounts of how this tiny space heater takes the chill out of sizable spaces and by its long reported lifespan. Several users mention that they purchased the same unit as a replacement when one gave out or plan to do so when the time comes. Overall, the Lasko 754200 is a powerful and low-priced little heater that rises to the occasion.

Gina Martinez

Gina Martinez is a freelance writer who teaches college-level composition and literature courses and has an M.A. in English. She lives on the cheap in New York City with her majestic lapdog.

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