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IT DOES WARM THE ROOM
Beldray Fan Heater
Member Name: hildah11
Beldray Fan Heater
Advantages: Easy to operate, sturdy, good performance for the price and warms the room
Disadvantages: A bit noisy
BELDRAY FAN HEATER WHITE 2000W
~Why I bought the heater~
Our house has certain cold pockets and my daughter's bedroom is one of those rooms. Even with the central heating system on her room never seems to warm up to the same level compared to the other bedrooms. We tried all the magic tricks recommended including bleeding the radiators but still no improvement. It for this reason that I finally decided to venture out in search of a portable heater to supplement the heating in her room and I ended up buying the heater, the Beldray Fan Heater White 2000w from Wilkinson.
~Packaging, product description and specifications~
The fan heater comes packed in a box with a bit of extra packaging material. The box has the picture of the heater on both sides so you can see how it looks like before you buy. It also comes with a user guide explaining how to use and maintain it.
~Characteristic functional features~
* Made of white hardened plastic casing.
* Freestanding with upright design
* Two knobs in front, one for the adjustable thermostat and the other for the heat setting, two heat settings (1000w and 2000w) and a cold fan only setting.
* Power indicator light which glows when the power is on
* Carry handle for easy carrying
* Safety cut out thermal device and overheat protection
* Rubber feet for grip and a tilt switch which automatically switches off the heater when it is not stable or is tilted even accidentally.
The heater is manufactured by Beldray Limited, UK which also manufactures a variety of house hold gadgets. Like most electrical gadgets, it comes already assembled and ready for use.
Further details as given by manufacturer:
Maximum power capacity: 2000w
Size: 13cm X 27cm
At the front and back, the heater has the vents for the fan aeration. In front of the heater there are thermostat control and the heat setting knobs and also a red light indicator which glows to show that the heater is on. At the base of the heater you find the non-slip rubber feet which give it a grip and keep it in position whilst in use.
~Operation and Ease of use~
Using the heater is easy, just place it on a flat surface and switch on the mains, adjust to the required heating level and the thermostat to the required regulatory position.
When switched on, the heater starts heating the room immediately by blowing hot air. The time it takes to heat up the room depends on the size of the room so you feel much warmer when you are actually closer to the heater. The fan is very noisy and you can actually hear it from an adjacent room. It has only two heating settings so not much flexibility depending on how cold you feel that day but for a small heater maybe that's ideal anyway.
It is small and light and has a carry handle so can be carried around the room/house fairly easily.
My daughter puts it on so that it can preheat her room before she goes to bed and then switches it off when she goes to bed. The noise is a bit irritating so this alone prevents her from even attempting to leave it running when she goes in bed.
The heater is equipped with some safety features which shows the manufacturer put some thought into this whilst designing the gadget.
It has a safety cut out thermal device and overheat protection so it should automatically switch off if it overheats. I have not experienced this as we only use the heater for a short time but hopefully it works.
The rubber feet give very good for grip and a tilt switch automatically switches off the heater when it is not stable or is tilted even accidentally.
The cable is thick and flexible and the heater comes already fitted with an earthed 3-pin plug which is suitable for use in the UK.
~Other practical safety considerations~
The heater should be kept away from the reach of children especially during use and should not be left unattended for too long.
The heater should be placed away at least a metre from flammable material.
Always unplug from electric source when not in use.
Do not move the heater around by pulling the cable, instead always use the carry handle.
Do not cover whilst in use.
This heater like other electrical gadgets cannot be disposed of in the ordinary rubbish bin, it has to be taken to the designated recycling sites.
The packaging material is however widely recyclable at most recycling sites.
I don't regret buying this heater at all although I was a bit apprehensive at first because of the price and the name which I wasn't really familiar with. It is actually good; it does the job so I am glad I tried it. .
This is very good value for money. I got mine for £13.00 from my local Wilkinson. I have seen similar types of heaters from Tesco and Robert Dyas as well.
The heater comes with a 1 year manufacture guarantee against mechanical and electrical defects. This guarantee starts from date of purchase so keep your receipt.
It is really a handy gadget in my house especially as a quick way of making my daughter feel warm since the radiator in her room has let us down.
I do appreciate that this is not a cost effective way electricity wise and I am sure my bill will be a bit higher because of this so we only use it sparingly but it's better than feeling cold and failing to sleep.
I bought this heater 5 months ago and it's still working.
Yes I recommend it as it does the job, 4/5 stars.
Thank you for reading and rating
hildah11; Feb 2013
Summary: Does the job, warms the room.