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I inherited this oil-filled radiator from a friend who was moving abroad and was letting out her home part furnished. She had to clear some stuff out and I was pleased to take this radiator off of her hands.
True, I don’t use it often but it has come in handy on several occasions.
I have always owned at least one oil filled radiator dating back to when my home wasn't centrally heated. Then we used this type of radiator to warm the hallways and bedrooms during the winter months.
The Crown Oil-filled radiator has been used recently when our boiler was replaced and so we needed an alternative form of heating while the central hating was turned off. It was also used a few times when we had boiler trouble.
I like this radiator for several reasons. It is easy to move around because although it is heavy it’s on castors.
It has three heat settings which is very useful. I tend to keep it on the high setting for a while and once the room is warm enough I turn it down. Usually 600w is enough to keep the room at a comfortable temperature and this isn't too expensive in running costs.
It has a thermostat which means that when the desired temperature has been reached the radiator will turn off and only come on again when the temperature drops.
Dimensions H 640mm x W 320mm x D 140mm.
Power 1500W, 900W, 600W.
When the radiator is working the lights comes on.
As mentioned, it is easy to move around due to it being equipped with castors but another benefit to its manoeuvrability is the fact that the cord can be wrapped around the radiator when not in use. This makes it look tidy.
It heats up quickly enough and does a good job of providing background heat.
Sealey (Crown) Free Standing Oil Free Electric Radiator
Why I bought this Radiator:
My in laws have two of these heaters and they swear by them, so when we moved into our cottage and needed to put the Pine Dresser in front of the heater in the kitchen, we needed another solution for the cold weather. Whilst we were considering our options my husband was offered these as a monthly offer of £27.00 from a supplier, so we did not hesitate to buy one for the kitchen.
The heater arrived in a big cardboard box and in polystyrene.
Looks like a cream squashed together old fashioned radiator crossed with a modern central heating radiator! Looks exactly as it does on the picture shown.
We plugged the heater in and checked the instructions which were easy to follow and straightforward. My husband easily set the thermostat, so that the heater only comes on when the temperature dips below a certain level.
Fortunately, the heater does not come on very much, our little cottage is much warmer than our old home and the wood burner heats the whole house. The heater is on some very cold mornings, especially when the wind is facing towards the back door and in that instance it is great, as it airs out the coats etc hanging above and to one side of it. Generally, however, the oven warms up the kitchen when in use and the heater doesn't have to come on very much. It came into its own when we had some unusual weather last winter and the fire would not burn efficiently for about 4 days, then we were grateful for the heater and another Dimplex heater we have as they kept us warm.
These come on nice little wheels, so easy for anyone to wheel around fairly easily, when heat is required in a specific area or to move from room to room.
Ours comes with a choice of 2 heat settings and a variable heat dial, if we want to alter the heat from that set temporarily.
I believe these are an inexpensive form of electric heating. The packaging bears the "eco" logo and they come with a 3 year guarantee.
Well, yes niggles really, the design of the heater, is such that the dust and dirt that it seems to attract with its magnetism, is not that easy to clean off. There are a few areas at the bottom were the dust gets trapped and the dial is tricky to clean without having to then reset. It is fiddly to try and keep the heater pristine. Which, of course I want to do.
A low cost portable heating solution. I'd buy another one.
Dropped a star, because of the cleaning issue.
Anyone who may require a little extra heating, cost effective to run, easy to set up and install. The great thing is they are moveable, unlike central heating radiators!
Price and Availability:
We bought ours wholesale at a great price. I have just checked and they are available from independent electrical outlets and on-line stores such as: Amazon, eBay, Screwfix.
Price: Around £60-£80
Thank you for reading my review & I hope you found it useful?
Crown 2 kW Oil-filled Radiator / This oil-filled seven fin radiator is a quiet efficient way to heat medium sized rooms / While not as fast as a fan-heater it is noticeably less noisy / This model has three heat level options and a thermostat to ensure you get your room to just the right temperature / A tidy cable feature and castors also let you roll it to the optimum position in the room / Comes with a one year guarantee