“ Manufacturer: DeLonghi / Type: Radiator / Power Source: Electric / Heating Element: Oil Filled / Heating Levels: Variable Levels / Features: Timer, Thermostat, Wheels / Safety Features: Automatic Shut-Off / Power: 500 - 3,000 Watt / Height: 64.5 cm / Width: 68 cm / Depth: 24 cm „
We have electric storage heating at home, which isn't ideal in a credit crunch! Downstairs is heated quite nicely with 2 storage heaters but a damp issue and the bitter winter caused us to look at alternative forms of heating for upstairs.
We came across the Delonghi oil filled heater on a trip to our local homebase. We wanted oil filled as we had heard it was a cheap and effective form of heating. We paid around 90 pounds for it, which i thought was quite reasonable. This, of course, was going to have to be an investment!
I am pleasantly surprised by this product. The main factor for us was the 24 hour timer. This way we could just time it like we would central heating and not have to worry about it or wait for 20 minutes for your bones to thaw when you get home from work!
its 3kw which is probably at the top of the range for heaters of their kind and means you get a lot of heat from it, even at a lower setting. There are 6 settings and we find that in our bedroom (6 metres x 4 metres), setting 6 is way too hot - 4 or 5 for a cold day and 3 for a normal background heat.
There is also an Auto Heat Button that you can push which will override any timer settings, etc to give instant heat.
It's a very sleek design which means that it doesn't look out of place in any bedroom.
The one complaint we have is that its not wall mountable but the slimline design makes it quite easy to push up against a wall and not get in the way!
In all, this is a great appliance and i would definitely recommend it!
The RAPIDO is De+Longhi's top of the range heater. It combines all the benefits of an oil filled radiator with the strengths of high-speed convection. With its powerful 3kW output, many innovative features and modern styling, the Rapido is the ultimate for winter comfort. 3kW output with flexible heat settings from 500W to 3000W Instant Heat System for extra fast warm up Large surface area for high radiant output Power modulation function - an intelligent device automatically switching to lower power settings when needed Efficient thermostat with frost protection Easy to programme 24 hour timer with timer overide Portable castors and large back wheels to move easily from room to room Overheat safety cut-out 10 year guarantee Dimensions h x w x d (cm) 64.5 x 68 x 24cm