“ Manufacturer: Dimplex / Type: Wall Mounted Panel / Power Source: Electric / Heating Levels: 1 Level / Features: Power Indicator / Safety Features: Automatic Shut-Off, CSA/CE Approved / Power: 400 Watt / Height: 50 cm / Width: 60 cm / Depth: 20 cm / Weight: 4.7 kg / Warranty: 3 Years / Exterior Color: White „
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Dimplex 400W Electric Panel Heater
Why I bought this Heater:
In our old house, we did not have any heating in the living room. It was a rented house and prior to moving in we noticed it had a chimney and so, we expected it to have an open fire. On our first visit the letting agent did not show, this however gave us time to decide we really liked the area and wanted the house without even looking inside. MISTAKE!
When we did look inside, there was no fireplace and we broached the subject with the agent, who agreed that they could see no problem with us installing a wood-burning heater as long as we made good when we left.
To cut to the chase, after moving in we bought a wood burner and called in an expert to fit it for us, only to be told that the chimney was fake! Worse still we couldn't even route a liner up it for reasons I fail to recall.
So we needed cost effective heating for the main area of the house! We tried infra red heaters and an old electric radiator we already had. Eventually settling on a combination of a calor gas heater when we were in there in the evenings and one of these panel heaters left on the rest of the time. That seemed to work just about adequately and we positioned the heater nearer to the dogs bed on colder nights.
I bought ours from Littlewoods and it was in stock and arrived quickly. Packed in a big cardboard box with polystyrene on the corners of the heater.
Looks like a piece of A3 paper from across the room! Seriously it is an off white plain panel, but for a few lines - 2 along the bottom and 2 along the side about a quarter of the way in from the edge. This understated style, is cleverly subtle to fit in with just about any style of decoration or age of home. It does look modern against antique furniture, but would fit beautifully in more contemporary surroundings.
We plugged the heater in and checked the instructions which were easy to follow and straightforward. The heater is operated by a simple on/off switch on the side and there is a light that glows when it is on. It throws out a surprising amount of heat and soon takes the chill off of the coolest of rooms. As mentioned we used it for background heat, topping up with an extra heating when required. The heater is easy to clean, to move about and is supplied with a choice of brackets for attaching to a wall or feet so that it can be free standing and flexible in use.
Since moving to our current home, we have only needed to use it for a couple of nights last winter, but it sits fairly unobtrusively in the bedroom, ready for action should we need to use it.
The heater features a power cut off should it get knocked over. This is great for piece of mind if leaving on with pets in the room.
No, except not ideal and anoying for some people is that the lead is only about a metre long. We were using it with an extension lead.
The heater is not thermostatically controlled, this means after a day at work, when the temperature was cold in the morning and then warmed up, I would come to find the room very hot and that I had been wasting electricity.
Almost forgot, it does get very hot to touch - so needs a guard if there are toddlers about.
A low cost portable heating solution. I'd buy another one and we do have a second one in our holiday home.
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 (as long as you don't fit them on the wall!).
Not ideal as a main heater if you are not around to turn it off when the weather improves, but great for many other uses, including greenhouses, sheds, caravans, conservatories, spare rooms.
Ideal as a low priced spare heater in case of central heating problems.
I know this is a low priced product, but I am dropping a star for the short cable and lack of thermostatical heat control.
Price and Availability:
We bought our Dimplex Panel Heater mail order from Littlewoods, they are also available from independent electrical outlets and all these stores: Amazon, Argos, B&Q, CoOp Online, Currys, Homehardware, Homebase, Hughes TV & Audio Ltd, JD Williams, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Robert Dyas, Screwfix, Tesco Direct.
Price: Around £24 - £30 at the time of writing.
Thank you for reading my review & I hope you found it useful?
Whilst browsing the Dimplex sit to check prices, I noticed their Clearance and Outlet Sections https://store.gdcgroup.co.uk/dimplex/index.htm which you might decide worth a visit? Happy shopping and stay warm!
A handy and versatile low wattage Panel Heater which can be used almost anywhere extra heat is required. Easily moved or wall mounted, heating is quick and easy, just plug it in and, with a running cost of from only 1p per hour, this is truly an economical way of heating any room in the house. Complete with overheat protection, total reliability is assured with a full three year guaranteeSingle heat setting On/Off neon switch Wall mounting kitLow running costs - from 1p per hour*H: 530mm W: 600mm D: 200mm