Product Type: Tesco heaters
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Tesco fan heater...great value for money!
Tesco FH11 Value Fan Heater
Member Name: nicholab85
Tesco FH11 Value Fan Heater
Advantages: Cut off safety features. Portable. Inexpensive. Light weight.
Disadvantages: Must be on flat surface, not much use as a fan for cool air.
We purchased this fan heater last winter, we were spending an absolute fortune using the heating so decided to give a portable heater a try, we wanted something small and compact as we have two children so very little space, but also something safe and practical with the little ones around.
After browsing the internet we decided to try the tesco value fan heater, it cost us £10 at the time although i have seen it in sales over the past year (£7 in our local tesco at one point!) so you may get it even cheaper if you are lucky! It came in a tesco value box and was within a plastic bag inside the box, made of white plastic with a grey grill on the front it isn't the prettiest but it is small enough to stash away in a cupboard when not in use so we wasn't to fussed about that.
The heater has two dials on the top, one for hot or cold and one for temperature setting, we tried it once for the summer as a regular fan but it wasn't great for that, it just blew out warm air and would probably have been more efficient to waft a piece of paper infront of my face! The heat setting however has been great for us, we have a relatively large living room and on full heat setting it can heat this room within about 20 minutes, we don't need to leave it on for long periods as we have very thick curtains and draft excluders below all doors so the heat is trapped in BUT if you do need to keep it on for long periods it has a safety feature that stops the heater over heating and it will cut out if it gets too hot so no need to worry about it. Another safety feature it has is if it falls over/ gets knocked over it will also cut out too which is a great feature for us with two kids running around!
It is very light weight and very compact (25cm tall, 12cm depth, 22cm wide) so it is extremely portable and great for use all around the home. It is a little noisy but that's to be expected and you do forget about it within seconds.
We have encountered one downside to this heater (apart from the inability to blow cold air) we have a very shaggy rug in our living room, we tried putting the heater on it but it wouldn't switch on (we discovered a small button on the buttom that must be pressed in for the heater to work) so it does need to be placed on a flat surface at all times.
Overall this is a great heater, cheap, compact, light weight, portable and easy to use.
Summary: Great inexpensive bargain of a heater!