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5.0 out of 5 stars Works well and, unlike most, it ain't ugly., November 27, 2007
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This review is from: DeLonghi HHP1500 Safeheat Mica-Panel Heater (Kitchen)
One of the most aesthetically pleasing space heaters I've ever seen. it can be sat on rollers or mounted to wall. It can keep my uninsulated 4,000 cubic foot (20' wide x 20' long x 10' high) garage at a tolerable temperature when it's 15 degrees outside.

Tip #1: As with any new space heater, it will emit an unpleasant chemical smell when first used. When it's new, I suggest you set it on high and place it in the garage or outside for 3 to 4 hours before using it inside.

Tip #2: Hot cords/plugs are usually the result of using the wrong gauge of wire in your extension cord or electrical outlets. Use at least a 14-gauge (I'd probably go with a 12-gauge) extension cord and plug it into an outlet that is wired (with 14, preferable 12, gauge wire) to at least a 15-amp circuit breaker. This will be the only thing you'll want running on that circuit breaker. If you don't do that, then don't complain about hot plugs or wires. It's not the heater's fault. It's a basic principle of electricity.

Tip #3: No, it's not going to produce as many BTUs as a propane or kerosene heater will. Electrical heaters are quite capable of producing equal BTUs, without producing carbon monoxide like gas heaters do, but they also have to make it safe to plug into a wall outlet and that means about 1500 watts max. If you have a large room you've been heating with a gas heater and you want to replace it with an electric heater, then you're going to have to get a 240v 30 Amp (or better) heater and probably have an electrician wire it in for you on a dedicated dual-pole circuit. This is a space heater, not a furnace. It's for making warm rooms warmer. Don't disparage this heater because you got the wrong tool for the job. Do your research.

Tip #4: If you want to remove the stickers from the face of the unit and the adhesive is being stubborn, then try heat. If that doesn't work, then go to an auto parts store. They sell several different adhesive removers that are safe for painted surfaces.
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Initial post: Apr 1, 2008 10:57:57 AM PDT
C. Elkins says:
Excellent review, with some science thrown in (which I love) so thank you. One thing, about the sticker, for those like me who have allergies, or just don't want to add more chemicals to their environment, I've used peanut butter (rub it on, liberally, walk away for, say, five minutes and come back, do some more rubbing) and it works well to remove stickers. I use a steel-wool scrubby with the peanut butter and some elbow grease (and I'm not that strong, believe me), and was quite pleased not to have to resort to noxious chemicals for the sticker removal job.

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Barbara says:
Thank you for tip #2. That is exactly the information I would like to know regarding any heater review.
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