Monday, 5 February 2018

Review // Maplin Compact Fan Heater

It has been well over a month since our radiator fell off our bedroom wall and it has turned into a bit of a saga in that we literally cannot find a builder who is available to sort the walls out so that we can rehang it and feel warmth again. It turns out the walls in that room are just so awful that it all needs stripping back to brick and starting again..... What joy! Fingers crossed we might have found someone now so hopefully it won't be long until things start *happening*! Literally what a time for this to occur though, in one of the coldest months of the year.

Very kindly, Maplin recently sent out one of their compact heaters for me to try out* and it couldn't have come at a better time. Honestly, I am so impressed with it that I wanted to share my thoughts on this product in case you are needing that extra boost of heat in your home too! 

This budget fan heater is priced at just £12.99 and is super compact in size. It's so small that it easily stores away in a drawer or cupboard when you're not needing to use it.... perfect for clutter freaks like me!

The heater is ready to go, it's just a case of unboxing it and plugging it into the mains. There are a few settings in the form of two dials on the front which turn the heater on or off, adjust the fan speed and also the heat output. It's super easy and intuitive to use. 

Now does it warm up a room adequately? Yes, yes it does! I have been using this product in the bedroom and also in my attic office because sometimes when i'm working up there I just want heat in that room. I usually tend to refrain from putting the actual heating on and heating up the entire house when it's just me at home. The fan pushes warm air evenly and quickly throughout the room where it is working in. The rooms in our house are small to medium in size and the heater makes them nice and cosy in just a few minutes! So nice!

One thing I really like about this heater is the inbuilt safety features which include overheat protection and a tip over switch which automatically cuts out the power if the heater is either picked up or knocked over. I have tested this out and it cuts out every time it is knocked over so that's super reassuring! 

My only complaint about this product is that it is really quite noisy when it is switched on. As in, it feels like there is a tiny helicopter in the room. So it wouldn't be ideal if you're trying to rest, watch TV or concentrate on something. I like to switch it on about 15 minutes before I need to use the room that it is in and luckily, it stays warm for a good while after it has been switched off. The noise isn't really too much of a problem for me, especially as this heater is such good value for money and provides adequate heat when needed!

Overall I am really impressed with this heater and will certainly store it away for use in the future after our bedroom has been renovated and is back to normal. It's so good to have handy as you never know when you might need it should your boiler break down or radiator stop working. It provides adequate heat, works efficiently, has impressive inbuilt safety features and is perfectly compact in size!

You can check out Maplin's range of heaters by clicking on this link. They have a whole range including ceramic heaters, oil filled radiators and more! 

* I was kindly sent this product to review but all thoughts and words are my own.

1 comment

  1. Aww, so gutted that your heater has fallen off your wall, but I'm glad you've been sent out such a cute heater to give a try!

    It looks really weeny and portable; hope you've been mega toasty!