We found the best information about the Garden Sun Outdoor Propane Patio Heater at a large retail site, Patio-Heater-Direct.com, where several owners review and rate it. The similar stainless steel model also gets staff- and owner-written reviews at PatioHeaterStore.com.
Reviews say that for the occasional use most homeowners give a patio heater, a residential model like this one will do fine. This 41,000-BTU freestanding patio heater is fairly light for a standing model, and its wheel kit makes it easy to move. It uses either a 20-pound or 30-pound refillable propane tank. A major advantage of this model over similar budget patio heaters is its big 31.9-inch reflector dome, which helps spread the warmth evenly over a circle about 15 feet in diameter. Owners say it's easy to assemble and works well. If you want even more portability, consider the 40,000-BTU Schaefer Zubri Z1-12 Portable Patio Heater (*est. $500), which assembles in about five minutes without tools and comes with a hard-shell carrying case.
The Garden Sun Outdoor Propane Patio Heater is a residential model that's not an Editor's Choice at this retail site, but this model gets consistently positive ratings from the handful of owners reviewing it here. Owners say it's easy to assemble and a good value, but one complains about a faulty push-button igniter.
Review: Garden Sun Outdoor Propane Patio Heater, Editors and contributors to Patio-Heater-Direct.com
The staff- and owner-written reviews here cover the stainless-steel version of the Garden Sun propane patio heater. Only two owners review it here, with praise consistent with that at Patio-Heater-Direct.com. One owner has even been pleased enough to buy six of this model.
Review: Garden Sun Stainless Steel Residential Patio Heater, Editors and contributors to PatioHeaterStore.com