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Lasko 6462 Review
Bottom Line

The Lasko 6462 delivers ample features and ample performance, earning it respect from users and some expert reviewers. The oscillating unit covers a full 360 degrees, or can be set to swing over a smaller arc if it's set against the wall or in a corner. This ceramic space heater is as feature packed as any, with digital controls and readouts and a remote control. Safety is good, but would be better if there were also a tip-over sensor.

ProsEffective heat distribution, Oscillation to heat a space more uniformly, Lots of featuresConsNot the best value, Thermostat might be inaccurate, No tip over sensor

Breaking it down

Performance

A circle of heat. While a fan is important to spread out the heat in a room, oscillation distributes that heat out more evenly  -- and the Lasko 6462 has both. This ceramic space heater is billed as being able to swing its heat over a full 360 degree circle, and the sweep can also be adjusted for maximum effectiveness when placed near a wall (180 degrees) or in a corner (90 degrees). The 1,500 watt maximum heat setting is the highest you can get with an electric space heater, though some other space heaters are judged to be a little more effective in heating a whole room or a nearby person in expert tests. Users seem plenty pleased, however. Reliability and durability are factors that typically pull down user ratings, but we spotted fewer complaints on that regard with the Lasko 6462 than with some competing space heaters.

Ease of use

No sweat. The Lasko 6462 has digital controls on the unit and comes with a functional remote control. Some users say that the touch controls could be a bit better, but with the remote, you don't ever need to actually touch them. Others welcome the fact that the remote is not a must to set up and use the heater -- especially since many remotes sometimes go missing at the most inconvenient times. Testing reveals that the digital thermostat might not be accurate -- and we saw a handful of user reviews that say the same thing -- but most owners either don't see the same problem, or consider it to be too inconsequential to comment on it.

Safety

No tip-over sensor. This is a tower heater, a type more prone to accidental tip-over than other types. That's why we consider the lack of a tip-over sensor to be disappointing. However, the Lasko 6462 is otherwise well covered on the safety front. There's an overheat cut-off that will turn the heater off if it becomes dangerously hot. In one professional test the surface is found to be cool to the touch when the heater is operating.

Noise

Powerful, yet quiet. Users report that the fan on the Lasko 6462 is pretty powerful. That's why it's notable to see relatively few complaints when it comes to fan noise. One expert test rates the 6462 excellent when it comes to keeping noise highly in check.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Lasko 6462 space heater, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

The Lasko 6462 is one of a number of space heaters tested by ConsumerReports.org. Heating performance, ease of use and safety are among the factors evaluated. Space heaters are rated and ranked. The best choices earn Recommended status, and the best values are dubbed Best Buys.

2. TheSweetHome.com

The Best Space Heaters, Seamus Bellamy, Oct. 30, 2015

Seamus Bellamy isn't particularly impressed with the Lasko 6462. Testing reveals a thermostat that could be more accurate and it also doesn't heat a room as fast as the Lasko 754200, which costs considerably less.

3. Amazon.com

Lasko 6462 Full Circle Ceramic Heater with Remote, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2015

The Lasko 6462 gets mostly good feedback at Amazon.com, with a rating of 4.4 stars following almost 700 reviews. Some note the inaccurate thermostat, and some wish it were quieter still, but most are very or completely pleased.

4. HomeDepot.com

Lasko Model # 6462 25 in. 1500-Watt Full-Circle Warmth Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of November 2015

There are fewer reviews of the Lasko 6462 here than at Amazon.com, but feedback is even more positive. The ceramic space heater earns a score of 4.7 stars after more than 135 reviews. Impressively, 96 percent of owners say they would recommend the heater to a friend. Only seven ratings below 4 stars had been left at the time of our last visit.