The Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat is an inexpensive, compact, ceramic convection heater with a fan, an adjustable thermostat and two power settings. It doesn't include extra features like a remote control or a digital display, and this type of heater uses more power than a radiant heater. Owners say it is very effective for heating a bedroom or other small space, and we read fewer complaints about safety issues for this space heater than for most. However, some users find it too noisy and others say the thermostat isn't accurate. For more money, the Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater (*Est. $75) has more features and oscillates to direct heat at different areas of a room.
The Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat isn't included in any recent professional tests. However, it does receive more than 400 user reviews at Amazon.com, RateItAll.com, Newegg.com and Epinions.com.
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Review credibility: Very Good The Lasko Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat is reviewed more than 1,000 times at Amazon.com, and it gets an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. Many owners note that this heater is very powerful for its size, but it still only effectively heats small rooms or areas. Users say it makes some noise -- it's about as loud as an air conditioner. according to one reviewer. Several reviewers do also note that it lacks key safety features and really shouldn't be left alone, especially with kids.
Review: Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2012
Review credibility: Good Walmart.com reviewers say this heater warms a small space quickly and evenly. Several do note that it makes some noise, though some classify it only as white noise. A handful of owners say they've had this heater for years, and there are no reports of it unexpectedly breaking in a short time.
Review: Lasko Electric Ceramic 1500W Heater, Silver/Black, 754200, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2012
Review credibility: Good The Lasko 754200 earns an overall score of 87 out of 100 on Viewpoints.com, 6 points above average for the space heaters category on the site. Reviewers here report that the Lasko 754200 is effective for heating a small room. One owner specifically notes that the heater doesn't feel too hot to the touch when it's running. Reviews here also indicate this is an easy-to-use heater with two convenient knobs -- one for heat, one for fan. Some users point out that the fan makes noise, but it's an inoffensive white noise that may even kids sleep.
Review: Lasko Portable Ceramic Compact Heater 754200 Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of November 2012
Review credibility: Fair Cheapism.com bills itself as a consumer review site for the cheap -- providing an analysis of reviews on the best cheap products. Contributor Raechel Conover provides feedback for several portable heaters, and names the Lasko 754200, the best buy. However, Cheapism.com performs no independent testing of the models reviewed.
Review: Cheap Space Heaters, Raechel Conover, Oct. 15, 2012