What every best Space Heaters has:
- The right heat for the job.
A circle of heat. While a fan is important to spread out the heat in a room, oscillation distributes that heat more evenly -- and the Lasko 6462 has both of those features. 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 (170 degrees) or in a corner (90 degrees). The 1,500 watt maximum heat setting is the highest power level you can get with an electric space heater designed for use with a standard AC outlet in the U.S., 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 in that regard with the Lasko 6462 than with some competing space heaters.
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.
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. ConsumerReports.org rates safety as fire safety as Very Good, thanks to a case that stays cool to the touch, and an exhaust that does not become excessively hot during operation.
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. ConsumerReports.org rates the 6462 to be Excellent when it comes to keeping noise highly in check.
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 site rates its performance and value high enough to earn the Lasko heater Best Buy status.
Seamus Bellamy isn't particularly impressed with the Lasko 6462. He says that it costs more than his small room pick, the also Best Reviewed Lasko 754200, but that it doesn't heat as well.
The Lasko 6462 gets mostly good feedback at Amazon.com, with a rating of 4.3 stars following almost 1,200 reviews. Some note reliability issues, and some wish it were quieter, but most are very or completely pleased.
There are fewer reviews of the Lasko 6462 here than at Amazon.com, but feedback is even more positive. The space heater earns a score of 4.6 stars after more than 180 reviews. Impressively, 96 percent of owners say they would recommend the heater to a friend. Only 12 ratings below 4 stars had been left at the time of our last visit.