The Kenmore Indoor Radiator-Style Heater is an oil-filled heater capable of heating rooms up to 150 square feet. It has three heat settings that are controlled through the thermostatic knob as well as built-in features for added safety and mobility. These features include an automatic shut-off to prevent overheating, caster wheels for increased mobility and a handle for carrying.
The oil-filled radiator has low, medium and high heat levels that you control with a rotary switch. A second knob acts as a thermostat. This allows you to adjust the temperature slightly, which is helpful if the preset levels are too warm or too cold. Ultimately, this design lets you achieve the temperature you find most comfortable for the space.
The maximum power that this oil heater is capable of reaching is 1350 watts. If the appliances detects it is nearing this temperature, it automatically turns itself off. This guards the device against potentially overheating. Not only does this protect the appliance, but also you and your home. Under optimal conditions, the device has a heating area of 150 square feet. This is an important parameter to consider, because you want to ensure the heater has enough power to heat the desired space.
This oil heater features seven fins, or columns, that transfer heat into the air. Their large surface area maximizes the amount of air that hits the warm steel fins. A little under a half-gallon of oil flows through the appliance. It is important to know that the radiator heater uses oil as a heat reservoir and does not actually consume any of the oil. That means you never have to add or change oil. If the oil-filled radiator gets knocked over, it automatically turns off.
In addition to its safety features, this oil heater has two aspects that help you with portability. Although the machine is made from heavy steel construction, four caster wheels allow you to roll it from room to room. The wheels swivel in all directions and lock into place once you’ve relocated the unit so it stays in place. If you have to bring it up or down a flight of stairs, there is a plastic handle on the side.
The oil heater measures 9.4 inches deep and 24.8 inches high. There is no assembly required. This unit is ready to plug in and use right out of the box. It is ETL certified, a designation that means an independent party has verified it complies with safety standards. Kenmore offers a limited warranty on their space heaters.
The Kenmore Indoor Radiator-Style Heater heats up to 150 square feet of space. Its seven steel fins transfer heat efficiently as two knobs control the heat level and temperature. This heater does not come with a timer, and it has a limited power wattage of 1350, but this unit also comes with multiple features for portability and safety, including Intertek’s ETL mark.