Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater

Last updated date: September 10, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater

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Overall Take

If space is an issue in your house or apartment, you'll love the tall and sleek Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater. This portable unit heats up quickly and even has an 8-hour timer for keeping the room warm while you sleep. The handy remote also lets you adjust the temperature without getting out of bed. In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Lasko Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater placed 2nd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 11, 2019:
Checkout The Best Space Heater for a detailed review of all the top space heaters.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
7,459 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Sporting a tall and lean design, this portable room heater can be easily carried and installed in part of the house and operated using a remote control.
- The Beast Reviews
Heats up quickly. Distributes heat evenly. Very easy to set up — just plug it in. Lightweight. Comes with an optional fan.
- Good Housekeeping
What experts didn't like
Surface gets very hot after the space heater has been running for a while. Can tip over easily when bumped into and won't turn off automatically when knocked over.
- Good Housekeeping

From The Manufacturer

Overall Product Rankings

Dr Infrared Portable Space Heater
1. Dr Infrared Portable Space Heater
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater
2. Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Andily Electric Space Heater
3. Andily Electric Space Heater
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
Delonghi Safeheat Space Heater
4. Delonghi Safeheat Space Heater
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Vornado Whole Room Heater
5. Vornado Whole Room Heater
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Vornado Vortex Heater
6. Vornado Vortex Heater
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
Honeywell UberHeat Space Heater
7. Honeywell UberHeat Space Heater
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
Lasko Portable Ceramic Space Heater
8. Lasko Portable Ceramic Space Heater
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6
Dyson Hot + Cool Fan Heater
9. Dyson Hot + Cool Fan Heater
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 5
Comfort Zone Oscillating Tower Heater
10. Comfort Zone Oscillating Tower Heater
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 1
Holmes Bathroom Space Heater
11. Holmes Bathroom Space Heater
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 5
DeLonghi Full Room Radiant Heater
12. DeLonghi Full Room Radiant Heater
Overall Score: 6.5
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Space Heaters

Being cold is no fun. Whether it’s a spot in your home that the heat just doesn’t reach or an office that stays chilly year-round, sometimes a steady blast of warm air is exactly what you need to be comfortable. Space heaters are great for fulfilling that demand. Simply set one on the floor next to you and enjoy the warmth.

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But there are many factors to consider when you’re picking out a space heater. The majority of house fires start because of portable space heaters, so it’s important to choose one with built-in safety features. Look for heaters with auto shut-off and tip protection, especially if you have small children or pets in the house. You should also place your heater away from flammable objects, like drapes and bedding.

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Once you’ve squared away safety, you’ll want to look for a space heater that provides the level of warmth you need. Some space heaters are designed to be directional in nature, primarily heating the area where they’re pointed. However, many newer space heaters are less directional, warming an entire area and all the objects within it. If you’re in a cubicle at work, you’ll likely be more interested in heating yourself, whereas at home you may prefer to warm up an entire room.

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Portability and size are also important things to consider, especially if you won’t be using your heater in the same space. Some heaters are small and portable, even coming equipped with carrying handles to make them easy to move around. These heaters are also usually smaller in size, making them handy for slipping under your desk to keep your feet warm while you work. Much larger units typically fit better if you’re heating a whole room in your home rather than carrying them back and forth to the office every day.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you’re using a space heater to make up for a chilly office or a part of your home that’s colder than the rest, you probably have no other choice. However, if you’re using a space heater to save money on your utility bill, that may not be such a good idea. Even the most efficient space heater can’t do as well as your central heating when it comes to warming large spaces. According to the U.S. Energy Department, gas furnaces cost 43 percent of what you’d spend to heat the same space with an electric space heater. Dressing in layers or buying an electric blanket could be more affordable alternatives.

The Space Heater Buying Guide

  • If you’re looking for a whole room heater, make sure you get one with a temperature-based thermostat. The Lasko space heater has a setting-based thermostats, which means an adjustment from low to high. With the Dr. Infrared heater, you can set a desired temperature, such as 65 or 70 degrees. The units will run until the area achieves that level of warmth, at which point they will shut off.
  • The Andily Electric Space Heater does a better job at heating an individual sitting in front of it than similar heaters that are designed for whole-room heating.
  • Although you’ll always need to exercise caution when operating a space heater, many of today’s models have safety features built in. The Dr. Infrared Heater is certified as safe by the Underwriters Laboratories, with both automatic shut-off and anti-tip over protection. The Lasko Space Heater automatically shuts off if the unit gets too hot, although there is no anti-tip over switch. The Andily Electric Space Heater has an anti-tip over feature and the Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater includes a non-slip base.
  • Noise can be a concern, especially if you plan to operate your space heater in the workplace. The Dr. Infrared heater is notably quiet, using its own technology to provide heat at a low speed, which makes it less noisy than comparable space heaters.
  • Size can be an issue, especially if you’re tucking your heater discreetly under a desk. The Andily and the Lasko heater are lightweight and portable. The Lasko heater has a handle to make it easy to carry from one space to another. If you plan to mount your space heater on a wall, the Lasko is also a good choice.
  • It’s important to note that the Dr. Infrared heater has been known for thermal fuse failures. However, investing in a high-quality extension cord can keep that from happening, and if it does, the company will ship a new fuse upon request.