Updated March 29, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Ceramic Heaters

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you’re looking to warm up a room or your office, you can't beat a ceramic heater when it comes to high performance and low energy consumption. They’re small, but powerful, without getting hot enough to pose safety risks when operated properly. They range from oscillating towers to personal models that sit on your desktop. As a rule, use them on a flat surface and never leave them unattended. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ceramic heater on Amazon.

10. Citus 1000 Watt

9. AmazonBasics 500-Watt

8. Opolar 1500W

7. Brightown Portable

6. Honeywell UberHeat Adjustable

5. Lasko 754200

4. Honeywell HCE840B

3. Opolar HE03

2. Pro Breeze Mini

1. Comfort Zone Tower

Editor's Notes

March 27, 2019:

Many people swear by their small-but-mighty ceramic heaters to get them through cold seasons, both at home and in the office. Not only do they warm up quickly, but their plastic casing stays cool, for safety. Speaking of which, most come with built-in safeguards, like automatic shutoff after tipping over. Several that made our list have this feature, as well as overheat protection, including the Honeywell UberHeat Adjustable and the Brightown Portable. For an easily transportable selection that can come with you to work and back home again, look to the AmazonBasics 500-Watt; while it doesn’t offer the multiple heat settings that most others provide, it does a great job of warming a single person by sitting right on a desk. And you can’t beat an oscillating model to spread warmth around an entire room, which is great for family room gatherings. Both the Comfort Zone Tower and Opolar 1500W offer this convenient feature, the latter of which also resists condensation, making it a popular choice to warm up a drafty bathroom in winter. Although ceramic heaters generally operate relatively cool to the touch, always supervise young children and pets around them.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on March 29, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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