BIONAIRE Oil Filled Radiator £12 reduced from £50 (good for cold nights) @ tesco
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BIONAIRE Oil Filled Radiator £12 reduced from £50 (good for cold nights) @ tesco

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Found 20th Sep 2012
Hello Guys

Just at Tesco and spotted these that were on offer, reduced from £50 to £12 is a deal to me. they were at Durham road store, upstairs on back wall next to phone cases.

they had some electric blankets also reduced to £5 for a double and £6 for a king although they were not many left of them.


Guy said it would be nationwide till sold out

best wishes



Product Description
Oil Filled Radiators are safe, effective and efficient. They offer a low cost heating option as the heater is made of metal and oil filled; so it will retain heat for longer after it has been switched off. The Bionaire® 1500W Oil Filled Heater (BOH1503) has 3 heat settings (700W, 800W and 1500W). It is suitable for smaller rooms, features a manual thermostat and frost guard so that the heater will switch on if the temperature goes below a certain level. There is a 2 stage safety system, power indicator light, carry handle, wheels, tip over protection and cord storage.

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How can an Oil Filled Radiator fail to get hot, it can't so hot from me

Original Poster

MY AMBITION is to get into the top 5 hot deals on the right hand side of the home screen, that would be better than a cheryl cole life size doll I wanted for Christmas, it would be better than a 5 kilo bag of beef monster munch, it would be almost better than a yorkshire pudding and beef flavoured magnum ice cream.

I bought mine for the dogs, when it gets cold it like to make sure they are warm enough, I was going to get them an electric blanket each for their beds. As I sat eating scrambled eggs on toast they were having some Princess tinned steak mixed with digestive biscuits, I thought hang on this is the wrong way round. Was too late as you can't get in the way of a Boxer and his steak!

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Graham1979

MY AMBITION is to get into the top 5 hot deals on the right hand side of … MY AMBITION is to get into the top 5 hot deals on the right hand side of the home screen, that would be better than a cheryl cole life size doll I wanted for Christmas, it would be better than a 5 kilo bag of beef monster munch, it would be almost better than a yorkshire pudding and beef flavoured magnum ice cream.I bought mine for the dogs, when it gets cold it like to make sure they are warm enough, I was going to get them an electric blanket each for their beds. As I sat eating scrambled eggs on toast they were having some Princess tinned steak mixed with digestive biscuits, I thought hang on this is the wrong way round. Was too late as you can't get in the way of a Boxer and his steak!



Dogs have an inbuilt warmth aid - its called a "fur coat" - go put one on and then sit next to a heater and see what it feels like.

Hot from me, I shall be combing my local stores for one tomorrow. Oh and I totally agree with your comment on the boxers, I have two and have been pushed out of the way many a time when I've dropped a crisp or something. You do not get in the way of a boxer and food!

where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it last?

i have no idea about these things, so not daft questions to me. i'm wondering if it might be a good backup if my central heating breaks, instread of electric heaters that presumably cost a fortune, a halogen and a storage heater

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uni

where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it … where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it last?i have no idea about these things, so not daft questions to me. i'm wondering if it might be a good backup if my central heating breaks, instread of electric heaters that presumably cost a fortune, a halogen and a storage heater



Used engine oil - you can buy it from a used engine oil shop the slippery version is the best it costs around £200 a gallon and lasts for 28.7689 years - HTH.
Edited by: "SHOWMAN36" 20th Sep 2012

Original Poster

I am not sure about oil to be honest, it comes with a 5 year warranty which is a good thing. This would be the first oil radiator that I have owned, it says on the box that it takes a long time to cool down giving a longer heat.

[quote=uni]where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it last?

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uni

where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it … where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it last?i have no idea about these things, so not daft questions to me. i'm wondering if it might be a good backup if my central heating breaks, instread of electric heaters that presumably cost a fortune, a halogen and a storage heater



The oil is inert. It is there to absorb heat, the oil retains this heat, you turn it off, the heat retained by the oil releases slowly. Longer lasting heat.

Do they cost much to run?

memnoch1976

Do they cost much to run?



If you ran it all the time, it would cost less than the GDP of Somalia.

Original Poster

1500w max but i think you can set at 700w and 300w.

i think 1000w costs me about 14 pence per hour, better than heating a whole house if you are in just one room or ideal for pets etc

Bought one of these radiators from Tesco last year when they were doing them for £15. Heats up a small room quickly and keeps it warm. Decent deal.

Original Poster

Yehaw I am up to 292 degrees, my hottest deal to date!

added a bit more heat

Just got back from Durham Road Tesco after seeing this post. I got the last radiator and last king size heated blanket. Plenty of double blankets left. Thanks you can have some heat from me.

Nice deal, I pray my local Tesco does these, I'm using an old philips fan heater I've nicknamed "Radiation King", it keeps shorting out and I'm convinced it may explode shortly but this deal could solve all my heating problems!

uni

where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it … where do you buy oil for this, how much does it cost and how long does it last?i have no idea about these things, so not daft questions to me. i'm wondering if it might be a good backup if my central heating breaks, instread of electric heaters that presumably cost a fortune, a halogen and a storage heater




Well it's a 1500W radiator so depending on the calorific value of your oil, it probably won't last long. I'm guessing it holds about 5 litres.
The hard bit will be
a) draining the old oil - they normally weld the fill plug shut.
b) keeping the thing from exploding.

The bonus is, you might get a decent position on next year's Darwin Awards.

"They offer a low cost heating option as the heater is made of metal and oil filled; so it will retain heat for longer after it has been switched off."

This is complete rubbish and the ASA would slap it down, as they would the use of the word "efficient". All electric heaters are equally efficient, and the only reason this retains heat longer after it is switched off is because it takes longer for it to start giving off heat when it is switched on - the two cancel out completely and it is not a "low cost option".

OP - looks like you got that description from Amazon. Can you remove the misleading wording please? Thanks.

Original Poster

@pibpob, sorry yes copy and paste to give some info, thought I had put that on, will update in the morning as I am on my mobile posting.

Glad lozzybear got one from the same tesco as me. Seems a really good deal, the electric blankets were good value to IMO.

pibpob

"They offer a low cost heating option as the heater is made of metal and … "They offer a low cost heating option as the heater is made of metal and oil filled; so it will retain heat for longer after it has been switched off."This is complete rubbish and the ASA would slap it down, as they would the use of the word "efficient". All electric heaters are equally efficient, and the only reason this retains heat longer after it is switched off is because it takes longer for it to start giving off heat when it is switched on - the two cancel out completely and it is not a "low cost option".



I have often wondered this.
However I believe the answer is more about the method of dispersing the heat than the actual output over a given time. Efficiency is misleading, to an extent, unless you look at it from the point of view of the efficiency at a task, i.e. heating a space which may or may not be efficiently insulated. A theoretical perfectly insulated room would gain equal heat from any device. A badly insulated space would not.

I shall illustrate with the eloquence of a blunt spoon: A fan heater to warm an outdoor table is not going to warm anybody up. A patio heater does.

Radiation vs convection vs some other stuff I can't remember, my dear man.

It's probably why the fan assisted toaster never caught on.

You should buy the right heater for the space, or object, you're heating.

And with the blunt spoon, I shall retire back into my world of partial nonsense.

Do these exist outside Durham Road? Anybody found one yet?

Newbold

Do these exist outside Durham Road? Anybody found one yet?



I will be checking my local this morning as I could be doing with an electric blanket. Will report back.

Their are no low cost electric heating options.All electric heating costs exactly the same from appliance to appliance.

@moosery2: Yes, heat is dispersed in different ways, but it is considered that this is not sufficient reason for claiming one heater is more "efficient" than another, and the business about "retaining heat" resulting in a "low cost option" is indefensible nonsense.

Ignoring all the usual pointless and irrelevant discussions about the efficiency of electric heaters (yes, we all know and accept the point.......it's very well documented), these seem to be store specific, and nobody's reported finding one yet. None of my local stores have them, and they're OOS on the website, probably for a good reason - there aren't any left.

pibpob

@moosery2: Yes, heat is dispersed in different ways, but it is considered … @moosery2: Yes, heat is dispersed in different ways, but it is considered that this is not sufficient reason for claiming one heater is more "efficient" than another, and the business about "retaining heat" resulting in a "low cost option" is indefensible nonsense.



agreed.

And @newbold, feel free to ignore. The application of this heater is probably relevant to other users, and the discussion is not pointless or irrelevant.

Original Poster

hartlepool the big store had 5 in, a neighbour got one she said!

Nothing in theCraigavon store.

@newbold: erm no, people don't know the difference. They still think that buying a new heater will save them money in running costs. It's sad, but it's true, and when backed up by marketing lies, it needs to be challenged - every time.

Original Poster

@pibpob, dude if you need some warmth I will give you a hug for free and as long as you like, give me knowledge and science all day long.

Save your hugs for those who have wasted money on new heaters and will waste even more until they get their electricity bills.

Original Poster

Ha ha nice one, surely using one of these to keep doggy warm (on a timer 10 mins per hour) is better than leaving heating on?

I'm sure it is, but that's not what I was objecting to.

I read it as "Billionaire" Oil radiators..
In a sense its true

tryn2help

I think some of the posters on this thread have been smoking some of that … I think some of the posters on this thread have been smoking some of that marijani stuff.



being stoned does save on heating...

I have a number of different electric heaters all from brand leaders and as been pointed out in this post you use the heater that best suits the situation.

This is my non scientific observations (After checking my energy monitor)

1. Fan heater - Great for quick warm up but do not retain heat, I use this in the kitchen for when I have breakfast in the morning, a quick 20min blast and the kitchen is all warmed up, by the time it cools I am in work, but means I do not need to put the full central heating system on, so over the course of a year saves me £££ compared to using the heating system.

2. Oil heater - Better for longer term use, use this in the bedroom on a really cold night as it just keeps the bedroom a nice temp by taking the chill off the air and the build in thermostat means it does not stay on constantly, when it does switch off it can be for over an hour as the oil retains the heat, also near silent in operation.

3. Convector heater - Retain little heat, find these cheapest to buy but in practice expensive to run, if you buy one make sure it has a digital thermostat built in with a proper timer to control its use.

Hope this helps

And it is correct a 2kw oil heater uses the same amount of electric as a 2kw fan heater, but depending on your circumstances and need you can save money if they are used correctly and the correct type for the surroundings.

not near me

There is the efficient aspect insofar as it isnt wasting electricity running a fan to blow it around, and also i think radiant heat feels warmer than blown warm air. Its certainly safer anyway! Obviously not as economical as a gas heater though.
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