Oil Filled Heaters - 65% Off! From only £12.69!
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Oil Filled Heaters - 65% Off! From only £12.69!

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Found 8th Dec 2007
FOLLOWING FURTHER DISCUSSION IN THE THREAD, IT SEEMS THIS PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO AN OVER-HEATING FAULT, WHICH MAY RESULT IN FIRE.

WHILE THIS MAY APPEAR TO BE A HOT DEAL, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM.

Browsing ebuyer, I came across 3 great bargains on oil filled heaters/radiators:

7 fin version - was £35.98, now only £12.69
9 fin version - was £39.99, now only £14.45
11 fin version - was £49.99, now only £16.28

Also, spend over £24.99 this weekend and delviery is free!

The great thing about oil filled heaters is they are cheaper to run than most of the alternatives, and instead of offering quick blasts of heat, these radiate heat at a constant level.

Plenty in stock for all 3 models - go bag a bargain!

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Thank you, have ordered 2. Had a bargain one on ebay last year and have been waiting for a good deal to buy some more as we don't have the central heating on overnight (too loud!).

Lisa

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likabu

Thank you, have ordered 2. Had a bargain one on ebay last year and have … Thank you, have ordered 2. Had a bargain one on ebay last year and have been waiting for a good deal to buy some more as we don't have the central heating on overnight (too loud!).Lisa



You're welcome.

I also bought 2 of these as my current one is great - a Dimplex 9 fin, cost £40 last year, and even then it was reduced from £60.

The only difference I can see between the dimplex and these is lack of a digital timer built in, and the name.

I really doubt such heaters can be found elsewhere for anywhere near these prices.

I'm probably being really dense but how do they operate? Do I have to buy oil for it, and if so where would i get it from?

anybody know roughly what the running costs of these would be (per day)?

Just plug in - (ring main not spur is best) electric heats the oil up. Its 100% effcient. You dont need to by oil its sealed for life. Ones with a thermostat are the best by far as they use a lot less electric. I got a dragon 3 with digital therm, had it two years, cost peanuts to run, warms room brilliant.

I'm really interested in these as we are wanting more heat in our greenhouse..sorry i mean conservatory! LOL its that cold in there you'd think it was outside..

I notice on the site there is a review on the 11 fin one saying this..

'I brought two of these and overall i'm happy. One was a little beat up so clearly they've not been treated that well on their travels. Where the slight dents are slight rust had formed, but it's not too bad and doesn't affect the functionality. '

I havent used ebayer before - are the items new?

ah, just reading that again i guess that that buyer means from delivery..sorry ignore me ..

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Yes, all ebuyer items are new - they are a massive company, not some small time set-up.

As previsouly answered - the oil is sealed within. You simply need to plug it in, twiddle the dial to set the temperature, and enjoy.

If you need a timer, why not buy those cheap plug adapter timers from argos (...also stocked in many other stores) to work with it? I recall they were offering a pack of 3 for ~£4 quite recently?

Exact running costs I am unsure of, but if you need to heat somewhere in your home, id be surprised if you could do it much cheaper than with one of these.

Ok im sold on them, sound great off to purchase

I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up and aren't very efficient. Better off with a fan heater...

clarence47a

I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up … I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up and aren't very efficient. Better off with a fan heater...



Less efficient than a fan heater? I find that very hard to believe.

You get all that free heat even after you have unplugged them......try that with a fan heater............I need 2 oil heaters that have the frost setting....they switch on automatically when the temp falls to 5 degrees.....they are for a empty house.....i dont think these ones have this facility......normally shown by a frost/snow symbol on the dial.....

Thanks for the info, gotta be worth a try.

Which of these are these are the best one?

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clarence47a

I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up … I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up and aren't very efficient. Better off with a fan heater...



You're having a laugh.

They will take a while to heat up, thats the nature of the product.

Ages!? Come on - my current one takes about 5-7 mins to get really hot, and then continues to warm the room for a good while when unplugged.

"Arent very efficient......better off with a fan heater"

- Im sorry, but i think you should do some research before posting such rubbish. These are VERY efficient, whereas fan heaters are not as power is continually used to heat the element, and is also wasted on turning the fan!!!

Heres a professional opinion (stolen from an energy efficiency site):

"Oil-filled radiators are highly energy efficient since the heating element inside does not need to be on constantly. Once the oil is heated, it continues to release the warmth gradually keeping the room at a comfortable temperature even with the internal element turned off. Also, this space heater is free of noise, since they do not have a fan"

sburley

anybody know roughly what the running costs of these would be (per day)?



Well it states they are 1500w so 1.5kw. 1.5kwh at 10p per kwh = 15p per hour.

But depends on how much you pay for you electric but 10p is an average.

BorisTheSpider

You're having a laugh.They will take a while to heat up, thats the nature … You're having a laugh.They will take a while to heat up, thats the nature of the product.Ages!? Come on - my current one takes about 5-7 mins to get really hot, and then continues to warm the room for a good while when unplugged."Arent very efficient......better off with a fan heater" - Im sorry, but i think you should do some research before posting such rubbish. These are VERY efficient, whereas fan heaters are not as power is continually used to heat the element, and is also wasted on turning the fan!!!Heres a professional opinion (stolen from an energy efficiency site):"Oil-filled radiators are highly energy efficient since the heating element inside does not need to be on constantly. Once the oil is heated, it continues to release the warmth gradually keeping the room at a comfortable temperature even with the internal element turned off. Also, this space heater is free of noise, since they do not have a fan"



That's fine then, you believe what you want, i've had both and I know what I ended up with..
Thanks for the lecture though....

And while you are at it please tell me how long is a piece of string.............edit......meant as a reply to ...which one is best.......

Cost wise the oil filled heater is more efficient.

If quick heating is required then fan heaters are better.

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a good alternative are halogen heaters available at £9.99 (if you google) for a 1200w .. they give heat immediately and cost at a minimum around 3p and hour and 9p at full whack.

1200w is good for a small to medium sized room.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Well it states they are 1500w so 1.5kw. 1.5kwh at 10p per kwh = 15p per … Well it states they are 1500w so 1.5kw. 1.5kwh at 10p per kwh = 15p per hour.But depends on how much you pay for you electric but 10p is an average.


Even cheaper because in any 1 hour the thermostat may turn the heater off for short periods...........unless you live in scotland........

These use a monsterous amount of power to get up to temp.

sicknote

These use a monsterous amount of power to get up to temp.




So it's rubbish, hence the cheap price?

Do I buy this, yes or no?

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Mush001

So it's rubbish, hence the cheap price?Do I buy this, yes or no?




no go for the halogen heaters .. they are very good and easily portable efficient and cheap to run

sicknote

These use a monsterous amount of power to get up to temp.


They can only use the rated eg 1500 watts as they warm up andgive it all back when they turn off.........every heating appliance can only return in heat what it takes in power.........oil,fan,cryogenic,halogen,two sticks,otherwise perpetual motion comes into play.........

The maximum it will use will be 1.5kwh so about 15p. If its on full power for half an hour then will cost about 7.5p or half heat for the whole hour.

To the person wanting to heat the conservatory. Look into infrared heaters, yes they will cost you more to buy but as it only heats you and not all the cold air will be more use in your conservatory.

clarence47a

I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up … I've had one and I would advise AGAINST them as they take AGES to heat up and aren't very efficient. Better off with a fan heater...



Yes they will take longer to heat as the oil has to be warmed up first but the rest of your statement is wrong a fan heater is designed to give a blast of local heat these give out constant radiated warmth,

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

The maximum it will use will be 1.5kwh so about 15p. If its on full power … The maximum it will use will be 1.5kwh so about 15p. If its on full power for half an hour then will cost about 7.5p or half heat for the whole hour.To the person wanting to heat the conservatory. Look into infrared heaters, yes they will cost you more to buy but as it only heats you and not all the cold air will be more use in your conservatory.




infra red heaters also known as halogen heaters.

Long Comms available on Damart Direct.........keeps all the wind out.......but also keeps all the wind in.......cheap heat tho.......

we've got one of these in our conservatory. Once up to temperature it fills the room with the aroma of warm vomit.

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clarence47a

That's fine then, you believe what you want, i've had both and I know … That's fine then, you believe what you want, i've had both and I know what I ended up with..Thanks for the lecture though....



Its not a case of me believing what i want - while im no expert on these, i did my research prior to my previous purchase, and am simply looking at the facts.

You may have chosen to use a fan heater as you prefered the immediate blast of heat. Great. But were talking about the running fees.

For those unsure of the costs, and which type of heater is best for you, theres an energy efficiency comparison table from Npower in this document:
npower.com/At_…pdf

Obviously you will need to adjust the figures, depending on the model of oil filter purchased, and the heat setting applied.

You could assume the comparison is between a 0.5kw oil radiator and a 2kw fan heater for a reason..........

termite

we've got one of these in our conservatory. Once up to temperature it … we've got one of these in our conservatory. Once up to temperature it fills the room with the aroma of warm vomit.


Dont you dare talk about my mother in law like that

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BorisTheSpider

Its not a case of me believing what i want - while im no expert on these, … Its not a case of me believing what i want - while im no expert on these, i did my research prior to my previous purchase, and am simply looking at the facts.You may have chosen to use a fan heater as you prefered the immediate blast of heat. Great. But were talking about the running fees.For those unsure of the costs, and which type of heater is best for you, theres an energy efficiency comparison table from Npower in this document:http://www.npower.com/At_home/Go_green/assets/pdf/Heating_Your_Home.pdfObviously you will need to adjust the figures, depending on the model of oil filter purchased, and the heat setting applied.You could assume the comparison is between a 0.5kw oil radiator and a 2kw fan heater for a reason..........



but you are not comparing halogen heaters (aka infra red or quartz) to the oil radiator. in that comparison test the halogen wins hands down for instant efficient portable heating..

Mush001

So it's rubbish, hence the cheap price?Do I buy this, yes or no?



Look into my eyes, not around the eyes but in the eyes.....

You're under........

Don't buy this heater, instead put all your cash in a brown envelope and mail it to me.......

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wally07

but you are not comparing halogen heaters to the oil radiator. in that … but you are not comparing halogen heaters to the oil radiator. in that comparison test the halogen wins hands down for instant efficient portable heating..



You could be (probably are) right. Im just arguing against the point made earlier that fan heaters are more energy efficient than oil filled, as they are not.

If halogen heaters are more efficient than oil filled heaters, is it by much?

If it is, then i apologise for posting this deal, and suggest you get a halogen.
If not, are the halogen heaters cheaper than these to buy? Yes = go halogen. No = its up to anyone interested to perform their own calculations based on usage.

One other thing, aren't halogen heaters the ones that glow a bright orangey-red?

You can dry your washing on an oil radiator............try that on a fan or halogen................the oil radiator is the safest type of heater.....cant catch fire.......safe to leave on in an empty house.........

The pic they show is of the 11 fin version, but it reads 7 fin so if you order the one in the deal it will be a lot narrower than show, same for the 9fin

I've just ordered 2 of the 11fin ones so thanks to OP.

antenna

You can dry your washing on an oil radiator............try that on a fan … You can dry your washing on an oil radiator............try that on a fan or halogen................the oil radiator is the safest type of heater.....cant catch fire.......safe to leave on in an empty house.........



You can toast marsh mallow with a Halgen heater - try that on your oil radiator....

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antenna

You can dry your washing on an oil radiator............try that on a fan … You can dry your washing on an oil radiator............try that on a fan or halogen................the oil radiator is the safest type of heater.....cant catch fire.......safe to leave on in an empty house.........



you can hang your washing in a room with a halogen heater .. same thing .. but silly me i was thinking that the heater was wanted for warming up a room .. and as far as a fire risk all electrical items are a fire risk ..
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