Walter Shillington writes about products he knows firsthand. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items.
I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Not because I like to cook; I typically shove frozen dinners into the microwave or boil a box of Kraft Dinner.
But my kitchen is a great place to settle down with a cup of fresh coffee and a good book. It’s roomy, comfortable, and two large windows provide plenty of natural light.
During the winter, however, its comfort level drastically decreases. Neither the back door nor the windows are especially airtight, resulting in icy cold draughts. To combat this, I decided to pick up a space heater.
The Paris Rhone heater weighs in at 4.7 pounds. It is 16 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 6 inches deep and comes with a 6-foot power cord.
A series of top-mounted buttons are used to turn the unit on, set the temperature, mode, timer, and initiate oscillation. Modes include high (1500W), low (900W), and economy.
A large and easily readable LED displays the set temperature. Once this is reached, the device shuts down until the temperature drops.
This device is equipped with a remote control which I found very handy.
- Brand: Paris Rhone
- Name: Electric Heater
- Model: HE001B01
- Weight: 2.1 kilograms (4.7 pounds)
- Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 41 centimeters (6 x 6 x 16 inches)
- Power cord length: 1.8 meters (6 feet)
- Heat output: 900W/1500W
- Economy mode: Yes
- Heating method: Convection
- Heater type: PTC ceramic element
- Programmable thermostat: Yes
- Adjustable timer: Yes
- Overheat protection: Yes
- Tip-over protection: Yes
- Display panel: Yes
- Remote control: Yes
- Oscillation capable: Yes (70 degrees)
PARIS RHÔNE is trademarked by Euro-tech distribution. This company specializes in the design of innovative and convenient products.
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PTC Ceramic Heating
A ceramic space heater generates heat using a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heating element. These devices are typically used to heat a small room or office.
PTC heaters are self-regulating. While traditional fixed-resistance heaters employ wires and coils to generate heat, PTC heaters use conductive ink printed on thin, flexible polymer-based substrates.
These devices take advantage of materials that increase their resistance as temperature rises. Simply put, less current passes through the ceramic element as it becomes warmer. PTC heaters draw full power initially, quickly heating up until they reach the optimum temperature. As the element heats, power consumption drops.
A fan blows air across the aluminum fins warmed by the ceramic element, effectively distributing the heat
Ceramic PTC heaters are more economical to run than traditional electrical models. Oil-filled heaters consume even less power, but they are bulky and take far longer to produce heat.
Space heaters are useful for those who would like to quickly heat a small room or office while maintaining a lower temperature throughout the remainder of their home. They are also used in drafty rooms and outbuildings.
The ambient noise level in my kitchen is 34dB. When I turned on the heater and held my testing device three inches away, the noise level rose to 55dB. I did not find the sound of the heater’s fan to be bothersome.
Because it is self-regulating, this device does not run as hot as a traditional electric heater. The Paris Rhone heater is equipped with overheating protection and an interlock switch that turns the unit off if it is tipped over.
Safety information regarding placement is fully described in the accompanying product guide.
I like my new heater. The power cord is long enough for my needs, and the device heats quickly. When set to oscillate, the heater rotates 70 degrees.
Lazy folks like me will love the remote, which can quickly turn the unit on and set the desired temperature. Once the heater reaches that level, it maintains it. And, as long as the heater remains plugged in, it remembers its prior setting if turned off and restarted.
If you are looking for a safe, effective, and easy to use space heater. The Paris Rhone HE001B01 is worthy of strong consideration.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Walter Shillington