The Lasko Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater is being offered today for $19.99. I checked around for some reviews and found the Lasko brand has some pretty good ones. 1SaleADay is saying the retail value is $70 – I tend to find their “retail price” a little high. I found another Lasko heater on Amazon (slightly different model) for $45 (they are stating the retail value at $47, which I think is a bit more accurate).
This is totally the time of year where freezing basements are going to be filled with company and sleeping babies – and these are supposed to be great at not getting too hot and burning a little one. Here’s one of the reviews taken from the one on Amazon:
“This is the fourth space heater I’ve purchased in the last two months and finally one I can keep.
My living room has three sets of glass french doors, high ceilings, and lots of windows. It is very hard to heat it, but there is no central heating system, so I have to rely on space heaters. I tried the expensive Vornado (over $100), which didn’t make a dent in the cold, the noisy Honeywell oscillator (which not only gave me a headache it was so loud, but also didn’t provide quite enough heat, though it heated better than the Vornado), and the WindChaser radiant heater (which left the room freezing cold but made me sweat at the same time, extremely unpleasant). Finally I found this item.
It heats the room to the point where it actually shuts off sometimes, having reached the desired 65 degrees at night or 70 degrees in the day. The fan is as quiet as the Vornado when on high and is even quieter when on low. The quietest heater I’ve ever found. And as for the cord, while my oil filled heater does have a thicker cord and I do notice that this cord gets warm where that one doesn’t, after 96 hours of continuous usage, it is just barely warm. Hardly anything I would worry about starting a fire, though a thicker cord would be a good investment for the manufacturer to make.
Given the natural limitations of space heaters, I think you simply can’t do better than this one. If this heater doesn’t work for you, then an electric space heater isn’t going to do it for you and you should be looking at other heating options entirely.”
Find the $19.99 option on 1saleaday under the orange “Family” tab. Shipping is $5.