There are two types of people in this world; those who like to moan about the cold at any given opportunity, and those who will just get on with things without moaning (like me.) However, if you are in the former camp then this heater I am about to review could be a godsend! The Duraflame 10IF9239BLK will have you peeling off those layers and mistaking your living room for the Bahamas in no time!
Tell me about its features.
As you may well know, normal heaters work by heating up the air around them and this is how they spread their warmth. This isn’t quite how infrared heaters work though. They heat up the objects in the same room as them rather than the air, so no heat is lost. Clever isn’t it! This particular heater can heat rooms of up to 1000 square feet without worry and it is built to last. Make from a combination of steel and plastic, you won’t have to worry about replacing it every year! The people at Duraflame have also thought about convenience too, as the furniture quality casters mean that it can be rolled smoothly and easily in any direction.
What does it look like?
Quite a bit of thought has gone into the design of this heater. Rather than sharing the same basic idea as all of its rivals, they have included a realistic blue flame effect on the front of the heater so you can really get that feeling that you are curling up by the fire. It is small enough to not be a burden when looking for space to keep it, as it only measures 13.78 x 16.73 x 18.23 inches. To take a look at the other heaters it is competing with in the style stakes; take a look on My Infrared Heaters.
What are the positives?
Simplicity is key with this machine. After you have taken it out of the box all you will have to do is plug it in and it is ready to use. The internal technologies mean that you will also save a lot of money when using one of these when compared to more traditional heating methods!
And the negatives?
It isn’t all plain sailing for the Duraflame though. Some customers have complained that the build quality of the machine is fairly low and as a result it did not work! Some have talked about the heaters temperature setting not being up to scratch when they took it out from the box. It must be stated that there are a lot more positive comments about this heater than negatives, so ensure you do your research before buying.
What’s the conclusion?
Throughout the course of writing this review I have gradually gotten colder myself so even I am tempted to buy one of these heaters. They work well and have small added features that others have not bothered to include in theirs like the blue flame effect. All in all a very nice little machine!