Sometimes the house just needs a little extra heating when an AC is not an option. That is the niche that’s been filled by space heaters for ages, and exactly what we’re here to talk about. Among the many different varieties and sizes, this Lasko Model 751320 ceramic heater is one of the smaller tower-shaped designs.
Lasko is a company that specializes in heaters, fans, and air purifiers. The name may sound Slavic, but they’re proud of their American roots, having been founded in 1906 in Philadelphia. To this day their products are still largely manufactured in the US.
Lasko Ceramic Heater Review: Notable Features
- Oscillating motion
- Auto shutoff timer
- Remote control included
- Only two fan speeds
- Limited timer options
- Thermostat works only in five-degree increments
Model 751320 is by no means the largest tower heater on the market, nor does it have the most features. It’s intended to be a basic, lightweight oscillating heater that doesn’t break the bank. It’s perfect for heating up a particular chamber when you don’t need to warm up the whole house, like the living room or bedroom.
Lasko uses a ceramic heating element in this space heater. Ceramic elements are a bit safer than metal coils, but are still able to deliver good heat output, up to 1,500 watt at maximum.
No space heater should be trusted without a few additional safety features, though. Lasko has built in an overheat sensor which will automatically shut off power if it gets too hot. Plus, the outer housing is designed to be safe to touch even with the heat on high, making it safe when there are children and/or pets around.
The unit as a whole is ETL listed for safety. For those who aren’t familiar, ETL is one of the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories’ (NRTL’s) standardized safety ratings. Meaning, This Lasko 751320 should be perfectly safe for indoor use with residential 110-volt outlets.
The Lasko 751320 can be controlled using buttons on the top of the tower or with the included remote. Its control scheme is straightforward and color-coded by simple LED lights.
The basic settings are low, high, and “temp.” This latter setting allows you to choose one of the preset temperatures and the heater will work to maintain it. This space heater does come up short of many others in that regard, though— the thermostat can only be set at five-degree increments: 60, 65, 70, 75, and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The additional buttons toggle the oscillation and control the auto-off timer. And just like the thermostat, the timer options are rather limited, with only three choices: one, two, or four hours. It’s a shame that the heater won’t run all night long, but at least it will keep you warm while you drift off to dreamland.
Other Design Features
This Lasko ceramic heater doesn’t quite match up to other tower heaters in terms of size. Standing 23 inches (58 cm) tall, so it probably won’t be able to blow directly over your bed. Of course, the warm air will rise, so that shouldn’t cause much concern. The 7.4-inch-wide (18.8 cm) base, fortunately, doesn’t take up much space.
Near the top of the tower you’ll find a convenient handle. And at just 7.4 pounds (3.4 kilograms), it’s very easy to move around.
This product is covered under a three-year limited warranty.