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Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat Review

This very basic space heater provides a basic amount of heat at a basic price
Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat
Credit: Laura Casner
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Price:   $28 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Compact, low price, good at producing heat
Cons:  Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performance
Manufacturer:   Lasko
By Ross Patton and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jan 17, 2022
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  • Personal Heat - 40% 5.0
  • Convenience - 30% 4.0
  • Small Room - 20% 4.0
  • Power Consumption - 10% 6.0

Our Verdict

The Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat space heater came up quite a bit short of its high-performance adversaries in nearly all of our assessments. While this model is fairly efficient as far as the cost to run it, it doesn't do a very good job of much else. If all you're looking for is a bare-bones heater, this one might make sense; otherwise, we'd recommend going with a model that offers more features or at least does a better job of raising the temperature in a room.

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Pros Compact, low price, good at producing heatRaises temperatures quickly, great remote, takes up very little floor spaceFantastic performance, convenient features, fall-over protectionGreat heat output, tip over protection, remote controlCompact, affordable, doubles as a fan
Cons Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performanceNo fan-only setting, keeps running when knocked overNo fan-only optionLoud fan, slow to warm upLacks features and settings, mediocre performance
Bottom Line This very basic space heater provides a basic amount of heat at a basic priceIf you need a device that cranks up the heat and has a small footprint and a variety of convenient features, this is a fantastic choiceA solid option that offers exceptional overall performance at a great priceA simple, user-friendly model that performs well but has higher operational costsIf you need a small, barebones space heater on a budget, this is our recommendation
Rating Categories Lasko Ceramic Adjus... Lasko Ceramic Digit... Comfort Zone Oscill... Comfort Zone Cerami... Amazon Basics 1500W
Personal Heat (40%)
5.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
Convenience (30%)
4.0
7.0
7.0
8.0
4.0
Small Room (20%)
4.0
6.0
5.0
6.0
5.0
Power Consumption (10%)
6.0
4.0
5.0
4.0
4.0
Specs Lasko Ceramic Adjus... Lasko Ceramic Digit... Comfort Zone Oscill... Comfort Zone Cerami... Amazon Basics 1500W
Model 754200 755320 CZ523RBK CZ499R 1500W
Measured Temperature Increase at 60 Minutes 8.3 10.8 9.9 12.1 10.1
Remote No Yes Yes Yes No
Fallover Protection No No Yes Yes Yes
Oscillator No Yes Yes Yes No
Fan-Only Setting Yes No No Yes Yes
Thermostat User Interface Dial Digital Digital Digital Dial
Watts 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500

Our Analysis and Test Results

There really isn't much to write home about when it comes to the Lasko Ceramic Adjustable. This space heater doesn't have anything special about it — it heats the air up a bit, but is seriously lacking in any sort of exceptional features or functions.

Performance Comparison


Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat space heater
Credit: Laura Casner

Personal Heat


If cubic footage is limited in your house or workspace, the Lasko Adjustable might be the way to go. It has a tiny footprint and is short. It does a good job of heating up very small areas such as under a desk, but the air doesn't get distributed very evenly. One great feature that it has is a setting that turns the fan on without engaging the heating element; in turn, it can be useful during hot summer months as well as the cold ones.

Convenience


This Lasko model doesn't have an oscillation option — a setting that we think vastly improves the overall performance of a space heater.

Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat space heater - the lasko adjustable impressed us during our office space...
The Lasko Adjustable impressed us during our office space assessment, as it's small in size, and easily fits under a desk.
Credit: Laura Casner

It's also lacking a remote control and a digital thermostat. The temperature setting is just a guess on this model.

Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat space heater - we used a data logging laboratory-grade thermometer to track the...
We used a data logging laboratory-grade thermometer to track the heat produced by each model.
Credit: Laura Casner

Small Room


The Lasko Adustable's heating capabilities didn't exhibit much in the way of performance during our heating time trials in a small room. After being left in a 161 square foot room on its highest setting for an hour, it was only able to bring the temperature up from 64.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 73 degrees for a total 8.3 degrees. This is a much smaller change than the top models in our review were able to achieve. We found it didn't do a great job of heating up the space near the recliner — from five feet away — and in turn, it did not earn a score above average for heating performance.

Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat space heater
Credit: Austin Palmer

Power Consumption


The aspect in which the Lasko really stands out is its low level of power consumption. To test efficiency, we used an in-line wattmeter and ran each space heater at full blast for two hours. Using the national average cost of kilowatts per hour at the time of this review, we were able to calculate the amount of money that this heater burns up in a 10 hour period. It costs $1.67 to run at its highest setting over 10 hours, making it one of the most affordable in our fleet. It will cost you $50.10 to run for 10 hours a day over 30 days.

Value


The Lasko is very affordable; however, with the low price comes a low level of performance. We've tested other space heaters that are comparable in size and price that offer superior heating capabilities.

Conclusion


The Lasko Adjustable is not our first recommendation in our fleet, but it is a reasonably priced option that provides average heating capabilities. If you're shopping on a budget, this might be one to consider.

Ross Patton and Austin Palmer

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