Thoroughly warms up rooms
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Very reliable and safe product
Very reliable and safe product for medium size ,safe FOR kids ,pets & best for bed room /study.Does not take too much of humidity .Has reliable/ accurate thermostat with time control
Purchased in May 2020.
Used for kids bedrooms
We leave this on high with a Heater Mate thermostat plug to do the regulating. Keep it on at 20 degrees all night. Great for the kids( 4&8yrs) bedrooms in winter. It clicks when heating up and cooling but once I’d explained what that was it didnt bother them and never woke them. Expensive though. But works like you hope it will. And yes the foldaway wheels do make it easier to store away in summer.
- Dragon 4 TRD42400MT
Quiet, very slow radiated heat
This my review for the DeLonghi Dragon 4, TRD4 Series (Model TDR42400MT). This is an electric oil filled radiator with 11 fins. The packaging is marked with a "7 year warranty". DeLonghi is an Italian company although this heater is marked "Made in China".
Unboxing and assembling this heater was easy as the castor wheels (made of plastic) are already attached and only need to be folded out into position. This heater does have a new heater smell which the manufacturer advises with instructions on how to get rid of that smell in a couple of hour...s. There are 3 main reasons I chose this particular model: 1. This heater has more metal, an enlarged radiant surface area, as more metal surface area produces +25% more radiant heat and works more efficiently. (However this doesn't mean that this is an energy saving heater. The packaging and information provided does not offer an Energy Star Rating). 2. Another reason I chose this model is that it has round physical dials with knobs for selection and adjusting the settings. 3. And lastly, I chose this model because it is rated at 2400 watts which is the highest energy output level I could find in Australia, suitable for my large open floor plan (I purchased 2 x of these Dragon 4 heaters for this reason). These radiator heaters work very slowly and very quietly. They do take a long while to heat up the space. (I didn't want a fan heater because fan heaters are noisy). I prefer to have this heater switch on and off using the built-in 24 hour timer. So this heater will warm up the area some hours before I enter the room. You can operate this heater without the timer.
Purchased in May 2021 at Appliances Online for $248.00.
Nowhere near as good as our 30 year old oil column heater
Wanted to purchase an oil column heater like the one my parents have been happily using for the last 30 years. The only option available to us at my local retailer was the Delonghi Dragon 4 TRD41500ET. I was happy to purchase it, especially as I believe Delonghi to be a reputable brand. Our experience has been disappointing to say in the least - the heater makes a 'clicking' noise constantly, not just when heating up or cooling down, but all through the night when turned on, making our sleep very disturbed. Also, the heat only radiates directly...out of the top of the heater and due to the protective casing, no heat radiates from the sides of the heater. I recall in my younger years being able to rest/dry/warm up clothes on our old oil column heater and I was hoping for this functionality with our new one too, but I wouldn't dare rest anything on the top of this one as I feel like it would blow the heater up. There is a definite 'smell' that emanates from it too and so overall I wouldn't recommend this heater unfortunately.
Purchased in May 2020 at Appliances Online for $289.00.
Turn off the sound!
The heater is fabulous EXCEPT you can't turn off the sound. I set the timer to turn the unit on an hour before I wake up to heat up my room before I have to get up for work and the beep it makes to indicate it is on is so loud that it wakes me up!! The beep is totally unnecessary and if i had known about it before purchasing I wouldn't have chosen this heater. I would have given this a 5 star if the sound wasn't such an issue.
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman for $230.00.
Good heater, perfect for what us.
I purchased for my sons room as his room gets much colder than the rest of the house, & I didn’t want to run the ducted air-con all night. I usually turn it on before I put him to bed and by that time the room is nice and warm. its easy to use and does exactly what it says it does. I don’t use the timer, I run it from bedtime until my son wakes up. I like that I can set to a certain temperature without worrying about the room getting too hot as it has a auto shut off If it’s too hot. It was simple to set up, & the oil smell for first time use went away within a few hours. We’ve been using every night since we purchased it and have had no issues with it.
Purchased in June 2020 at Harvey Norman.
Heats well - Running costs are high
The heater is very quiet and heats the entire room effectively with the doors closed.
We have the heat setting on Eco always, around 23-25 Degrees on 1 bar which is sufficient In the bedrooms for around 5 hours per day.
We purchased three heaters, two for bedrooms and one for the living area. The living area is on mostly all day around 25-26 Degrees, 2 bars On ECO setting.
All other appliances in the home are low energy cost and our bill was formerly $400 per winter quarter. Since buying the 2 bedroom delonghi heaters last year our bills are ...
Purchased in June 2019 for $220.00.
Great value, high performance!
Excellent in heating with consistency in living room. Quiet, nice design, easy manual function. Tried different heaters (ceramic/air, brand panel heater, radiant)- suitable given asthma/excema condition. No issue with smell.
Purchased in June 2020.
Perfect as a heater
Bought this at GoodGuy and it was super effective heating up my master bedroom. I had to turn off the heater at 2am as it was hot in my bedroom (in the middle of winter).
Very easy to use the dials and settings.
Took less than 30mins and my room was visibly hotter.
Purchased in June 2020 at The Good Guys for $220.00.
It smells so bad that you get headache in no time.
I’m using this heater for the 2nd year. It still smells bad. What a waste of money! I would not recommend it. I followed all the instruction that was mentioned in the catalog. In fact I kept the heater out in open space for 8 hrs to get rid of the smell. It was just waste of electricity.
Great heater, let down by timer.
Overall a great heater.
Easy to setup.
No smell after following initial use instructions.
Great functions, especially eco mode.
My only negative point is the timer function. I see that others have noted the same.
To be clear this only has a single use 24hr count down function to turn the unit off or on to its last setting. You can’t set a 24hr repeatable programme. I hoped to get around this using a smart plug/ timer but when the power is turned on the unit will go on to standby mode, rather than turn on to the last setting.
Annoyed, but will survive.
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $257.00.
Good Heater, Timer Very Disappointed With
Aim of purchasing new heater, was to have a unit switch on and off in 24 hour cycle, with no noise, replacing old unit of 20 years that had a noisy dial timer of similar size. The new units heating of the room is significantly better, with no noise, however the timer for the purchase price is unbelievably rudimentary and not functional to our needs. I cannot believe the electronic functions of the timer are so basic, and that with the research put in to buying a new heater, I did not realise I needed to look at the timers setting ability, thinking that purchasing a more expensive product compared to the manual dial would be better an not inferior as it is.
Purchased in May 2020 for $299.00.
High build quality, performs well
Heater works very well, currently heating approximately 30sqm room. The quietness and performance is yet to be tested against the electricity bill but we're confident that the heater is as efficient as you can hope for an electric heater. Temperature settings are good and usually only require setting 2 or 3. Timer clock is a labour to use.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store.
Terrible smell of Burning Oil
Bought this heater June 2019. (Just a year old) It was fine for a while, then this terrible terrible toxic smell started coming from it. The heater is well looked after. We are in our 70's and both have breathing issues and this smell has absolutely affected our lungs. Beware of this heater. It was expensive and we thought for the money we paid it would be good. Now for the stress of getting it all sorted.
Purchased in June 2019 at Mitre 10 for $355.30.
Quick and efficient heating
Heats very quickly and keeps the room nice and warm. Perfect for small to medium size room with kids. Has an eco mode as well, you can set a temperature and it maintains it through out the night.
Purchased in March 2020 for $329.00.
Questions & Answers
Have recently bought this heater to replace a cheaper brand that after a couple of years, could not keep heat above 18 ,on highest setting.
I use it to heat a babies room of approximately 8 square metres. The room has lots of windows and a slate floor, so I realize a big ask but hoped a De Longhi would do the trick.
I am now setting it to highest setting of 28 and it also does not keep room above 18 and room still feels cold. As my grandson has respiratory problems I bought this heater as I was told it would not dry air as much as other heaters.
Should I set it to a lower setting?
Kind Regards Mel
Our room is 130 cu meters. What size heater do we require
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- A chimney-style design helps the coil fins to facilitate the quick flow of hot air upwards. This can help to make a space warmer, faster.
- A room thermostat and programmable timer up to 24 hours can be used via manually adjustable knobs.
- Folding castor wheels allow you to move this portable heater with you, as you move to different rooms in your house.
Points of Praise
- This Dragon 4 series of heaters warmed up rooms speedily and thoroughly, which reviewers were happy about.
- Once a desired temperature was reached, these heaters provided a consistent level of warmth that didn't fade away.
- This heater was often a preferred choice by parents when it came to using a heater in their children’s bedrooms. The ability to set a timer for heating, followed by an auto shut-off mechanism kicking in, was appreciated by parents for safety reasons.
- The DeLonghi Dragon 4 series of heaters were quiet while turned on, which was regarded as a user-friendly feature by reviewers.
Points to Consider
- The heaters were commonly reported to give off a slight ‘oily’ smell when first being used, but this usually went away after a few days.
- The inability to program the settings so that the heater runs on a repeated daily or weekly setting was viewed as inconvenient by some reviewers.
|Category||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters|
|Heater Type||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable|
|Dimensions||650 x 370 x 270 mm||660 x 410 x 270 mm||650 x 570 x 270 mm||665 x 615 x 305 mm|
|Features||Thermostat and Timer||Thermostat and Timer||Thermostat and Timer||Thermostat and Timer|
|Additional Features||Anti-Frost Function and Thermal Cut-Off||Anti-Frost Function and Thermal Cut-Off||Anti-Frost Function and Thermal Cut-Off||Anti-Frost Function and Thermal Cut-Off|
|Power||1,200 W||1,500 W||2,400 W||2,400 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White||White|
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