- Steel Elite HVS3032W (White)
- Verified purchase
OK but really noisy
I bought this because I like Delonghi products and it was priced at the premium level. I am suffering from buyer's remorse. It heats OK and looks nice but it is the noisiest fan heater I have owned and I've had many over the decades.
I'm not sure if it's a basic design issue or I have a bad item. I think the fan is out of balance so you get a lot of resonance on top of the fan noise. Forget about using this in the bedroom at night. It will keep you awake. Even on the so-called silent setting it is just about as noisy as the high setting.
The cheap Kambrook it replaced was quieter. I should have spent half as much at Bunnings. I would have had a better outcome.
Best buy for winter
Cannot go a single winter without this thing as it keeps the room warm for hours with just 30 minutes of on-time. It is also very safe as it will automatically turn off if accidentally knocked over. It has two knobs which are easily turnable and simple to use straight out of the box but the reason that I am giving it a 4 star instead of a 5 star is because I wish that it had a timer so I could leave it on for a bit when I go to sleep instead of having to get out of bed.
Good heater for bathroom
We've had this heater for almost 2 years and use it in the bathroom in winter. To date we've had no issues.
The only thing I find is that it's quite a dust catcher and needs constant attention to ensure that it's operating at its optimal performance.
It's an attractive unit and relatively quiet to run.
- Steel Elite HVS3032W (White)
- Verified purchase
OK but disappointing from such a high end product
This heater is called Steel Elite, model HVS3032.W (white) so I will begin my review on this. This model is manufactured in China. The main body and frame/case of this heater is actually plastic ie the 'steel' is the part only in front of the heater and is stuck or placed over the plastic frame/case anyway. It's disappointing to open the box and discover this high end heater is mostly made of plastic. The front grill is made of honeycomb style metal but again its stuck over the plastic case. A closer inspection inside this DeLonghi fan heater r...evealed that the fan blades are also made of metal. At the front of this fan heater is a large round opening for the fan and it measures at 18cm wide and this does push out warm air which does radiate but at it's highest setting at 2400 watts it generates warm air only (it does not produce hot air which is disappointing). It's a heater and it's main purpose is to generate lots of warm and hot air but it doesn't do it all that well. However, I have this heater situated in a large master bed room and it does warm up the room at a comfortable warmth. The dual manual dial for control is also made of brittle plastic and has a small fine fins to move the dial with and this a concern as these small plastic fins can easily break or snap off! Looking at the rear of this heater it does not have a fine dust filter to catch the fine dust so this means the dust would be either be trapped inside this unit or circulated back and out into the room. And over time dust does get trapped inside and begins to singe. This may be a concern to persons like me who have a sensitivity to dust. During it's operation the noise level is tolerable but not super quiet. One of my reasons for purchasing this DeLonghi heater was as a replacement of another noisy fan heater (other brand). It is quieter than other fan heaters but only slightly. It does have a 'Silence' setting but this produces only just a very slight difference and the air at this heat setting is luke warm (not such a great feature after all). This model is high priced but it's disappointing to pay so much when other lower priced brands produce similar or better results. Whether it's going to last or be robust or a durable heater with longevity or be trouble free - I really doubt it. My main reason for purchasing this heater was because it claimed that's its 'Steel Elite' as I was looking for a metal cased heater. It was disappointing overall to discover that most of it is made from plastic. Hmmm. It's aesthetic appearance is nice looking. DeLonghi you can do better in providing and improving the quality of this fan heater. At such a high price DeLonghi you can afford to improve the durability, design and the overall functionality of this model.
Ok for the price
I paid $99 for this heater at HN so considering the price I was expecting to be amazed. It does the job of heating a small room ok, although it dries the air with it fairly fast. It's fairly loud, you can't have it on at settings that do any heating without it being a noise nuisance. The way I use it to pre-heat my room maybe 10-15 minutes before bed, if you're doing something similar it's not a bad purchase. Long term though I'd get something else.
For small rooms only
Reasonable for small rooms, noise levels tolerable for someone who needs noise to mask tinnitus.
Takes about half an hour to warm a long rectangular room at max settings, then down to 2nd setting or silent to maintain warmth.
Here's hoping it will last given the price I paid for it ($79)
Noisy. Not silent at all.poor heating. Will cover only small areas but too annoying noise.Only suitable for bedrooms when you dont care about noise. Pretty basic with no extra features. Would probably spend little more and get better product. Low setting quiter but next to mone heating. Very disappointed. Don'togo for this.
Questions & Answers
How to prevent/remove dust build up
THis is a great little heater. When i'm not using mine I store it in an old pillow case and place it in the cupboard to minimise the dust. To clean i just use the vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment so it sucks all the dust in as it moves out with the brush. Have an awesome day.
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