Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrSandman Mini Electric Radiator does the job in a small space
Crane Model:HMPH-400SL, 400-Watt Mini Convection Space Heater - Off-White and Gray
I'm very pleased with the performance and quality of this compact radiant heater. I did not need the plastic 'feet' that were provided, since I used the built-on rear bracket (not shown on photos) to simply 'hang' it on two screws I put into the wall beside my work desk.
Although anyone looking for the heat output of a long baseboard heater to heat an entire room will likely be disappointed, that is NOT the intended function of this heater.
If you have a small space that simply needs to be automatically and safely protected from freezing, this unit puts out plenty of heat for that application, and does not have any kind of fan to burn-out over time. There are no plastic parts to melt or break, as it is entirely constructed of durable coated steel in a sufficiently attractive finish to be appropriate even when permanently mounted in a commercial or residential space. It is, however, plug-cord connected to a receptacle even when attached to a wall, so it is not meant for concealed direct-power like a baseboard unit would be.
The integral thermostat knob allows for 'cooler-warmer' selection, with no actual Temperature readout, with a durable On/Off switch above it.
Note that the single red indicator light is wired to show that the unit is plugged in with power available. It does NOT indicate that the unit is "ON," nor is there any secondary light to indicate that the heater is "Active" and heating. That would be a useful addition to this simple design, but at least there is something.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Small, quiet heater that works!!!
Purchased this heater for a small bathroom. This heater is perfect! Small, quiet, can be hung on the wall. The only "sort of " issue is that the wall hAnging hardware is not provided. Planning on purchasing another when they are back in stock.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abp115 Perfect for office
This heater is completely quiet. I have it under my desk and it radiates enough heat to keep me warm throughout the day. Would highly recommend for a small office space.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Works As Promised
I have bought several of these little gems to put near vulnerable pipes in my ancient house during the cold weather. In one area, I attached it to a Thermocube and this is serving a crawl space quite well. For my tiny bathroom, I like that there is no fan to blow air on wet skin! And, it is silent - great for sleeping. No, it won't heat an entire house (or large room) by itself, but at only 400 watts, it is super efficient.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Nice looks nice works
It's smallest but really safe heater, nice for bathroom. Exactly what i was looking for.
February 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tim43 Crane Space Heater
Puts out virtually no heat. Very disappointed based on other generally good reviews. We have had the device for 3 days and are throwing it out in tomorrow's trash.
February 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnc handy for under desk
This is decent for price, switch a bit awkward and feet harder to put on than could be. I'm using under my desk and it helps quite a bit without cooking me. This has a 3-prong plug (with GFI even) if you need that for your office.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mattco Awesome Heater!
I bought another brand previously (a fan based mini heater with 375W and 750W settings) and this little radiator with only 400W to work with beats that one hands down even at its maximum 750W setting.
The body of this little beast is made completely out of metal which is getting harder to find these days and was an unexpected surprise when I took it out of the box. Metal conducts faster and more efficiently and radiates heat outward into the room much better than other materials.
What is also not apparent in the picture is that wall mount brackets are built on to the back of the unit for easy wall mounting (and feet are included as well for standing operation). Awesome for a clean wall installation, total bonus in my book that I wasn't expecting.
As long as you know what you are getting into, this is one of the best low power / eco-friendly heaters on the market. At 400 W per heater, you can have 4 of these guys throughout your house in different rooms and be using about as much power as a single 1500W fan based heater (that would be limited to one location).
Put one in each room, in warmer climates this one is gonna save you a huge amount of money on your electric bill and keep you toasty warm through the winter. Best of all, it won't ever overload any circuits or even come close like standard heaters do. Also an awesome choice for solar power if you are looking for a low draw heater.
A great buy, wish they sold them in stores. Have to go out of your way to find heaters of this type and many don't work well so it is nice to find a truly viable candidate in this class.
January 22, 2015