Review: Honeywell HCE200B Uberheat Personal Ceramic Heater

Honeywell HCE200B Uberheat Personal Ceramic Heater

9.2

Function

8.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Easy to use with a single switch and a dial thermostat
  • Quite small and can be placed nearly everywhere
  • Powerful high mode with a 1500W power output

Cons

  • Small area from where the heat is outputted from

Many different appliances come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. This true for nearly any appliance that we use in homes. That said, one of the major things to look out for when you’re purchasing appliances such as a heater or fan is going to be the size as larger ones generally can output more heat for larger spaces. Or are they?

Well, that’s pretty much true for heater and fans that are larger, as they usually have larger fans and can, therefore, output more air at once. This Honeywell HCE200B uberheat ceramic heater is one of the smaller heaters on the market that portray itself as good for personal use and even on the edge of being used as a bedroom heater too.

So let’s take a closer look to see just what this mini heater is capable of.

Function

Feeling the Heat:

This heater has a small size and yet the two heat settings that it has are very powerful. It has a 900Watt setting and that’s the Low heat, and it’s 3,070 BTUs. While the high setting on this heater has a 1500Watt output and that’s 5,118 BTUs. So how does the actual heat perform?

Most of the credit should be given to the fan on this heater, as it’s the part that’s able to deliver the heat in the first place. That’s because the heat with this Honeywell ceramic heater is already there with either of the settings and the fan, even though it’s small, it’s still able to output the heat at a fast rate. At the same time, the scale at which this heater is effective is rather small and that’s because of its small size and from where it outputs the heat.

At the 900Watt Low setting, it’s best to use it as a personal heater, with it facing only you or at least having it close by and having the heater face in your general direction. While the 1500Watt high setting can also be used in the same manner, but with the high setting it’ll be able to output even hotter heat; this heater can very well double as a bedroom heater as well.

It’s definitely not able to heat a room larger than a living room, and if you are using it to heat a bedroom then placing it in the corner is the best option as it’s a central spot. Another thing we recommend if you’re using this to heat a bedroom is to close the door near fully as that’s able to keep the warm air inside the room.

This heater does use a thermostat, but it doesn’t have any numbers, so you’re going to have to just adjust depending on how you feel about the temperature in the room. The heater will run until it’s reached the thermostat setting, then it’ll automatically turn off. Once the temperature drops under the thermostat temperature then it will automatically turn back off. However, if you want the heater to stay on indefinitely then placing the thermostat on the highest setting will practically make it run constantly, or at least until it reaches the set temperature.

Fuel Usage:

 

This heater uses two main heating settings as we’ve mentioned. And the best advice that we can offer when it comes to saving energy while using this is to use the high heat setting for heating a bedroom at a faster rate. Then switching over to the low heat setting for personal use. Using the heater for long durations of time at its high heat level will use a lot of power.

Design

Functional Components:

This is a very easy heater to use and you can thank the size and purpose that it was made for. It has a 6-foot power cord, and then the rest of the functional parts of the heater are at the top and the back.

At the back is where there’s the snap out stand that you can use to have it face at different angles. Then at the top is where the controls are. The power switch has three settings: there’s the “Off” option, the low setting, and then the high setting.

Below the Settings button is where you’ll find the Thermostat dial, and it lacks any labeled numbers. That said, it does have a thermometer logo on either side to symbolize which is to raise the temperature on the thermostat and which one to decrease it.

When it comes to heaters that have fans, lots of people have a concern that it will be loud. Well, it’s not 100% quiet in this case, but it is quiet enough that it’s not disruptive if you want a silent environment. The best way to put it is that it has a hum.

Moving the heater around is quite easy as well, and that’s because it has a built-in handle at the back.

Size and Weight:

Since this is a personal heater, it’s going to be very small and lightweight. So there are no problems with moving around or traveling with it either. It has a height of 8.6 inches, a width of 7 inches, and a thickness of 3.8 inches. The weight of this heater is 3.8 pounds.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of a personal heater isn’t always the best as it’s the first tier of an indoor heater, but this Honeywell HCE200B model does a good job of keeping things close and tight. The outside part of the heater is made of metal and it surprisingly doesn’t get hot. However, the grill from where the heater comes from can get hot, we recommend not touching it if you’ve got heat setting on high.

Safety:

Tech safety is what you can expect from most other heaters on the market and that would be that it has an auto shut-off feature when it either overheats or if it tips over.

Summary:

Function:

Personal heaters are not meant to be the most powerful, but in this case, this Honeywell heater goes the extra mile with its one low setting that can be perfect for personal use. Then the high setting can be used for heating a bedroom.

Design:

It’s a very small heater that’s very easy to use with just two functional parts on it. That said, it would have been nice for the thermostat dial to have at least some indication of what temperature you’d be setting it to.

Build:

Build quality is very good with its metal build that doesn’t get hot, and auto shut-off for overheating and if it tips over.

 Honeywell HCE200B Uberheat Personal Ceramic Heater Specs
Power Usage900-1500W
Heat rating (BTU/hour)Low - 3070 BTUs
High - 5120 BTUs
SettingsLow - 900W
High - 1500W
Comes AssembledYes
Uses a RemoteNo
ControlsButton for Turning On, Low heat and High heat
Dial for thermostat
Does it Oscillate?No
Size7.8" L x 6.4" W x 10.9" H inches
Weight3.9 pounds

Conclusion:

Personal heaters are weaker due to their sizes, at the same time, they can hold the same power but can cover a smaller area as a result. This Honeywell HCE200B heater does an optimal job with what it has, considering its small size, but very powerful heat settings.

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Honeywell UberHeat Ceramic Heater for Powerful Personal Heating in Small Spaces, Black - HCE200B
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT HEAT: The UberHeat Ceramic Heater offers powerful, 1500 watt heat in a compact, modern design. The Low setting does not require as much electricity to operate, so it is more energy efficient and a better option for saving energy
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