Review: Lasko 5572 Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control

Review: Lasko 5572 Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater









  • Does a great job with heating up bedrooms, used as a space heater and can do well with heating up a smaller living room
  • Has a digital screen, and features high, low and thermostat settings
  • Comes with a remote, and the heater comes fully assembled
  • Features oscillation


  • Has a harder time heating up larger living rooms
(Last Updated On: September 20, 2020)

Tower heaters are one of the most used types of heaters on the market. It makes sense to use these types of heaters as well, as they have tall height and that enables them to have a larger area where they output heat from. Lasko, a brand that is well-known when it comes to home appliances products, has made some great heaters, and we’re here to review one of their top tier models that just may have it all.

It’s this Lasko 5572 Oscillating Tower Heater which has a remote. The heater looks powerful with its design, and along with its heat settings, it’s most likely true. That said, just because it’s a well-known brand doesn’t mean that we should take things at face value. So let’s take a closer look at what this heater has to offer with functionalities about heat and for when you’re using it too.


Feeling the Heat:

If you want to heat an entire room then this heater is going to be the type that you’re going to want to use. That’s because the area from which the heat comes from is very powerful and then when you combine that with the heat output, you’re going to have a very good experience.

Only Two Heat Settings

There are only two heat settings with this heater. We hoped that there would be 3 heat settings but that’s not the case, but having three heating settings would have helped have an intermediate way of heating an area. We find that Vornado is one of the main brands that make use of a middle heat setting for some of their models.

Design – Function

In the low setting, this heater has an output of 900W/3,070 BTU, while in the high setting it has an output of 1,500Watts. Both of these heat output settings are very powerful and you’re likely going to find both of them useful, as with some other heaters that are rather small and you’re forced to just use the high setting. In this case, using the Low setting is going to prove just as useful.

Using the Low 900Watt heat setting is useful for heating bedrooms as the heat is still quite powerful and the fan runs at a fast enough rate to take over the cold in the room. However, when it comes to larger rooms such as a living room then placing the heater on high is the wiser choice. As the 1,500Watt setting can heat the room at a faster rate with hotter heat being outputted and the fan runs just a tad bit faster.

Both Settings are Equally Good

We found that using the heat settings in tandem was the best way to use them; by using the High setting for heating a room quickly, and then switching over to the Low setting for maintaining the temperature that you wanted. If you’re afraid that this might end up being a personal heater that’s disguised as being a Whole Room heater then don’t be; it really can heat an entire room, it just requires time and for you choose the best heating option. Or if you do want to use this as a personal heat, being close to it with the oscillation setting off would be the best way.

Speaking of the oscillation setting, this heater can move its angle from right to left and that contributes a lot to the heating that it’s capable of. The oscillating offers more circulation to the room, instead of just outputting heat in front of it. As a result, there’s more warm heat running around the room for everyone to feel.

Power Usage:

The power use with the heater is going to be different depending on how you’re using it. That’s because the 900W heat setting is going to use substantially less power than the high settings. In our experience with heaters that use similar heat settings, you should use the high setting for heating a room at a very fast rate and then switch back to its Low mode.

Using this heater on its high 1500W setting is going to use a lot of power and that can result in a rise of your electrical bill.


Functional Components:

This heater makes use of all the right functional parts. It has a 6-foot power cord, and even though that’s the standard with most heaters and other appliances, using a longer cord would have been better as you have to plug this into a wall AC outlet for safety reasons.

That said, once it’s plugged in, this Lasko 5572 heater is very easy to use. All of the buttons are at the top of the heater, and it uses a digital display that shows the thermostat temperature, heating, timer, and also the oscillation logo to show that the oscillation setting is on.

Middle Buttons

The buttons match what shows up on the screen. With the two middle buttons being the power button to turn on the heater, and then the right one is the “Mode” button hat’s uses to switch between high and low heat.

Top Buttons

At the top of the buttons are, there are the Timer and Oscillation buttons. The Timer with this heater can be set to 1, 2, 4, or even 8 hours for the heater to run on.

Bottom Buttons

The last two buttons are at the bottom, and they are the Plus and Minus buttons that are used to adjust the thermostat temperature. The thermostat with this heater can be adjusted from 60 to 90 degrees, and once the heater reaches the set temperature then it will automatically turn off. Also, if the temperature within the room goes 2 degrees below the set thermostat temperature it will automatically turn back on to heat the room.

Convenient use with a Remote

This heater also comes with a remote and the remote is a lot fancier than most other heaters that also come with a remote. The reason that the remote with this Lasko heater is better than most other remotes is that it has a digital display just as the heater itself does, and it has the buttons too.

You’ll find all the buttons with the remote too.

One of the main concerns when it comes to heaters that use fans is whether or not it’s too loud. In this case, this heater does have a little noise, but it’s very little that most of the time you won’t even notice it as the noise just gets lost in the background.

Size and Weight:

The sizes of these types of heaters are quite large when it comes to the height of it, but other than that, it’s quite slim and lightweight and both of those things make it easy to move around and place. It has a height of 29.7 inches, a width of 7.3 inches, and a depth of 9.2 inches. The weight of this Lasko heater is 11.6 pounds and moving it around is easy as it has a built-in handle on the back.


Structure and Material:

The entire heater is made of plastic, and overall, it has a good structure to it with loose parts even when you grab the heater from the top. Buttons feel good to use and they’re actual real buttons that you press down on, rather than gel ones that tend to get run down the more you press them over time.


Safety with this Lasko 5572 heater is quite good with its use of auto shut-off if the heater overheats or if it gets tipped over too.

Lasko 5572 Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater Specs
Power Usage1500 Watts
SettingsHigh Heat
Low Heat
Programmable Thermostat
Comes AssembledYes
Uses a RemoteYes
Does it Oscillate?Yes
Size7.06"L x 11.6"W x 29"H
Weight 11.6 lbs



This Lasko heater serves its purpose very well as it has two powerful heat settings and it also has a large heat space from where the heat comes from. As a result, you’re able to heat a room with either of the settings. The oscillating function with this heater is also another great part of it as it’s able to circulate the air.


It’s very easy to use the heater and we found that we enjoy using it with its use of a digital display on the heater itself, and even on the remote. Something that not many other heaters with remotes use.


Build quality is what you can expect from Lasko most of the time with this heater having a solid build quality with its structure and safety tech too.


Lasko is a brand that has grown quite a lot due to its quality, rather than its marketing efforts. It shows, especially with this Lasko 5572 Tower heater that has power and a design that offers one of the best user experiences that we’ve had.

Lasko Oscillating Ceramic Tower Space Heater with Logic Center Digital Remote Control, Adjustable Thermostat, Timer, 2 Heat Settings, Overheat Protection, 29 Inches, Gray, 5572
  • Ceramic oscillating tower heater effectively heats quickly and effectively.
  • Digital thermostat; low, high, or thermostat-controlled automatic setting
  • Self-regulating ceramic element and automatic overheat protection for safety. ETL listed
  • Remote control, electronic timer with auto shut-off, carry handle
  • 29.75" tall; PLUS Auto (programmable thermostat controlled)

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