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This Russell Hobbs plug heater will keep your house warm this winter

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This nifty Russell Hobbs heater may be small, but it's cost-effective and efffecient. (Russell Hobbs)

🛍️ Product on sale: Russell Hobbs Compact Black Ceramic Plug Heater
💰 Best deal we've found: Now £19.99 down from £24.99
⭐ Average star rating: 4.2 out of five
🛒 Reasons to buy: Cost-effective, warms small rooms fast, portable, 12 hour timer

You may never have heard of a plug heater but these clever little gadgets have really come into their own recently, as so many of us are trying to find increasingly creative and cost-saving ways to heat our homes. Not only are plug heaters space-saving, but they're also a cost-effective way to warm up a room without having to crank up all the radiators – something we're all trying to cut back on doing.

Think something so small couldn't possibly have any power? Well, spoiler alert: this Russell Hobbs Compact Ceramic Plug Heater, just £19.99 right now, can reach up to 30C – which is most likely the reason why it keeps selling out and frequently appears in Amazon's best heating category numerous times.

And to top things off, it's been reduced. Down from £24.99, you can snap up this "brilliant little heater" for just £19.99.

Suitable for all sorts of smaller spaces, this little heater can reach temperatures of up to 30C and has proven to be a cost-effective and efficient way to heat up homes. 

£19 at Amazon

Why we rate it

There are so many things to love about this small-but-mighty 700W essential. It's the perfect portable solution to warm anywhere up to 10m² – like your home office, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen – or even your beloved caravan.

It's small enough to pop in your bag so you can take it with you when travelling, or to the office if you need a little bit of extra warmth on the days you go in.

An ideal gadget for those WFH days when you don't want to turn the heating on. (Russell Hobbs)
An ideal gadget for those WFH days when you don't want to turn the heating on. (Russell Hobbs)
It's suitable for all sorts of smaller spaces and can reach temperatures up to 30°C. (Russell Hobbs)
It's suitable for all sorts of smaller spaces and can reach temperatures up to 30C. (Russell Hobbs)

£19.99 £24.99 at Amazon £19.99 £23.99 at Currys £25 at Dunelm £27.99 at Robert Dyas

Utilising ceramic PTC tech (which basically means it allows electrical current to flow better at low temperatures than at high temperatures), it has a super-quiet fan and offers heating temperatures ranging from 15-30C. Plus it has three modes: fan only, low power, high power, so you can see what works best for your needs and the room you're in.

With an LED display and 12-hour timer, you can programme it to work for your daily routine.

And with Amazon shoppers saying that when the plug is in use, their smart meter is still in the green range, it's clear that its energy efficiency is not fake news.

What the reviews say

More than 200 people who have purchased the Russell Hobbs Compact Black Ceramic Plug Heater have rated it five stars.

Shoppers say it's "bigger" and "punchier" than they thought and that they'd "definitely recommend it".

One customer was so impressed at how it boosted the heat in his living room by two degrees within 15 minutes that he purchased a second one.

"Cheap to run"; "quality is excellent"; "works well"; "good value"; "great little heater" are just some more of the praise-heavy comments left by happy users.

In fact, one shopper worked out it cost them about 50p per an hour to run. For an initial outlay of just under £20, that's a top investment in our opinion.

Shop it now: Russell Hobbs Compact Black Ceramic Plug Heater | £19.99 (Was £24.99) from Amazon

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It's not the only one worth your time however. Russell Hobbs have also added a Compact Ceramic Plug Heater to its portable heater collection.

The slightly smaller ceramic heater works in a similar way, but has a little less power at a 500W maximum heat output, with two fan speeds, a 12-hour timer and night mode.

It's also a best-seller on Amazon and can be purchased for a discounted price of £21.79 and has over 1,150 five-star reviews with customers singing its praises for how "quickly" and "efficiently" it worked.

Shop it now: Russell Hobbs 500W Ceramic Plug Heater | £21.79 (Was £24.99) from Amazon

This is the original iteration of Russell Hobbs plug heater, which also has rave reviews. (Russell Hobbs)
This is the original iteration of Russell Hobbs plug heater, which also has rave reviews. (Russell Hobbs)

£21.79 £24.99 at Amazon£23.99 at Currys£24 at Robert Dyas

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