With the winter season just around the corner, it is time to examine some of the essential gadgets to have at home to keep you and the family warm and cosy.
Feeling the chill and cold, if you need some extra heat, take a look at some of the best appliances and gadgets we have lined up for you to fight off the cold climate.
Best Gadgets to Keep Us Warm in the Winter Months
We look at over 30 different gadgets, two or more from each of the following categories:
Fan Heaters – Best fan heaters that you even use in the summer
If you are finding the heating in your house not quite up for the job, get a boost from one of these hot fan heater especially when it gets too cold.
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater – Black/Nickel
THe AM09 is a much sought after fan heater and it works all year round. In the summer months, simply turn off the heater and use it as as standard fan. Its patented air multiplier technology makes it more efficient than conventional fans with blades offering better air circulation, energy efficiency and precise heating with Jet Focus control. Choose personal mode for long-range powerful airflow, or select diffused mode for wide projection to mix the surrounding air with user friendly control panel. Personally, we like it as it is quieter compared to standard heater fans.
In heater mode, the intelligent thermostat monitors the room temperature to reach and maintain the target temperature without wasting energy. It is also one of the safest fan heaters around as there are no fast spinning blades or visible heating elements and if it is tipped over, it cuts off automatically. Dyson AM09 Fan Heater is the only other fan with heater function from Dyson. The other fan heater is the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier with a HEPA Purifier built-in.
This cool looking fan heater fan has adjustable front legs to help direct the heat. The variable thermostat and fan power is easily accessible from the top of the unit. It uses a ceramic heating element with good heat dispersion and overheat protection, preventing the product from overheating for peace of mind. It also stops if it is accidentally tipped over or falls on its side. It suitable for room up to 22 meter square. It has a heating power of up to 1800Watts and come with a visible safeguart lable on the front. The marker will change colour from black to red when hot warning users to not touch the grill.
A low consumption 2 heat setting personal heater with 250Watt heating element. The housing is cool to touch and it uses ceramic technology. The personal heater is great for extra blast of heat when you need it for your personal space, under the table, next to the bed or sofa or at the office. It is compact and easy to store away.
Electric Heaters – Best wall mounted for free standing electric heaters
From wall mounted to free standing electric heaters, here are a couple of versatile and sleek electric heaters to help top up the heat and keep warm at home.
Futura Eco 400W Deluxe Electric Panel Heater Radiator – DIGITAL TIMER
This sleek and modern energy efficient heater with programmable timer and running up to 400Watts of power can be mounted to the wall or used as a free standing unit when mounted on a pair of stands. It comes with digital display and easy to use control panel.
Dimplex Cadiz Eco 2 KW Electric Oil Free Radiator – DIGITAL TIMER
The Cadiz Eco is a more substantial electric heater with 2kW heat output. While it comes with 2 heat settings, it features a 24 hour programmable timer that can be controlled easily with the digital panel. Being oil free meant it is quick to heat up, more efficient, lighter and the twin panel technology lets you decide which side of the radiator to switch on or off independently. When not in use, the cable can be hidden in the integral cable store. This and other electric oil free radiators with electronic climate control at 2kW and a bigger 3kW are also available in the Cardiz Eco series from Dimplex.
Oil Filled Radiators – Best oil filled radiators for small, medium and large rooms
Need more heating power, the Prem-I-Air features a 2.5kW heating power, with 3 heat settings. It comes with an adjustable thermostate and a manul 24 hour timer. The oil filled heater is controlled via an integral thermostat with a frost protection setting. Set the thermostat to the desired temperature and the heater will come on or turn off automatically as required to keep that temperature. It features a safety cut-off swtich for overheat protection.
- Compact oil-filled radiator with 500 watt heat output great for personal use or for a small room
- Adjustable room thermostat to set and maintain temperature
- Overheat safety thermostat and thermal cut out
- Safe, smooth profile with rounded edges and large carry handles
Dimplex 2 KW Electric Oil Filled Radiator with Timer – DIGITAL TIMER
This oil filled radiator from Dimplex comes with 2kW heating output with a choice of two heat settings. It comes with a thermostat with frost settings and features a 24 hour timer. The advantage of a radiator is it does not dry the air like a fan heater. The heating element is completely sealed and is maintenance free. It comes with a safety cut off switch to prevent overheating and has a cable tidy to make it easier to store away when not in use. A smaller 1.5kW model is also available.
This 2.5kW radiator has 11 oil-filled finds with 3 Power Settings, Adjustable Thermostat and 24 Hour Timer to heat a medium to large room. It is equipped with thermal cut off, safety tip over swtich and automatic overheat protection. It has a built-in cable tidy for its 1.5m long power cable.
Electric Fireplaces – Best electric fireplaces that not only look good but offers plenty of heat
Need something more permanent, an alternative to the old and high maintenance wood or gas fire place, these modern electric alternatives is for you.
Castleton Electric Fireplace Suite – WITH MDF ENCLOSURE
- Glass fronted electric fire with 1 & 2kW heating power and multi function remote control.
- 100% LED lighting and flame effect with LCD display to turn the fire on and off.
- Thermostatically control the room temperature, set time to switch off, 4 level brightness flame effect and 12 colour mood lighting.
- Enclosure is made from light cream MDF with assemly required
ALSO: Danby Electric Fireplace Suite – Glass fronted electric fire 1 and 2kW heating with multi function remote control.
Egton wall mounted electric fire is available in white (above) or black (below) and offers 1 & 2kW heat settings. It features a curved glss panel and comes with a Remote Control with digital LCD display for heat settings, time to switch off, 4 flame effects brightness settings, LED backlight with 12 different colours for ambiance and thermostatic room temperature control.
Size: L 910mm x H 580mm x W 180mm)
VonHaus Portable Electric Stove Heater Fire Place / Fireplace – Log Burning Flame Effect
If you prefer a more traditional look, the VonHaus 1850 watt heating power stove type electric heater is one for you. It has a log burning flame effect and the unit is low cost and affordable as well as easy to move around so no need for mounting. Simply put it where you want it and switch it on. You can set the flame brightness, with heat or independently. Set the 2 level heat settings 900W + 900W and fan. In the summer months, you can also use the fan to circulate air in the room. Suitable for conservatory, garage or work room. The decorative drawer and copper effect knob hides the controls.
Size:Size: 37 x 25 x 52cm
- Dimplex freestanding fire with Optiflame effect
- Choice of two heat settings 1 KW – 2 KW
- Real coal fuel bed with flame effect that can be used independently of heat source
- Black finish with brass effect fret and trim
This retro electric fireplace from Dimplex has 2kW of heating power. It is a free standing electric fireplace designed to go flat against a wall. The Cheriton fire has an elegant and contemporary look, finished in satin silver with chrome effect fret and trims. The fire has a choice of 2 heat settings (1 kW or 2 kW) for a greater control over your room temperature, and comes with a choice of a real coal or white pebble fuel bed, both of which are included. It uses Optiflame technology, real flame lookalike simulation.
Electric Blankets – Best luxurious electric blankets and under blankets in all sizes
- A fully fitted electric mattress cover not an underblanket that just lays on top tied with tapes and moves around in the night
- Dual Control Double fitted Deep elasticated skirt mattress cover with extra foot warmth, 3 Heat Settings, 15 Min Heat Up Time, Suitable For All Night Use
- Total Advanced Overheat Protection with 100% Luxurious Poleyester, Machine Washable 40c
Size: 193 x 137 cm
- Top of the range Luxury quality electric blanket with individual settings for you and your partner for both bed and footwarmer with digital control.
- A fully fitted fleece electric mattress cover not an underblanket that just lays on top tied with tapes and moves around in the night.
- Dual Control, 9 Feet & 9 Body heat Settings for greater control & luxurious comfort, Suitable For All Night Use, 15 Min Heat Up Time.
- Timer setting functions for complete control, machine washable 40c
Dimensions: 193 x 137 (skirt depth 35cm)
- Ultra fast 5 minute heat up with Intelliheat technology
- LED digital control with 6 temperature settings
- Auto shut off timer 1hour & 9 hours
- Sleep guardian total safety system
Available in Double Dual, King Dual, Single
The Lloytron luxury blanket provides you with a range of features, such as extra warmth at the foot of the bed to keep your toes toasty, different heat levels so you can heat the bed up quickly then drop the temperature for all-night use and safeguard protection to ensure the electric blanket doesn’t get too hot. Under blanket is made from polyester 500gsm. It features:
- fast Pre-Heat, 3 Heat Settings, Automatic Overheat Protection
- Twin Detacheable Controllers Bed Ties with All Night Use
- Machine Washable 30C
- Size: 150 x 140cm Power Consumption: 2 x 60w
- A fully fitted electric mattress cover not an underblanket that just lays on top tied with tapes and moves around in the night.
- Fully Fitted Mattress Cover With Extra Deep Skirt To Fit Any Mattress
- Machine Washable 40°c, Dual Control, 3 Heat Settings, Suitable For All Night Use, 15 Min Heat Up Time
- Extra Foot Warmth, Total Advanced Overheat Protection
Size: 203 x 152 cm
- Top of the range Luxury quality electric blanket no other electric blanket on the market allows you to have individual settings for you and your partner for both bed and footwarmer with digital control.
- A fully fitted fleece electric mattress cover not an underblanket that just lays on top tied with tapes and moves around in the night. It comes with extra deep skirt to fit any mattress
- Digital Dual Control, 9 Feet & 9 Body heat Settings for greater control & luxurious comfort, Suitable For All Night Use, 15 Min Heat Up Time.
- Timer setting functions for complete control, machine washable 40c
Size: 203 x 152 cm.
Takes minutes to warm your bed then you are in control. Polyester fabric is easy to care for and durable. Featuring three heat settings, simple and easy use, ergonomic shape, corner ties for easy and secure fitting, over heat protection and machine washable.
Size: 120 x 135 cm
Food Flasks (Thermos Food Jug) – Best for comfort food, hot soup and warm lunches
Thermos Stainless King Food Flask – 470 ml Midnight Blue
First launched in 2007 the iconic Thermos King range is the best selling Thermos collection throughout the world. Durable stainless steel interior and exterior, Cool to the touch with hot liquids, sweat-proof with cold and extra wide mouth is easy to fill, serve from and clean.
- Capacity: 16 oz. (470ml) Ultra-durable travel food jar for hot and cold beverages;
- Durable stainless steel interior and exterior
- Easy-to-fill wide mouth; generously sized lid doubles as serving bowl; includes telescoping stainless steel spoon
- Stays cool to the touch with hot liquids and is condensation-free with cold
- Available in Cranberry, Matt Black, Midnight Blue (featured) or Stainless Steel.
ALSO: Thermos Stainless King Food Flask – 710 ml Midnight Blue
- Capacity: the bigger 24 ounce version of the King Flask from Thermos.
- Keep food hot for up to 9 hours and cold for up to 12 hours
- Durable stainless steel interior and exterior, cool to touch even with hot liquid inside. Sweat-proof exterior with cold content.
- Wide cup doubles as bowl
- Capacity: 10 oz 290ml
- Thermos vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention hot or cold
- Keep food cold for 7 hours and hot for 5 hours with stay cool exterior
- Durable stianless steel interior and exterior
- Available in Pink, Blue, Floral or Foot Ball theme and many other designs
- Capacity: 18oz
- Vacuum insulated leak proof wide mouth bottle with full size spork included. Keep food hot or cold up to 12 hours.
- Stainless steel body, leak proof double lids with top lid doubling as bowl
- The Adventure series is available in 10oz, 14oz, 18oz or 24oz. The flask featured here is 18oz.
- Capacity: 24oz
- Vacuum insulation keeps food hot or cold for up to 15 hours
- 18/8 stainless steel that is rust proof and naturally BPA-free
- Wide mouth perfect for soup, insulated lid doubles as 12oz / 345ml bowl
- Capacity: 470 ml 16 oz
- Leak-proof design with vacuum seal.
- Jar and lid are made from durable 18/8 rust-proof stainless steel inside and outside, dish washer safe.
- Double wall vacuum insulation provides maximum retention of heat or cold.
- Capacity: 1 L/33.8 fl oz
- Stainelss steel flask with wide neck
- Keep cold content for up to 24 hours, keep warm content for up to 8 hours