Updated 2 Jun 2017

DeLonghi

HX65L22

Snapshot: Can this panel heater keep room temperature constant?

HX65L22
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$650

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Test results

Overall score
67.4322886419753
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Heat up score
?/10
Evenness score
?/10
Thermostat score
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Fairly even heating.
  • Very fast room-heating.
  • OK to use.
  • Passed all safety tests.
  • Has fan.
  • Has tilt switch.
  • Has timer.
  • Much quieter than average for a heater with a fan.

But

  • Poor at controlling room temperature.
  • No cord storage.

How we test

Overall score

  • Performance (70%) - calculated on: the heater’s ability to warm a room from 8°C to 13°C and from 8°C to 18°C; the evenness of the room heating; and the thermostat’s performance.
  • Ease of use (30%) - assessed equally on: using the controls, the labelling of controls, the heater’s mobility, cord storage, and ease of cleaning.

Performance
We test heaters in a special room fitted with 81 evenly placed temperature sensors. The temperature reading from the sensors enables us to create a 3-D map of the effect each heater has. We look at the time the units take to heat the room, the evenness of the room’s temperature, and how well the thermostats keep the room at an even temperature.

Safety
Tilt test - while all heaters passed the standard’s requirement that they don’t topple over when inclined to 15° in any direction, any portable heater can be knocked over accidentally. So we put each heater on its side with the power on to see how long it took to turn off.

Drape test - we turned the heaters up to full temperature on full power and then draped a towel over each heater for 30 minutes. This test should trip the heater’s over-temperature safety switch.

Key data

Model

Type
Ceramic Panel
Avg price
$650

Specifications

Noise score
9.6
Heat-up time (minutes)
7.4
Weight (kg)
8.0
Maximum wattage
2200
Heat settings
3
Noise
46.3

Features

Thermostat
Timer
Yes
Timer type
Digital
Fan
Yes
Carry handles
Cord storage
×
Tilt switch
Passed all safety tests

More Info

Notes

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Availability

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