Updated 2 Jun 2017

Goldair

Select GSMH120

Snapshot: Goldair's Select GSMH120 was one of the first micathermics we've tested and it's still on the market. Was it ahead of its time?

Select GSMH120
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
65
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Heat up score
?/10
Evenness score
?/10
Thermostat score
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Fairly even heating.
  • Fast room-heating.
  • Passed all safety tests.
  • Has tilt switch.

But

  • Poor at controlling room temperature.
  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • No cord storage.
  • No timer.
  • No fan.

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
Micathermic convection
Avg price
$170

Specifications

Noise score
-
Heat-up time (minutes)
10
Weight (kg)
2.9
Maximum wattage
2000
Heat settings
2
Noise
n/a

Features

Thermostat
Timer
No
Timer type
n/a
Fan
No
Carry handles
Cord storage
×
Tilt switch
Passed all safety tests

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

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