Updated 22 May 2018

Living & Co

LCH2000B Convector

Snapshot: The Living & Co LCH2000B Convector convection heater comes with no frills. That won't matter if it heats your room quickly.

LCH2000B Convector
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$35

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Heat up score
?/10
Evenness score
?/10
Thermostat score
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Very fast room-heating.
  • Very good at controlling room temperature.
  • OK to use.
  • Passed all safety tests.

But

  • Somewhat uneven heating.
  • No tilt switch.
  • 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
Convection
Avg price
$35

Specifications

Heat-up time (minutes)
9.7
Weight (kg)
1.9
Maximum wattage
2000
Noise
n/a
Heat settings
3

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
79
Brand satisfaction (%)
46

Features

Passed all safety tests
Tilt switch
×
Thermostat
Timer
×
Timer type
n/a
Fan
×
Carry handles
Cord storage
×
Connectivity
-

More Info

Notes

-

Availability

The Warehouse exclusive