Best electric heaters to keep you warm all winter

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Electric oil heater, oil-filled radiator on the floor. 3D rendering
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As the temperatures are only going to get colder, we can all agree there's nothing worse than feeling freezing cold in your own home – so why not invest in an electric heater? 

If you're reluctant to switch on the central heating and wincing at the thought of a bigger bill, it may be the perfect solution. 

These portable appliances can be easy to move from room to room, whether you want to get cosy in bed of an evening or enjoy your lunch break when working from home without dealing with cold toes. 

We've handpicked 12 of the best, spanning different sizes, heating functions and budgets to keep you toasty all winter long. 

Most are multi-purpose too, with a fan feature that can be enjoyed when summer comes around, which will save you money in the long run. 

Best electric heaters 

Beldray EH3327 Climate Cube | £32.99 from Amazon

Beldray's portable Climate Cube electric heater
Beldray's Climate Cube is a perfect portable electric heater to move around the house

This smart, lightweight machine is perfect for bringing from room to room, whether you're having your lunch break when working from home on the sofa or getting cosy before bed. The carry handle makes it extra portable and there's a refillable water tank which has a capacity of 300ml. There's two-speed settings and it can double up as a fan during summer too.

Dyson Hot+Cool™ Purifying Fan Heater | £599.99 from John Lewis

Dyson Hot+Cool™ Purifying Fan Heater
Expensive but a worthy investment, this Dyson hot+cool purifying fan heater can be used throughout the year

Few home appliances have a bonafide reputation like Dyson. Alongside its popular vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, and styling tools, it has an impressive range of slick, innovative fan heaters. Throughout winter this model projects purified heated air, and easily switches to cooler air in the summer. Thanks to a built-in HEPA filter, it can capture pollutants and particles causing a nuisance thanks to three sensors that use an algorithm to diagnose and display your air quality. It also seals the pollutants it draws in and through the Dyson Link app, it can be operated via voice control. 

De'Longhi Capsule HFX30C18.IW Ceramic Fan Heater | £44.99 from Amazon

De'Longhi Capsule HFX30C18.IW Ceramic Fan Heater
De'Longhi's ceramic fan heater has a carry handle for transporting between rooms

This super slick ceramic fan heater from De'Longhi is where function meets style. It has two power settings, self-regulating heat output, and a helpful carry handle. It'll reduce your bills and look good doing it. It reaches a maximum power of 1800W too, so you won't have to deal with cold fingers and toes anytime soon.

Philips 3-in-1 Air Purifier, Fan & Heater | £349.99 from John Lewis 

Philips 3-in-1 Air Purifier, Fan & Heater,
This Philips 3-in-1 air purifier, fan and heater will come in useful in summer and winter

If you're looking to splurge, look no further than this Philips 3-in-1 purifier. You can operate it via remote control, so it's a completely hands-free device too. When it gets chilly over the winter, it can blow out heated, purified air to keep you warm and your space clean simultaneously. However, it also doubles up as a fan, making it a worthwhile investment all year round.

GAIATOP® Space Heater | £35.99 from Amazon

GAIATOP® Space electric heater
Stylish and modern, this electric heater is ceramic with non-slip feet

This futuristic-looking heater has a ceramic body which can heat up in seconds, and the non-slip silicone base will keep it secure and safe wherever you put it. Made from fire-resistant materials, it gets to work at filling a room with warmth quickly and quietly.

DF Convector Heater | £20 from Dunelm

DF Convector Heater
This affordable heater from Dunelm can warm up medium-sized rooms

Another reasonably priced device is this convector heater from Dunelm. Designed for medium-sized rooms, it's freestanding and comes with a carry handle, three heat settings - 750W, 1250W or 2000W - and overheating protections. It's simple and fuss-free.

Warmlite WL44002 Thermo Fan Heater | £12.99 from Amazon

Warmlite WL44002 Thermo Fan Heater
Easy to store and simple to use, this Amazon heater is great if you have a smaller budget

If you're shopping on a budget, you need look no further than Amazon. This bargain find is compact and easily portable. It boasts three settings; cool, warm and hot, with manual turn dials and best of all, when it's not in use it won't take up space as it can be easily stowed away. 

John Lewis & Partners Hot and Cool Mini Fan and Heater | £18 from John Lewis 

John Lewis & Partners Hot and Cool Mini Fan and Heater, White
This John Lewis mini fan and heater is ideal for working from home

John Lewis' in-house brand Anyday is full of everyday essentials are affordable prices. One product in its line-up is this mini fan and heater, which is perfect when you're working from home. It won't take up much room on your desk, making it easy to keep your space free from clutter and you won't need to buy a separate fan or heater when the seasons change.

Russell Hobbs Retro Portable Ceramic Electric Heater | £24.99 from Amazon

Russell Hobbs RHRETPTC2001B 1.5KW Retro Portable Ceramic Electric Heater
This portable Russell Hobbs ceramic electric heater is neat and compact

If you're looking for a slightly more retro feel, this black design from Russell Hobbs ticks all our boxes. it's small but stylish, the perfect choice for flats and smaller houses. It has tip-over protection and will switch off if it overheats too. 

Best oil radiators

MILL AB-H700 MINI Oil-Filled Radiator | £99.99 from Currys PC World

Mini black and white oil-filled radiator from Currys PC World
This oil-filled heater has an automatic switch-off mechanism if it's knocked over

This 700W mini radiator is made for smaller spaces and has a simple, fuss-free design that won't be an eyesore. If accidentally tipped over or if it overheats, the machine will switch itself off so you can have complete peace of mind at all times.

2000W 9 Fin Oil Filled Radiator | £35 from Dunelm

2000W 9 Fin Oil Filled Radiator
This 2000W radiator is built on wheels

Another contemporary design is this grey portable radiator. It's designed with an adjustable thermostat so you can change the heat output to whatever suits you best and it can warm a medium-sized room.

LOGIK L15OFR20 Portable Oil-filled Radiator | £39.99 from Currys PC World

LOGIK L15OFR20 Portable Oil-filled Radiator
This oil-filled radiator from Currys has three heat settings

This slim, portable radiator has three heat settings and can be enjoyed all around the home. You can move it from room to room with ease, as it has four wheels and a carry handle. You don't need to worry about it overheating either as it's made with an overheat protection feature.

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