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This best-selling small but effective plug heater is on sale

Looking for a small at-home heater? We may have just found the solution. (Russell Hobbs/Yahoo Life UK)
Looking for a small at-home heater? We may have just found the solution. (Russell Hobbs/Yahoo Life UK)

“I’m just going to put an extra layer on,” is a phrase we’re sure you'll say more than once over the next few months, as temperatures have plummeted.

If you don't want a cumbersome heater taking up space in your living room or bedroom, we've found a small, yet effective, heater plug that is sure to make sure your home feels warm and cosy at all times.

Never heard of a heater plug? They have soared in popularity over the last year or so, with the Russell Hobbs 500W Ceramic Plug Heater topping Amazon's bestsellers list numerous times and selling out for months on end.

It's easily transportable from room to room and will save you money on your heating bills. 

£22 at Amazon

Luckily, it's back in stock just as the temperature drops, and best of all, is on sale reduced from £24.99 to £21.99.

Why we rate it

Now's the perfect time to snap up the popular heating device to see you through the colder months.

The portable heater is very easy to use and move around, simply plug it into any socket and it will heat up your space in seconds.

The built-in thermostat regulates the temperature around the heater, helping to maintain the perfect level of warmth. Simply select a temperature from 15°C to 30°C using the digital control and the ceramic heating element converts energy into heat quickly and efficiently.

The 500W plug-in heater is ideal for warming small spaces up to 10m2, perfect for close-proximity heating in rooms such as offices, caravans and utility rooms.

(Russell Hobbs)
The plug-in heater is portable and powerful. (Russell Hobbs)
(Russell Hobbs)
It has two fan speeds, depending on how much heat is needed. (Russell Hobbs)

£21.99 £24.99 at Amazon £23 at Very £24.99 at Currys £24 at Dunelm

Plus, the 12-hour timer can be used to heat your home at times that suit your daily routine, like heating your bedroom before you get up in the morning.

It's also available in black if you prefer a darker shade, which is currently full price.

What the reviews say

With over 1,700 five star reviews, it's clear that shoppers have been impressed the ceramic plug heater.

Lots of shoppers said it was the perfect solution if you're after a cost effective way to heat your home, saying it's "cheap to run". One shopper even worked out exactly how much it cost per hour, it cost them "16p an hour to run" which is immensely cheaper than putting your radiators on.

Other shoppers were surprised by how "quickly" and "efficiently" it warmed up a room, given how small it is, with many using it in their loft conversions, garage offices or makeshift shed gyms.

Many loved its "good value for money" as well as how easily "transportable" the heater is too, so that it can be easily moved from room to room, so that if one person is in the house, the entire heating system doesn't have to be switched on.

In short, the general consensus is that the gadget is worth snapping up.

Shop now: Russell Hobbs 500W Ceramic Plug Heater | £21.99 (Was £24.99) from Amazon

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It's not the only Russell Hobbs plug heater either, it also sells a slightly bigger 700W Compact Portable Black Ceramic Plug for £24.99, currently reduced from £19.99.

It's the perfect portable solution to warm anywhere up to 10m² – like your home office, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen – or even your beloved caravan.

Utilising ceramic PTC tech (which basically means it allows electrical current to flow better at low temperatures than at high temperatures), it has a super-quiet fan and offers heating temperatures ranging from 15-30°C. Plus it has three modes: fan only, low power, high power, so you can see what works best for your needs and the room you're in.

As it's newer, it has less reviews than the original heater, but currently has racked up over 200 five-star reviews.

Shop now: Russell Hobbs 700W Compact Portable Black Ceramic Plug | £19.99 (Was £24.99) from Amazon

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