Here's a couple more infrared heaters from Duraflame that feature a matte black laminated steel finish with brushed aluminum accents instead of hardwood laminates. The result is a less expensive infrared heater that also happens to go well with contemporary decors.
The Mighty is a 1,500 watt heater while the Mini produces 1,000 watts. The 1000 and 600 designations indicate the area in square feet they claim to heat under ideal circumstances. As you can see from the diagram they also differ slightly in size.
The Mighty and Mini use identical control panels and also share the following key features:
- Delivered fully-assembled and ready to heat – simply plug into a standard outlet
- Balanced heat keeps the temperature difference between floor and ceiling within 2 to 3 degrees
- Concealed furniture quality casters roll in any direction – easy to move from room to room
- Brushed aluminum front stripes add style to any décor
- Safety thermal cut off is standard
- Flocked heater grill stays cool to the touch – safe for children and pets
- Color coated push button controls on front panel
- LED display with night time brightness dimmer
- Remote control is included for added functionality
|Duraflame Mighty 1000|
The larger 1500 watt Mighty 1000 is rated 4 out of 5 stars and gets mostly high praise from actual users such as the following:
"Bought this for my son-in-law for Christmas. They had some small cheap electric heaters that just wouldn't do the job. I thought this might heat the den and dining area. My daughter tells me it heats much more than she expected."
So if you prefer the sleek black look over the more expensive custom wood cabinet you'll be getting the same technology for around $50 less.
The smaller 1000 watt Mini rates 2 out of 5 stars and gets too many reviews similar to: "We purchased this item on the 28th of December 2011 and it stopped working two days ago. It runs and then shuts down. We waited for the 2 hour down time and then restarted and it still keeps shutting down."
I hate to pick on anything small but the Mini is not recommended.