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Which brands of space heaters are the safest?

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Some of the safest space heater brands include Lasko and Delonghi. Various models from each brand receive commendations for their safety features from numerous appliance review sites, including The Sweet Home, Real Simple and Consumer Search.

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As of 2015, various Lasko models receive praise for their safety features, including the 754200 and the 6462. The 754200 is an efficient, compact model designed to heat smaller spaces, including bedrooms and offices. The device features both an auto-shutoff switch to prevent overheating and a case that stays cool to the touch. The 6462, intended for larger spaces, is an oscillating space heater that is both extremely efficient and safe. Reviewers note the unit’s lack of a tip-over senor, but the machine’s auto-shutoff function still makes it a safe choice.

DeLonghi's HVY1030OR Fan Heater receives Real Simple’s choice as the best kid-safe heater. The unit features plastic grating that stays cool to the touch and keeps out small fingers, and the heater has an auto-shutoff feature that engages if any material covers the grate. A tip-over sensor also shuts the unit down if it is knocked over. DeLonghi’s TRD0715T is a larger oil heater that is capable of heating rooms for hours after it is turned off. Experts recommend not leaving space heaters on overnight, making this is valuable safety feature.

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