Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater review: high heating

This Lasko oscillating tower ceramic heater can warm a decent sized room

Lasko 751320 oscillating ceramic heater
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T3 Verdict

The Lasko 753120 is a well-priced, effective heater that can warm a good-sized room, thanks to an oscillating design that spreads the warmth. It is a little bit noisier than some, though.

Reasons to buy
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    Oscillating body spreads the warmth

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    Remote control handles all of the features of the heater

Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly noisy in use

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    Timer can’t turn the heater on

Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater – key specs

Output Power: 900/1500 W
Controls: Power, 1/2/4 hour timer, thermostat, mode
Other Controls: Oscillate, remote control
Size:  8.5 x 7.3 x 23 inches

The Lasko 753120 Oscillating Ceramic Heater is one of a large range of tower fan heaters that Lasko produces. Right now there are 45 different models on its website, on top of all the other types of heaters it offers, from bladeless and designer models to bathroom heaters, like the Lakso CD08200

This isn’t the best heater Lasko offers, instead, it is somewhat mid-range, while offering all the main features you would expect. It stands taller than most heaters at just under two feet tall. That’s because it is a tall, thin tower heater that offers a larger area for the warm air to spread out. 

To further spread the precious heat from this 1500W heater, most of the tower can rotate about 90 degrees, driven by a motor in the base. It’s an effective technique: it warms a large area quickly, but the downside is that it is a bit noisier than smaller models.

This model is available online from $64.99 to $69.99, depending on if you pick the silver or the gray and black model. This model is only available in the US.  

Lasko 751320 oscillating ceramic heater

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Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater review: design

Despite its height, the Lasko 753120 feels pretty stable. It is unlikely to fall over if you bump or knock into it. Most of the body of the heater rotates when you engage the oscillation control, with only the base plate on the bottom of the heater remaining still. 

On the top of the tall body are the controls, with a selection of LEDs and buttons. Most of the LEDs relate to the thermostat setting, which can be changed by pressing the Temp button. Another button controls the oscillation, while the third sets the timer to run the heater for 1, 2 or 4 hours. Finally, the power button turns the heater on and alternates between the low and high power mode. 

The front of the heater is covered by a plastic grill, which keeps fingers away from the heater elements. The hot air exiting the heater doesn’t get as hot as it does with smaller heaters, so it would be safer around youngsters. However, this larger size doesn’t make it quieter. Instead it was noticeably noisier than the smaller models, producing a moderate whooshing noise that was clearly audible at distance. Thie fan noise is the same at both power levels. 

The thermostat works in temperature bands: you set it to 60F, 65F, 70F, etc. When it reaches the desired temperature, the fan and heater turn off until the temperature drops again. 

One definite plus here is the remote control, which can control everything that the buttons on top of the heater itself can do. You can turn it on or off, set a timer, control the thermostat temperature and start or stop the oscillation. That’s a definite plus. You can leave the remote by your bed and set the heater going before you get out of bed on a chilly morning. 

Lasko 751320 oscillating ceramic heater

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Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater review: performance

I found that the Lasko 753120 was an effective heater, spreading warmth evenly around my small office on a chilly day. The oscillator definitely helps here, encouraging more air currents so everyone gets to enjoy the warmth.

Lasko 751320 oscillating ceramic heater

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Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater review: verdict

This heater is rather primitive in some ways. The thermostat is a bit limited, as you can’t set a specific temperature. Instead you get temperature bands, but this is more useful than the simple output power control you usually get on heaters at this price. The timer is also simple: you can’t start the heater with it, but the ability to set it to turn off after a certain time is useful if you are a forgetful type. Overall, it’s a good package for the price, a heater that can effectively warm a larger room thanks to its wide output and oscillating motion that spreads the warmth. 

Lasko 751320 oscillating ceramic heater

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Lasko 751320 Oscillating Ceramic Heater review: also consider

If you want something even taller, the Lasko FH500 is 42 inches in height and has a sleeker design too. The Pelonis PHTPU1501 has a similar offering to the Lasko 751320 and though it costs a little more, it is quieter and offers a few more features. 

Richard Baguley has been writing about technology since the 1990s, when he left a promising career in high finance to work on Amiga Format magazine for Future. It has been downhill for him ever since, writing for publications such as PC World, Wired and Reviewed.com. He has tested gadgets as diverse as 3D printers to washing machines. For T3, he covers laptops, smartphones, and many other topics. He lives near Boston in the USA with his wife, one dog, and an indeterminate number of cats.