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WEST MARINECeramic Cabin Heater

WEST MARINE

Ceramic Cabin Heater

Model # 12858122Mfg # PF-1212-B6A1

$104.99

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Product Description

Highly efficient and powerful for its size, this compact cabin heater measures 6 7/8"W x 6 1/8"D x 9 5/8"H. It features ceramic honeycomb elements and an industrial-rated turbo fan that pumps out up to 5,200Btu/hr. of heat. Output is evenly regulated by the electronic temperature control and ambient temperature sensor that work together to evenly control output from 700W up to 1500W-without the jarring on/off of other designs. Safety features include overheat protection device and automatic tip over switch. Operates on 120V AC. One year warranty. Not available for sale in Canada.

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Ceramic Cabin Heater

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Ceramic Cabin Heater
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Powerful, compact heater

      By Colorado Boater

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to store
      • Heats Space Fast
      • Minimal power useage

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bathroom
        • Small spaces

        Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

        I gave this to my wife as a present and she uses it in the bathroom throughout the winter. She says it's better than slippers.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By leelee

        from Memphis TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great heater

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boat And Home

          Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

          Home and Boat

           
          5.0

          more useful than I ever thought

          By Captain kirk

          from chicago Il.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Convenient Controls
          • Throws Plenty Of Heat

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

              I ordered this heater after Christmas - not exactly boating weather in Chicago . When our house furnace failed with -11 temperatures outside , this heater kept a bathroom and hall at a tolerable temperature - impressive . Looking forward to using it on the boat.

              Service and delivery comments:

              delivered as promised , well packaged

               
              5.0

              Works surprisingly well

              By sail masterson

              from Seattle Wa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Only Used A Few Times

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                  Heats the cabin on my 30' sailboat as good or better than the old standby flat heater from WM. Only used it a few times so unsure about longevity but it seermns solid.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Little Heater

                  By Katie

                  from Kingman, Arizona

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cabin
                      • Small room

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      Great capacity for a small heater. I use it in bedrooms and a pet room.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent product

                      By Sweet Pea

                      from Modesto

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      I already have one for my boat it worked so well so I bought this one to keep a room at my shop warm.The ceramic heaters are the best

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for sleeping cabin

                      By Mike

                      from Medford, OR

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Has thermostat
                      • Small
                      • Tip Sensor

                      Cons

                      • Needs To Be Burned In
                      • Not Big Enough For Salon

                      Best Uses

                      • Sleeping Cabin
                      • Small space

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      I really wanted this heater to work. Unfortunately the first one I purchased failed when first powered on. I returned it to my West Marine store and received a replacement. Replacement has worked great. I now have 2. One thing I have found is that the first few hours of running it puts off a burning "new" smell. I recommend that you run it for a couple of hours outside to burn in the heater. After that it is good to go in a small space and no burning smell. It is very small and will fit on a shelf. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is having to burn in the heater when first purchased.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lower the low temperature setting

                      By Chuck

                      from Cirginia Beach

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Economical
                      • Efficent
                      • Flexible

                      Cons

                      • Low Temperature Setting

                      Best Uses

                      • Marine Cabin Heater

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      Delivers on advertised features. good safety features (tip over cut off). appears to run economically. Lowering the lowest temperature setting 50F to 40F would enhance the flexibility of product.

                       
                      5.0

                      Output a Huge Surprise

                      By Louie the Barbequer

                      from Bristol, TN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Output Of Heat Awesome

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Office

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      I purchased for a 32 Carver Montego cabin, but when it came in I tried it first in the office.
                      It made my office (in basement of home) so much warmer it has not left. Now I am going to purchase one for the boat. The best ceramic heater I have ever owned. Highly recommend it. No problems with it.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Probably the best heater for marine use

                      By JCOD

                      from Boat Town USA, MI

                      Comments about Ceramic Cabin Heater:

                      I researched cabin heaters for some time before I got this one. I have to say I really like it. First, it's small. The other big thing is the thermostat. It regulates temps better than most because it varies the fan speed and heating element, rather than simple "on" and "off" cycling. Another review complained about this, but maybe they don't understand that this is the unit's primary virtue as a heater. You just set the thermostat and you're done. It just puts out the right volume of heat constantly without having the ups and downs of temperatures like you have when your reverse cycle heat/AC goes on and off. The temperature is maintained pretty well. It's also quiet enough that you won't notice it unless it's cranked up all the way. I put it on the lowest point in the cabin, which on my boat is under the dinette. When there, it is unobtrusive and I can forget about it. That way, the air layer near your feet is warm and the rising heat takes care of the rest. It also does a decent job of heating the cockpit when I have the camper top up. The only drawback is that it sucks up the amps. I have to remember to keep the other systems in check when this is on or I start popping the main breaker. For example, if the heater is running, and something is on the stove, and then the hot water heater cycles, I'm probably at the limit.

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