AmazonBasics – 1500 Watt Oscillating Ceramic: Space Heater

As the weather gets colder, you are going to need some extra source of warmth. Your main heating system may be insufficient or it could be working too hard, strained, and causing unnecessary wear and tear. With the current harsh economic times, cheaper alternatives can provide valuable savings to your energy bills. Small portable heaters are cost effective and energy-efficient alternative sources of heat.  

AmazonBasics’ 1500 Watt Oscillating Ceramic space heater is a small compact portable and cheap ceramic space heater designed to quickly create warmth in your house. We are going to look at its features and help you quickly determine whether it fits your needs.

Description of the 1500 Watt Oscillating Ceramic by AmazonBasics

AmazonBasics’ 1500 Watt Oscillating Ceramic space heater is easy to relocate and carry due to its light weight: 2.86 lbs.  Its portability means it can be placed anywhere from under the table to on top of your reading desk without using too much real estate. The device features a convenient handle that allows for easy and safe appliance handling. 

It also has a user-friendly control panel that features two knobs for setting the thermostat and the fan level. However, you will need to use the heater for some time to determine your comfort level as it does not show the exact temperature level. Alternatively, you can purchase an additional digital thermostat that will inform you precisely the temperature in the house. 

The heater shuts off immediately if it topples over or starts to overheat. This is a very important feature that can prevent accidental burns or fires. It is very common for a kid or even an unaware adult to topple or step over the appliance. This can lead to serious burns if the heater does not have safety features to prevent such incidents.  The tip-over function may not work if you are going to place it on a carpet or a fluffy surface as it requires a flat surface for it to engage and turn the appliance on. 

A fail-safe overheat protection ensures that over-voltage or long hours of operation does not create a safety hazard. 

Regarding the noise level. The device struggles to maintain an inaudible level though this is prevalent with most heaters. However, the noise level on the high setting is a bit louder than the market average and this means it could bother you if you are studying or sleeping.  

The low setting noise level is tolerable for most people as the fan is not too loud – you could watch your favorite TV shows with the heater on. A fan-only setting is included to help you distribute the air and reduce the temperatures in the house. 

A 360 degrees oscillating feature enables the heater to distribute the heat evenly across the room aided by the fan. You don’t have to change the device’s facing direction. Static one-direction facing heaters tend to use more energy to keep the entire house warm as convection currents alone are not fast enough to make sure the heat is distributed evenly at all times. 

This heater has a maximum heat energy production of about 1500 Watts. This is a lot of heat for mid-sized rooms and small offices. If used as a supplementary source of heat, it can greatly lower your house heating costs. 

This heater is ETL listed for compliance with basic safety standards and is backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty.

Technical Specs

Model1500 Watt
TypeElectric Ceramic
Power SourceMax 1500W
Heating levels3 heat settings (750W, 1125W, 1500W)
Fan ForcesYes
Features-1500-watt ceramic space heater
-Oscillating option for better heat distribution
-Adjustable thermostat
-Low, High, or Fan Only settings
-Safety tip-over switch with auto shut-off
Safety featuresSafety tip-over switch with auto shut-off, Overheat protection
ColorsSilver, Black
Weight2.8 lbs
Dimensions7.5 x 5.9 x 9.4 in
Warranty1 year
Accessories Included-
Price (in USD)$34.99


  • Extremely portable: Can be moved anywhere with ease.


  • No caster wheels: This might be a turn off to some people especially those who don't fancy lifting appliances.

Users' feedback

Users quotes on Amazon.comThe radiator in my apartment is pretty weak when the temperature outside is below 30 degrees. I was always against buying a space heater because it is a fire hazard. Since my apartment is so cold and there's nothing my landlord can do, I felt like I needed to buy a space heater. The great thing about this heater is that there is a tip-over switch and will also shut off when it overheats. That eased my concern over having a fire hazard. The heater really needs to be on a FLAT surface in order for it to turn on. The heater works great in heating up my bedroom. My bedroom is 11'6" x 15'9. This may be a small heater but it works so well for me!"

Users quotes on Amazon.comI just received this today. It's a bit heavy which I like for not tipping. This has a control for the amount of heat you choose. AmazonBasics is fanning hi and low. A button for this to rotate back and forth. I have this on as we speak in a small room but it works great. A good investment for just a small 12X12 room."

Conclusion: 1500 Watt Oscillating Ceramic by AmazonBasics

Our verdict is that this heater’s safety-first approach to providing comfort and worry-free heating for your house or office space is commendable. It is also moderately priced though there are a lot of space heaters on the market that offer similar features at lower prices. 

This heater is a bit louder than other heaters on the high setting, but  overall, the AmazonBasics space heater is great for middle-sized and small spaces.

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