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Comfort Zone CZ40 Space Heater

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CZ40
This Comfort Zone CZ40 is rated at 1500 watts and weighs 2 pounds. It comes with a fan
Description
This Comfort Zone CZ40 is rated at 1500 watts and weighs 2 pounds. It comes with a fan

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Room heating

Room heating

The effectiveness of a heater to heat a standard-sized room, such as a family room, in 15 minutes.

 /  5
Spot heating

Spot heating

The effectiveness of a heater to directly heat an individual sitting in a room in 15 minutes.

 /  5
Hot surface

Hot surface

The risk of burn from touching the heat-exhaust outlet. The score is a combination of maximum temperature at the hottest portion of the outlet, the size of the hot area, and the hot area’s accessibility. Models with a Very Good or Excellent are cool enough to safely touch. Heaters rated Fair or Poor can be hot enough to cause a burn when operating at their hottest setting.

 /  5
Fire safety

Fire safety

The potential for ignition of flammable material such as drapes or clothing. Heaters rated Poor can cause ignition to cotton material when operated at their hottest setting.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Indicates how easy the heater’s controls are to operate and how easy the heater is to move and carry.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

The relative loudness of the heater operating on its highest setting.

 /  5

About

The Comfort Zone CZ40 is part of the Space Heaters test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Space Heaters models like the CZ40 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Room heating The effectiveness of a heater to heat a standard-sized room, such as a family room, in 15 minutes.

Spot heating The effectiveness of a heater to directly heat an individual sitting in a room in 15 minutes.

Hot surface The risk of burn from touching the heat-exhaust outlet. The score is a combination of maximum temperature at the hottest portion of the outlet, the size of the hot area, and the hot area’s accessibility. Models with a Very Good or Excellent are cool enough to safely touch. Heaters rated Fair or Poor can be hot enough to cause a burn when operating at their hottest setting.

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