Smaller Heaters
Dyson AM09 Space Heater

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AM09
This Dyson AM09 is rated at 1500 watts and weighs 5.92 pounds. it comes with a fan, timer, and and remote control.
Description
This Dyson AM09 is rated at 1500 watts and weighs 5.92 pounds. it comes with a fan, timer, and and remote control.

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 Dyson AM09 is part of the Space Heaters test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Space Heaters models like the AM09 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.

Specs

Weight

Weight

Weight of the heater, to the nearest pound.

6
Tip-over safety switch

Tip-over safety switch

Tip-over switch indicates that a model is equipped with this safety feature, which shuts down the heater when it is knocked over.

Yes
Fan

Fan

Indicates that the heater has a fan for faster distribution of the heat generated. On some models, the fan can operate without heat for cooling.

Yes
Remote control

Remote control

A remote control for multimedia.

Yes
Oscillating

Oscillating

Indicates the heater swivels from side to side for broader heat distribution.

Yes
Warranty

Warranty

The length of time in years the heater is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.

2-year
Multiple fan speeds

Multiple fan speeds

Indicates heaters that have more than one fan speed for better control of the heat distribution.

Yes
Timer

Timer

Allows you to program when a heater turns on and/or off. Most models can be set for on and off, some only for off.

Yes
Clock

Clock

Not only indicates the time of day, but also allows the heater to be activated or turned off at a specified time.

No
GFCI

GFCI

For Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, it’s a specialized plug at the end of the power cord designed to protect from electrical shock by interrupting a household circuit when it detects a potential shock hazard. Either a GFCI plug or wall receptacle is necessary around water, such as in bathrooms or kitchens, where the chance for electrical shock is greater.

No
Wheels

Wheels

Indicates that the heater comes with a set of wheels for easier movement. It generally matters with models heavier than 10 pounds.

no

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