One of the best space heaters for $100 or less
A space heater undergoing CR's fire safety test, in which a terry cloth is draped over the heater for 30 minutes.

When it comes to space heaters, a higher price doesn’t necessarily mean you get more for your money.

“You don’t have to spend top dollar to get a space heater with the features you want,” says Marion Wilson-Spencer, a market analyst at Consumer Reports. “Almost all the space heaters in this price range come with a remote control and important safety features like a tip-over switch.”

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Below, you'll find ratings and reviews of space heaters that cost $100 or less and perform well in our tests. (Prices can fluctuate, so you may see a model selling for slightly more than $100 at times.)

In our lab, we gauge how well a space heater warms an entire room and how well it heats a person sitting directly in front of it. We also rate models on safety, such as how likely they are to cause nearby fabrics such as drapes or upholstery to ignite and how hot the surface gets. We look for safety features, too, such as a tip-over switch, which automatically turns off the heater if it falls over.  

Members can read on for details. Or, for more information and more choices, see our full space heater ratings and space heater buying guide

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