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Good value (elsewhere on Amazon) at around £15
on 17 December 2014
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2016
This heater is widely available throughout the UK. It is made with a variety of slightly different casings so that large outlets like Argos can sell it as "own brand". Several versions of the same heater are also available on Amazon. It is usually possible to identify it by the design and position of the thermostatic control on the side. The price I paid in December 2014 was £19.99 and on that basis I have rated the heater three stars. Since then I have seen it on Amazon at widely different prices, once as low as £9.99
The heater is built down to a price rather than up to a quality. Consequently, there is more risk than with a branded product that the one you get will be a "dud" which is reflected in the number of negative reviews. I have bought several. So far, the longest any has lasted has been about three years and the shortest eight months. A particular weakness is the thermostat. If it fails then you have to switch the heater on and off manually but it can also fail leaving the heater inoperable. I took apart one failed heater but the build quality simply didn't make it worthwhile to mend. Several corners have been cut, no earth connection being one of them.
However, I would rate it good value at £15 including delivery and at the time of the update could be found on Amazon at below that price. See Connect IT and Oypla Electrical.