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6201Big Heat, Portable Heater, Efficient Two-Level Heater, 1500 or 1200 watts. Built-in adjustable thermostat.

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  • This portable, rugged electric heater is the answer to instant heat needs with a full 1,500 watts and a reliable, ceramic heating element to ensure fast warm-up. Great for use in the garage, workshop, boat or RV.

    • Compact size, rugged steel construction, and durable finish for years of trouble free performance
    • Instant, automatic safety shut-off disables heater if it is tipped on its front or back for worry free operation in busy environments
    • Overheat protection shuts off the heater and activates the “caution” light if excess heat is detected, for worry free performance.
    • Efficient, ceramic heating elements and choice of high (1500 watts), low (1200 watts) or fan-only (no heat) settings let you control the heater to match your needs
    • Thermostat control dial lets you adjust heater output to maintain desired room temperature
    • Integrated handle for easy mobility and rounded bumpers to protect surfaces
    • Six foot cord with safety flanged plug give you plenty room to position the heater where it is needed
    • UL listed for safety
    • Portable heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat and not to take the place of a home’s main heat source
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  • Air Mover TypeFan
    Auto Shut-offYes
    BTU/hr at 120 Volts4095/5120 BTU/hr
    BTU/hr at 208 VoltsN/A
    BTU/hr at 240 VoltsN/A
    ControlsBuilt In Thermostat
    cUL ListedNo
    Grille Dimensions - Height3-3/4"
    Grille Dimensions - Width3-1/2"
    Heater TypePortable
    Housing Dimensions - Height5-1/4"
    Housing Dimensions - Width6"
    Housing FinishAluminum
    Housing MaterialSteel
    Number of Heat SettingsVariable
    PortableYes
    Project PackNo
    ThermostatYes
    UL ListedYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts and Amps at 120 Volts1200/1500 Watts and 10/12.5 Amps
    Watts and Amps at 208 VoltsN/A
    Watts and Amps at 240 VoltsN/A
  • 6201 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great size and warmth for a small outside area We are using a small space heater for an RV or garage and this size is perfect, plus it has a metal box. The product has been running for about a total of 12 hours, yet the bad chemical odor won't go away, so we cannot use it in an enclosed space as was intended. The value would be good if the odor didn't exist.
    Date published: 2016-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Furnace failed in 20 degree temps We live in Central Wisconsin. On Sunday, Feb 14th, our furnace failed. Our HVAC provider left three of these heaters with us to help keep the house warm until a new furnace could be installed. Our 1400 sq. ft., 2 story home only dropped to 64 degrees (from 72) by the next morning, and we only ran one of these heaters on the first floor overnight. The size and format are much better than some of the ceramic heaters I've seen at larger retailers (plastic, odd shaped housings). Absolutely recommend!
    Date published: 2016-02-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Warm! Not nearly as efficient as described or rated. Air is "warm", and unless you stand directly in front of the unit, you will not gain much benefit.
    Date published: 2015-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Five stars except it is noisy. Best small heater I have because it blows more hot air to where you want. Would have given it 5 stars except it was noisy. I took it apart and found a a few things that were rubbing each other and put foam weather stripping on the feet to keep from transferring the noise. Much quieter now! Dont even use the other brands I own, just the Broan.
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent space heater for a small to medium size area. Very well constructed and a great value for the money. The space heater had been used last winter and preformed flawlessly.
    Date published: 2013-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Broan heater 6201 recently had to move into a 5th wheel for the winter time. SInce the unit runs mostly on propane, I was having to have the 5-7gallon tanks refilled evey couple of weeks. I hated having to do that so I sought out a portable heater for inside. This little model may fool u by its small size but its wonderful. I havent used it over night as yet because I dont know if it is eqiupt for leaving running over night or unattended. If any one can tell i can that would be great to save on the propane.
    Date published: 2012-12-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not so good thermostat I use one in my RV and, yes, it's a good little heat producer....but the thermostat leaves one lacking. I'm putting a line-voltage thermostat in the power cord to fix it. One problem is that the thermostat sticks. Another problem might be that the thermostat is too close to the heating element. I also have an older version of this same heater and it suffers the same delemma.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Heat 6201 I bought a 6201 model Big Heat portable heater, and i was surprise how much this little portable, heat's and how powerful the little fan blow's. I have bought 3 other portable heater's for my inclosed race car trailer and this little thing out did them all. It even work's ahole lot better than the roof mount A/C heater unit i have on my trailer. I will definily be telling my friend's at the race track about this little heater and i will show them how well it work's so they can see for them self. I will be buying some more 6201, one for my laundry room, and another one for my trailer and one for a spare. MQ55 Texas
    Date published: 2012-03-10
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  • Is this heater quiet? Is it designed so a person can sleep with it nearby?

    I'm looking for a small, quiet, energy efficient heater that puts out good heat for use in an RV. Is this that heater?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I use this heater in my 24 foot RV and it works great. The temp outside has to get below 30 deg before the propane furnace goes on. quieter then the furnace blower. buy this heater!
    Answered by: tedebear
    Date published: 2015-07-04

    What is the height of the heater including the handle?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 6201 portable heater. The height of the 6201, including the handle, would be 6-1/4”.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-09-24

    Are there vents in the rear of the 6201. From the rear, how close to a wall can this unit be placed?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 6201 portable heater. Although the main make up air vents are on the sides, it should be safe if you keep combustible materials a foot away from the back of the unit.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-12-02

    Is any non-stick coating such as Teflon used on any parts?

    We have pet birds and they are very sensitive to the particles released in the air when non-stick coatings such as Teflon are heated up. Typically ceramic heaters are safe, but I just wanted to verify that there wasn't some kind of coating on the grills to help keep dust from sticking or something like that. Any assistance in this matter is appreciated.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 6201 portable heater. This model does not include any type of Teflon or non-stick coating.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-05-12

    How hot can this heater make a 6' by 1'3" by 1'3" insulated box?

    I am trying to make a hotbox for snowboards that can keep it a steady 150°F please help, any suggestions?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 6201 portable heater. Since this is not a normal application for this unit, we would not have data on this application. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-03-03
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