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House warming

In our monthly series on consumer products, we bring to you a collection of handy household appliances that you can use to spice up the season.

By: | Updated: February 24, 2015 5:53 PM

FIREPLACES &  HEATERS

Electric fireplace heater with remote control
The BFH5000-UM Electric Fireplace Heater by Bionaire provides the ambiance and warmth of a fireplace without the mess—no logs, no open fire, no propane and no fumes to deal with. The unit requires no installation and can be placed in any room with its sturdy floor stand or wall-mounted with the included hardware. Simply plug it in and turn it on. Heat emanates from vents below the glass, quickly heating up the room, and the realistic flame effect can function with or without the heat. Push-button controls and an easy-to-read programmable digital display make it effortless to operate. In addition, the unit’s remote control works great for adjusting the temperature from across the room. Safety features include tip-over protection and overheat protection, which automatically turn the heater off if it accidentally gets knocked over or starts to overheat.
Price: R11,699

Electric log
This electric log set by Pleasant Hearth can be inserted into any fireplace replacing the wood or gas grate. It fits most masonry and manufactured fireplaces. Easy to install, this unit can be plugged into any 120-volt outlet. It features realistic glowing logs and an ember bed. It also has crackling log sound effects.
Price: R4,261

Portable vent-less fireplace
The Figaro Double Layer Back fireplace by Baaroq offers a great experience to any place without the need for a chimney, gas or electricity. No installation is required. A vent-less fireplace, it can be installed anywhere you want. It burns without smoke, soot or ashes. Due to the vent-less nature of the fireplace, no heat is lost.
Price: R61,780

Heat pillar
Bring home this ultra-slim Heat Pillar Carbon Heater by Marc that provides high-end heating technology along with being an elegant home decor item. It has triple-safety protection besides being shock-proof. The fire-retardant body makes it safe around children and pets. The heater allows you to regulate the temperature—as per the change in weather—and the duration with the timer setting option.
Price: R4,590

Halogen room heater
This Usha 3203H 1200-watt Halogen Room Heater is built with three heating tubes and has a 2m-long power cord, which enables the heater to be moved around a room easily. It has been designed with an oval base, so that it is stable and protected from unnecessary damage. It has three heat settings that allow you to adjust the heat, as per your requirements. The heater provides uninterrupted heating and comes with an additional safety feature—a cool-touch handle for easy portability.
Price: R2,999

Air purifiers

Ozone room air purifier
This air purifier by Kent has a table top portable design suitable for all areas. It is suitable for installation in homes as well as offices and is ideal for a room size of up to 150 sq ft. The Kent Ozone Air Purifier is based on the ozone disinfection technology that effectively kills bacteria, viruses, fungus and other pathogens present in the air. It also cleans the air and inhibits bacterial growth. The ozone disinfection technology produces ozone gas, a highly reactive oxidant, which is sprayed effectively through a fan. The purifier has a silent operation and comes with a three-mode selector to suit different requirements.
Price: R3,000

Air purifier with advanced filtration system
Breathe healthy air with the Philips AC4025 30 Watt Air Purifier. Its advanced filtration system filters out bacteria, allergens and harmful agents. The healthy air protect alert gives a timely warning on when to replace the filter.
Price: R16,995

Euroair Energie air purifier
The Euroair Energie air purifier by Eureka Forbes removes dust, smoke and other harmful impurities in air with its superior HEPA filtration system. In addition, the double UV filtration ensures that you always breathe in bacteria-free air.
Price: R25,990

Air fryers

Air fryers employ rapid air technology, which can fry food without using oil, thereby cutting down your fat intake. This quick and simple technology gives you healthier dishes in a matter of minutes. Some fryers come with an integrated timer and a temperature control, so that you can time your cooking as per your convenience. Some air fryers also allow cooking of two different foods at the same time without mixing the flavours. The air filtration system filters out the nauseating odour.
Some available options: Philips HD9220/20 2.2 L Air Fryer (R14,995), Kenstar Oxy Fryer (R8,500), Havells Prolife 2 L Air Fryer (R14,995) and Saara Airfryer 2.2 L (R12,999)

Barbeques

Portable folding barbeque
This portable folding barbeque grill by Kawachi is great for camping, hiking, fishing, backpacking, etc. It is compact and lightweight, so it isn’t too much of a hassle to take it along with you outdoors. The folding frame with legs and a grill top make the barbeque grill quick and easy to assemble and use.
Price: R2,200

Coal-based barbeque grill
The Prestige PPBW 04 Barbeque presents a stylish and whole new array of barbeque grills, which you can easily assemble, use and remove, wash and put back. It is equipped with special warming racks, which heat up uniformly and thereby cook food without consuming much time. Storing it does not require much space either. Just disassemble the parts and store the barbeque in your kitchen closet.
Price: R1,795

Gas barbeque with side shelves
The Deluxe Outdoor LP Gas Barbeque Grill by Blue Rhino has three main burners and each deliver 12,000 BTUs of heat to allow you to prepare food quickly. It also includes a rotisserie kit. The large side shelves can be used to keep grilling essentials close at hand. The hinged lid enables easy opening and closing. The porcelain-coated steel construction with stainless-steel ends offers durability.
Price: R63,600

Barbeque with enamelled cooking grids
The cooking system in the Barbeque Gas Grill EL Prado 1800S by Campingaz provides even heat for easier, more consistent cooking. Less smoke and flare-ups ensure a ‘tear-free’ cooking experience. The dishwasher-safe, two-part enamelled grill makes cleaning a simple and hassle-free task. The flames are short, so it allows you to have the burner close to the grate. The flames are also vertical, coming directly from the top of the burner to the bottom of the grate, so it allows very small loss of energy.
Price: R19,900

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