Best Man Cave Heaters

Picture a real ‘cave’ in your head… Is there a fire in the middle? I bet there is! Like a real cave, keeping your man cave warm is part of the deal, and to do that, you will need the best man cave heater! I’m going to run through a few great (and affordable) options and show you some of the standout features of each.

What Every Man Cave Should Have? A Heater!

1. Princess Glass Smart Panel Heater

Listen, we’ve all been there…

“Why’s it so cold? Can you turn the heating up?”… yelled at least three times…

Here’s the answer, simply say…

“Alexa, increase the temperature!”… job done.

Really? Yes indeed! This clever heater connects to both google assistant and Alexa. If you don’t fancy talking to a machine, you can also just use a handy app downloaded straight to your phone.

This heater is great for several reasons. You can leave it free-standing or even wall mounted. It’s relatively lightweight and slim, giving you plenty of options when it comes to finding it a home.

You’ll be able to get the room up to 35°C and can even set it to come on at a certain time on a particular day… Like when the match is on. It also has an independent internal thermostat, independent from the rest of the house.

  • Efficiency Score: 4/5
  • Size: 4/5
  • Safety Features: 5/5
  • Best heater for: Man cave convenience
  • What I loved: The ease of use. Really intuitive and simple, even voice-controlled!
  • What I didn’t love: The price

 

2. Pro Breeze® 2000W Ceramic Tower Fan Heater

Fan heaters are pretty neat.

Here’s why.

They get any room up to temperature in no time.

This one oscillates, ideal for avoiding hot spots or only localized areas of heat. I mean, you want to sit in the chair without moving, but that’s your choice, not because it’s cold elsewhere.

I really like that this heater is portable too. Weighing in at just 2.5KGs, you can carry and position it anywhere. As it is a vertical heater, it won’t take up too much space either, leaving plenty of room for other things.

  • Efficiency Score: 3/5
  • Size: 4/5
  • Safety Features:
  • Best Heater for: Portability
  • What I loved: It’s super light and takes up next to no space. Use anywhere
  • What I didn’t love: It’s more direct heat, the room heats up quick, but it can get a little too hot.

 

3. Amazon Basics Slim Portable Oscillating 2-Speed Fan Heater

Keeping warm doesn’t have to be expensive. (let’s face it, the energy companies seem to manage that with little effort).

For the money, this is one of the best heaters for your mancave. Its low price is a great starting point. It’s also available in a range of sizes!

You might be thinking it looks a little simple? That’s a good thing. It’s easy to use and pretty compact. I really liked the additional safety features, such as tip-over protection, that will stop you from burning a hole in your man cave rug.

At 1.3 metres, the cable might be a little short, limiting you in where you can put it, but overall, if you are using it in a small space, it will do the job more than adequately.

  • Efficiency Score:3/5
  • Size: 3/5
  • Best heater for: small man caves (man caves that are small, not caves for small men)
  • Safety Features: 4/5
  • What I loved: The compact size, and I really liked the minimalist look
  • What I didn’t love: The small cable was a bit short. Extension leads might ruin your aesthetic.

 

4. ANSIO Heater Ceramic 2000W Mini Electric PTC Fan Heater

If you live somewhere that isn’t too cold or are looking for a quick and easy solution to add a blast of heat now and again, then check this out.

This convection heater has a PTC heating element, which heats up and distributes warmth faster. It’s a pretty simple solution. There are no moving vanes or oscillation. Just point and go.

It also has variable power, so you can tweak the heat to your liking.

It has some safety features. If you tip it, then it automatically switches off. It doesn’t feature a child lock, however so use with caution if you have little mates paying a visit to dad’s man cave,

  • Efficiency Score: 3/5
  • Size: 3/5
  • Safety features: 3/5
  • Best heater for: smaller rooms and infrequent use
  • What I loved: It is really affordable and pretty much ready to go straight out of the box
  • What I didn’t love: I wish it had a child lock on it. It is just the right height for little hands to reach.

 

5. Amazon Basics Portable 360° Surround Fan Heater

All-round warmth, go on then!

This little unit is one of the lightest on my list. It is super portable. I’m not sure how much of a ‘permanent’ fixture it would be. But for the money, it offers great value.

Just pop it down where you need it. Simple.

I like the rotary knob, allowing you to select varying output levels.

If you’re a Doctor Who fan, then the Dalek shape might fit rather nicely in your man cave. And if not, it still looks pretty futuristic.

  • Efficiency Score: 4/5
  • Size: 4/5
  • Best heater for: heating an entire man cave cheaply.
  • Safety Features: 4/5
  • What I loved: I like the overheat safety features and the fact that it blows hot air at 360°. It needs to go in the centre of a room, though.
  • What I didn’t love: Because it heats through 360°, it isn’t ideal in corners.

 

Conclusion

Man cave heaters don’t need to be fancy. It’s how warm they keep you that’s important. Throw into this a mix of good looks and safety features, and you’ve got some pretty good deals. The standout choice for me was the Princess Glass smart panel heater. I just love the convenience and ease of use. However, it isn’t the most portable and is a bit pricey. For budget options, there’s plenty to choose from too!

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