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Lasko 754200 Review

This very basic space heater provides a basic amount of heat at a basic price
Lasko 754200
Credit: Laura Casner
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Price:   $28 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Compact, low price, good at producing heat
Cons:  Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performance
Manufacturer:   Lasko
By Ross Patton and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Mar 3, 2020
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  • Personal Heat - 40% 5
  • Convenience - 30% 4
  • Small Room - 20% 4
  • Power Consumption - 10% 6

Our Verdict

The Lasko 7554200 space heater came up quite a bit short of its high-performance adversaries in nearly all of our assessments. While this model is fairly efficient as far as the cost to run it, it doesn't do a very good job of much else. If all you're looking for is a bare-bones heater this one might make sense, other than that we'd recommend going with a model that offers more features or at least does a better job of raising the temperature in a room.

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Pros Compact, low price, good at producing heatRaises temperatures quickly, great remote, takes up very little floor spaceSolid heating performance, affordable, oscillatesCompact, affordable, doubles as a fanMinimal power consumption, affordable
Cons Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performanceNo fan-only setting, keeps running when knocked overNo remote control, no fan-only settingLacks features and settings, mediocre performancePoor overall performance, lacking features
Bottom Line This very basic space heater provides a basic amount of heat at a basic priceIf you need a device that cranks up the heat, has a variety of convenient features, and has a small footprint, this is a fantastic choiceFor those on a budget, this oscillating tower-style space heater provides solid performanceIf you need a small, bare-bones space heater on a budget, this is our recommendationIf the primary purchasing factor for you is keeping your running costs low, this is the one
Rating Categories Lasko 754200 Lasko 755320 Lasko 5775 AmazonBasics 1500W Auzkin Space Heater
Personal Heat (40%)
5.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
3.0
Convenience (30%)
4.0
7.0
5.0
4.0
4.0
Small Room (20%)
4.0
6.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Power Consumption (10%)
6.0
4.0
5.0
4.0
9.0
Specs Lasko 754200 Lasko 755320 Lasko 5775 AmazonBasics 1500W Auzkin Space Heater
Model 754200 755320 5775 1500W A5836/DH-QN02
Measured Temperature Increase at 60 Minutes 8.3 10.8 9.9 10.1 8.6
Remote No Yes No No No
Fallover Protection No No No Yes Yes
Oscillator No Yes Yes No Yes
Fan-Only Setting Yes No No Yes Yes
Thermostat User Interface Dial Digital Digital Dial Buttons
Watts 1500 1500 1500 1500 950

Our Analysis and Test Results

There really isn't much to write home about when it comes to the 7554200. This space heater doesn't have anything special about it — it heats the air up a bit, but this model is seriously lacking in any sort of exceptional features or functions.

Performance Comparison


Credit: Laura Casner

Likes


The aspect in which the Lasko 754200 really stands out is its low level of power consumption. In order to test efficiency we used an in-line wattmeter and ran each space heater at full blast for 2 hours. Then, by using the national average cost of kilowatts per hour at the time of this review we were able to calculate the amount of money that this heater burns up in a 10 hour period, a 24 hour period, and so on.


The Lasko 754200 only costs $1.67 to run at its highest setting over the course of 10 hours, making it one of the cheapest heaters to operate that we've seen to date. If cubic footage is limited in your house or workspace the Lasko 754200 might be the way to go. It has a tiny footprint, and it's very short. It does a good job of heating up very small areas such as under a desk, but the air doesn't get distributed very evenly.

One great feature that the Lasko 754200 has is a setting that turns the fan on without engaging the heating element so this model can be useful during hot summer months as well as the cold ones.

Dislikes


Regrettably, the list of things that we don't like about the Lasko 754200 is a bit of a long one. First of all, it doesn't have an oscillation option — a setting that we think vastly improves the overall performance of a space heater.

The Lasko 7554200 didn't impress us much during our office space...
The Lasko 7554200 didn't impress us much during our office space assessment.
Credit: Laura Casner

The Lasko 754200 is lacking a remote control and a digital thermostat. The temperature setting is just a guess on this model.

We used a data logging laboratory-grade thermometer to track the...
We used a data logging laboratory-grade thermometer to track the heat produced by each model.
Credit: Laura Casner

As far as the Lasko 754200's actual heating capabilities it didn't exhibit much in the way of performance during our heating time trials in a small room. After being left in a 161 square foot room on its highest setting for an hour it was only able to bring the temperature up from 64.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 73 degrees for a total 8.3 degrees.

This is a much smaller change than the top models in our review were able to achieve. Because of the Lasko 754200's poor heating performance, we didn't think it did very well at heating up a recliner from five feet away.


Value


The Lasko 754200 is very affordable but unfortunately, with the low price comes a low level of performance. We've tested other space heaters that are comparable in size and price but offer superior heating capabilities.

Conclusion


Regrettably, the flaws we discovered after our assessment of the Lasko 754200 prevent it from being a space heater that we would recommend to our readers.

Ross Patton and Austin Palmer