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DuraFlame Infrared Heater : FirstLook/FirstUse

It appears New England will start off 2018 with an extended streak of cold weather. Cold weather even for New England. Fortunately for everyone here, the RainyDayInterns have taken steps to ensure that the “workplace” is warm and comfortable during this spell of single-digit temperatures.

DuraFlame became a household name with its compressed logs that gave off a multi-colored light show when burned. The California Cedar Products Company, a manufacturer of wood slats for pencils, was looking for ways to recycle the sawdust from its wood manufacturing operations. They realized that by blending the sawdust with petroleum wax, they could create a mixture that could be extruded to make a new type of fireplace log….and DuraFlame was born. They have continued to innovate and have expanded their product line to include grilling products and electric space heaters.

DuraFlame IR Heater

Instead of cranking up the central heating and heating every room in the house that you’re not in, adding an electric space heater is a good way to supplement warmth to the room you’re actually in. This is an especially cost-efficient strategy when the outside temperature is well below zero with the wind chill (seriously, that’s what it is right now).

There are different types of electric space heaters (ceramic, quartz, oil-filled), and they all have their pluses and minuses. The one the interns decided on was the DuraFlame Infrared electric stove with heater (DFS-550-0).

The interns chose this unit because it is light (25 lbs), making it easy to move it from room to room, providing an attractive focal point wherever you want one. It can be operated with a remote control. The “flames” are realistic enough to make one feel that stove is real 🙂 Since the infrared heating unit is at the bottom, the main body of unit stays cool no matter how long you’ve been using it, so moving it around is easy…no need to wait for it to cool down.

Those looking for a small well-constructed stove-like heater would be pleased with the Duraflame DFS-550-0 Infrared Quartz Electric Stove. It dimensions are roughly 20″W x 23″H x 12″D. It will handle rooms up to 1,000 sq ft. The interns love that the the artificial glowing logs may be turned on separately from the heater if they want watch a little DuraFlame_TV.

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