Thermo Tiki Deluxe Propane Outdoor Patio Heater Review

The Thermo Tiki is an efficient and good-looking patio heater. The product is made of sturdy materials and has a pagoda-like appearance. The product is 7.5’ tall and is built with steel. A 20-lb. propane tank is enough to keep the heater going for hours.

Turning the heater on is easy because it only requires an ignition switch and no need for lighters or matches. The propane tank has its own compartment. The flame then goes through a ceramic column that is surrounded by metal grills and then sent up to the burner to generate heat. The flame from the column can also serve as a light on the patio.

The height of the Thermo Tiki Deluxe Propane Outdoor Patio Heater is just right and is safe to use on patios with roofs. The metal frame of the product is made of high-quality steel and aluminum, and will not rust if wet. The structure is sound and can be left outside during the winter. The heat generated is 38,000 BTUs and can cover a 15’ radius.

Features

  • Classy and elegant looking pagoda-inspired heater
  • Generates 38,000 BTUs of heat
  • Can cover 15’ radius of heat
  • Height is 7.5’
  • Has a metal frame made of stainless steel and aluminum
  • Flames go through a column made of ceramic
  • Powered by a 20-lb. LPG tank
  • Can run continuously for 10 hours
  • Rust resistant
  • Has expert installation service

Summary

The product can produce sustained heat for 10 hours. The base is stable and has two wheels at the rear of the base that makes it easy to move.

Advantages

This is a heater that is safe to use because of its stable composition. The entire frame is made of stainless steel and aluminum, which protects it from rust and corrosion. The product generates enough heat for chilly spring evenings and even during the winter.

This is a product that has a look inspired by a pagoda, and the flame that passes through the ceramic column that also allows the heater to serve as a lamp. The ceramic column is protected by metal wires to avoid burning accidents.

The LPG tank is stored at the base of the lamp, and it serves as a stabilizer to the already balanced base of the lamp. The switches are found behind the retractable door for discreetness and the elegant look of the heater.

This product generates heat over a wide area and is not hard to place. For patios with a low ceiling, the heater can still be used because the top of the heater has a metal hood that keeps the heat from rising. This is a product that is appropriate to use in both high and low clearances.

The manufacturer offers an expert assembly service for an additional cost. However, the product’s instruction manual is clear and easy to understand so that self-assembly is also possible. The product comes complete with all parts and accessories.

This product will go with any type of patio furnishing. It has an elegant and sophisticated look that will add to the ambiance of a deck or patio. The heater generates enough heat, as well as adds comfort to guests and homeowners while relaxing outdoors.

The light from the ceramic tube adds to the cozy ambiance at night. The intensity of the flame can be adjusted and lessened if the light is too bright.

This is a heater that meets CSA standards and is certified to be safe. The heater has a low risk of exploding or causing a fire.

Disadvantages

The product looks good but the heat generation is not enough for certain climates. A heat of 38,000 BTUs is not accurately achieved and may be due to faulty controls.

The heater must be placed next to the user for the proper heating to be felt. The radius for heat is only limited to 15’. Some units were only good for a couple of months. Customer service is poor and unhelpful when it comes to parts replacement.

Verdict

The Thermo Tiki Deluxe Propane Outdoor Patio Heater looks good and adds elegance and a cozy atmosphere to an outdoor deck or patio. The heat is adequate for a summer night but will not be warm enough for freezing winter days. For you to get the maximum heating experience, the unit must be placed next to the lounge area because the radius is only good for 15’.