Dreo heaters review: Solaris Max + Atom

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Erin Lawrence

dreo heaters, solaris max, atom one, reviewI hate being cold… anyone else out there agree with me? I also know it’s not very efficient to always turn the thermostat up, so that’s where I like to have a space heater handy. I recently hit up Amazon to see what’s new and found two heating options from Dreo. In this review I’ll take a look at the larger Dreo Solaris Max Fan Heather and the more compact Dreo Atom One to see what they can do, how they run, what differentiates them from each other, and if I think they’re a good option if you need a space heater.

Dreo Heaters
4.5

Summary

These heaters are pretty good, and strike a decent balance between features, size, power and affordability.

Pros

  • Fast warm-up
  • Good size options
  • Affordable
  • Very quiet operation
  • Small footprint

Cons

  • Doesn’t quite push heat out as far as Dreo claims
  • Limited settings/speeds

Dreo heaters review: Solaris Max

Let’s start with the Solaris Max: This heater stands about 2-feet tall with a small 8-inch footprint, and has 1500 watts of power. It would be equally at home on the floor or a piece of furniture.

dreo heaters, solaris max, atom one, reviewThere’s a control panel on the front and it comes with a small remote control. Plus there’s a convenient carrying handle in the back.

The Atom One is only about 10-inches tall and has a 5-inch base and is definitely made for tabletop use. It too has 1500 watts of power plus a small LED display, carrying handle and remote. This version also has a removable dust filter on the back.

Each of these heaters offers three settings; high, medium and low, as well as a non-heating fan option. And each one can be set to what’s called Eco mode which will let the heater come on or off based on the ambient temperature in the room and how warm you’d like it.

Both can be set to swivel too, to spread head in a wider arc, and both have an auto shut off, and tip protection that will kill the power if it falls over, to prevent fires.
And on both of these models, the display screen will com on when you use it and go dark after one minute until you need it again, which is nice for night time use when you don’t want that glare in your bedroom.

How fast is heating time?

In my testing with both of these Dreo heaters, they warm up very quickly in about 3-4 seconds, and the heating is almost instant, which I thought was great.

Warmth cone

So how well do these heaters kick out warmth? Dreo says the cone of heat for the Solaris Max is about 10 feet, while the Atom is not declared.

dreo heaters, solaris max, atom one, review

Dreo Atom One.

I found I needed to be within about 3-4 feet of the Atom to really feel the heat. With the Solaris Max, it only kicked out tangible heat within about 4-5 feet in my testing.

There’s no way to increase the airflow to push the heating out further; you only get the preset options.

Are Dreo heaters noisy?

I was happy to find these heaters are quite quiet when they run. Even on high, they’re not loud at all, and they’d be easy to sleep around.

What’s the difference?
The main differences in these two heaters are the size, the price and that only the Atom has a removable dust filter. The only other difference is that the Atom feels less powerful, and you’d need to be closer to it to feel the warmth.

Overall review: Dreo Heaters

dreo heaters, solaris max, atom one, reviewOverall these heaters are pretty good. They have a nice design, and I like the small footprint each one has. They heat up fast and are extremely quiet, and they’ve good a good amount of basic features plus a remote control. On the downside, you will need to place these closer to you if you want to feel the warmth, but of course they will also be able to warm up the ambient temperature in the room they’re in.

Overall, these heaters work just fine, and seem quite affordable for their wattage and power range. The larger Solaris Max sells for about $84US/$180CAD, and the Atom sells for about $50US/$89CAD. In short I can recommend these two Dreo heaters for you during the long cold winter.


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