Made from Stainless Steel and adjustable temperature. It claims a fantastic heating area of 16sqm and is cheaper than any other stainless steel patio heater we’ve come across!
Costway – 13kW Stainless Steel Gas Patio Heater
This patio heater is cheap, doesn’t weight too much and is made from stainless steel, which offers protection against rust — All of this for around £100!
With an approximate heating area of 16sqm thanks to the large 81cm dome reflector. While this is slightly less than the Firefly 12kW stainless steel patio heater (19.6sqm) and slightly less than average for free standing gas patio heaters, it’s still perfectly acceptable and shouldn’t put you off.
This patio heater will accept propane or butane as its fuel source and comes with a handy storage unit underneath.
Suitable for tanks up to 11kg.
Power Settings & Specifics
What we really like about this patio heater is the integrated and adjustable push and turn ignition switch. It lets you control the heat output and consumption ranging from 5kW to 13kW depending on your needs.
Stainless steel isn’t just practical, it’s nice to look at as well!
We highly recommend stainless steel heaters over powder coated heaters as they can survive against the elements for a lot longer!
Features & Extras
Theses heaters have a number of extra features:
- Safety tilt shut off valve
- Wheels for easy mobility
- Stainless steel construction
- Push & turn ignition
- Gas regulator & hose
Weighing it at just 18kg this heater is a fair bit lighter than other gas heaters on the market.
Great for both home and commercial users.
Cost to Run?
Based on a 13000W free standing patio heater & a 11kg tank of gas (refill only) costing £29.99
13000W = 0.945kg (Based on the manufacturers 945g/h rating)
11kg / 0.945kg = 11.65 hours per 11kg tank of gas
£29.99 / 11.65 hours (At Full Power @13kW) = £2.57 per hour
Low Power 5kW = £0.90 per hour
How long with my gas tank last?
The below figures are based on full power usage and will vary depending on current ambient temperature and other factors. They should be used as a rough guide only.
- Type of heater: Gas, Free Standing
- Suitable for: Home, Commercial
- Comes with: Gas Hose & Regulator, Safety Features, Transport Wheels, Side Door for Tank Storage
- Height: 221cm
- Diameter: 81cm (head & base)
- Weight: 18kg
- Power settings: 5kW to 13kW Variable
- Cost to run (per hour): From 90p per hour with a 11kg tank
- Additional: Push & Click Ignition
We absolutely adore this heater. It doesn’t offer anything particularly special over other premium stainless steel heaters in this price bracket, but it is cheaper than the rest of them!
If you’re comfortable with some light assembly and are happy to spend around £100 then we highly recommend this heater.