Customer Reviews for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater

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Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater

Note: This table-top model stands nearly 3 ft tall, propane tank not included. Outdoor use only. Originally designed and engineered in Italy by Mr. JR Zioni, this table-top version of the Lava Heat Italia patio heater stands nearly 3 ft. tall, and has all the great standard features of full-sized Lava Heat Italia units, emitting a warm, radiant glow that illuminates any outdoor setting. The steel and aluminum single-frame construction means no assembly required.  The unit creates a beautiful ambiance and great natural light from its attractive flame glass tube, not to mention up to 27,000 BTU's of light heat output for up to 6 hours of use on a 1 lb. propane tank. The fully adjustable flame ignites with the Easy Start push-button igniter, and as with all Lava Heat Italia units, it shuts off automatically if its vertical position is compromised, via the Safe-Tilt Switch. The protective steel grills are one single piece, stay cool and safe to the touch and put also place a safe distance between you and the flame. This model was designed to serve as an aesthetic piece for ambiance and illumination while provide a low level of heat in an inviting environment. The glass tube is not water resistant. For all technical questions or service related issues feel free to contact the manufacturer directly at 1 (888) 779-LAVA (5282) Features: Color/Finish: Stainless Steel Outdoor use only Glass Type: 1 Ft. Tempered glass tube (not water resistant) Ships fully assembled as one solid frame Manual "Easy Start" electronic ignition with adjustable flame setting with knob Commercial grade unit Adjustable flame setting with adjustment knob Requires 1 X AA Size Battery (included with unit) Lava Heat provides a 3 Year limited warranty Safety Features: Fire Safety:  quick tilt / shut-off valve Safety Grids: all grids are safe to touch Safety Clearance: requires at least 2 Ft. clearance above and 1 Ft. from a wall Specifications: Heat Rating: 27,000 BTUs Fuel Consumption: will last up to 6 hours on a 1 Lb. propane tank (not included) Tank Capacity: Fits 1 Lb. camping propane tank Heating Area: Provides About 1-2 Ft. of actual heating radius throughout the length of the glass tube Item Dimensions: 34.5”(H) x 10.5”(W) x 10.5”(D) Box Dimensions: 35”(H) x 11”(W) x 10.5”(D) Gross Weight: 15.5lbs Net Weight: 13lbs
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Customer Reviews for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Review 1 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:January 14, 2014

lava mini table top heater

Pros: looks and works great
Cons: does not put out much heat for a table top heater
Model Number: 5282
"The instruction manual that comes with this product states on front and back cover of a 5 year warranty. Inside of th book states it has only a 3 year warranty."
Review 2 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Baltimore, MD
Date:November 1, 2013

Wimpy heating

Pros: attractive flame
Cons: not much heat, easily tipped over, must light pilot light before it will start
Model Number: Mini Lava Table Top Z2
"After a long delay in shipping, the unit was delivered with a broken glass tube. I was advised by Costco customer relations to contact LavaHeat directly for a replacement tube. This vender is not as responsive as I wished, but eventually the new tube arrived. The heater puts out a fair amount of heat, but not as much as the traditional propane heaters. It's more of a showpiece when entertaining than a robust heater. The Costco.com reps followed up niicely."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Sarnia, ON
Date:October 31, 2013

Not much heat

Pros: pretty
Cons: pretty useless
Model Number: Lava Heat Z2
"Looks good but does not give off much heat. We tried it on a cool night but you could hardly feel any heat sitting right in front of it. It is not 27,000 BTU. The rating printed on the inside of the panel says 9,500 BTU. Going to return this."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:san diego
Date:October 18, 2013

nice looking ambiance heater

Pros: looks good
Cons: not much heat
"Be careful when unpacking : the glass tube almost fell out of its foam container.
To remove the blue plastic protector foil you have to remove the screws holding the side plates. Besides screwing in a standard camping propane tank, there is no other assembly required.
The heater/lamps looks nice but don't expect much heat further than 1 feet away from the central tube.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Ohio
Date:October 10, 2013

Be careful

Model Number: Mini patio heater
"It is not 27,000BTU. It is 9500BTU.
Check the door for specs.
Not Italian. Made in China.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Temecula, Ca
Date:July 24, 2013

looks cool at night

"I have not tested this yet for heat but looks very cool at night"
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Ballard, WA
Date:July 17, 2013

Excellent product!

Pros: size efficiency attractive
Cons: no cons for this buy!
Model Number: mini Z2
"This a little dynamo, just right for our condo lanai. Size is perfect and output
makes for a comfortable evening .
"
Review 8 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Oceanside, California
Date:July 17, 2013

Great deal for the money

Pros: great look and easy to start
Model Number: Mini Lava
"I have been going to the casino
and often stand next to the bigger models when I'm waiting for my car to arrive and always wanted one. When I saw they had a table top model I purchased it immediately. I like the way it arrived ready to use with no assembly required.
Also ordered a nice cover which will protect it from the elements.
Highly recommend this space saving heater
It looks great in my Gabazo and I can't wait to start using it during those chilly California evenings."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Salem, OR
Date:July 16, 2013

Small but powerful

Pros: nice design, good bang for the buck, easy to operate, powerful
Cons: instructions for high/low settings are reversed, sharp metal edges on top and bottom, blue protective shipping wrap needs removal
Model Number: Lava Heat Mini Tabletop Z2 Patio Heater - Item # 758895
"Just bought this heater and tried it out for the first time. Looks and works great; instruction book is well laid out and easy to follow. Easy/simple to operate. The biggest issue with the instructions and labeling on the control panel is that the settings (High-Low) are reversed! After sarting the pilot light, continuing to rotate the switch counter clockwise (On) turns the unit to LOW first, then to HIGH.
Set-up took a bit more time than expected because the base needs to be disassembled if you want to take all the blue plastic shipping wrap off the aluminum surfaces. Recommend sharp top and bottom metal edges be sanded or smoothed before handling.
"
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Lava Heat Mini Tabletop z2 Patio Heater
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Miami Beach, Florida
Date:June 19, 2013

This Mini packs a BIG punch!Great product to buy:)

Pros: beautiful design & ambiance, portable, easy to use, built well - high quality, great light source
Cons: none. it serves it's exact purpose as listed.
Model Number: Lava Heat Mini Tabletop Z2 Patio Heater - Item # 758895
"We love the beautiful design, the portability and the discretion of the mini lava heater. It will not warm up a large area, but you can place it on top of your outdoor table and extend your dining hours. It creates a beautiful environment for everyone sitting around the table. The materials are rugged and the glass doesn't seem to be at risk of breaking at the smallest accident. It uses a 1 lb propane tank which is very easy to change out and the bottle can be found at any department store.I love this table top version of the Lava Heater. We added 5 of these units to the 3 full size Lava Heat EMBER model versions that we already purchased from Costco.com! Great buy/product to compliment the larger units or even on its own."