Consumer Reports Tests The Amish Heater

You’ve seen the ads where the hard-working Amish folk are handcrafting miracle space heaters and no doubt scoffed at their absurdity and marveled at their Photoshop skills- but do the darn things work? Consumer Reports investigates in this video.

The ads claim that the “roll-n-glo” heaters slash heating costs. However, heating a room with electricity (and “flames” provided by two 40watt bulbs) costs twice as much as gas. The only way you’ll save money is if you turn the heat way down in the rest of the house. “If you’re looking for a heating miracle, keep looking, many other heaters will heat small spaces for a lot less money,” says Consumer Reports Bob Markovich.

The Amish Heater [Consumer Reports]