Top 5 Best Table Top Patio Heaters 2018

Compare The Top 5 Best Table Top Patio Heater From Our Comparison Table Below
1) Firefly 2.1kW Table Top Heater2) Oypla Table Top Gas Patio Heater3) Firefly Table Top Gas Patio Heater4) Firefly 2.1kW Table Top Patio Heater5) Sahara Table Top Patio Heater
Firefly 2.1kW Table Top Heater Buy nowOypla Table Top Gas Patio Heater Buy nowFirefly Table Top Gas Patio Heater Buy now Buy nowSahara Stainless Steel Table Top Patio Heater Buy now
Average User Rating (4.2 / 5) (4 / 5) (4 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.9 / 5)
TypeElectric halogenGasGasElectric halogenGas
Power Output (1000W = 1KW)900W, 1200W or 2100W4KW4KW900W, 1200W or 2100W4KW
Indoor or OutdoorBothOutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoor
Auto Cut Off Tilt SwitchN/ANoYesN/AYes
Ignite Failure SafetyN/ANoYesN/AYes
Cable Length3mN/AN/A3mN/A
Regulator and Hose IncludedN/AYesYesN/AYes
Warranty2 year1 year2 year2 year2 year
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A Guide To The Best Table Top Patio Heaters

If you’re a bit limited on space in your garden or if you just prefer, a table top patio heater conveniently utilises your garden table by sitting on top of it and providing heat just like a standard patio heater would.

The area of heat a table top heater covers may not be as much as the standing patio heater but it is a space saving design that will still be enough to provide enough heat to those sitting around the table. 


Table Top Vs Standing Patio Heater

If you’re fortunate enough to have space in your garden for a standing patio heater as well, then you will have the option to choose which one you feel is more suitable.  Below are a list of pros and cons:

Table top heater pros:

  • Space saving as it can just simply sit on top of a table or something similar.
  • Light and portable so it can be easily moved to different locations.

Table top heater cons:

  • Quite expensive compared to standing patio heaters.
  • Heat provided covers a smaller area.
  • Due to the light weight, may not be as stable and could be knocked over easier.

Standing heater pros:

  • Wider range of choice in design therefore prices can vary from cheap to expensive.
  • Provides heat to a wide area.
  • Some models has adjustable height which allows you to control if you want more intense heat targeting a smaller area or less intense heat spread over a wider area.
  • Strong, stable and sturdy which makes it less likely to tip over.

Standing heater cons:

  • Quite big so requires more space in the garden.


How To Choose The Best Table Top Patio Heater For Your Garden

Understanding the features and functions of a table top patio heater will help you decide which one is the best and most suitable for you.  So that is exactly what we’re going to do, here are a list of the features and functions:

Type – Patio heaters are either powered by gas or electric, each of them will have their pros and cons.  We’ve provided a list of their pros and cons which you can read by clicking here

Power output – The power output is the rate at which energy is generated or used.  As you can see from the table above gas patio heaters tend to have a much higher power output than electric patio heaters, but that doesn’t mean that a 4kW gas heater provides nearly twice as much heat as a 2.1kW electric heater, it just means more energy is used.

A lot of electric patio heaters have different power output settings so you can choose how powerful you want the heat to be.  Gas patio heaters are generally more powerful than electric ones but burn a lot more energy therefore making it more expensive to run.

Auto cut off tilt switch (applicable to gas only) – If the patio heater is tipped over, this safety feature will cut off the valve to the gas supply.

Ignite failure safety (applicable to gas only) – Another safety feature which cuts the gas off if the flame failed to ignite. 

Regulator and hose (applicable to gas only) – You need a regulator and hose to connect to the gas supply, most gas patio heaters will include this to save you from having to buy it.  Although the gas supply will have to be bought separately still.

Cable length – Quite self-explanatory but this will only be applicable to electric patio heaters as it will be powered through the mains.