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This affordable John Lewis tower fan heater combines 'substance and style'

This portable mini tower fan heater from John Lewis is perfect for keeping warm without turning your central heating on. (John Lewis)

As household bills soar amid the rising cost of living, we're looking for alternative ways to stay warm this winter instead of switching on our radiators. Enter: the portable heater.

It seems everyone has the same idea, as many brands and retailers have sold out of their heaters, but we've just spotted that John Lewis is selling an affordable Mini Tower Fan Heater.

Costing £40, it's much more cost-effective than heating your whole house and thanks to its portability can be moved from room to room to keep you toasty wherever you are.

It'll also come in handy when working from home, as it will be a discreet addition next to your desk, where space might be limited.

Best of all, it's not an eyesore like many portable heaters on the market. Available in white, it's a slick, minimal, space-saving design.

Why we rate it

For starters, it has two heating settings and an anti-frost setting, and will automatically turn on when a room drops below 5°C or turn off if it exceeds 5°C.

Boasting wide-angle oscillation, it will evenly distribute heat wherever you choose to place it, while the sturdy design is easily portable thanks to the carry handle.

If you have small children or pets, you'll be pleased to know it's been designed with a a safety tip-over switch protection for extra stability.

What the reviews say

Of the 87 customer reviews on the John Lewis website, 71 are five-star ratings – if that's not convincing, we don't know what is.

Here's what some shoppers had to say about their purchase:

  • "Great heater, good price and sensibly designed. I didn't know how this would compare with our £500 heater (from a well-known company) but it's proved excellent and useful that I'll be buying another one."

  • "Bought this to avoid switching on central heating as can quickly in a few minutes heat up the room. The thermostat works well and swivel action distributes hot air across the room."

  • "Really useful product. Provides efficient heating in a medium-sized room. Quiet in operation and easy to use."

  • "Love it!! Great mini heater - super stylish... Bought another one already.."

  • "This heater is very reasonably priced. It is compact so handy for small spaces such as home offices. It gives off a lot of heat but you can adjust settings accordingly. Also handy for helping to get the washing dry in winter."

Buy it now: John Lewis Mini Tower Fan Heater | £40 from John Lewis

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