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A Miracle Heater - It's a Miracle If It Does What They Claim.
I’ll follow with the claims of the advertisement and then reality.
Claim: “Amish man’s new miracle idea….”
Reality: The heater, the “Heat Surge” internal heating unit, wasn’t invented by the Amish. They, or some wood shop, make the outer mantels.
Claim: “... uses less energy than a coffee maker.”
Reality: True, but only while the coffee maker is brewing coffee. A coffee maker idles most of the time keeping the pot of coffee hot.
Claim: Free heater.
Reality: True, but only if you buy the mantel for $298.
Claim: The heater is a “work of engineering genius from the China coast.”
Reality: It’s a 1500 watt electric heater. China should direct their talents to keeping lead out of our products and children's toys.
Claim: “It produces an amazing 5119 BTUs.
Reality: True, but so does any other 1500 watt electric heater. 1500 watts = 5119 BTUs.
Claim: “… on board Powerful hi-tech turbine…”
Reality: It’s a fan.
Claim: Save money.
Reality: Only if you use it to heat where you are, and you turn the heat down or off to all of the other rooms.
Claim: ... solid oak or cherry mantle.
Reality: True, because the mantle is not liquid or gas. Based on the other exaggerations, assume it is a laminate, and be happy if it is solid oak or cherry.
Claim: “Everyone’s calling to get one….”
The ad is placed by “Universal Media Syndicate”, 3939 Everhard Rd., Canton, OH – the same address where the heater distributor is located. Other great deals recently offered by UMS are: free Pope Paul memorial prayer cards for $13.95; $144 of uncut U.S. currency for $308.95; and “human joint oil” for $29 + shipping.
If you want a decent looking 1500 watt heater with a fake flame for $298 + shipping, then order it. However, any 1500 watt electric unit will do the same heating job.
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John L. Ferri
January 17, 2008