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5 affordable oil heaters that are winter must-haves

Stay toasty without breaking the bank.

As we inch closer to the coldest months of the year, there’s only one thing on our minds – a cosy night in. So what is a fail-safe way to facilitate a cosy night in? It’s ensuring your abode is well-equipped with heating options to make it the cosiest in the neighbourhood. 

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There are many ways to keep your home winter-proof when it comes to heating options, from large-scale open fireplaces to compact oil heaters. And, if you’re looking for an affordable option to stay toasty this winter, an oil heater is well worth exploring. 

So, make sure you have your favourite throw blanket at the ready because we’ve rounded up the best oil heaters that are a must-have for a cosy night in. 


  1. De’Longhi Dragon 4 oil column heater with timer, $319, The Good Guys (here’s why)
  2. De’Longhi 1500W Radia S oil column heater with timer, $169 (usually $189), Amazon (here’s why)
  3. Kogan 2.3kW 11 fin oil heater, $96.99, Kogan (here’s why)

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De’Longhi Dragon 4 oil column heater with timer

$319, The Good Guys

The Dragon 4 oil heater by De’Longhi will silently heat up large spaces with ease. Its extra-large radiant surface features 11 fins to promote faster airflow, ensuring your bedroom or lounge is warm all winter. 

Key features:

  • Radiant heating
  • 2400W
  • Portable design


De’Longhi 1500W Radia S oil column heater with timer

$169 (usually $189), Amazon

Produce rays of instant warmth to any localised area with the Radia S oil heater from De’Longhi. It features three heat settings to choose from and a handy timer – and for just under $150, it’s an inexpensive option for the cooler seasons.

Key features:

  • Long-lasting heat
  • Safety auto-off system
  • 24-hour programmable timer


Kogan 2.3kW 11 fin oil heater

$96.99, Kogan

Keep warm and snug with this sleek 11-fin oil column heater from Kogan. Featuring three power settings and 11 heating fins for greater warmth and coverage, place this heater by the couch as you tuck into your evening read, or place it in your bedroom to ensure you are nice and warm all night long. 

Key features:

  • 3 power settings
  • Safety tip-over switch
  • Easy-moving wheels and ergonomic handle


Goldair 1500W 7 fin oil column heater

$103.50, Kogan

Ideal for medium-sized rooms, this seven-fin oil heater by Goldair is easy to move between rooms thanks to its integrated carry handle and wheels. Plus, with its 24-hour timer, you can set your heater to turn off while you fall asleep. 

Key features:

  • 24-hour timer
  • Overheat protection
  • Easy-moving wheels and ergonomic handle


Dimplex 1.5kW oil-free column heater with turbo fan

$159, The Good Guys

An innovative oil-free option by Dimplex warms up a room with its 1500 watts of heating power. By removing the oil, heating a room is a lot quicker as electricity is converted immediately into heat – it’s a great option if you’re looking to warm up a room quickly before tucking yourself into bed.

Key features:

  • Oil-free
  • 1500W of heating power
  • 2 heat settings

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