The Best Patio Heaters – 2019

Patio Heaters are great to use for keeping patios nice and warm. They come in many different shapes and sizes, and they range in price.

If you are looking for the best units on the market today, then you are in luck because we have reviewed the top five that you can purchase.​

If you are interested in knowing what these top five units are, then continue to read the rest of this review. By the end of this review you will know which unit is the right one for you.

The Best Patio Heater In 2019 - Comparison






Fire Sense




Fire Sense




AZ Patio Heaters




AZ Patio Heaters




Thermo Tiki



#1 - Fire Sense Commercial Patio Heater - Our Choice

This 46,000 BTU unit does everything you'll need in a patio heater

Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Patio Heater

Out of all the patio heaters on the market today, the Fire Sense Commercial Patio Heater is perhaps the best.​

It is a 46,000 BTU unit, and it is easy to ignite, and it does not take long to heat up large areas.​

It does not matter what the size of your patio is, this will do the job.

With the double mantle heating grid, the design, the safety features and portability, you just cannot go wrong with this unit.

It's not just the best in our opinion, it's also Amazon.com's best selling patio heater.

Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Patio Heater
  • 46, 000 BTU output
  • Powder coated hammered Bronze finish
  • Tip over protection system

#2 - Fire Sense Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater

Similar to our #1 choice, made from long-lasting stainless steel, but more expensive

The Fire Sense Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater is powerful too, as it is a 40,000 BTU unit.​

It is stylish looking too, thanks to the mocha finish, and it is simple to ignite due to the piezo igniter.

Fire Sense 46,000 BTU Patio Heater, Mocha and Stainless Steel

If you are big on power and design, then you will need this heater for your patio.

Fire Sense 46,000 BTU Patio Heater, Mocha and Stainless Steel
  • This outdoor patio heater is made using heavy duty commercial grade steel.
  • This copper finish patio heater features wheels for easy portability.
  • The portable heater makes use of a standard 20 pound LPG propane tank.

#3 - AZ Patio Heaters Tabletop Electric Patio Heater

This our favorite electric patio heater

Hiland HIL-1821 Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Electric Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, Small, Stainless Steel

This heater is a bit different from the others here, being both electric and of a compact design, intended to sit on your table top.

It is rated at 1500 watts, and simply plugs into a power outlet.

The manufacturer states this heater is good for up to 50 square feet.

It weighs 22lbs, and comes with a 12 month warranty from the manufacturer.

Hiland HIL-1821 Tabletop Indoor/Outdoor Electric Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, Small, Stainless Steel
  • 38-Inch tall tabletop electric patio heater. Provides Instant Heat
  • Indoor and Outdoor Use. 96 inch Power Cord
  • 1500 Watts Made of Stainless Steel

#4 - AZ Tall Patio Heater With Table

An ideal combination of powerful heating ability and convenience

At 87-inches tall, the AZ Patio Heaters Patio Heater with Table is lightweight, making it easy to move from one location to another location.​

The coated finish gives it a nice sleek look.​

However, it just doesn’t look nice, it also works like a charm, as it is 41,000 BTUs, and it is powered by gas.

Hiland HLDS01-WCBT 48,000 BTU Propane Patio Heater w/Wheels and Table, Large, Hammered Silver

You will be able to access the propane tank via an access door, so when you need to refill the tank, changing the tank is easy.​

If you are looking for a very powerful unit that runs and looks great, then this is the unit for you.

#5 - Thermo Tiki Patio Heater w/ Cover

Built to last

Thermo Tiki Outdoor Propane Patio Heater with Cover - Commercial LP Gas Porch & Deck Heater - Silver

If you are looking for a unit that is made to last, then look no further than the Premium Floor Standing Propane Outdoor Patio Heater.​

It is very durable, as it has been made with premium materials.​

The run time is also very good, as you can run it for about 10 hours.

Best of all it is able to heat a wide radius (15-feet diameter), so you can rest assure that it will be able to provide your patio with plenty of heat, regardless of how big the area is.

The heater comes complete with a Premium element cover included.

It uses standard propane tank, which you will need to buy separately.


Occasionally faults are discovered after a product has gone on sale, usually requiring the product to be recalled by the manufacturer.

There were no recalls listed for any of the patio heaters mentioned here at the time of writing (January 2019). However, it's always a good idea to check the latest information at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website before buying any large, expensive or potentially dangerous product.

Do you own any of the patio heaters mentioned here? Did you choose a different one? Let us know in the comments!

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