Very nice, elegant heater. As they say, not as much heat as the traditional ones but much more interesting. The flame going most of the way up the middle is a little like a camp fire, something to watch while you are getting warm. Love the stainless. It keeps looking nice while my original one is all rusty now. Holds up to a pretty good wind too. I've had several of the round bottomed ones blow over which really messes up the top, not to mention bending the long tube. This one doesn't seem to blow over and I live in a pretty windy place.
Did a lot of online research, and can honestly say that for the price, you will be very pleased with this patio heater. My husband and I put it together in about one hour, and it was some of the most concise and complete directions we have ever followed. One hint, if you are going to be moving this around your patio, be sure to remove the metal "feet" at the bottom of the 4 posts before putting the rest of the heater together. Otherwise, when you tilt the heater to move it to another area, the metal "feet" will scrape and make it impossible to move the heater. We live in Arizona, and the winter evenings are quite cool here. This heater combines warmth to the patio, but also provides a very awesome flame that is mesmerizing to watch. Very happy with this purchase!
Just setup two heaters for our pool area in Florida (no need for a lot of heat). Absolutely love the look at night. Good quality product - also bought extra covers. No problems with the instructions - it takes around 30 - 45 minutes to assemble them (based on your skills). A small step stool is helpful, but not needed (you can tilt the heater to assemble the top pieces).