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- Limited (24 months)
- South Africa
- Alva - Gas Heater - 9Kg
Fred, South Africa. 6 June 2016
It is a superb buy in comparison to other similarly priced products. Be aware that it needs to be assembled first.
Marco, South Africa. 2 August 2016
Great Heater & good service from Takealot as always. Good value for money and relatively easy to assemble. Heats the room/s nicely. If I must mention a downside it is the back is completely open, but this would not prevent me from purchasing it. In general, good all round buy.
Rohan, South Africa. 9 May 2016
I bought one last winter (2015) for about R800, ordered it from home and picked it up from the warehouse about 15 minutes later. Best buy ever.
They had this on daily deal again this year around R900, so I bought my second one (I have stairs, so lugging this between the lounge and room isn't ideal).
This years one is slightly different.. the base that the 9kg gas tank sits on is not as moulded as last year, so that brace on the back becomes very very important as the tank is likely to move around when moving the heater.
The first unit I this year got also was funny in the sense that the second and third panels didn't light up when the knob was turned to activate those ones either, I had to physically blow on it for it to light up. I returned it for another exact model alva unit, and that one works well.
Either way, it's a great thing to warm up the whole room. We go through maybe 1 or 2 tanks each winter, which isn't so bad considering a tank is about R185 currently? R370 for your heating bill a year.. not bad.
I gave it 4 stars, as it would be great if it came with a co2 sensor, but then again maybe that's only for the more expensive ones. Don't use this in a room with no ventilation, esp. not all night. We use it just to warm up the room on 3 bars for a few minutes, and then on 1 bar for an hour or two to maintain the warmth of the room.. way more effective than the electrical bar heaters in my opinion.
Mark, South Africa. 29 June 2016
Happy with my purchase - no complaints. Pretty easy to assemble.
Kevin, South Africa. 4 August 2016
1 word, Awesome.
Took about 20 mins to put together.
Niraj, South Africa. 22 June 2016
Was a mission to setup, tight angles to screw in the base. Should have come setup already like the other heaters.
Akshay, South Africa. 5 May 2016
Zacharias Wilhelmus, South Africa. 2 July 2016
Great product. Heats really quickly. Does what it says on the tin. Highly recommend this over any electrical heating option.
John, South Africa. 28 June 2016
This has been keeping us so warm at night in front of the TV.
Manash, South Africa. 24 June 2016
A nice effective heater against the Johannesburg winter cold air in an icy tiled lounge/dining area.
Assembly was pretty straight forward. The only snag was that two screws which hold one side of the Middle Panel had come off, most likely caused by the movement during shipping. It was simply screwed back on, so no problems.
Overall, happy with the purchase. Also, delivery was speedy - received the day after the order.
Francois, South Africa. 10 August 2016
Not the most stylish item in my living room, but heats the space well on cold nights using 1-2 of the 3 panels.
Chris, South Africa. 8 August 2016
Great product, easy to assemble and works very well!! Also very quick delivery.
Siyanda, South Africa. 29 May 2015
Great Value for money
Gcobisa, South Africa. 5 August 2016
Mark, South Africa. 25 May 2016
Alva Gas bottle I bought on Takealot did not fit, cost me another R100 for an adapter x 6.
Sarisha, South Africa. 22 July 2016
Rubbish quality by Alva. Firstly was very difficult to assemble due to its flimsy exterior- the metal bends and not all the holes line up nicely. Then the stupid things' panel didn't want to stay lit after holding it for many seconds and numerous attempts. Had to send it back for a replacement and luckily the new one worked without any trouble. Takealot made getting the replacement super easy better than buying from a retail store.
Tersha, South Africa. 10 July 2017
Warms up every area very nicely. Came with a slight scratch on the unit. But wanted it so babdly that we did not bother returning for such a small scratch. Over all everything was good.
Sandulela, South Africa. 3 June 2016
Absolutely satisfied!! I would recommend this product to anyone,Its safe and easy to use, we had load shedding last night but we had no worry in the world because we have this heater.!!
Norma, South Africa. 21 June 2017
I'm very satisfied with this product, excellent performance.....just disappointed that the price dropped 3 days after I purchased it.....thanks Takealot!!!!
Pierre, South Africa. 20 July 2015
Good value for money
Morne, South Africa. 25 May 2016
Simple but effective design
Alecia, South Africa. 10 June 2015
GREAT!!! love it. works wonderfully, heats up a large room quickly.
IVAN, South Africa. 28 June 2016
The best gas heater I have ever purchased.
No smell, super heat, and the most superb starter mechanism out of all the gas heaters in the market.It starts first time, and generates brilliant heat. Very efficient. Super quiet. Lovely warm glow. Arrived within a day of ordering it - best service too.
Werner, South Africa. 29 April 2015
Very happy. Took a while to get going but it turned out the gas place overfilled the bottle and this had the effect of the panel getting lit but because the gas pressure was too high it blew the flame away from the wick. I took the gas bottle outside and opened it up for about 7 seconds and tried again. No problems so far.
Ncube, South Africa. 21 June 2016
Andre, South Africa. 30 June 2017
Awesome product, does what it is intended for. A bit tricky to get use to igniting but once you get the hang of it, then its a breeze.
Tshwarelo, South Africa. 7 July 2017
it's the best thing that has happened to me all winter. easy setup and works like a charm. my house is so nice and toasty the minute it goes on
Lisa, South Africa. 23 August 2016
The start-up is tricky, getting the flame to hold, but overall will keep you warm once it's running.
Gugulethu, South Africa. 3 May 2016
So far so good, I am very happy with the product. It warms up my entire house better than electrical heaters. This is the product to buy :)
nicole, South Africa. 24 June 2015
Need better description. You have to assemble it (not like smaller Alva gas heater that comes assembled in box) and need spanner. Massive sticker on the top panel of heater which proved messy to remove. Have not been able to use it. need a toolkit!
Cullen, South Africa. 29 June 2016
Value for money gas heater.
Heats up our open plan dinning room and lounge area very well.
Simple to assemble.
Metal casing is a bit thin, which has warped slightly and now the heater sits skew - but nothing major.
Take alot service fantastic as always
Lindi, South Africa. 28 June 2016
Best investment we made this winter!! No shocker electricity bills.
Quick to assemble and get started. We use it every day and it's good quality.
Darryl, South Africa. 2 August 2016
Took awhile for the 2nd and 3rd panel to start working
Mcguigan, South Africa. 30 June 2017
Works well, heats up the room quick and only need to use low setting to maintain the heat, seems to use much less gas compared to using a Alva heater head that you screw on to a tank.
Has 3 levels of heat, low, med and high.
assembly is a matter of screwing the base to the frame ( 4 + 4 screws).
Works with a generic 9 kg tank.
Mbulelo, South Africa. 7 April 2015
Lammert, South Africa. 2 June 2016
On the pictures provided you cannot see that the back is almost fully open so you can see the gas bottle and fittings. Works well and easy to assemble.
Chris, South Africa. 1 June 2015
Delivered on time, heater works really well & was semi-assembled. Back bar that covers the gas bottle was bent on delivery - the courier could have taken a little more care.
Andile, South Africa. 26 May 2016
Arie, South Africa. 9 August 2016
Silna, South Africa. 9 July 2017
An absolute bliss to have this. 3 different settings. Low noise. Heats an entire place in minutes. Very happy.
Hardus, South Africa. 12 July 2016
Easy to assemble and works like a dream. Heats up a room in no time. Great service as well.
Tanara, South Africa. 11 July 2016
Wendy, South Africa. 3 June 2015
Happy with this product!
stoffel diphoko, South Africa. 17 June 2016
wooow very happy
Tshimangadzo, South Africa. 3 June 2016
Great heater and very easy to operate. i would give it a 5 except I don't think it would heat up a 50m2 room. It works very well to heat my bedroom though.
Sharon, South Africa. 6 July 2017
I bought it for my daughter and she is extremely happy with it
Hans, South Africa. 16 June 2017
Well priced, good value for money. Easy to use and really effective and quick heating. Happy with it.
Sandra, South Africa. 8 June 2017
Once again, the Alva gas heater has proved to be easy to use with great mobility. Definitely value for money.
Ernest, South Africa. 29 June 2016
Very impress with the fast delivery and the quality of the product
Felicity, South Africa. 10 August 2016
Easy to assemble.... which was done by my daughter in no time.
Excellent product and delivered within one day... well done Take a Lot!!!
Odwa, South Africa. 24 May 2016
I bought this heater, it came unassembled and took me a few weeks without a heater even though there was a box standing around my house. And then the knob on the top didn't fit properly and I thought there was something wrong with me then my husband tried it as well and he couldn't fit. The heater is now standing skew because one of the wheels is crooked, that's when we decided to return it.
Nicky, South Africa. 25 May 2017
Really annoyed. Worked for two days and then the spark gap decided to stop working! The spark clicks away as the gas rushes past, but the fuel never ignites. Now, in the middle of winter when I need it most I have to go through the process of returning it and hoping it is replaced by one that works.
Rachel, South Africa. 1 June 2016
its not easy to use.
charlene, South Africa. 5 May 2017
Really hot product! Pun intended.
Annette, South Africa. 22 June 2016
Am very happy with my purchase. Thank you for the prompt delivery.
adrian, South Africa. 1 August 2016
Great product. Easy to assemble, works well.
Thembile, South Africa. 24 May 2016
This heater worked like a bomb, thank you Alva for a great product.
Dave, South Africa. 22 June 2016
Received in perfect condition. Excellent and fast delivery. Much appreciated
Jacky, South Africa. 22 May 2017
Once assembled - Works fantastically!, Its light and can easily be moved, compact design.
Susan, South Africa. 20 July 2016
Easy to use and nice and sturdy
Kurt, South Africa. 26 June 2017
Great product, been in use for a solid month and no problems. Slight bit of assembling work, but nothing serious.
Deevra, South Africa. 24 May 2016
First, I will commend Takealot on the speedy service. Ordered on a Monday and it was delivered on the Tuesday! Heater itself works well and heats up a room nicely. Note that there is some assembly required.
Lucille, South Africa. 6 June 2016
I love the heater. The price was good and the service was excellent. I received the heater in record time.
Barbara, South Africa. 28 April 2017
I received in within 2 days of payment. Very impressed
Thozama, South Africa. 15 June 2016
Great and prompt service.
Kirsty, South Africa. 2 July 2016
Takealot's service in delivering the heater was phenomenal - we were promised 3 day delivery but received it the next day.
The heater was easy to assemble and within 10 - 15 minutes we had it assembled and warming up the house.
We have found that it is quite heavy on gas but this is our first gas heater so I'm not sure how it compares to others. A 9kg of gas will only last a week if you have the heater on 2 -3 panels.
Overall it is a good product and we are satisfied with our purchase.
selva, South Africa. 23 June 2016
Great buy !! Thanks takealot for your super fast service
David, South Africa. 12 June 2017
It switches off when i releases the Knop. Even if i waited for some time for the pannels to heat up.
Muhammad Salman, South Africa. 30 June 2017
I'm happy with the product.
Sthabisile, South Africa. 7 July 2017
I am so disappointed. Managed to put it together and it doesn't work. You can smell the gas however the spark refused to light the panels.
Rethabile, South Africa. 5 July 2017
The delivery was efficient and the product was great.
Marlene, South Africa. 6 July 2017
Super easy to use and very effective in heating a fairly large area.