Mermade has brought out a new heater, which Katlyn was nice enough to send me for a test run.
It is a completely different experience then the last one. In appearance it is a nice gloss black body with golden lotus flowers around it. It has a ceramic base that the actual ceramic heater rests within as well as a ceramic, vented, top. It presents an overall graceful appearance and would work pretty well in any setting.
It also has a temperature controller that when tested against the IR temperature sensor I used seemed fairly accurate. I do not think it gets as hot as the last model, but since that got hot enough to cook food in, not to mention scorching expensive wood, this is not a bad thing.
I have tested this on some frankincense’s, agarwoods and sandalwoods as well as a variety of blends and it works well. It is also very easy to use. You for sure want to use a piece of foil to line the heating bowl that sets above the actual heating element. I have already recommended this unit to a number of my friends as I think it is a good investment, as well as selling at a good price. -Ross