Best Designer Electric Radiators – The Top 3

For those seeking to add a stylish touch to their home, designer electric radiators offer a great balance between style and function with their sleek looks and effective heating. Let’s be honest, more and more of us want our homes to look great and provide the warmth we need. I don’t think that’s too much to ask?

One of the biggest problems that most people have, especially in regions of the UK that have a high population density, is the space to bring in plumbing. Not only is space an issue, but so are the high costs that are associated with adding unsightly plumbing. Often it’s a case of boxing in ugly pipes, but what if we could have great looking radiators without the need for such plumbing?

Are Designer Radiators the Answer?

What makes things difficult is the fact that most central heating radiators contain water and lose heat as the water travels from the boiler to the radiator. This process is costly, wasteful, and in the end can be too expensive for some people to stand in the long term. This wasteful spending can mean thousands of pounds over just a few years!

The brilliant technological answer is an electric radiator, which has a heating element of its own so that it’s not reliant on this transfer of water like most central radiators are. By adding designer electric radiators to your home, not only will you have a much more enjoyable experience from a practical perspective, but you will enjoy the aesthetic beauty of designer products at the same time. That’s a win in our book!

#1 The Haverland Designer RC Wave RC5W 800 Watt

Haverland RC Wave RC5WWe’re huge fans of the Haverland range of radiators and it’s not hard to see why when you combine their gorgeous curves with top notch technology and slimline design. Its curves can add that touch of style to any room and whilst some may consider it a little on the pricey side, the build quality is second to none.

One thing we really like about the RC5W is the speed at which it heats up, as unlike other thermal liquid radiators, the Haverland uses a dynamic gel with high thermal inertia. Great for those cold nights when you get in from work and want instant heat. Or use its 24/7 programmable timer to ensure it’s already on and has your home toasty warm before you even get in the door.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
8006452.57.4Wall mountedYY£££££4.7

#2 The Milano Aruba Vertical Space-Saving Designer Radiator

The Milano Aruba Black Space-Saving Designer Electric RadiatorRather unusual these days, the Milano Aruba Slim is a vertical space saving radiator that just oozes style. From the sleek high gloss black finish through to the steel control panel styled to resemble a radiator valve. We simply love everything about this radiator and it’s right up there with the most beautifull of home appliances.

With its impressive 2496 BTU heat output from the 800W element, it certainly doesn’t skimp on features or power. This slimline vertical radiator is great for those locations where horizontal space is at a premium. The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a timer inbuilt. Instead it relies upon an external timer or a connection to an intelligent home control system.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
80023.61787.8Wall mountedYExternal£££4.3

#3 The Milano Alpha Horizontal Electric Panel Radiator

Milano Alpha Horizontal Designer Electric Panel RadiatorOur 3nd offering is the rather stylish Milano Alpha radiator. Featuring the same good looks and slick design as the Aruba, the anthracite colour offers an alternative to the plain old white most radiators seem to come in. With the same gorgeous looks and steel “valve” control panel it’s one of our faves by far and it was a tough decision not to rank this higher in our list.

Whilst a smaller unit in both size and heat output, it retains the Milano ranges fashionable looks. As well as a reasonable 1718 BTU from its 600W heating element, so it’s more than capable of warming most spaces with ease.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
60063634.6Wall mountedYExternal£££4.0


  • Stylish designer looks can update the look of any home or space.
  • Quality of build is second to none.


  • Can be a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for!


For a combination of designer looks and powerfull heating we fully recommend the Haverland RC Wave, you simply can’t go wrong with it. However if space is at a premium then the vertical design of the Milano Aruba could be ideal for you. Not only does it combine great looks with high spec features, it’s perfect for those creating a modern intelligent home.

Of course if all you seek is designer looks coupled with a traditional size and shape for your radiator, then the Milano Alpha is the one for you. Don’t just take our word for it though, we fully recommend taking a closer look at the suggestions above and see which is perfect for your needs and tastes.