I bought a Presto Portable Heatdish Parabolic Heater recently. Everytime I turn it on it smells like something is burning. Even after I have turned it off, the room still smells like something is burning. I am getting nervous using it. When it's on, it heats up the room very well. I am just getting very nervous with the smell. I keep attributing the smell to it being new!?! I like how quickly the heater can heat up a room. It's very effective for small spaces. I use it in my livingroom when we are watching t.v. or playing games. It is a great size and doesn't take up alot of space. I find it very easy to use. Plug it in, and turn it on. I also like that it is safe around the pets. I have a couple of dogs and cats, and I don't worry when they get to close to it. Although, it puts off such a strong heat, they don't really get too close to it. Kind of like when the oven is open. They only get so close, and then back off from the heat. My husband likes to take it out in the garage when he is tinkering out there. He says it works great, and he loves it. I really do like it. I am hoping the burning smell disapates over time. Performance It performs well. Heats up a room in no time at all! Ease of Use Very easy to use. Plug it in, and turn it on. Design Nothing fancy, looks like a typical heater.