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The 10 Best Sauna Heaters of 2023

The HIVE Wood provides a traditional wood-burning sauna atmosphere by creating waves of soft, high heat. Each unit includes a 1/5” thick stainless-steel tamer for long-lasting durability. The HIVE Wood uses stainless-steel elements for both elegance and functionality. The innovative airflow design creates a convection process that burns wood more efficiently. Its large number of exposed stones ensures a higher heat and better steam capability. Its stainless-steel furnace door allows bathers to enjoy a warm fireplace sensation. The 17kW HIVE Wood LS includes a firebox extension that lets users heat the sauna from a separate room for added convenience. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟮𝟭𝟮 𝘁𝗼 𝟱𝟲𝟱 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟯𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟳𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱-𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 • 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺 • 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀

Best Wood-Fired Sauna Stove – HUUM HIVE Wood

The HomeHeat’s affordable price, quality engineering, and reliability has made it prominent in home and smaller commercial saunas. Each unit is designed so that the rocks are in direct contact with the heating elements for greater efficiency. The built-in control panel allows bathers to adjust time and temperature settings from within the sauna. HomeHeat electric sauna heaters are made in Finland of 100% recyclable stainless-steel. Their triple-wall construction provides greater safety and cooler surface temperatures. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟴𝟰 𝘁𝗼 𝟱𝟯𝟬 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟰.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟲𝗸𝗪, 𝟳.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟴𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁-𝗜𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗹 • 𝟭𝟬𝟬% 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 • 𝗘𝗧𝗟-𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀

Best Affordable Sauna Heater – Hotass Saunas HomeHeat with Built-In Controls

Best Sauna Heater Value – Finlandia FIN

FIN heaters are made in Finland to provide years of dependable operation. These beautiful electric sauna stoves are used to power thousands of homes and smaller commercial bathing spaces across the globe. The FIN heater rewards bathers with an authentic Finnish sauna experience. Its large surface of rocks provides even heating and optimal airflow. The sauna unit also features direct contact between the rocks and heating elements for greater heat efficiency. Finlandia FIN heaters are equipped with industrial-quality heating elements, a stainless-steel interior, and a beautiful enamel casing. Their three-wall construction provides cooler surface temperatures and optimal safety. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟴𝟰 𝘁𝗼 𝟰𝟮𝟱 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟯𝗸𝗪, 𝟰.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟲𝗸𝗪, 𝟴𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲-𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 • 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 • 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Best Day Spa Sauna Heater – Amerec Trend

Wellness centers across the nation choose Amerec Trend sauna heaters because of their long-lasting performance, safety, and reliability. The Trend heater features a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel body and industrial-strength heating elements for years of dependable daily use. With fifty years of experience manufacturing sauna heaters, Amerec knows what it takes to create a quality sauna experience. The Designer heater stays true to the company’s rich sauna heritage by blanketing the room with waves of penetrating heat. The Designer’s large rock capacity provides optimal heat dispersal – transforming each bathing session into a personal sauna oasis. Direct contact between the heating elements and rocks helps maximize the health benefits of each sauna visit by creating a soft heat and a pleasant steam. Amerec Designer heaters are UL listed to ensure club sauna bathing safety. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗨𝗟 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 • 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆

Award-Winning Sauna Heater – HUUM CLIFF

The CLIFF is a durable, floor-mounted sauna heater. Its slim design and extremely short safety distances make it ideal for smaller sized saunas. Winner of the prestigious 2021 Red Dot Product Design Award, the HUUM CLIFF includes a host of innovative features. Its internal air tunnel speeds up heating by an estimated 25% and helps prolong the lifespan of the heating elements. The CLIFF is compatible with the WiFi-enabled HUUM UKU Control for control of sauna functionality via phone. The CLIFF’s large number of exposed stones provides a long-lasting, mild steam and a powerful heat. The sauna heating unit also features HUUM’s signature stainless-steel construction and industrial-quality heating elements. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟳𝟲 𝘁𝗼 𝟰𝟮𝟱 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟯𝗸𝗪, 𝟰.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟲𝗸𝗪, 𝟴𝗸𝗪 • 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿-𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗳 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟯.𝟱𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁-𝗨𝗽 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 • 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Best Floor-Standing Sauna Heater – Harvia Cilindro

The Cilindro is a modern electric sauna heater for small to medium-sized saunas. Its rock tower design differentiates the Cilindro from other heaters immediately, adding a luxurious touch to any sauna decor. The Cilindro was designed and made in Finland to provide a consistent heat and the most enjoyable sauna experiences. Its large number of stones ensures a smoother steam and optimal heating dispersal. The grate-like outer shell structure lets users adjust the nature of the steam from soft to sharp to best suit their preferences. The Cilindro is crafted of durable stainless steel throughout for years of worry-free sauna enjoyment. Its industrial-strength heating elements are engineered to endure intense regular use. This heater is commonly installed in sauna benches with Harvia’s Embedding Flange. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟰𝟭 𝘁𝗼 𝟲𝟯𝟲 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟬𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟮.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟱𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 • 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 • 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 • 𝗨𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹-𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮

Best Sauna Heater with Built-In Controls – Harvia KIP

A long-time favorite for home sauna builders and DIY sauna enthusiasts, KIP heaters are cherished for their superior quality and performance. The KIP wall-mounted sauna heater features built-in controls at the bottom of the heater for convenient control of sauna functionality. This allows bathers to pre-set their sauna up to 8 hours in advance. KIP heaters are engineered so that their heating elements come in direct contact with rocks. This helps filter out harsh heat and ensure a pleasant, soft heat. These sauna units feature stainless-steel elements and a glossy red exterior. The Harvia KIP is also available in polished stainless-steel. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟴𝟰 𝘁𝗼 𝟰𝟮𝟱 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟰.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟲𝗸𝗪, 𝟴𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁-𝗜𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗹 • 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 • 𝗨𝗟-𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 • 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀

Best Commercial Sauna Heater – HUUM HIVE & UKU Control

The HIVE is an elegant solution for daily use in health clubs, day spas, gyms, and larger commercial bathing spaces. This floor-standing sauna stove is made of stainless-steel throughout for long-lasting safety, beauty, and durability. Each unit is built using very small amounts of metal so that the heat comes primarily from the stones. Together with its massive 552-pound rock capacity, the HIVE generates a soft steam and consistent heat – even for larger groups. Each unit includes adjustable legs for greater flexibility. HIVE sauna stoves can be controlled via the HUUM UKU Wi-Fi sauna controller. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟰𝟮𝟰 𝘁𝗼 𝟭,𝟬𝟱𝟬 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟮𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟴𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 • 𝗪𝗶𝗙𝗶 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 • 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

The Virta Combi is a strong and stylish sauna heater for medium to large sized sauna rooms. It is a unique combination of an electric sauna stove and a steamer for different sauna sensations. With the Virta Combi, bathers can select between a traditional Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, and an aromatic sauna. This sauna unit provides the ability to add essential oils, transforming each bathing session into a luxury spa-like experience. The Virta’s durable construction and easy service makes it an excellent option for bathers who frequently visit the sauna . All connections are accessible through the service hatch in the front of the heater. This unique design separates the heating elements from the rocks, which helps improve the lifespan of its heating elements. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟳𝟳 𝘁𝗼 𝟲𝟯𝟱 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟬𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟮.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟭𝟱𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 • 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮 • 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝘆-𝗱𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Most Versatile Sauna Heater – Harvia Virta Combi

Top Sauna Heaters Rated by the Nation's Sauna Specialists

Members of the BathingPro network have thousands of hours of experience creating exceptional sauna environments. They have extensive knowledge of all brands and configurations of sauna heaters and equipment. ​We asked the nationwide network of BathingPros to provide their list of the best sauna heaters available today.

There are many types of sauna heaters, both electric sauna heaters and wood-burning sauna stoves, with a wide variety of features and benefits. Some electric heaters include built-in controls for easy use, some feature automated steam, and some feature Wi-Fi compatibility. Some wood-burning sauna stoves let you pre-heat the sauna from a separate room with through-the-wall firebox extensions.


With countless options to choose from, finding a sauna heater that suits your budget and bathing preferences can be a daunting process. Here is your guide to the 10 best sauna heaters as determined by the experts in the BathingPro Network.

The DROP combines stainless-steel construction with the latest technology to deliver the ultimate Nordic sauna experience. The DROP is a wall-mounted sauna heater that takes up very little space. Its 132-pound stone capacity ensures a high heat and long-lasting steam. Its minimalist design showcases the rocks beautifully and adds a touch of elegance to any sauna. DROP sauna units pair with the HUUM UKU Wi-Fi sauna controller for complete control of sauna functionality from anywhere. 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘀: • 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟮𝟰𝟳 𝘁𝗼 𝟱𝟯𝟬 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 • 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟰.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟲𝗸𝗪, 𝟳.𝟱𝗸𝗪, 𝟴𝗸𝗪 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀: • 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀-𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 • 𝗪𝗶𝗙𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 • 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀: • 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Best Overall – HUUM DROP & UKU Control

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