Electric Tank Water Heater Reviews

Electric tank water heaters come in several sizes, but most consumers opt for 40- , 50- or 60-gallon models. These tank heaters are usually destined for medium or large houses that have many family members drawing on the hot water reserve at the same time.

People choose electric over gas for many reasons: some don’t like the hazards of gas, others do not want to rely on finicky pilot lights that can be snuffed out if there are high winds or a malfunctioning apparatus.

Those who choose electric tank heaters also appreciate the lower cost, which can run into hundreds of dollars, and the ease of installation if their home is not equipped for a gas heater.

Drawbacks for electric models include the consistently high cost of electricity and problems that result from power outages, which can leave your home without hot water for days.

While lots of people still go for storage heaters, some consumers choose tankless simply because they despise the idea of paying for electricity to heat their hot water even as they sleep; it’s as if they are pouring money down the drain for no good reason.

That said, electric heaters do come in energy-efficient models that can last for a decade or more with no problems, and it you are careful about what water temperature you set your unit on, you can limit your costs that come with each month’s power bill.

Electric Tank Water Heater Reviews – High to low Ratings

Reliance 6 2 SSUS K

Reliance 6 2 SSUS K 2.5 Gallon Electric Water Heater

Rating: (4.7 out of 5 stars)
Finding a water heater appropriate for small spaces is not a problem anymore, now there’s the Reliance 6 2 SSUS K. This very compact electric water hater supplies 2.5 gallons of water, just enough for a single sink or very low flow application. Because it … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Eemax EMT4

Eemax EMT4 4 Gallon Capacity Electric Mini-Tank

Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
The Eemax EMT 4 Electric Mini-Tank is a higher capacity version of the EMT2.5 and holds 4 gallons of water. This point-of-use mini-tank is powered by electricity and can be installed on the floor or mounted to a wall (brackets are included in the package)… [ more ]
Brand:Eemax
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Stiebel Eltron SHC 2.5

Stiebel Eltron SHC 2.5 Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater, 2.5 Gallon

Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Mini-tank water heaters are gaining popularity because point-of-use units are economical and do not require complicated wiring to install. The Stiebel Eltron SHC is one such mini-tank water heater. Electric-powered, this model has a … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$200 – $220

Bosch GL6 Ariston

Bosch GL6 Ariston 6-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
For RV owners looking to replace their water heaters that use propane as fuel, the answer may lie in the Bosch GL6 Ariston Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater. You don’t need to worry about your RV catching fire because the unit uses electricity… [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$180 – $200

Rheem 81VP20S

Rheem 81VP20S Electric Point-of-Use Water Heater, 20 Gallon

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
When it comes to water heaters, one of the top brands that come to mind is Rheem. Its highly reliable units do not disappoint, and this reliability can also be expected from its electric point-of-use water heaters. The 81VP20S is a compact and convenient … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$350 – $380

Rheem MR85245

Rheem MR85245 Marathon 85 Gal. Tall Electric Water Heater

Rating: (4.3 out of 5 stars)
Just when you thought you’ve seen everything in the water heating industry, Rheem comes out with a rust- and corrosion-resistant tank water heater. Known as the Marathon series, this non-metallic tank-style water heater is made of polybutene that is … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$1100 – $1200

Bosch GL4 Ariston

Bosch GL4 Ariston 4-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.2 out of 5 stars)
The Bosch GL4 Ariston is a point-of-use water heater that allows you to immediately enjoy hot water where you need it — be it your kitchen sink or shower. You can install this unit independently or link it with your main water … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Bradford White M250T6DS-1NCWW

Bradford White M250T6DS-1NCWW 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater - Tall Model

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
As part of Bradford White’s tall electric models classified as Energy Saver, the M250T6DS-1NCWW Electric Water Heater exemplifies the power of the Hydrojet® Total Performance System. This system includes a device in the cold water inlet that reduces … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$500 – $550

Bosch GL2.5 Ariston

Bosch GL2.5 Ariston 2-1/2-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
Tired of waiting for hot water to arrive at your sink but can’t afford a tankless water heater? You should try the Bosch GL2.5 Ariston Mini-Tank Water Heater. Similar to a tankless water heater, this 2 ½ gallon Ariston is installed at point-of-use … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$160 – $180

Eemax EMT2.5

Eemax EMT2.5 2.5-Gallon Electric Mini-Tank

Rating: (4.0 out of 5 stars)
If you wait for your tap water to get hot because your water heater is situated far from the sink, you might want to consider buying the Eemax EMT2.5 Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater. This 2.5 gallon point-of-use water heater provides … [ more ]
Brand:Eemax
Price Indication:
$150 – $170

Reliance 6 6 SOMS K

Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater

Rating: (3.8 out of 5 stars)
If you are looking for an electric water heater that will fit in nicely under the counter or a crawl space, you might want to check out the Reliance 6 6 SOMS K Electric Water Heater. This 120 volt compact heater has a … [ more ]
Brand:Reliance
Price Indication:
$180 – $200