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K&H Pet Products Perfect Bucket Heater

By K&H Pet Products
Rated 3.5333 out of 5 stars
$34.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Helps prevent water from freezing in plastic or metal pails up to 16 gallons—even in sub-zero temperatures.
  • 80-watt design is perfect for use as a bucket heater, bird bath deicer or chicken water heater during cold winter months.
  • Durable enamel finish is super easy to clean.
  • Convenient thermostatic controls automatically turn the heater on and off as needed.
  • Free cord safety clip included to help prevent chewing, cribbing or accidental removal.

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Questions & Answers

16 Customer Questions

What temperature does the unit keep the water at?
Answer by ChewyMay 17, 2021
This heater safely maintains open water to -20° Fahrenheit.

Does this heater have a thermostat or is it always on?
Answer by ChewyApr 28, 2020
There is not an off/on switch. The unit is always on when plugged in. MET Safety Laboratories suggests unplugging the unit if you leave your home on an extended vacation, as they do with any electrical appliance. Otherwise, it is designed for 24/7 operation and you can leave it plugged in all day. This item has been certified by MET labs to adhere to strict electrical safety standards.

Can this be used with an extension cord...any rating?
Answer by ChewySep 15, 2020
MET requires that all manufacturers put the extension cord statement “Do not use with extension cord” on every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards. This is because they cannot test every extension cord on the market in conjunction with our products for safety. Also, MET suggests that an extension cord is not recommended as a permanent fixture and should only be a temporary solution when using any electrical product.

Can this be used in a 50 gallon stock tank?
Answer by ChewyJul 19, 2021
This heater is safe for use on all plastic or metal buckets up to 16 gallons.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By LINDA on Feb 8, 2023

K&H Bucket Heater

Use this heater to keep my horse's water from freezing and it has done a great job. Like the small size and the fact it is not integral to the bucket, make cleaning the water bucket each week less of a chore. Only issue is the length of the cord, it would be better if it were about 18" longer.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Fantasywaterfalls on Dec 27, 2022

Didn't last

Lost power for 6 hours and I'm assuming that when the water froze it broke the element. Other than that good product for keeping fresh water from freezing.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By SerenaBG on Dec 2, 2022

Great for buckets

Have 16 gallon horse bucket and this works fantastic BUT the clamp is garbage! Horse broke it within an hour!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amaineac on Feb 8, 2022

Work's great in above 0 temperatures

We used this item in a rubber black 2 1/2 gallon bucket using a 100 foot 14 awg extension cord. We had a spell where it got -1 to -14F at night. It was a closed in area on a cement and Icy floor. It did freeze to 1" on the top of the bucket, We broke the ice, filled up the bucket with more water and it was fine except for the nights that were extremely cold as listed above. This has been the best heater of all we have tried including blue dog water bowls, plug in black rubber buckets and a plug in green plastic bucket. We are satisfied with this product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AJGR on Apr 7, 2022

works great

I’ve had and used this for two years now. I leave it plugged in and mounted in a hanging water pail that has nipples. This keeps the water from freezing and the chickens can easily access water from the nipples.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GramaDen on Feb 20, 2022

Awesome heater!

We have had this heater now a few months and it has been outstanding at keeping our 3 gal plastic water bucket fluid for our chickens and dogs! Our temps have been some of the coldest I remember here in pa. with sustained sub zero temps.. Real work saver and we will buy another one if/when something happens to this guy.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By FarmPrincess on Jan 26, 2022

Northern Illinois winters -Nope

I was so excited to get these because I hate hauling frozen water buckets in the winter. First few days they were great but temps were in the 20s. Cold blast this week and we are below zero and I have frozen buckets again with a heater frozen in the giant ice cube. Took 8 hours in the warm house with the bucket heater plugged in to thaw them out. Would not recommend for my area but they are probably ok for milder temps

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KenK on Jan 10, 2022

Didn’t work out for me

I bought this item when it was on sale and just used it for the first time last week. I gave it a couple tries to see if it would improve and it hasn’t. When weather was just starting to freeze, the ice was noticeable in the bottom of the bucket. The salt water in a water bottle actually held off the ice longer than this. Freezing weather it didn’t work at all. The box says it works for us up to 16 gal and my chicken waterer is only 5 gal. I was hopeful that this would save me money from buying another bucket heater since those have to be filled more frequently, but it doesn’t look like it worked out for me. Maybe others have had better luck or I did something incorrectly.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Wittykitty on Feb 14, 2022

Didn’t Work

If it was around 32°, it worked. But anything colder than that and my water would still freeze. I have a 15 gallon water bucket that I was using this in for the dogs. I ended up just taking it out and filling a separate bowl up for them when it would freeze.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Adam on Jan 17, 2022

Works in the cold UT winters

Seems to be doing its job just fine to keep our chickens' water from being frozen, while not making the water too hot to drink. It recommends not using an extension cord, but for us, this has worked fine so far.