Designed to heat water as opposed to de-icing water, this powerful bucket heater will heat the water to over 180 degrees F. A stainless steel guard protects the durable heating element. Water can be heated towards boiling, depending on the bucket’s volume and insulation. It comes with a 6-foot cord and is designed to rest easily inside a 5 gallon bucket. The heater is thermostatically controlled with over-temperature protection. For use in water only. Will not damage plastic containers.