Best Pedestal Fans

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 23, 2018
A pedestal fan is by far the most affordable and simple solution to an overbearing heat. With summer being well on its way, we invite you to read our review of the best pedestal fans and choose the one that will save you from the heat. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

Thanks to the head that features exactly 16 inches in diameter and 5 of the most effective blades, the fan is capable of delivering a strong airflow of up to 2436 cubic feet per minute.  The electronic control panel is packed with some serious capabilities, from an eight-hour timer to the energy-saving mode. 

CONS

The LED indicator light is a bit too bright. 

OUR VERDICT

You put a sleek remote control that allows you to operate the fan from a distance, an exceptionally strong airflow, and a silent operation together and what you're left with is Rowenta VU5670, arguably the best pedestal fan that money can buy.

detailed parameters
Settings

5 speed settings, including turbo boost and silent night

Controls

Electronic control panel, Compact remote control

Cable

5 ft

Size and weight

43.3 - 55.1 inches height, 23.6 inches depth, 19.7 inches width

Features

Eight-hour timer (4 positions); Energy-saving mode; Sleek remote control with integrated on-board storage; Automatic Oscillation & Orientation; Adjustable height

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The company's signature energy-efficient Vortex technology is capable of distributing the airflow up to 75 feet. The AirTensity spiral grill creates the spiral effect that lets the air travel across the entire room. The deep pitch blades enclosed in cylindrical ducts maximize the air distribution. The inlet air accelerator directs the air to the more efficient parts of the blades, thus improving the airflow.

CONS

The fan isn't particularly tall. 

OUR VERDICT

Vornado 683 is a pedestal fan that will prove to be a great fit for those customers who do not care too much for unnecessary features but also don't mind paying a few extra bucks for one of the most powerful models that the market has to offer.

detailed parameters
Settings

3 speed settings

Controls

Front-facing mechanical switch

Cable

6 ft

Size and weight

32.1 – 37.8 inches height, 18.5 inches depth and width

Features

AirTensity Spiral Grill; Adjustable height from 32 to 38 inches with a tilt head

Warranty

5-year satisfaction guarantee

PROS

An easy carry handle will help you transport this thing from the living room to your bedroom. The sleep mode will allow you to set a timer up to six hours, after which the fan will shut itself off. Using the widespread oscillation option, you will be able to cover an entire room or turn it off and direct the airflow the way you want. 

CONS

The cable is short. 

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend this pedestal fan with remote to just about anybody who isn't interested in a stationary device and would like to acquire a highly functional and portable model that can accommodate a variety of needs and preferences.

detailed parameters
Settings

3 speed settings

Controls

Electronic control panel, remote control

Cable

~4 ft

Size and weight

41 – 52 inches height, 14 inches depth and width

Features

Adjustable height; Timer (up to 6 h); Optional oscillation; Directional louver; Easy carry handle

Warranty

1 year

PROS

If you prefer to have some white noise in the background as you sleep or work on your school assignment, the model has you covered. And if you aren't a fan of that, simply choose the silent night mode and enjoy the calm of a soundless operation. The 7-feet cable won't limit you in terms of placement.

CONS

The quality of plastic is less than impressive. 

OUR VERDICT

Honeywell HS-1655 has quite a few things going for it but what makes the model stand out is the ability to control the level of sound. The rather unique feature makes this oscillating pedestal fan a good choice both for people who prefer to have some sound in the background and the sort of individuals who like their fans silent.

detailed parameters
Settings

5 speed/levels settings of quiet control including "white noise"

Controls

LED controls with a remote control

Cable

7 ft

Size and weight

49.2 - 54 inches height, 21.6 inches depth, 22.8 inches width

Features

Oscillation for wide-area cooling; 1, 2, 4 & 8 Hour Shut-Off Timer; Adjustable Height

Warranty

1 year limited warranty

PROS

The height of the fan is fully adjustable, starting at 38 inches that most people choose as their go-to height setting for sleep and ending at 55 inches for whatever purposes you deem fit. The tiltable head will increase your options in terms of customizing the airflow. The Blue Pug technology will prevent any potentially hazardous scenarios from occurring.

CONS

A tad too loud when used on the maximum speed setting. 

OUR VERDICT

Lasko 1827 is a pedestal fan for people who would like to escape the overbearing summer heat but do not feel like paying an exorbitant amount of money for what is essentially a pretty basic device that has a singular purpose.

detailed parameters
Settings

3 speed settings

Controls

Oscillation knob, Speed switch

Cable

~6 ft

Size and weight

38-54.5 inches height, 20.5 inches depth and width 

Features

Wide oscillation; Tilt-back feature; Adjustable Height

Warranty

1 year

Rowenta VU5670

The Sound of Silence

There are two characteristics that define Rowenta VU5670 - quiet operation and outstanding performance. Starting with the former, this quiet pedestal fan generates no more than 35dB even at the highest speed, meaning that you will be able to enjoy its virtually silent operation anywhere you want without disturbing yourself or anyone around you. Now, as for the aforementioned outstanding performance, thanks to the head that features exactly 16 inches in diameter and 5 of the most effective blades, the fan is capable of delivering a strong airflow of up to 2436 cubic feet per minute. Simply put, it won't just prove its worth during the summer season but will be able to stay useful for general air circulation purposes all year long.

Aside from this characteristics, what makes the model in question special is also a serious number of features that it comes equipped with. In addition to the standard 3 speed settings, you will also receive access to the Turbo Speed mode that offers some extra power and a Silent Night mode that will let you peacefully drift into the dream world. The electronic control panel is packed with some serious capabilities, from an eight-hour timer to the energy-saving mode. And if you do not care for the control panel, the option to change the settings and operate the fan with a remote control is also there.

To sum it all up, you put a sleek remote control that allows you to operate the fan from a distance, an exceptionally strong airflow, and a silent operation together and what you're left with is arguably the best pedestal fan that money can buy.

Review of Rowenta VU5670 Turbo Silence Oscillating 16-Inch Stand Fan

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Vornado 683

It's All About Power

Vornado 683 is a pedestal fan for those customers that do not wish to settle for mediocrity but also do not particularly care for an array of useless features. After all, a fan is a fan, and even if you're willing to pay the price for a seriously impressive machine, you should be getting performance in return first and foremost. And performance is exactly where the model in question shines the most. Using a number of features that we will describe in just a moment, the fan is capable of distributing the airflow up to 75 feet. What allows the model to do that is the company's signature energy-efficient Vortex technology that relies on a few solutions to do its job.

First, there's the AirTensity spiral grill creating the spiral effect that lets the air travel across the entire room. After that, the deep pitch blades enclosed in cylindrical ducts maximize the air distribution, powering through heat and cold with the help of the pedestal fan's powerful motor. Finally, there's the inlet air accelerator directing the air to the more efficient parts of the blades, thus improving the airflow.

Other than that, the model doesn't present you with anything you wouldn't be able to find in any other fan. The switch on the front will allow you to choose between the standard set of speed settings, the height is adjustable, and the head of the fan is tiltable. To reiterate our earlier point, Vornado 683 is a pedestal fan that will prove to be a great fit for those customers who do not care too much for unnecessary features but also don't mind paying a few extra bucks for one of the most powerful models that the market has to offer.

Review of Vornado 683 Medium Pedestal Whole Room Air Circulator Fan

 

Lasko 2535

From One Room to the Other

If you're the kind of person who likes to change things up every once in a while, Lasko 2535 Oscillating Pedestal Tower Fan is the sort of model that will allow you to do just that. For instance, if you aren't interested in a stationary device since you tend to move your pedestal fans from one room to another in order to create a much more relaxing atmosphere, the model from Lasko has you covered with an easy carry handle that will help you transport this thing from the living room to your bedroom. Speaking of which, if you're the type of individual who prefers to fall asleep with the help of a slight breeze next to you, there's a good chance you'll enjoy the optional sleep mode that will allow you to set a timer up to six hours, after which the fan will shut itself off.

Using the widespread oscillation option, you will be able to cover an entire room or turn it off and direct the airflow the way you want. And we aren't just talking about the horizontal directions either as the directional louver will allow you to adjust the wind up or down. Not dissimilar to the majority of pedestal fans, the model's height is also fully adjustable, with the ability to raise it from 41 inches all the way up to 52 inches. And, except for the latter, all of the features, including 3 speed settings, can be accessed via a remote control that comes with the package.

In conclusion, we would recommend this pedestal fan with remote to just about anybody who isn't interested in a stationary device and would like to acquire a highly functional and portable model that can accommodate a variety of preferences.

Review of Lasko 2535 Oscillating Pedestal Tower Fan

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Honeywell HS-1655

Control the Sound

Some people find the noise that the majority of fans produce to be distracting and annoying, so they prefer the kind of models that are capable of operating while producing a minimal amount of the said noise. On the other hand, there are plenty of individuals that are so used to it that they can't work, relax, or fall asleep without the pleasant buzz of a fan. Fortunately enough, Honeywell HS-1655 will be able to accommodate both of these types of people.

Though the model isn't limited in terms of power, being able to produce a really strong airflow at the highest speed setting, its biggest selling point is the ability to control the amount of noise the fan generates. If you prefer to have some white noise in the background as you sleep or work on your school assignment, the model has you covered. And if you aren't a fan of that noise (or any noise for that matter), simply choose the silent night mode and enjoy the calm of a soundless operation. The latter works especially well in conjunction with the automatic shut off timer that you can set to go off at any time, from an hour or two all the way up to eight. Finally, the oscillation feature will allow you to cover a relatively wide area and the 7-feet cable won't limit you in terms of placement.

All in all, Honeywell HS-1655 has quite a few things going for it but what makes the model stand out is the aforementioned ability to control the level of sound. The rather unique feature makes this oscillating pedestal fan a good choice both for people who prefer to have some sound in the background and the sort of individuals who like their fans silent.

Review of Honeywell HS-1655 QuietSet 16" Stand Fan

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Lasko 1827

Enough to Make You Comfortable

If you would like to improve your level of comfort during those scorching sunny days but you don't feel like spending a hundred bucks on a fan, Lasko 1827 might just be the model for you. Though this is easily one of the most affordable options out there, the product in question features just about everything you would want out of a fan.

The height of the fan is fully adjustable, starting at 38 inches that most people choose as their go-to height setting for sleep and ending at 55 inches for whatever purposes you deem fit. Aside from the ability to change the height, this Lasko pedestal fan also comes with a tiltable head that will increase your options in terms of customizing the airflow. And if that still sounds limited, the 90-degree widespread oscillation feature will allow you to spread that airflow around the room. Of course, the feature is optional, so if you feel like enjoying a nice steady stream of chill air, simply turning it off will do the trick. All of that, including the ability to choose between slow, medium, and high speed setting, can be done using the oscillation knob and the speed switch that are located on the front of the pedestal. And since this is a model from Lasko, the Blue Pug technology that prevents any potentially hazardous scenarios from occurring is present as well.

Again, Lasko 1827 is a pedestal fan for people who would like to escape the overbearing summer heat but do not feel like paying an exorbitant amount of money for a pretty basic device that has a singular purpose.

Review of Lasko 1827 Elegance & Performance Pedestal Fan

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What Is a Pedestal Fan?

You know the drill, it is scorching outside as well as inside your house and you cannot sleep nor perform the most basic human functions because you feel like your brain along with the rest of your body are going to melt like ice cream under the sun. So, what do you do? No, you do not pray to the winter gods to bring the White Frost that will freeze and annihilate everything in its way. You get yourself a pedestal fan. What makes the latter different from any other fan? Not much, as you'd imagine. The defining characteristic of this type of fans is the so-called pedestal, a stand that provides a support structure for the fan to deliver a consistent airflow at a certain height. Similar to other types of fans, they usually include a number of different speed settings that you can choose from and a few features that might come in handy in a variety of scenarios. Of course, they tend to be much bigger in size compared to personal fans, so an AC through a cable is usually the only available source of power, meaning that they aren't well-equipped for transportation. That said, you aren't going to have any problems moving one of these fans from one room to the other.

Pedestal fans are the best fit for household purposes. If you're looking to improve the temperature situation in your workshop, you'd be better off with a high-velocity fan. And if a pedestal fan seems like an overkill to you, a personal fan will do just fine.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-28 15:51:48