Best Pedestal Fan- UK Reviews 2017

In this article we will be doing reviews of the best pedestal fans, currently available in the United Kingdom (UK). To save you a lot of time searching, we have read the many reviews available, and created a top 10 table, based on the satisfaction rating, given to each fan by customers who bought them.

You can see that top 10 table immediately below.​ Underneath the table, you will find a more detailed review on each of the pedestal fans in our table. Hopefully that will make things a lot easier for you.

Rank

Name

Rating

Price

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1

Igenix DF1660 Pedestal Fan

4.4

£59

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2

Honeywell HS-216E Oscillating

4.3

£49

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3

Lloytron F1221WH Stay Cool Pedestal Fan

4.3

£21

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4

Prem-I-Air 16" Chrome Pedestal Fan

4.2

£70

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5

Bionaire Pedestal Fan

4.2

£55

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6

Honeywell QuietSet Stand Fan

4.2

£94

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7

Beldray 16" 360° Pedestal Fan

4.1

£50

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8

Igenix DF1655 Pedestal

4.0

£16

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9

Generic H-28401 Pedestal Fan

3.8

£15

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10

Fine Elements Pedestal Fan

3.8

£15

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Pedestal Fan Brands

As you can see from the list above, the brands who make and produce pedestal fans, are popular and well known heating and cooling manufacturers. They include:

  • Honeywell​
  • Bionaire
  • Igenix
  • Prem I Air
  • Beldray

They not only do pedestal fans, but they also make the popular tower fans. In fact they go right across the range of all the many cooling and heating products. Below we have done some summary reviews of the pedestal fans on our top 10 list.

No 1 Choice - Igenix DF1660 Pedestal Fan Review

At number one on our list is this high quality Igenix model. It is a 16" chrome pedestal fan, that has an all metal construction, and a heavy base to prevent the risk of toppling.

Igenix DF1660 Pedestal Fan
  • 3 speed settings - low medium and high
  • 55 watts of power
  • Ideal for either home or office
  • The height can be easily and quickly adjusted to suit your own needs
  • This fan oscillates, which means it can swivel both left and right
  • Measures 40 x 45 x 120 cm and weighs 7 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

46 %
5 STARS
39 %
4 STARS
15 %
3 STARS
0 %
2 STARS
0 %
1 STAR

No 2 Choice - Honeywell HS-216E Oscillating and Tilt Stand Fan Review

At number one on our list is this one from the very well known Honeywell brand. Although expensive at around £49, it is high quality, and from a leading heating & cooling brand.

Honeywell HS-216E Oscillating and Tilt Stand Fan
  • 3 speed settings - low medium and high
  • 50 watts of power
  • Ideal for either home or office
  • The height can be easily and quickly adjusted to suit your own needs
  • This fan oscillates, which means it can swivel both left and right
  • Measures 45.5 x 43 x 134.5 cm and weighs 4.2 Kg
  • Requires some assembly
  • 3 years warranty

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

61 %
5 STARS
21 %
4 STARS
7 %
3 STARS
5 %
2 STARS
6 %
1 STAR

No 3 Choice - Lloytron F1221WH Stay Cool Pedestal Fan Review

At number three we have a very affordable fan, which gets high reviews and ratings by real life buyers. Lloytron are a well known brand, and known for good quality products.

Lloytron F1221WH Stay Cool Pedestal Fan
  • 3 speed settings
  • 50 watts of power
  • Ideal for either home or office
  • Vertical tilt
  • 90 degree oscillation
  • Measures 10 x 10 x 10 cm and weighs 3 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

71 %
5 STARS
14 %
4 STARS
0 %
3 STARS
5 %
2 STARS
10 %
1 STAR

No 4 Choice - Prem-I-Air 16" (40cm) Chrome Pedestal Fan With Remote Control Review

The 4th choice on our list is an interesting one, as this pedestal fan comes with a remote control. This can of course be really useful, as you can make changes to the speed of the fan, from the comfort of your own chair. This is an expensive but feature rich choice.

Prem-I-Air 16" (40cm) Chrome Pedestal Fan With Remote Control by Prem-I-Air
  • Very stylish chrome finished fan, that is very quiet when in use
  • Comes with a remote control to work the various settings
  • Has a very useful sleep timer with various settings such as 1 hour, 3 hours 4 hours and 8 hours.
  • The head of the fan can be set as a static position or changed to an oscillating movement
  • Measures 45 x 41 x 98 cm and weighs 3 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

56 %
5 STARS
24 %
4 STARS
8 %
3 STARS
3 %
2 STARS
9 %
1 STAR

No 5 Choice - Bionaire Pedestal Fan with Remote Control Review

This pedestal fan also comes with a remote control, and also from a well known and respected brand. This particular fan is rated by actual buyer as a 4.2 out of 5 stars, which it has maintained on a consistent and regular basis.

Bionaire Pedestal Fan with Remote Control
  • 3 speed settings
  • Comes with a remote control to work the various settings
  • Uses 2 blades that really do help increase the airflow in a hot room
  • The head of the fan can also be tilted
  • Measures 40 x 45 x 91.4 cm and weighs 2.4 Kg and is height adjsutable
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

56 %
5 STARS
11 %
4 STARS
33 %
3 STARS
0 %
2 STARS
0 %
1 STAR

We are now at the half way stage on our list. As you can see there are certainly plenty of choices to be had. You may also have detected that most of these offer 3 speeds, the head will tilt and/or oscillate, and some will have a remote control Those with a remote control facility are normally more expensive.

No 6 Choice - Honeywell QuietSet Stand Fan Review

This pedestal fan also comes with a remote control, and also from the very well known and respected Honeywell brand. This particular fan is rated by actual buyer as a 4.2 out of 5 stars, which it has maintained on a consistent and regular basis.

Honeywell QuietSet Stand Fan
  • 5 speed settings
  • Comes with a remote control to work the various settings
  • Adjustable height
  • 1, 2, 4 and 8 hour timing facility
  • Oscillates
  • 3 year guarantee
  • The grill can be quickly removed for easy cleaning
  • Measures 55 x 55 x 120 cm and weighs 5 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

60 %
5 STARS
22 %
4 STARS
2 %
3 STARS
6 %
2 STARS
10 %
1 STAR

No 7 Choice - Beldray 16" 360° Pedestal Fan With Built In Timer Review

This would be classed as a pretty high end pedestal fan. It is certainly the one with the highest build quality, and a ton of features.  This particular fan is rated by actual buyer as a 4.1 out of 5 stars, and from a really good brand. Normally retails at around £125, but there are massive savings available on this one online.

Beldray 16 inch 360° Pedestal Fan With Built In Timer
  • 3 speed settings and 3 wind modes
  • Uses 5 pretty powerful blades for maximum air circulation
  • Has a timer function
  • 360 degree oscillation for full room circulation
  • Adjustable height
  • Measures 62.6 x 45.2 x 17.6 cm and weighs 7 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

63 %
5 STARS
13 %
4 STARS
14 %
3 STARS
0 %
2 STARS
10 %
1 STAR

No 8 Choice - Igenix DF1655 Pedestal Oscillating 3-Speed Fan Review

This pedestal fan also comes with a remote control, and also from a well known and respected brand. This particular fan is rated by actual buyer as a 4.0 out of 5 stars, which it has maintained on a consistent and regular basis.

Igenix DF1655 Pedestal Oscillating 3-Speed Fan
  • 3 speed settings - high, medium and low
  • This 16" fan oscillates
  • Has a mesh grill for extra safety
  • 2 year warranty
  • Measures 57.8 x 46.4 x 10.8 cm and weighs 3.7 Kg
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

53 %
5 STARS
21 %
4 STARS
10 %
3 STARS
4 %
2 STARS
12 %
1 STAR

No 9 Choice - Generic H-28401 Electrical 16-Inch Oscillating Pedestal Stand Fan Review

The last two fans on our list are the cheapest. You will also notice that they both have the lowest buyer rating. This one and the one below get a 3.8 out of 5 stars rating. We prefer to see at least a 4 star rating. They are however a cheaper option, and will do the job if you have a limited budget.

Generic H-28401 Electrical 16-Inch Oscillating Pedestal Stand Fan
  • 3 speed settings
  • Adjustable height, and the angle of the fan head can also be adjusted
  • Uses 3 blades to circulate the air
  • Has a basic oscillation function
  • Measures 53.8 x 41.8 x 12 cm and weighs 2.0 Kg
  • Minimal assembly required

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

48 %
5 STARS
20 %
4 STARS
10 %
3 STARS
7 %
2 STARS
15 %
1 STAR

No 10 Choice - Fine Elements Oscillating Pedestal Fan Review

Last on our list is this Fine Elements pedestal fan. This is your standard 16" pedestal fan for use in the home or office. It is certainly very well priced, but like the one above, just be aware that the rating is much lower than we would like to see.

Fine Elements Oscillating Pedestal Fan
  • 3 speed settings
  • The head of the fan oscillates both to the left and to the right
  • Measures 50.8 x 43.8 x 16 cm and weighs 3.1 Kg and is height adjsutable
  • Requires some assembly

We have broken down the actual buyer ratings by percentage. This is based on a 5 star system, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

49 %
5 STARS
19 %
4 STARS
10 %
3 STARS
7 %
2 STARS
15 %
1 STAR

Pedestal Fan Buying Guide

Now that you have seen our top 10 list, and read some summary reviews of each fan, we have now produced a buying guide. That should help you, if you still have not made up your mind.

Why Buy a Pedestal Fan?​

best tower fan

These are mainly used to quickly cool down offices or particular rooms in a home such as a bedroom or conservatory.​ They are not the most attractive looking things to have in a home, but they do get the job done.

Those who really don't like the look of these, should consider the more attractive Tower Fans, shown on the image to the right

We have done a full review, on tower fans, which you can read by clicking here.​ For many people though, the pedestal fan is a much cheaper option. So what should you look out for, when it comes to buying one of these fans?

How Does a Pedestal Fan Work?

The pedestal fan is simply a stand, with a circular fan on top. They come with an electrical lead, which you plug into your main's socket. There are blades inside the fan head, that spin around  and create an air flow. Those blades are then covered by a mesh to make the fan safe and the spinning blades away from prying fingers. The blades are powered by a motor.

This is a very basic process, but there are some things that you should be aware of.​

Toppling Fans

This type of pedestal fan is reasonably stable, and it takes a hard knock to make them fall over. However some are more stable than others. The heavier the base, the less chance there is of these getting toppled over.

Height Adjustment

pedestal fan adjusting the height

Height Adjustment on a Pedestal Fan

You shouldn't buy a pedestal fan, unless you can adjust the height. You may want to have it aiming higher or lower, and a fixed height will never allow that.

A typical pedestal fan is about 4 feet high, which might be an ideal height for an office. In a bedroom though or in a garage, you may want the air flow directed much lower.​

Pedestal Fan Oscillation​

This is often one of the most confusing things for buyers to understand. To help cool a room quickly, and for air to be well dispersed in a room, it is ideal if the fan head can also move to the left and to the right.

So rather than having a fixed head, most of these fans also allow the fan head to move to the left and the right.

We strongly recommend having that feature. Rather than having the air flow fixed to one spot, this allows all of the space to be cooled down.​

Speed Range

pedestal fan speed settings

Manual Speed Settings on a Pedestal Fan

This feature simply refers to the speed at which the blades will spin. The faster they spin, the more air will be circulated. Many people turn this to high initially to quickly cool a room.

Once that is done, they then turn the speed down to medium and eventually to a low setting. Almost all fans will come with 3 speed settings, high, medium and low.​

The more expensive fans will give you a wider range of speeds.​

Pedestal Fan Remote Controls

All of this type of fan have buttons which you can activate manually. These will include the speed settings, and the oscillation​ options. That does however mean that you have to go to the fan if you want to adjust something. Many of the fans however some with a remote control option. That allows you to change the settings from the comfort of your chair.

How Much Do Pedestal Fans Cost to Run?

The average unit of electricity in the UK costs about 14 pence a unit. A unit is measured as 1 Kilowatt of energy used for 1 hour. Something like a typical cooker ring uses 1 Kilowatt of energy, so if that was on for one hour, you would use what is called a Kilowatt Hour (KwH) That would cost you 14 pence.

When it comes to these fans, the amount it costs to run, will depend on the size of the motor.​ The motors in these fans are not that big. On average they are about 50 watts. So if your fan was on for one hour, it would use 50 watts of energy. That would cost about 0.7 pence. If you ran the fan for say 5 hours, that would cost about 3.5 pence.

As you can see these are not that expensive to run.​

How Quiet Are They?

The noise varies from fan to fan. On the low setting most of these are pretty quiet. As you turn the speed up they generally get noisier. The noise from a fan comes from two areas:

  1. The noise of the motor​
  2. The noise of the blades

If you buy a better brand, their motors will be much quieter as they are better engineered. That actual fan noise is just something that comes with any spinning blades. On low mode this is again very quiet, but as they spin faster, they do get a tad noisier.

5 blade options are generally better at cooling a room than 3 blade options, but they are also a little noisier.

Cleaning a Pedestal Fan​

These do not need a great deal of maintenance. However over time, dust and fluff will gather in and around the head of the fan. Ideally this should be simple to clean. Makes sure the fan is unplugged, and then remove the mesh guard. That should give you access to the blades. You can then use something like a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust. A little oil around the end of the motor head is also a good idea.

Video - How to Assemble a Typical Pedestal Fan?

Pedestal Fan Summary

Hopefully I have provided you with enough information to make the best buying decision for your needs. UK people buy these for a whole range of purposes. They are easy to assemble and do a good job of quickly moving air about, that creates a cooling effect.​

They are great to quickly cool down stuffy and over heated rooms.​ They are affordable for most people, and they don't cost a great deal to run and operate.

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