Product Type: Homebase Tower Fan
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Homebase Pedestal Fan
Member Name: tongueoftruth
Homebase Pedestal Fan
Date: 23/06/10, updated on 09/07/13 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Quiet, reliable, effective.
We are a contrary lot here in the UK. First we moan that we don't get a summer. Now it's here, we are all moaning that we are too hot! I think we just need the weather to give us something to talk about...
My office is an oven in summer though, as we have large windows that don't open and only two weeny little louvre window things that tilt a bit at the top. Gasp. Much as I love the summer, I don't enjoy sitting and getting sweaty at work.
So I've brought my pedestal fan in from home and thought it might be the perfect moment to review this little gem. I have owned the white version of this fan for six years and it gets put to use every summer, then slung back in a cupboard over winter, only to pop up again the next year as good as new.
A three speed pedestal fan, adjustable height, features 'Oscillation movement' (you know, that thing where it moves from side to side) and it's made of white plastic. There is a chrome version for another pound or so. Homebase describe it as suitable for 'room use' so I'd guess you aren't supposed to stick it in your car if your air-con has packed up or try using it in a swimming pool (honestly, do people really need to be told this sort of thing?). It currently costs £20.99 from Homebase.
So am I a 'fan'? (boom boom!)
Yes. This fan has been extremely reliable and provides a good flow of air around even quite a large office with several hot and bothered people in it. It also did a good job at home. You can easily adjust the height and whether you want it to turn or stay in one position, and it also tilts.
What I really like about this fan is that it is very quiet in operation, which is ideal in the office. Of course you can hear the air blowing and there is a dim 'whirr' from the blades, but it doesn't disturb you and you soon forget all about it. It used to live in my bedroom and never kept us awake.
It has a good long lead as well so you can experiment to find the best position in the room for it.
Not the very cheapest around, but good quality, reliable, effective and most importantly, quiet. Recommended for home or office use.
Update: 4 years later and it's still going strong after heavy use
Summary: An excellent buy.
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