Product Type: Tesco Tower Fan
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Saviour on a Hot Day
Tesco DF98 Desk Fan
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Tesco DF98 Desk Fan
Advantages: Cheap and useful
Disadvantages: Not super efficient
A few summers back we lived in a flat which got very hot and I desperately needed a fan. Of course, because I wanted one I struggled to get one as everywhere had sold out, but I did come across this one at a large Tesco on the off-chance one day.
As far as fans go, it's pretty bog-standard, but one s hot day it really helps and can be a bit of a life-saver. I wouldn't say it is super effective, I think it's more moving air around than anything, but for around £10 it does the job of keeping you cool if you are set close to it.
I guess this fan is about 40cm high and the cage such the fan is in is probably around 30cm in diameter. It is therefore quite big to have on a desk, and usually I out mine on the shelf next to the desk if I am working. Otherwise, if sitting on the sofa I put the fan facing me on the coffee table.
This fan is simple to use. It has a good length lead so you can move the position around, which is very useful as the fan's output doesn't have a wide radius. The fan has an on/off switch on the base and three setting, low, medium and high, and I usually find that that the high setting is needed. The head of the fan, the cage section can either move from side to side or be fixed, which is very useful, also the angle of the head can be adjusted.
The cage obviously is protecting the blades and the cage holes are quite small, however I don't like to leave the fan on and the kids alone just in case. For this reason I also prefer to keep the fan on the shelf above where my kids can reach, I feel it's safer there.
It's good but not really effective, but I think this fan is worth the money for a mere £10. On a hot day I am really glad I have it.
Summary: You"ll be glad you have it on a hot day!