The Best Standing Fan

Posted on 27 April 2022

After 20 hours of research, in-depth analysis of 23 models and the test of 8 of them, we concluded that the Rowenta Turbo Extreme+ was without a doubt the most successful and convincing fan on our panel.

This comparison is certified 100% impartial and follows our selection process.

Our choice, Best high-end

Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme +

Its modern, high-quality design already makes a good impression, but it is above all its quiet operation, its various modes and its multiple speed levels that make this fan a must-have.

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In addition to its eye-catching modern design, the Rowenta Silence Extreme + stands out for its great modularity. Equipped with no less than five speed levels and three operating modes (Normal, Natural and Decrescendo), it efficiently meets all types of expectations and desires. Moreover, it comes with a timer function, which is particularly useful when used at night. During our tests, we were particularly impressed by its almost inaudible operation in Silent Night mode. Finally, the settings can be operated via a remote control, which makes it very comfortable to use. Although the price is higher, it ticks all the boxes and is therefore an ideal model for a regular use.  

 

 

Best budget

Black+Decker BXEFP41E

Simple but effective, this affordable fan is attractive because of its multiple speed levels, a pleasant automatic oscillation and an operation that manages to be rather discreet for a basic device.

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Among the basic models tested, the Black + Decker was convincing thanks to its simple but effective operation. With three speed levels, it offers a good range of intensities, thus efficiently meeting different types of needs or preferences. It is also rather quiet in operation, making only a slight fan noise (without motor noise or parasitic friction). For the price, you can’t expect an extraordinary quality equipment, but it’s still perfectly functional. In short, if you want to enjoy the benefits of your fan just occasionally or if you are on a budget, this model should do the trick. 

 

Best mid-range

Honeywell QuietSet HSF600BE

The QuietSet may not be the most advanced model on the market, but its effectiveness is still impressive. Equipped with several speed levels, a timer and a remote control, it is very practical for everyday use.

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With a rather sober and discreet design, this model is equipped with no less than five speed levels, oscillating from a soft and discreet breeze to a powerful and perfectly refreshing blast of air. Its timer with automatic shut-off is also very practical, especially for a night-time use. Moreover, our tests highlight a rather quiet operation on the first speed levels. The remote control, simple but practical, makes it easy to adjust the fan. In short, this is an efficient model for basic needs, convincing thanks to its modularity, its practicality and its material quality, which is more finished than the basic models.

 

Mid-range alternative

Xiaomi Mi Smart 2

Equipped with a high number of blades for more power, with multiple operating modes and speeds, and with a timer, this model stands out from the competition for its ultra-modern connected side.

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With voice control and two operating modes, this fan meets different types of needs. Although we did not notice any obvious differences between the two modes, the sound levels and intensities were nevertheless promising, even for night-time use. This model is a bit more compact and in contrast to its previous version, it is now height-adjustable. On the other hand, it is the only connected fan that we present to you, and can be operated via smartphone or smart voice assistant. In short, if you are a connected home enthusiast and/or already own other Xiaomi family devices, this is an ideal fan for your home.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best high-endBest budgetBest mid-rangeMid-range alternative
Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme+Black & Decker BXEFP41EHoneywell HSF600BEXiaomi Mi Smart Standing Fan 1C
Rowenta
Turbo Silence Extreme +
Black+Decker
BXEFP41E
Honeywell
QuietSet HSF600BE
Xiaomi
Mi Smart 2
Its modern, high-quality design already makes a good impression, but it is above all its quiet operation, its various modes and its multiple speed levels that make this fan a must-have.Simple but effective, this affordable fan is attractive because of its multiple speed levels, a pleasant automatic oscillation and an operation that manages to be rather discreet for a basic device.The QuietSet may not be the most advanced model on the market, but its effectiveness is still impressive. Equipped with several speed levels, a timer and a remote control, it is very practical for everyday use.Equipped with a high number of blades for more power, with multiple operating modes and speeds, and with a timer, this model stands out from the competition for its ultra-modern connected side.
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Honorable mentions

Tristar VE5893 (£28,57 upon publication): a low-priced model that is functional, but nothing more. Equipped with three speed levels and an automatic oscillation, this basic fan is effective for you to cool off very easily. The first speed is very gentle, but the third speed offers more power. The noise during operation is rather low (at least at first speeds). However, its design and its material quality are not very impressive. It could be a good choice if you are looking for a low-priced standing fan. 

Klarstein Summerjam (£41,99 upon publication): a mid-range option with an interesting feature-price ratio. With three speed levels, a timer with automatic shut-off and a remote control, the Summerjam is quite practical to use. While we think it could do with some improvements (especially in terms of finish and power selection), it is still attractive thanks to its many features at an affordable price. Note that this is a fan that will appeal more to users who are looking for a certain amount of power, from the first speed.

 

How to choose your standing fan? 

The fan remains the most common solution to cool off at home during the warmer months. Typically less expensive, less cumbersome and more mobile than air conditioning, the standing fan already offers a lot of modularity.

However, it is difficult to make a choice: the abundance of models available on the market often makes it difficult to find the most suitable device for your own needs. Here are the key elements to pay attention to when shopping:

  • Dimensions: these will of course vary according to the model chosen, but most fans have a head of about 40 cm in diameter. Pay particular attention to the size and weight of the base, which may take up more space on the floor but is essential for the stability of the fan. Lastly, check the height adjustment of the stand, which often varies by about 20 cm on each model, between about 100 and 130 cm. 
Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme+
Pay attention to the weight and dimensions of the base: this will affect the stability of the device. | Source: Selectos
  • Power and speed: the most common fans typically have between three and five power levels. The more levels, the more precise the speed setting can be. But beware, the number of levels is not necessarily demonstrative: some models are more powerful than others at low speed.
  • Noise: although the absolutely silent fan has not yet been invented, some models are able to reduce the noise to 35 dB in “Night” mode. However, the higher the fan speed, the louder the fan will be (up to 60 dB). The essential is that the ventilation noise is not interfered with (squeaking, snoring, etc.). 
Black & Decker BXEFP41E
The ventilation power has a direct influence on the noise. | Source: Selectos
  • Oscillation: most fans have an automatic oscillation function, covering a greater or lesser range. It can be horizontal (most common) or vertical, to adjust to the area being ventilated. In most cases, a fixed use is also possible (either via a rod system placed on the back of the device, or via a button or a remote control). 
  • Modes and functions: in addition to the automatic oscillation and adjustable speed functions, more and more models offer additional options. If you are forgetful or want to use your fan at night, a timer with an automatic shut-off can be useful. Many fans come with a more powerful Turbo mode or a softer, quieter Night mode. You just have to decide which is best for your needs. 
Rowenta Turbo Silence Extreme+
Some models offer a number of features, such as a night mode for a quieter device. | Source: Selectos
  • Control panel: choose a simple and intuitive control panel – which fortunately is often the case. Some more modern models have a digital control panel. Beware of bright, LED-equipped models: their lighting can be surprisingly bright, and therefore annoying if you use it at night. Models with a remote control can also be very useful.
  • Design: in addition to the dimensions, the design of the fan you choose can influence whether or not it will blend in discreetly with your interior. The most important thing is not to neglect the material quality, the ease of maintenance or the length of the power cable. And, while most models have three blades, some more powerful models have more. 
Pro Breeze PB-F08
The remote control comes in handy for controlling your device without getting up. | Source: Selectos

 

Translated by Aylin Akturk 

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