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The bladeless fan that shoppers swear is as good as the Dyson but a third of the price

The reviews of Amazon’s bladeless fan are glowing

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Katherine Robinson
Katherine RobinsonSenior Lifestyle Editor
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Are you all sorted for the hotter weather? We’re not talking about making sure you have a selection of cute summer clothes lined up here – we’re talking cooling fans!

It might not be as fun as fashion, but you’ll thank us for pointing this out, we swear. There’s nothing worse than sleepless nights because you didn’t think to buy a good fan. Well, Amazon has you sorted in that department.

Ocean Loong Ceramic Heater & HEPA Air Purifier & Bladeless Tower Fan 3in1

We tracked down an of-the-moment, bladeless ceramic fan that caught our attention immediately because of the glowing reviews – with several saying it is "excellent value for money" and just as good as the similar Dyson model.

The big difference, however, being the cost. The Amazon fan will set you back £169 whereas the Dyson one is £599 – more than three times the price. 

Says one happy customer: "Not being a Dyson means it is cheaper in price, which was important to me being budget-restricted. I think it does the same job, heats, cools, and can be used as a dehumidifier. Easily portable and comes with a remote."

Ocean Loong Amazon bladeless fan
The fan is also available in silver and black if that fits better with your decor scheme

Says another: “Overall for the price and comparing it to reviews on the Dyson I feel as though I have made the right choice choosing this one over the Dyson.”

The fan features 9 different speed levels, and it has an oscillation setting. It also has a HEPA Air Purifier and a massive bonus is that it can be used to heat your home during the winter too.

And of course, the advantage of it having no spinning blades means you don’t have to worry about kids or pets getting injured by it. It has a reinforced chassis to help it stop falling over if it does get a bump, and there’s an automatic shut-off mode if for some reason it does get tipped over.

5 top tips for keeping cool at home

  1. Use fans: Place fans strategically around your home to create a breeze. Portable fans can help circulate air and provide a cooling effect.
  2. Close curtains and blinds: Keep your curtains or blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day to block out the sun. 
  3. Revise your bedding: Use lightweight, breathable fabrics for your bedding, such as cotton or linen sheets. 
  4. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and help regulate your body temperature.
  5. Ventilate properly: Open windows and doors in the evening or early morning when the outside temperature is cooler. This allows fresh air to circulate and helps cool down your home.

There are a total of nine different fan speeds in cool mode and the power is only 28W max, with an Energy Efficiency Grade A plus, meaning it's not going to cost you an arm and a leg to run.

It also comes with a 30-day return policy which does give you a bit of extra peace of mind… Definitely worth considering if you don’t have a fan sorted for the heatwave yet! 

It's available in black and white colourways - which is sure to suit the majority of decor schemes.

How we chose this deal

  • Comments: This article focuses on the comments from verified Amazon shoppers about this fan drawing comparisons to the more expensive Dyson fan. 
  • Sleek design: If you're wanting a Dyson bladeless fan but don't want to spend the cash, we've found this deal based on the aesthetics of a sleek design similar to its more expensive counterpart.
  • Price: We wanted this deal to make your day - with a price that wouldn't break the bank.

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  • Best Tower Fan: Dimplex DXMBCF Black Tower Fan

    Dimplex DXMBCF Black Tower Fan

    Dimplex DXMBCF Black Tower Fan

    Carla Chalis, HELLO! Online’s Shopping Partnerships Editor: “Our house gets hot – and I mean hot – in the summer, and the Dimplex Tower Fan has seen us through two hot British summers. We use it in our living room as it oscillates, so no matter where you sit you’ll get a cool icy blast. It has a remote control (we don’t use it, though) and three speed settings, but we tend to find the slowest setting is enough to keep us cool without being frozen.

    “It isn’t the prettiest fan, and won’t score for many on the style credentials, but the tower design fits discreetly into the corner of the room. The noise levels won’t be for everyone; the lowest speed setting is relatively quiet but crank up to speed 3 and it’s louder than the TV. Overall, an affordable fan that does the job but won't win as the most stylish!”

    • Pros: Oscilates, 3 speed settings, affordable, remote control included, one year warranty, timer function
    • Cons: Loud on the highest speed setting, not the most stylish
    • Size: 47.6cm x 12.3cm x 12.3cm
    • Noise level: 50 dB
    • Weight: 8kg
    • Speed settings: 3
    • Power: 40WW
    • Remote? Yes

    Tower fans are the best at cooling large spaces, but they definitely won’t score top marks for being stylish. This all-black model is discrete at least and has a sleek blue light which does elevate it slightly. It requires minimal assembly and it has a timer function, with a maximum of eight hours, which is perfect if you’re leaving it on overnight.

  • Best Misting Fan: Chameleon Black Mist Fan

    Chameleon Black Mist Fan

    Chameleon Black Mist Fan

    Katherine Robinson, HELLO! Online’s Senior Lifestyle Editor: “I live in Spain, where I work remotely, so as you can imagine, I’ve tried and tested a fair few fans in my time. This is my absolute favourite. It definitely won’t blend in, but it does the job fantastically - and the misting function is amazing. Especially since I have a pug who suffers with the dry heat, so adding a little cooling humidity to the air is much needed. 

    “I fill the water tank once a day, and pretty much have the fan going a full 12 hours - sometimes more. I love the fact it’s on wheels so it’s easy to move around, and the noise level isn’t overly intrusive, especially on the lower settings. I bought it last summer and am really pleased with the purchase.” 

    • Pros: Affordable, extra cooling misting function, wheels on base, remote control, three speed settings, large capacity water tank, sleep mode, aroma function
    • Cons: High speed levels are quite noisy, heavy (8kg) - not ideal if you need to be carrying up and down stairs, not the most stylish.
    • Size: 150cm x 75cm x 50cm
    • Noise level: 70dB
    • Weight: 8kg
    • Speed settings: 3
    • Power: 90WW
    • Remote? Yes

    If you suffer in the dry heat, misting fans are a brilliant solution. This model even has space to add aromatherapy drops or anti-mosquito repellant to the mist, which you can adjust the strength of too. You can also use an ice box, making the mist extra cooling. There are three modes - normal, natural and sleep. The sleep mode is excellent - it features two 30-minute segments, starting on a strong, medium and soft breeze mix, and the next 30 minutes runs on the soft breeze.

  • Best Air Purifying Fan - Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde HP09 Purifying Fan Heater

    Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde HP09 Purifying Fan Heater

    Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde HP09 Purifying Fan Heater

    Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon, HELLO! Online Head of Digital: “The ease of use of this fan is really impressive. A single on/off button at the base of the unit makes it sleek and elegant to look at, and all other options are controlled either via your phone (the entire unit is WiFi-enabled) or using the small remote control which is magnetic and fits perfectly on the top of the fan so you don’t have to worry about losing it.

    “The current temperature is displayed on a small screen on the fan (not always a good thing! Knowing your room is currently 30 degrees does instantly make you feel hotter!). But it’s just one flick to engage the cooling function – or if you’re using it as a heater, you scroll up and down to select your perfect room temperature. I use this fan a lot in the winter too for the heating function.

    “For us the main benefit was my son’s hay fever which greatly reduced when he spent the night with it running on low. It's important to remember that this is not an aircon unit, although it looks as if it should be, so you can’t expect to shut the door and cool the room down to a comfortable temperature in minutes. But on a very hot day, with a bit of a through-breeze from outside you do feel undoubtedly cooler when the air is blowing in your direction.”

    • Pros: Bladeless, remote and  app-controlled, purifies air via HEPA filter, heating function, extremely stylish, shows air quality, two-year guarantee
    • Cons: Higher price point, fan isn’t as strong as a ‘traditional’ electric fan with blades
    • Size: 76cm x 20cm x 24cm
    • Noise Level: 62 dB
    • Weight: 5.5kg
    • Power: 40WW
    • Number of Speed Settings: 10
    • Remote Control: yes

    If you have children or pets at home, a bladeless fan is a great option since you don’t have to worry about little fingers or tails getting caught in the blades and causing an accident. Dyson’s model comes with a top-of-the-range HEPA  filter which captures dust, allergens and viruses and even destroys formaldehyde. It comes with a two-year guarantee, which should give you peace of mind. A common gripe with reviewers is that they wish the air blast was a little stronger, but the general consensus is that it’s worth the money for the air purifying quality and the heater, which is a godsend in winter. You can control via Alexa too!

  • Best Smart Fan: Dreo Smart Pedestal Air Circulator Fan

    Dreo Smart Fan

    Dreo Smart Pedestal Air Circulator Fan

    Katherine Robinson, HELLO! Online Senior Lifestyle Editor: “As soon as I tried out the Dreo Smart fan, all other models were quickly relegated to the back of the cupboard. Not only is it way quieter than any fan I’ve ever tried, but it does the job twice as well and it looks super stylish. I love that you can have it oscillate up and down as well as left and right and the remote control feels well-made and sturdy. It’s just a really high-quality fan across the board, and I love that you can control it from your phone using the Dreo app or with Alexa.”

    • Pros: Ultra quiet, Smart Wifi, Easy to clean, 100ft maximum airflow, adjustable base, chic design, child lock for extra safety
    • Cons: Keeps selling out - be quick if you want to grab one!
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    • Noise Level: 25dB
    • Power: 36WW
    • Weight: 7.27kg
    • Number of Speed Settings: 8 - (plus turbo boost)
    • Remote control: Yes

    Smart fans are a new trend for 2023 and Dreo’s new pedestal fan is a great option for anyone wanting to take advantage of the new technology. At 25dB you’d be hard-pressed to find a quieter fan that packs this much power. The unique five-blade design makes a wind that goes further (it has a 100ft maximum airflow) but still feels gentle on the skin. Omni-directional oscillation (105 degrees vertical and 120 degrees horizontal) means you’re covered, whatever your position and there are eight different speeds and six different modes to choose from, controllable with Alexa voice control, remote control or from your phone via the Dreo app.

  • Best Budget Fan: The Igenix Oscillating Tower Fan

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    Igenix Oscillating Tower Fan

    Tim Kiek, HELLO! Online Engagement Editor: “The Ignenix Oscillating Tower fan keeps my family cooler than cucumbers in cool boxes. Boasting a timer function and sleep mode for those sweltering summer nights, the Igenix lowers temperatures with such ease it could easily nab a cameo in Frozen III. Furthermore, the fan can be remote operated, so when we are feeling severely heat sapped, we need not worry about wasting precious energy rising from our sofa. An added bonus? The swish tower shape and oscillating functionality are a source of infinite fascination to the little people in the house.”

    • Pros: Extremely affordable, portable, oscillating, remote control, overheat protection, rubber grip feet
    • Cons: Not the most stylish, 
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    • Noise Level: Not specified
    • Weight: 3.34kg
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    • Number of Speed Settings: 3
    • Remote Control: Yes

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  • Best Handheld Fan: Jisulife Handheld Three-in-One Mini Fan

    Jisulife handheld three-in-one mini fan

    Jisulife Handheld Three-in-One Mini Fan

    Katherine Robinson: HELLO! Online Senior Lifestyle Editor: "I bought four of these fans ahead of our beach holiday last year so everyone in the family could have one. They are a massive hit - even my husband loves his! Apart from the fact that they’re shaped like a cute ‘lil bear, we love them because they’re super versatile -  a fan, torch, and battery pack all in one, and the fan is powerful! 

    "Battery life is good and it was great to use in the car to power up the kids' iPad battery when they started running low. The torch was a great night light for my youngest for the first few nights while she got used to sleeping in an unfamiliar room. The only thing you need to be careful of is that if you touch the spinning blades on the high-speed setting, it hurts! So not a fan for very young children, though mine (six and 10) understand they have to be careful with it and we’ve had no incidents so far."

    • Pros: Power bank, fan and torch in one, decent battery life, looks cute, folds into a stand, affordable, wrist strap
    • Cons: Hard blades which hurt if make contact with skin
    • Size: 12cm x 3.7cm x 4cm
    • Noise Level: 48dB
    • Weight: 170g
    • Power: 5 Volts
    • Number of Speed Settings: 2
    • Remote Control: no

    A handheld fan is a summer must-have, and Jisulife’s unique offering is great because it converts to a desk fan when folded, as well as also serving as a battery pack and torch. The battery life is impressive - up to 21 hours cooling time on one charge. It’s charged through a regular USB socket, laptop or charger, using the cable provided. We also left it on overnight as a torch and it lasted till morning. This is definitely a fan that’ll have everyone who sees it asking where you got it!

  • Best Desk Fan - Meaco 1056 Air Circulator

    Meaco 1056 Air Circulator

    Meaco 1056 Air Circulator

    Katherine Robinson: HELLO! Online Senior Lifestyle Editor:  “I was a bit hesitant to shell out over 100 quid for a desk fan, but I’m glad I did - it’s well worth the price. It’s by far the most quiet fan I’ve ever used and despite its small size does a great job of keeping me cool while I work. The light display can be turned off and on, which is a bonus if you want to use it at night and don’t want the light disrupting your sleep. It has 12 speeds, which is impressive, and you can set a timer.”

    • Pros: remote control, timer function, 
    • Cons: On the expensive side for a desk fan, extremely quiet, very cheap to run, remote control, carry strap, timer setting, impressive number of speed settings.
    • Size: 27.9cm diameter, 40.3cm x 28.5cm x 30.5cm
    • Noise Level: 20dB
    • Weight: 3.2kg
    • Power: 10WW
    • Number of Speed Settings: 12
    • Remote Control: yes

    It’s easy to see why this small but mighty fan is a John Lewis bestseller - it’s multi-award winning (Both QuietMark and Which? Have given it their sela of approval) At 20dB, you’d be hard-pressed to find a quieter fan than this. It’s extremely compact and lightweight and has a very low power consumption of just 10 watts, so running it is extremely affordable. The airflow is strong and reaches over several metres. The faux leather handle, so you can easily move it around the home, is a nice touch too.

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