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An Electric Fan For Every Fam

Pedestal, tower or table – 7 stylish options to make your home feel and look, cool and fresh.

By Chris Ong      8 March 2021

SG’s may be on the boil these past few weeks, but instead of turning on the air-conditioner, why not opt for an electric fan? Here’s a quick list of “whys”: It generally costs less; is no fuss to install; eats up less electricity so you can save on your utilities bill; is more eco-friendly because it does not leak hydroflurocarbons nor emit greenhouse gases; circulates fresh air instead of recycling stale air; and so on. Plus, electric fans come in a multitude of designs, colours and tech specs to suit any décor and purpose. We pick some fancy-schmancy fans (5 standing and 2 table) to help keep your nest airy and your aesthetic breezy.

Blueair

Blue Pure Fan, $569, Blueair

Squarish sound system or light box? Neither – this a powered-up cube that removes the air of airborne dust and pollen particles as it cools. Also, its fabric pre-filter is washable and comes in 5 colours so you can clean and switch according to your mood.

Some tech specs to note:
– Clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 182 cfm for pollen
– 33cm long, 27.9cm wide, 37.8cm tall
– One button to switch the fan on and off, to cycle through its 3-speed settings and to alert you to replace its filter when needed.

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers, Blueair brand stockists and at blueair.com


Mistral
14” Metal Slide Fan, $118, Mistral

Love vintage or steampunk? Then this shiny copper-gold standing fan will suit your aesthetic.

Some tech specs to note:
– 3 speed selections
– Adjustable height to 100cm

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers and Mistral brand stockists and at mayer.sg


Xiaomi Leshow Leafless Pedestal Fan SS4

Xiaomi Leshow Leafless Pedestal Fan SS4, prices vary, Xiaomi

Depending on the retailer, this fan’s sold under various names – it can be “smart bladeless standing fan” or “Xiaomi Rosou Lexiu” too, so you might need to do some searching. Consider this as a China-made alternative to the Dyson brand ones, just more affordable and slimmer (96cm tall, 8cm wide across its stem and 23cm at its base), with a removable body for easy cleaning and a triangular base chassis that prevents tilting while it blows air out at a 90-degree-wide angle. And, of course, it’s safer than regular fans because there are no blades.

Some tech specs to note:
– Intelligent control with the Mijia or Mi Home or Xiao Ai app
– Button and remote control; comes with a magnetic remote controller
– Anti-scratching, anti-aging ABS material
– 11-level wind speed

Available at online retailers such as Lazada and AliExpress, or enquire at Mi Home stores or brand stockists for availability.


EuropAce
EQQ 7931S Trio Turbo Oscillating Fan (9”), $249, EuropAce

It’s like buying three for the price of one – this “stadium lights” lookalike black tower has three adjustable fans attached to a rotating base. Which means you can set the fans at different angles up and down, and direct them at people to cool them off, head-to-toe.

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers, EuropAce brand stockists and at europace.com.sg


Minstral Mimica 9” High Velocity Fan with Remote Control
Mimica 9” High Velocity Fan with Remote Control, $229, Mistral

Now, just how cute is this? It looks like someone stuck a fan atop a tree stump, or a techie-slash-plantsman’s idea of a fan-in-a-pot. Whatever the inspiration, the white and beech colour scheme makes this perfect for any room done up in a neutral palette.

Some tech specs to note:
– 12 speed selections
– Room temperature display
– Top handle for easy portability

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers, Mistral brand stockists and at mayer.sg


EuropAce ERF 7161T 16” Retro Stand Fan (Red)
ERF 7161T 16” Retro Stand Fan (Red), $89.90, EuropAce

This is how you turn a household utilitarian product into an attention-grabbing centrepiece – paint it fire-engine red. Stick this anywhere in the house to fan the flames of jealousy amongst your guests.

Some tech specs to note:
– Wide angle oscillation
– 8-year motor warranty

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers, EuropAce brand stockists and at europace.com.sg


Cornell Revo Fan
Revo Fan, $259, Cornell

Cross a paddle stick, tadpole and an inverted punching speed bag; you get this derpy-looking standing fan. It is anything but derpy; it can auto-set the wind speed depending on the room temperature as well as auto-detect people in the room and select the oscillation angle, too. So smart, so cool.

Some tech specs to note:
– 60-, 90-, 180- and 360-degree horizontal oscillation angle; 90-degree vertical oscillation
– 3 wind speed and 5 wind modes

Available at most larger electrical stores, online retailers, Cornell brand stockists and at sg.cornellappliances.com


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