In contrast to conventional fans, bladeless fans are safer for small children and animals running about, tend to require less maintenance (since no dust can collect on their blades), and are typically quieter than traditional fans. The
best bladeless fans come in tower and tabletop models, and they all feature a range of settings, including multiple speeds and oscillation. They’re also available in a range of price points to meet your individual needs and budget.
Before you invest in a bladeless fan, you should know that, like classic fans, they come in two varieties: tabletop and tower. Whether you're going with a tower fan or a smaller desktop model, you'll be able to find a range of options. Now is when you'll need to consider your budget. If you're willing to pay a bit more money, you can get a fan with extra bells and whistles. I'm talking a remote control that allows you to adjust the airflow or speed from wherever you're sitting, or a wider oscillation range so you can get air moving in every corner of your space. Some top-of-the-line models even double as personal heaters, too.
Also, know up front: Bladeless fans tend to be more expensive than traditional fans. That's in part because their designs are more complex since they don't rely on blades to push air into your room.
So, whether you're shopping for a large tower-size fan or prefer a smaller desktop one, take a look at the best fans without blades, below.
1 The Best Tower Fan
TaoTronics bladeless tower fan has garnered more than 13,000 ratings on Amazon, and it's not hard to understand why. As a floor fan, it boasts powerful airflow capabilities, as well as an automatic mode that can self-regulate to keep the room between 75 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, it has a remote control that allows you to toggle between the fan's nine setting combinations (it has three breeze modes and three fan speeds) from all the way across the room.
This fan has a 12-hour sleep timer and when it’s in sleep mode, the LED display automatically dims so that it won’t disturb you, making it perfect for cooling down hot rooms at night. The fan even oscillates so you can direct air all around the room. With all of these features and its affordable price, it's not surprising that this fan is one of the most popular bladeless options on Amazon.
One reviewer wrote: “The best part of this fan is that it is powerful but quiet. It is not wobbly when it oscillates. I also like the fact that it has a built-in thermostat so that I can set the fan in auto mode to run between a temperature range and not bother turning it up and down or on or off. This feature is specially important for us because we plan to leave the fan on at nights during summer. Overall, this is the best tower fan we have purchased thus far.” 2 A Splurge-Worthy Tower Fan (That’s Also A Heater)
Dyson has made a name for itself with its high-tech bladeless fans, like
this tower one. While more expensive in price than other options here, there are a few standout reasons this one is great: This fan has a sleek design, 10 different speed settings, and comes with a sleep timer and a hidden digital display. Even though this medium-size tower fan sits on the floor, it's not so big that it becomes the focus of a room. In addition, it comes with a magnetized remote control that can attach to the machine itself, so you're less likely to lose it, as well as one-touch oscillation control that allows you to diffuse air around an entire room. And if that’s not enough to impress you: This fan doubles as a heater in cooler weather. One reviewer wrote: “Of course, no one wants to spend this much money on a fan! But it’s worth every penny. Heats up a large room quickly. Cools it off quickly. It’s pretty quiet although we like the noise at night but have adjusted to it’s quietness.” 3 The Best Desktop Fan
Whether for your office desk or a coffee table at home, this
PureFlow bladeless fan may be compact in size but it packs a major punch when it comes to airflow. Along with 12 speed settings, this fan has a 8-foot cord and a 90-degree vertical tilt so you can position it exactly as you'd like it. If you don't want air to simply blast at your face, you can use the fan's remote control and direct it to oscillate horizontally, making sure the air circulates in multiple directions. Plus, it's designed to use a smaller amount of energy than traditional fans, so you won't have to worry about shorting out an electrical circuit, even if your coworkers or roommates have fans on, too. One reviewer wrote: “Great fan! It’s small enough to sit atop a bookcase, whisper quiet on lower speeds, moves a lot of air, eco friendly and looks neat. Use it in BR at beach condo in lieu of ceiling fans. Like it so much I’m buying 2 more.” 4 A Desktop-Friendly Dyson Bladeless Fan
For an upgraded option in a desktop-friendly size, look no further than this
Dyson air multiplier table fan. According to Amazon reviewers, it is “virtually silent” but still offers powerful airflow. It boasts 10 speed settings with a sleep timer, has a remote control that is magnetized to attach to the fan, and oscillation control that allows you to change the fan's direction to better circulate air. All of this makes it one of the best bladeless desktop fans you can buy. One reviewer wrote: “I love this fan. It’s quiet, attractive, and you can operate it by its remote, which is so convenient. Best of all, since it’s bladeless, we don’t have to worry about our curious cats hurting themselves. Expensive, but worth it for our peace of mind.”
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This article was originally published on
May 26, 2019