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Holmes - 20" Box Fan - White

Model: HBF2010A-WMSKU: 9795638

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 669 reviews

92%
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive fan, works but is flimsy

    Posted
    Pinlight1
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    This fan works so far. It has three speeds, runs quietly and sort-of does the job. It is a cheap, no-frills fan, barely acceptable by any standards. What you'd normally expect to see on a box fan of this nature is a rotary switch on top, a collapsable handle, a cord near the bottom, and a steel brace inside for the motor. This type of design has worked for the past 25 years. What you get here is a plastic bladed fan, a cord that plugs directly into the back of the motor, a rotary switch on the back and recessed in the motor area, (you can't see what you're doing, you have to feel for the control) and no handle on top other than a hand grip that is built in to the back grill. It's about the most minimal fan I have ever used. The thickness of the materials is also thinner than most and it feels wobbly. The feet are simple plastic tabs that snap into the bottom of the frame. They are meant to keep the fan from falling backwards. I ordered this fan at the store over their internet feed since they were out. It cost less than $20, and I'm using this fan to exhaust hot air out of the garage when cars are brought inside. Had I seen this fan up close, out of its box and able to examine it, I might have tried to find something better. It's shocking what our choices are today for inexpensive hardware like this. It's yet another "use it today, and throw it away" product -- the reason that "made in China" has the same connotation that "made in Japan" had back in the 50s. It's perhaps worse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. This information has been forwarded to the appropriate department. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this style of fans for Windows Etc.

    Posted
    ChicaCT
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    I'm a fan lover what can I say?! I haven't used this one yet it's a spare I never want to be without extra fans on-hand. I use them in my windows and on the floor I absolutely love this style of fan and I'm certain that when I need it and take it out of the box it will perform great! I particularly like to use them in Windows during the evenings where I bring in the cool air from the outdoors. I much prefer natural air and do not like to use air conditioning. Try my idea and run your fan all night and I think you're going to enjoy not only the sound of the fan which gives a beautiful white-noise but also if you're in an area where it's safe enough to do so and have clean air you'll be able to enjoy the natural coolness and have better sleep as well as cool down your house for the next day when you can close it up and avoid the Sun. Even in Florida weather you'll be able to cut your electric bill by 3/4th I guarantee it by using natural cool evening Air instead of that horrifying air-conditioning!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    Posted
    Keeta
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    I have used Lasco box fans for wuite some time now to cool our chicken houses. They are the same size and similar price. I was surprised that the layout of this fan was different. Normally the speed control is on the top of the fan and the cord comes out near the bottom of the fan. For this fan, the speed control is in the center on the back (near the motor) and the cord comes out here, too. The cord is also detachable, using what looks to be a relatively standard oval shape (you may be able to replace it with the one you had on your old razor or cassette player). Thinking about the layout, it makes sense, because they use less internal wiring this way. The fan seems to be thinner than what I have used in the past, which means putting it away will take slightly less space. In the configuration for which I use it, the control on the back of the fan makes it easier to mount it in a window in the chicken coop, without the control getting in the way. If you are putting it in a normal window, you no longer have to worry about the window coming down onto the control since it is on the back, but you also will need to take it out of the window to shut it off (assuming you are blowing air in).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for an economy box fan

    Posted
    PT2NV
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    The good: (1) Blows large volume of air (2) Under $10 when on sale. The bad: (a) The switch and ac plug are located in the middle of the 'back' of the fan. So if you plan on placing this box fan in a window to blow air in, the switch will be towards the outside of the house (against the screen), along with the ac cord. If you can accept the inconvenience of the switch/cord location, fan works fine. I put mine on a 'Christmas Light' remote-controlled on-off switch, so though it allows me to turn fan on/off without removing fan from window, I still cannot change fan speed with removing it from the window to alter the switch. If you are using fan to blow air out of window, then switch/cord location would not be an issue. Overall, fan is not quiet, but it's not real loud either. Some have complained about significant vibration and shaking, but mine only exhibits minor to moderate shaking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We do not recommend using a box fan in your window. The motor is not rain resistant and not designed for this use. We do have great window fans available with front display controls and rain resistant motors. holmes

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price and meets expectations

    Posted
    SteveInKendall
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    This light weight, low cost box fan meets my needs to move cool air from one room to another. It limitations is it is tends to move around on tile floors unless stabilezed and it is noisy. It does not tend to fall over and the plastic blades are well-protected. It is a cost-effective effective device for moving cool air about the house. During the next storm-related power-loss it's low power requirement will be greatly appreciated as limited generator capacity powers multiple small entertainent and cooling devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Blows hard, but abandons you

    Posted
    eddieDOTee
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    My only issue with this fan is that its so lightweight you kind of have to tie it down somehow to keep it from slowly walking further and further away when you're at speeds 2 and 3. I stuck some rubber on the feet and it fixed the problem. But Holmes should really consider adding that from factory. I'd also suggest getting the GSP. Its only like $5 and it covers the fan for 2 years. I mention this because this is the second one I buy. The old one lasted me just under a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for reviewing the Holmes® 20" Box Fan White. We are always interested in improving our appliances. holmes

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fan

    Posted
    TarHeels2k5
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    The 20 inch blade diameter of this box fan provides cooling relief during the hot and muggy weather. The sturdy metal frame and multiple speed settings make this ideal for use in medium and large rooms. The integrated carry handle and cord wrap are available for added convenience. Three speed settings allow you to select your fan speed for optimal comfort and airflow. The compact, lightweight design allows you to save space. For added stability, the fan comes with attachable feet. This Made in the USA box fan features a highly efficient motor and blade combination that costs very little to run all day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Fan For the Price

    Posted
    theguy
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    I need a fan for the house and saw this one on sale for $12.99 so I ordered it online. I was very disappointed when it arrived 2 days later. It looked like Ace Ventura drop kicked the box. Literally drop kicked! I opened it and sure enough the metal corner was smashed in. I took it back to bestbuy store near my house and luckily there was one left on the shelf. The fan comes with 3 speeds and it's a little loud. The two brackets at the bottom of the fan are not as sturdy and the fan WILL MOVE if you set it on a wooden floor and speed higher than 1. Overall, for that price, it's a ok fan..

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will forward your comments to the appropriate department as we always appreciate the concerns that are brought to our attention. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice box fan

    Posted
    Renee
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    This fan puts out a nice breeze. I like the fact that the cord can be totally disconnected from the fan itself, and you can store the cord into the back of the fan itself. The switch that controls the speed of the fan isn't on the top of the fan like the old fashioned one, it is on the back of the fan. I like this fan it is totally different from the older fans I've purchased in the past, I wish I had purchased another one for the price and quality of this one. I would definitely recommend this fan to friends and others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible window fan

    Posted
    Swagmaster

    Holmes cheaped out on this unit, slimming down the blades (what they call efficient design) actually allows breezes from outside to pass right through the fan even when on high. an exhaust/window fan is useless if if can't offer any resistance whatsoever to a gentle breeze. I can sit next to it and my hair blows around from the 5mph wind coming in through the fan when its on high, blowing out the window, the motor doesn't even change pitch. I expected more from Holmes. Even if they don't last as long, the Lasko fans work much better in the window.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gentle fan, no speed demon but works

    Posted
    Phrehdd
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    Compared to a lot of other electric fans out there, the size of this fan may surprise some as not being a wind creating demon. In fact, I would kind of put it in the class as a "gentle air" mover considering there are fans much smaller that move more air. However, for the price, and the fact we wanted to move the air a bit, this fan met expectations. If you are looking for a good powerful fan, this is not it. Consider it "medium to low" on the scale for air circulation by size of blades.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to review one of our products as we appreciate all of the concerns our consumers bring to our attention. This will be forwarded to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little fan

    Posted
    Dacortes02
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    I use this fan inside my garage when I am out there doing any numerous activities and its perfect for keeping me cool. I live in Texas so it can get extremely hot in the garage during the summer. I just open the door and turn the fan on high and let it do its thing. Its not fancy, its not beautiful, but it just does what its made to do. It blows hard and fast and that't the main reason I bought it. The price is right and you will not be disappointed if you get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice simple design, cheap, light

    Posted
    BBware
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    I ran it during a heat wave in San Diego for 5 days straight. Then it stopped working as the power plug vibrated the power connectorl apart insidie and the fan now works as a side table. This is a truly light weight fan, made out of material that will last for a few days. I would recommed this to a friend as an emergency choice if no other fans are available, which is the situation in my town this week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We want to ensure that you are enjoying the benefits of the box fan and we are happy to help you with it. For assistance, please call us at (800) 546-5637; Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM, EST. holmes

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's a Fan, does it's job, but lot's of problems

    Posted
    McLovin
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    It's a Fan, does it's job. I purchased 3 for the summer heat. What's keeping it from being more than an average fan:build quality,1 fan was broken with no power when I received and exchanged easily, thanks Best Buy! Feet are cheap and came broken on 1, and at high setting fans move on my hardwood, had to superglue rubber to bottom for traction. It's a cheap fan, and I think these problems are bad enough for the review. It get;s 2 stars cause it does work, but a lot of drawbacks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We want to ensure that you are enjoying the benefits of the fans and we are happy to help you with them. For assistance, please call us at 1-800-546-5637; Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM, EST. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great fan

    Posted
    Number1Leasing
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    this fan is great, i bought it to replace an old fan that was dirty and was starting to show its age. At the price, it wasnt worth cleaning the old one so I just upgraded to a new one. My main complaint was the switch is on the back of the fan which is kind of a hassle since its a window fan so you got to pull it out each time to change speed or turn on or off. Old one had the switch on top which was much better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price for box fans

    Posted
    technogrannie
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    The dis-connectable power cord centered in the back of the fan is a huge inconvenience for those who simply want a fan that fits into a window because it sticks out in back and does not fit against a screen as did it's predecessor would with it's bottom surface mounted cord. Also the cord tends to vibrate itself loose on occasion. Had they not changed the cord I would have easily rated it a 5 out of 5 stars but in this instance new is definitely NOT improved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just TERRIBLE

    Posted
    thebigKD1029
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    This fan is horrendous. I have never been more disappointed with a purchase. I mean, I guess I got what I paid for, a lousy fan for a little less than twenty bucks. The fan's easy to set up, and the faceplate comes off for easy cleaning, which is nice. The bad part is is the fact that the fan just simply isn't powerful enough to blow sufficient air. It is also loud, loud as in the blade is wobbly and hits the sides of the box creating a loud sound. It is absolutely terrible...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the money

    Posted
    MrMcree
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    Good box fan for the money. Moves a lot of air and keeps my living room cool! Not the quietest fan ever but box fans aren't usually known for being quiet. My only small gripe on the fan is that the fan speed control is located on the back side. So if I have the fan pointed into my room to pull outside air in, I have to reach around the fan to get to the speed control, as opposed to some that have it on top which can be reached any which way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fan quickly came loose from motor

    Posted
    wvnate
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    After using the fan only several times, the fan assembly came loose from the motor. I glued it back with JB Weld, which held only for another day or two. I finally took it all apart, drilled the fan and motor shaft, installed a pin, and glued it back on. Now it has worked fine for quite a while with no problem except a bit of vibration (possibly from the pin I installed), causing the screws to vibrate loose occasionally.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you so much for your review as we do appreciate the feedback. Please continue to let us know of any concerns you may have in the future. We will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fan For The Price

    Posted
    eazylivindon
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    I use this fan for everything, other from the obvious of cooling, both inside and on the patio. It comes in handy when I shampoo the carpet or furniture, it helps them dry much faster. I've frequently used the fan to remove paint fumes when painting a room. This one does a great job besides being fairly quiet and it also has multiple speed settings. A good investment at a fair price. everyone should have at least one.

    I would recommend this to a friend