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Vornado - Compact Tower Circulator - 29" - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 295 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Piece of Plastic Garbage

    Posted
    Snify
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    Standing "Tower" fans are all the rage these days, and most reputable retailers keep an ample supply in stock for the particularly brutal summer months. I had been in the market for a fan for a while, and a friend suggested that I get a Vornado fan. I just wanted something standard to cool off a small room. When I saw the Vornado 143 "whole room" fan, I figured it might be a good buy. The price was a bit steep, but everyone I knew touted Vornado as one of the best brands out there, so I went for it. It wasn't until I got it home that I realized I had paid dearly for nothing more than a cheap hunk of plastic. The entire fan is made of cheap plastic, even the circular base. It has a pretty interesting design with 5 curved vents that are made to circulate air in a fan out pattern to "cool an entire room". Well, despite having three speed settings and vent control, this fan barely put out any air, even on the highest setting. It doesn't cool an entire room. It puts out so little air and is so weak that the only way you can feel it is if you are literally right next to it. It is noisy and very cumbersome to store and move from room to room. This is very odd for a Vornado I hear, so maybe I just got a bad one, or maybe this model is just really terrible. In any case, I would not recommend this fan, it is nothing more than an expensive piece of plastic garbage. You'd be better off with a classic oscillating fan from a dollar store. I use this Vornado as a Demon Tower for my child's action figures, that is about the best usage for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great but not great

    Posted
    EliteErick
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    The fan offered many things directly on the box but didn't fulfill them. I got this exact one because I did not want an oscillating fan because those motors always break and or slow down or make noise. This stated it offered a nice solution because of the design but it does not! It felt like I need it directly on top of me and even then you had to angle it in such a way it made everything worse. It also broke within 3 month GSP is the best I will always purchase that on everything I buy because it works! Don't trust those manufacturers warranty

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    UGH

    Posted
    llynnh87
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    The only thing good I can say is that I like Best Buy. This product though was completely awful. I purchased for my living room that is decent sized, but not overly big. The only way any form of air would of hit me was if I sat directly in front of the fan. The idea was great at first, but didn't really circulate the air like and oscillating fan. When the fan was on high it was incredibly loud and couldn't hear my tv. I returned the product and went to a lasko fan. Never again would I look at this brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    a tad bit impressed

    Posted
    Tapikanights16
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    My brother told me about Vornado fan and when we arrived at the store, I was debating on whether i should get the tower or the fan. But since my room is small, i decided to get the tower to minimize space. I was amazed by how the air truly circulates in the room without swiveling. My only concern is when the weather gets hot & humid, i was expecting more air power when i pushed the high button. Overall, i still like its overall look and power from a small package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good air flow

    Posted
    DRCTech
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    I like this fan a lot. I was concerned at first about the fact that it doesn't oscillate, but that is not a problem at all. It puts out a good amount of air. Though I wouldn't classify it as loud, it could be a bit quieter. I generally run it on Speed 2 (out of 4 possible speeds). At high speed (4), it's almost too loud to even have a conversation....but it is a fan after all and that's how these things work. I've had this fan for a few months now and I'm definitely happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never tell a book by its cover!

    Posted
    Millie
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    I was disappointed when I took fan out of box. It was smaller then my previous fan. But guess what it is powerful.At first I said what is a fan with these weird side slits going to do. Well... a lot! It is very cool and cold at times. I'm like 10 feet away right now and I feel the coolness from one side of room to the next. Great buy! Worth it !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vornado 29" Tower Fan

    Posted
    Steve
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    This is a great fan and saves a lot of space versus the typical pedestal style fans. After having owned numerous pedestal fans over the years which typically fail within 1 year or less I love the fact this fan has a 5 year warranty. This is my second Vornado tower fan and I'll be purchasing their even bigger oscillating tower fan for my living room soon since the other 2 have worked out so well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better alternatives for the same price

    Posted
    kalendello
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    I bought this fan and a Kenmore Elite oscillating fan at the same time, expecting to return the inferior product... and if I was smart, I would have returned this fan and bought another Kenmore Elite. I was going out of town and before I knew it, too much time had passed. So, from this you can conclude that while the fan is fairly inexpensive, better alternatives exist, but it's not the worst investment... it's much more compact than the Kenmore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is what it is

    Posted
    Anthonyduane94
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    My girlfriend and I bought this fan about 2 weeks ago. I love the fact that it does not oscillate so I don’t ever have to worry about obnoxious squeaks. It’s a bit loud even on low setting. Controller situation isn’t the best considering you basically have to walk to the fan. Can’t beat the price tho.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality tower circulator

    Posted
    Tony
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    At the beginning it was quiet then in a matter of three months started squeaking and shaking. Air circulation was not great and it actually collected too much dust. The worst part is that to clean it you have to dismantle the entire unit; not an user friendly operation. Remote control has also poor range. Purchased in May 2017 and dispose it in March 2018.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its ok

    Posted
    Eric
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    It works as described but I prefer and actual oscillating fan. At this price point, you can get something better. Picked this one up because they only had 1 Honeywell quietset in stock during the heatwave. Ended up returning this one and replaced it with a Lasko fan for about the same price. I recommend Lasko tower fan or the Honeywell over this specific Vornado model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely moves air!

    Posted
    Reviewer0193
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    Pros: Provides great air circulation for medium to large sized bedroom Not overly loud (helps that it doesn't rotate - one less motor to reduce noise) Innovative design Cons: Remote "sits" on top of the fan and is easy to accidentally knock off Base is a little flimsy and vibrates (it stands on tile, had to put a microfiber cloth underneath base to help reduce vibration and noise)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Quiet Fan at the Right Price

    Posted
    LCBard
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    We wanted a quiet fan that could either sit on the floor or atop a chest in our bedroom. The Vornardo Whole Room Tower Air Circulator Fan met our every expectation. Set it and forget it until the next morning. A great value, too. Now we can set the thermostat on our central air several degrees higher and stay just as cool...we think this fan will prove to be a money saver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I miss my oscillating fan

    Posted
    sweetpea22
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    A sales guy at Best Buy recommended this fan to me because it does not oscillate and it puts out some nice air. And that it was quiet. This was stated on the box as well so I thought I would try it out. I'm not very happy with it. It's not very quiet, the remote for it went out in a week, and I think a oscillating fan cools the room off faster. I would not get this fan again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    don't expect too much

    Posted
    jimmy4433
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    it is a fan and it is okay for a small to - medium room. If you are looking for something high powered this is not the fan for you. Although it's selling point is that it moves the air around the room I think it is like any other fan---the air goes where the fan is facing. I don't like the fact you have to screw in the bottom piece. Make sure you have a phillips head screw driver handy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Moves air, but noise will drive users insane.

    Posted
    BestRob
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    I bought this fan for my work space in the office. Unfortunately, it generates so much noise that it drives me insane and I'm forced to turn it off. The purpose of a fan is to move air, which it does well. But the noise it generates will most likely force people to turn it off which makes this product useless for its intended function.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Getting the job done....

    Posted
    Jorge
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    Purchased the Vornado - Compact Tower Circulator to have better circulation around the living room. It's a spacious area, so I thought I'd give this fan a chance based on its reviews. So far, impressively, it gets the job done and is barely noticeable. The included remote is genius and its timing controls even better. Very satisfied and happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Had to return this after the first day

    Posted
    TraceyMak
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    I got home and said ugh after plugging it up and unboxing it, it has to go right back in the box and back to the store. I do not know if all Vornado's are made equal but this model is useless as a fan. Try the Honeywell fan, it is dusty over time as most fans are, does not look as nice, but it works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good air circulation but a little noisy

    Posted
    iamatazman2
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    The design is different from the old fan-blade type. However, it does move a lot of air on high speed, but is a little noisy. On low, it is very quiet. A bonus is that it has a timer and a remote control. At night I can turn it on for 2 or 4 hours, but can shut it down or adjust the airspeed without getting out of bed. A very nice unit, I'm happy I purchased it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels weak a first, but is actually great

    Posted
    AdamW
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    I bought this during a hot summer and it is great. At first it feels like a pretty gentle breeze compared to the force of, say, a box fan, but it actually cools very well. It took a minute of turning to figure out how best to position it, but once you get it right it's wonderful. My fiancé and cat were both quickly competing with me to find the perfect spot in its path.

    I would recommend this to a friend