Review: The Dyson Cool Bladeless Fan

Review: Dyson Cool Bladeless Fan
 

I was super lucky enough to have one of these space age looking fans given to me for a review. We have an almost 100 year old workers cottage with no ceiling fans and so we were really keen to see if the Dyson Cool fan would make a great alternative to our pedestal fans. We do have air conditioning but I’ve never been a fan (pardon the pun) because I love a nice breeze and I dislike the big power bill we get when we rely on air conditioning.

I’d seen the Dyson Cool bladeless fan a few times but never knew how they worked. I mean, how does air come out of the hole? The fan uses Air Multiplier™ technology which amplifies surrounding air, giving an uninterrupted stream of smooth air.

It all looks quite magical. It was explained to me but I thought it might be easier for you to see it in this diagram.

I decided that I’d break this particular review up into Pros and Cons so to be transparent.

 

Pros

  • I love the look of this fan. It stands 30cm tall and sits perfectly on our television cabinet in our lounge room and doesn’t take up as much space as a pedestal fan. It’s really nice and compact.
  • The fact that it is bladeless is perfect in a house with a toddler and is a lot safer. The number of times I had visions of Elliott sticking his little fingers into the blades is countless, thankfully we don’t have to worry about that with this fan.

Dyson Cool Safe

  • It has a little remote control that is magnetic and sits on top of the fan. Not only is this great for when you’re feeling a bit lazy and want to change the speed or movement, it means it doesn’t get lost as easily.

Dyson Cool remote control

  • The fan actually pivots from the base.

Dyson Cool Touch Tilt

  • It has a timer so you can set it to turn off after pre-set intervals from 15 minutes to 9 hours, perfect if it’s in the room with young children.

Dyson Cool sleep timer

  • The flow of air is constant and well directed.
  • It has an oscillating function

Dyson Cool oscillation control

  • It’s SO much easier to keep clean because there are no blades to gather dust.

Dyson Cool easy to clean

  • We’ve also discovered that the fan makes for a great balloon game. While hitting a balloon around our lounge room with Elliott, the fan sucked the balloon through the circle and spat it out. Elliott was quite amused and the fan soon became our goal.

 

Cons

  • It’s a little noisier than I expected, from the look of it I expected it to be super quiet but it was not much quieter than a normal pedestal fan.
  • I found it a little frustrating that when I would turn it on and then sit down, the oscillating function actually turns itself off when you turn off the power so you have to reset it. I’m used to a pedestal fan where once you turn the oscillating function on, it remains on that setting even if you turn off the power.
  • I think the price tag of $449 is a little bit out of our league if we were to go and purchase the fans for the rest of the house. I would want to see a remarkable drop in electricity savings before considering that type of outlay. Apparently 40% less power is consumed with this fan.

 

Do you have a Dyson Cool? Are you a fan (lol)?

 

Images from Dyson

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. LydiaCLee
    February 23, 2015 / 5:50 am

    I saw them at the Bloggers Brunch and thought they looked very cool (geddit?). Didn’t notice the noise…Liked you could stick your hand thru it like magic (but I am very easily amused)