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DH asked me to ask my 'mothernetters' (sic) about FANS

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Twiglett Sat 18-Jun-05 20:00:44

... after so many years you'd think he'd get the name right wouldn't you?

we need to get a new fan (or 2) to put in DS's room - at the moment we have a circular fan with a grill but would be more comfortable with a good fan where it is IMPOSSIBLE to insert a curious finger to touch a blade IYKWIM

... any suggestions? weblinks??


pixiefish Sat 18-Jun-05 20:02:35

Currys do a good one This is the type we have

Tissy Sat 18-Jun-05 20:27:55

we've got one like that but it's pretty noisy (not that precise model)- only put it in dd's room after she's asleep!

popsycal Sat 18-Jun-05 20:31:57

nxt had a cylindrical one last year

popsycal Sat 18-Jun-05 20:33:02


popsycal Sat 18-Jun-05 20:34:05

and here

helsi Sat 18-Jun-05 20:35:33

thats the one we got pixifish. It is good.

Xena Sat 18-Jun-05 20:41:11

We got one years ago (but they still sell them) that came in bright colours from woolies or B&Q that had criss cross instead of a normal grill and was really quiet. Cost about 8.99 6 y ago but I still see them for sale.

Xena Sat 18-Jun-05 20:41:37

sorry what a jumbled message.

Janh Sat 18-Jun-05 21:25:46

We have one on a stick from Sainsburys, twiggy. It's Goldstar, cheap and cheerful but totally childproof cover - tiny holes - £12.99. You should be able to get the equivalent from any DIY store and it shouldn't cost much more than that.

Having said that, I've just been googling, they all seem to be those towers now, don't they? I suppose they are neater and safer (and cleaner, the blades do get grubby on a conventional one) but I'm sure the old-fashioned kind move the air better.

The ones on a stick are dead useful, they can be set to rotate or not, you can angle the fan to point up, down or be level and they are taller than a tower.

Janh Sat 18-Jun-05 21:32:57

£16.99 from Comet

£19.99 here

Check out your Sainsburys! (Unless you want a tower of course.)

hunkermunker Sat 18-Jun-05 21:44:53

We now have two of the tower fans with remote control from Homebase.

They're fantastic - quiet, plus they have a timer.

Twiglett Sun 19-Jun-05 10:04:32

thank you all

Twiglett Sun 19-Jun-05 10:12:57

Sneaky - did you buy yours online? was it this one? - is it high enough to get air on a bed?

(liking the idea of remote control and sleep mode)

Davros Sun 19-Jun-05 10:17:20

DH (mr amateur scientist) says they create more heat than they remove iyswim.

Twiglett Sun 19-Jun-05 15:14:58

is that true? do the tower heaters get hot?

(DH says some people have too much knowledge btw )

feelingold Sun 19-Jun-05 15:39:08

We have the ceiling fans in ours and dd's bedroom (the ones that are a light as well) and they are fantastic in this weather and are very quiet compared to the usual desk fans. They are quite pricy but will last years and are very safe (haven't got one in the boys bedroom cos they have bunk beds and they might be able to reach it so they have a tower fan which is quite good).

hunkermunker Sun 19-Jun-05 15:43:40

No, Twiglett, it's this one - it's £17.99 or about that in Homebase stores and we got one of ours yesterday on 10% day, so it was about £15.

It doesn't seem to get hot - certainly blows cool air at me in the night

Twiglett Sun 19-Jun-05 19:16:10

oy sneaky - that one came up at £35 and available online only .. are you sure?

hunkermunker Sun 19-Jun-05 19:33:53


Hang on, will check...

hunkermunker Sun 19-Jun-05 19:34:36

Yep, certainly looks v like the ones we have at home! Identical in fact! They had stacks of them before the might not be so lucky now!

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