The 10 Best electric fans

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1. Smart tower fan


This space-saving fan is whisper-quiet, thanks to its high-performance air movement system. Comes with a smart sleep mode.

2. Black + Blum Propello fan


Here's a very cool desktop fan. Boasting natural rubber blades, which allow a guard-free design, it also has a near-silent motor.

3. Dyson Air Multiplier


The daddy of fans. It is powered by an efficient brushless motor so that air speed can be precisely adjusted with a dimmer-switch.

4. Bionaire dual blade pedestal fan


With two fans in one, this benefits from 20 per cent more air flow.

5. Dimplex Mont Blanc


With its tall, slim body and sleek black finish, the Mont Blanc is both elegant and practical. Features an LED display.

6. Nscessity mini tower fan


This retro-styled fan is ideal for areas where space is at a premium. Features three speed settings and timer functions.

7. Marks & Spencer Pod fan


While most handheld fans have two blades, this has a third, which makes a surprising difference to the task in hand.

8. Dimplex GloFan


This doubles up as a heater in the winter. In heater mode, the LED illuminates red, while in fan mode it provides a blue display.

9. Stadler Form OTTO fan


For a fan, this is remarkably chic, not to mention satisfyingly masculine. Made of formed, oiled wood, it also has height-adjustable feet.

10. Dunelm Mill standing floor fan


It may not be the classiest fan but this 16in pedestal will turn your room into a cool haven.