dyson bladeless fan review
So recently, we in the UK (and Manchester to be more specific) experienced a completely unheard of phenomenon: an actually warm summer period. If anyone’s ever heard my ramblings in the past, we live above a one-storey flat so when it’s warm in the house, it’s WARM. With some perfect timing we received a package which may well have descended from the heavens by the way it was received in this household: a brand spanking new AM06 dyson bladeless fan. We were sent the smaller ‘desk’ fan however if you were wanting to cool (or heat) larger rooms then the bigger models might better suit your needs.
By looking at the Air Multiplier you’d be forgiven for confusing it for, in yawnofthedad’s words “a magical portal to a breezy paradise”. With no blades to get tiny (and curious adult-sized) hands caught in, this is a brilliant fan which doesn’t lose any power with its increase in safety. But I know what you’re thinking, “ok that’s all great, but it’s a hoop on a stick, how is that a fan?” Instead of screaming “it’s some form of wizardry, burn them all!” I’ll use Dyson’s own words.
Air is drawn in by an energy-efficient, brushless motor. Airflow is then accelerated through the ring, passing over an airfoil-shaped ramp, which draws in and channels its direction. This creates and projects powerful, smooth, high velocity cool airflow that stops me choking my husband because it’s too damn warm. Having a remote control is also a godsend because instead of whisper-arguing with yawnofthedad about who will tip-toe out of bed to turn the fan off, up or down, I can simply prod yawnofthedad to change the setting (I’m not mean, it’s just that he’s the only one with the bedside table as my side is currently taken up by Eleanor). Although you have to tilt the fan manually, everything else can be changed via the remote, whether you want the fan on a higher setting, activate the rotation or set the timer.
Squish was born in the height of the worse winter we’ve seen in recent memory. So, naturally, keeping a baby cool and stopping it from overheating hadn’t been a problem with baba number one. Having Ellie in March, however has meant she’s still really young in the peak of summer. Pre-Dyson times we’d have the windows open as much as possible and generally worry about her being too warm every minute of her being asleep. Of course, with the windows open through the night she got a taste of the sounds of Salford nightlife from a very early age. With the Air Multiplier set up and cooling down the room before her being put down for bed, our worries are now eased. The timer function also means we can set it to turn off after a time of our choosing with pre-set intervals ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours.
One massive bonus feature of the Air Multiplier is how much quieter it is than regular fans. In fact, they’re up to 75% quieter than the previous generation of Dyson fans. By channelling airflow more efficiently, their engineers have reduced turbulence meaning the motor noise and vibration of the base have been isolated and significantly reduced. This massively helps when our room is waaay too hot and we’re trying to get Ellie to sleep.
We couldn’t write this review without doing the bubble test which shows how well the air is dispersed throughout the room so here’s Squish doing his bit for the blog!!
The Air Multiplier 06 to review which has the following features:
- Up to 75% quieter than previous models
- 40% less power consumption
- Sleep timer
- Remote control for turning off, on, up, down or adjusting spin of fan
- Easy tilt with one push of the base
- Easy to clean
- Safe (no blades to get hands caught in)
- Quiet as a technologically advanced mouse
- Height: 550mm
- Weight: 1.8kg
Overall we have been really impressed with the Dyson AM06 and it’s kept our minds at ease knowing that when Eleanor goes to sleep on those warm nights that we have something to cool the room without waking her up. It’s an added bonus that it’s super easy to clean and safe to have around Squish too, so from us Dyson, you get a big thumbs up!
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