Hunter Builder Deluxe 5-Blade

Last updated date: May 28, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Ceiling Fans and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Top Ten Reviews, The Techy Home, The Spruce, iExpert 99, A Web To Know, Find The Top 10, Gadget Review, Best Seekers and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ceiling Fan you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Hunter Hunter Builder Deluxe 5-Blade placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
732 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Made by a reputable company. Easy to fit, very quiet, and extremely affordable w/ three mounting options.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
This is one of the best ceiling fans with lights because you can wire the lights and fan to separate switches. The fan itself can operate at three speeds to achieve a gentle breeze. That speed equates to 3,525 cubic feet per minute of airflow with a maximum electrical usage of 64 watts. This yields an airflow efficiency of 94 cubic feet per minute per watt, slightly higher than average.
- Top Ten Reviews
June 5, 2018 | Full review
Destined for rooms up to between 125 and 250 square feet , the Hunter Builder Deluxe is a high rated ceiling fan that comes with two 60W candelabra incandescent bulbs and a remote control to change between its 3 speeds. The motor is able to run the fan in reverse and is one of the quiet ceiling fans you can find in the market. The Hunter 53091 produces airflow at more than 5000 cubic feet per minute with 64 watts max of electrical usage. This means the airflow efficiency is slightly higher than average as it’s equivalent to 80 CFM per watt.
- The Techy Home
The Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe fan is ideal for anyone who wants to balance traditional and contemporary style, and its ability to blend in with almost any décor has made it a best-seller. Suitable for rooms up to 400 square feet, the fan has 52-inch blades and is available in all white or either cherry/oak with brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze accents. The motor is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
- The Spruce
February 5, 2019 | Full review
Measuring 52-inches, the blades are large and high-powered. Cooling capacity is up to 400 square feet, while the three-speed whisper quiet motor it uses is also durable and has a power efficient system that keeps power consumption low.
- iExpert 99
The fan is beautiful and can easily fit into most decor. It’s pretty quiet even at its highest speed so it can be installed in the bedroom. You get three mounting options – standard method, flush, and angled. Installation is also pretty straightforward.
- A Web To Know
January 28, 2019 | Full review
Loud noise doesn’t affect the Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe 5-Blade Single Light Ceiling Fan, as it comes with a “WhisperWind” motor that helps it operate at the quietest possible sound level. Two pull chains make it easy to control both the fan and to activate the two 60 watt light bulbs included with each model.
- Find The Top 10
This one is sophisticated, elegant, and comes with a toffee glass bowl light. WhisperWind motor delivers whisper-quiet performance to recreate the evening summer breeze.
- Gadget Review
March 9, 2019 | Full review
This three speed fan maxes out at 5110 cubic feet per minute at the highest setting. The fan also comes with Hunter’s branded WhisperWind motor, giving you not only excellent airflow, but very quiet and pleasant sounds. You’ll be able to feel the breeze without having to listen to it as well.
- Best Seekers
What experts didn't like
Doesn't come w/a remote, but compatible units are available.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Unlike the Hampton Bay Savona, the Hunter Builder Deluxe doesn't come with a remote control. However, you can buy a remote separately.
- Top Ten Reviews
June 5, 2018 | Full review
While some reviewers are disappointed that it doesn’t come with a remote, others say it’s easy to add one later.
- The Spruce
February 5, 2019 | Full review
However, the glass bowl is very fragile. Some users have reported cracking it during installation. Also, it would be better if there was a remote control to go with it.
- A Web To Know
January 28, 2019 | Full review
Our only bone to pick with Hunter Fan Company is the lack of a universal bulb base. You just have to use the incandescent bulbs that go with the candelabra bases
- Gadget Review
March 9, 2019 | Full review
Not Energy Star certified
- Best Seekers

From The Manufacturer

The hunter 53091 builder collection 52" indoor ceiling fan (with fan & light pull chain control and light) in new bronze uses incandescent light output and brings traditional style. This fan includes five reversible Brazilian cherry/stained oak blades (same color, different grain pattern) and the hanging height is 17.9". The voltage is 120 volts. The hunter 53091 down light requires 2 bulbs (included). Additional information: Control - three-speed pull chain and on/off light pull chain with manual reverse switch on motor, down rod - includes 3" (3/4" interior diameter) pole, glass - toffee glass. Whisper wind motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don't.Installer's Choice:three-position mounting system allows for standard, low, or angled mounting

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Expert Reviews: 9
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Emerson Curva Sky Indoor/Outdoor Fan
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Hunter Builder Deluxe 5-Blade
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Big Ass Fans Smart Ceiling Fan
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
6. Hampton Bay Reversible Blades Ceiling Fan
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Westinghouse 56-Inch Three-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Minka-Air Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa
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