Lasko 3-Speed Table Fan

Last updated date: September 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

Lasko 3-Speed Table Fan

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Lasko Lasko 3-Speed Table Fan placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.8
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
1,496 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
If you need something that can keep you comfortable and cool throughout the year, the Lasko 12-Inch Table Fan is for you. It rightfully belongs here because of its impressive features such as a wide area oscillation, 3 speeds, and tilt-back feature. It is great both for homes and offices. Ideally, assembling this table fan is fairly easy with no tools required. The fan also boasts ETL listing to prove to you that it is probably one of the safest products to have. Lasko has been around for more than 100 years. Therefore, expect this table fan to have what it takes to be liked by everyone who will try it. It comes with a patented, fused safety plug that further makes it safe to use. And its solid construction boasts a combination of both metal and plastic to give you solid performance.
- Ah Joo
This is a stylish fan that is designed to blend well with any decor. The fan can be set to 3 different speeds: low, medium and high. It features an oscillating head that can easily tilt back to provide directional airflow and maximum coverage. The plug is fused to protect the fan against the power surge. This fan features an easy tool-free assembly for added convenience.
- Julie Pro
Has three speeds and powerful enough to circulate air in the whole room. It operates quietly and is safe for use at home. This fan is ideal for kitchen and also the bedroom. It is simple, therefore easy to use and maintain. Its head can tilt back unlike the other fans.
- Paramatan
August 6, 2019 | Full review
Lasko offers another high-quality fan to use at home or at work, as you need. You can get this product in different color and sizes such a Brown, White, Black with 12 inch or 10 inch blades. As for the materials that it is made of, this Lasko fan is a successful combination between plastic and metal so you can rely on its durability. It comes with three speeds to choose from as you need the cool breeze to be and you can easily adjust the tilt head to direct the air flow in the area that you want it to be. The oscillation technology will allow this fan to reach a wide surface of your room and cool it down for your increased comfort.
- Shifu
April 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The quality is not the best, but the fan is functional.
- Ah Joo
Control panel is on top behind the motor, so must get up to adjust it. Fan cage is made from soft plastic.
- Shifu
April 1, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Lasko's #2012 12" table fan is ideal for home or office, white Made in the USA from Domestic and Imported Parts. Lasko; 100+ years of quality, comfort and durability.

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An Overview On Table Fans

Whether you’re in an office space, dorm room or small room within your home, a table fan is a handy tool that will help keep you cool when temperatures are on the rise. Table fans also work well to circulate the air in the room so that it doesn’t become stagnant. There are several different table fan models on the market, so it’s helpful to review what each has to offer before coming to a final decision.

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Start off deciding between an electric table fan or a battery-operated one. The battery-operated models are ideal for emergency situations or areas of the country where the power tends to go out more frequently. Electric fans are better for everyday use, as you won’t have to worry about running the battery down.

Next, consider how much space you need and whether you have a place to store the table fan when not in use. The O2COOL Portable Desktop Battery Fan actually folds up, which makes it a cinch to store just about anywhere without taking up the space you need for essentials.

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The ability to control fan speed and direction is also important. The Honeywell HT-900 Turbo Force Fan has three different speed settings, as well as the ability to pivot up to 90 degrees. The Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan takes control one step further by also having blades that oscillate or turn from left to right to cover a larger area.

Check to see how portable the model you’d like to buy is. Does it have a handle that makes it easy to carry from one room to another, or is it so lightweight that you can simply pick it up and take it with you? This is important if you have several tasks to complete in different areas of the home.

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Perhaps you’d like to invest in a table fan that has a host of extras. The Holmes Blizzard Rotating Fan with Remote Control allows you to set an automatic timer to the specific hour you’d like the fan to power down. It also has sleep and breeze modes, a storage compartment for the power cord and a remote for controlling the table fan from across the room.

DWYM Fun Fact

The first fans can be traced all the way back to 3000 BC. In addition to the traditional use of keeping a person cool, the Greeks and Romans also used fans during certain ceremonies. Of course, these fans were either fixed or folding fans. Electric fans, like we have today, weren’t popular until the 1880s. Most of these fans were made out of brass, although they have been made out of just about every material you can think of since that time.

The Orthodox church actually has a special fan called the Exapteriga, and it is either held by a server or placed next to the tabernacle. The fan features a Seraphim, which is a six-winged angel. This fan’s purpose is to remind the church congregation that the angels are all around the throne of God.

In London, you can actually visit a museum all about fans. You can start off exploring the ground floor galleries, which review how fans have evolved across history, and then stop for afternoon tea before you head to the upper floor galleries. The upper floor is dedicated to fan themes, and some of the galleries change throughout the year. For example, you may visit when the Gérard Lévy Collection is on display, or when European fans from the Romantic Age are on exhibit.

The Table Fan Buying Guide

  • Always check for a table fan that’s durable and made to last.
  • To help make your room even cooler, you can fill a bowl with ice and set it directly in front of the fan. This trick works well in smaller spaces.
  • Fans can also be used during the winter months. Since hot air rises, place your table fan on top of a dresser or tall bookshelf and position the airflow downward. As the hot air floats to the top of your room, the fan will blow it back down to keep you warm and toasty.
  • Fans collect dust, and there isn’t much you can do about that. Fortunately, cleaning the fan grill and blades isn’t hard. Most grills are removable, and you can run them under the faucet to rinse off any dust. The blades can be wiped down with warm water and a little dish soap. Some homeowners find it easier to use a vacuum attachment and go over the fan first, before they wipe it down with a wet soapy cloth. You may wish to finish cleaning the fan blades by drying them with a lint-free towel before replacing the grill.
  • Before using your table fan, there are a few safety checks you’ll want to perform. First, make sure the grill is intact so that the blades are not exposed. Second, check the wires for any fraying. Third, look over the plug and make sure the prongs are secure and not rusting. Finally, if you need to use an extension cord, do so only for a short time.
  • There are several factors that influence the price you’ll pay for a table fan. Battery-operated fans, such as the O2COOL Portable Desktop Battery Fan, tend to be cheaper than electric fans, like the Honeywell HT-900 Turbo Force Fan. In the middle, you’ll find the Holmes Lil’ Blizzard Table Fan, as it has all of the basic features you need in a table fan, plus a few extras. If you want bells and whistles, you’ll need to pay a little more. The Holmes Blizzard Rotating Fan with Remote Control has a slightly higher cost because it also has a remote control and automatic timer.