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Costway Fan Review

Updated September 5, 2019

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For the last few weeks I’ve been using the Costway 16” Double Blade Oscillation Pedestal Fan. Throughout my time with it, I’ve found it’s super sleek in design, highly efficient, and is jam packed with tons of useful features to allow customization just for just about anyone’s air circulation needs.

The Complete Package

I’ve found this fan is perfect for anyone who needs to move air through a medium to large size room continuously. It wouldn’t work for large warehouses, but it would keep air moving through a large living room or even a large one-room office. It’ll definitely do its job, I basically just found it a home in a corner and let it work its magic!

For all that it offers, it’s tall, lean, sleek design is adjustable and customizable. This modern design is easy to move, will fit just about anywhere, and circulates air in several directions, patterns, and even for different reasons.

Everything is attractive about this beauty, except the plain, brown box it comes in. Remember to recycle!

There is definitely assembly required. It comes in several pieces and can be put together in about 20 minutes. With just a few screws and adjustments you’ll be feeling cooler breezes in no time.

There is very little marketing and advertising that comes with the product, which can be highly respectable by way of not overselling itself. The box doesn’t even advertise the company, or the fan itself. There is a simple four page pamphlet giving you the normal information of safety, maintenance, and assembly.

Even visiting the manufacturer’s website, the hype is simple,“here is a great fan, it’ll work for you.” It doesn’t promise this fan will make your house 10 degrees cooler day and night, reduce your bills, or win you the lottery. But it does say it’s user friendly, has great features, and that its double blades will produce more airflow than a similar fan.

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Size & Stature

The head of the fan is 16 inches across. The entire fan at max height measures out 17” x 16” x 53”. The fan weighs in at 12 pounds, nice and light to move easily. Shipping weight is probably very similar too!

The height is adjustable! With just a twist of the adjustment knob on the pillar pole, this fan can go from just over two feet tall, to almost five feet tall.

The fan is made from a lightweight plastic and metal. The plastic isn’t hard or thick, but still well made. I imagine if put through some extreme trauma the base may crack, but for just normal wear and tear this fan will stand up to quite a bit of long term use.

The base is wide and sturdy, but not weighted. Because it’s light weight, there is a tipping hazard, the base tries to combat it, but unless anchored in some fashion, I found it best to be kept out of direct sight of little ones – you know the old saying… out of sight, less mind to attempt using it as a jungle gym.

The cage surrounding the blades is made with metal and extremely durable. The cage is tightly built, so little fingers won’t easily fit through to easily.

There is a large set of blades set behind a smaller set of blades, the double blades allow more airflow and as an added bonus, the contrasting colors of the blades are aesthetically pleasing.

The cord is less than 5 feet in length and is connected at the bottom of the back of the LED panel. You’ll have to keep this fan close to the outlet or plugged into an extension cord.

The LED panel to change modes is easy to use, large buttons, clear writing, and easily adjustable. The lights are pretty bright, I don’t mind a night light, so it didn’t really bother me. But some may be averse to lights while they’re trying to sleep. It could easily be turned in the opposite direction.

If you’re the former, like me, the lights won’t fill a dark room, but they are definitely a point of a direction at night.

The Remote

It comes with a remote. From your desk, the couch, or even your bed you’ll be able to manipulate all the electronic settings from across the room with just a touch of a button or two. Just remember to grab batteries… two Triple A to be exact.

Pivot & Swivel

The fan head has the ability to pivot its airflow in many directions. This is ideal for customizing the direction of airflow and assists in warming or cooling whatever room you happen to have it in.

The head of the fan doesn’t only pivot up and down, but it also rotates about 180* from side to side. It can be manipulated to be pointing up and then also to the far right, or in whatever direction air needs to be moved.

This fan has so much character, that when pointing in the downward position it kinda looks a little sad, doesn’t it? Don’t worry little guy, you’re still doing a great job, sometimes we just need air to move around down low too.

Not only does it oscillate automatically, the LED panel base can also rotate manually almost 180* in one direction left or right.

So Many Settings, Modes, and Combinations

I found this fan to be extremely quiet compared to some of the other’s I have tested. All that is heard is the normal movement of air. Obviously the higher the setting the more noise it makes, but this fan can create almost no noise on the lowest setting, it even has a setting for sleeping! Ingenious.

The list is long of settings and modes that can be used in combination with one another. Some are a little ambiguous at first, but with practice I think I’ve figured it out.

The On/Off button is shared with the Speed button. Press it once to turn it on to Speed 1. Press it a second and third time to change the speeds faster to 2 and 3 consecutively.

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I took some video and some still shots of how strong the different speed settings are. Setting 3 was pretty difficult to capture on camera easily. Just picture it stronger than setting two, and just a tad bit more noise. The first photo is in the off position, the second is Speed 1, the third photo is Speed 2. Look at the difference between Speeds 1 and 2!

On to the modes: normal, nature, and sleeping.

Normal is normal, it’s going to blow at a steady, consistent speed and the speed setting choosen. Select the mode button until it lights up the blades on the right side of the LED panel and then press the Speed button until it’s the speed desired.

Then there is the options of nature and sleeping, also at whatever speed setting you’d like to combine it with. Nature (LED tree) seems to be an alternating pattern of wind, similar to sleeping (LED moon), just a little bit louder. This is the most confusing part about this fan, similar enough (and not different enough) to perhaps only efficiently need two modes, perhaps. Maybe they should have added just one more page to that pamphlet in the box.

The last settings are the timer options. Maybe you only need it to run for an hour while you’re cooking dinner, or for the 7.5 hours you’re (hopefully) sleeping easy, maybe it’s going to be an extra hot day and instead of turning up your a/c you’re going to leave the fan on for your pets to be a bit more comfortable. The timer option lets you customize how long it operates.

Choose the timer by clicking the timer button. Continue to click it until the bottom numbers light up the amount of hours you want your fan to run. For instance if you want it to blow for four hours, continue to click it until just the four is lit. If you want it lit for three and a half hours you’d click the timer button until the two, one, and .5 hours are all lit.

The following video shows the fan is on the highest speed, for nighttime use, and will run for 5.5 hours. Adjust the height, change the head pivot, and the base direction and you’ve manipulated the fan in every way to customize air circulation exactly how’d you like (or need) it!

Cleaning & Maintenance

A big component for me is how easily the fan is cleaned. Build up is going to occur, no home is free from dust bunnies under the couch, doubly so if you own pets (I own three).

With as little information and the manufacturer provided about the fan, they did supply cleaning instructions. It’s as easy as removing a few screws to take the front guard off. Wipe off all the blades with a moist cloth, and attach the guard. Please remember to unplug the fan before attempting this.

So while it’s not super convenient to clean, and what fan is really, it’s as easy as a few minutes of removing and replacing a few screws.

The manufacturer does state that no maintenance is required, nor should it be performed – as the motor is pre-lubricated at the factory and doesn’t need any additional or future tending to.

The pamphlet does come with instructions on how to replace the fuse located in the base of the plug. Also supplied are simple symptoms that may pop up, ie fan vibrates or fails to operate, and simple fixes – replace fan blade or vacuum air blockage on fan guards, respectively.

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A big component for me is how easily the fan is cleaned. Build up is going to occur, no home is free from dust bunnies under the couch, doubly so if you own pets (I own three).

With as little information and the manufacturer provided about the fan, they did supply cleaning instructions. It’s as easy as removing a few screws to take the front guard off. Wipe off all the blades with a moist cloth, and attach the guard. Please remember to unplug the fan before attempting this.

So while it’s not super convenient to clean, and what fan is really, it’s as easy as a few minutes of removing and replacing a few screws.

The manufacturer does state that no maintenance is required, nor should it be performed – as the motor is pre-lubricated at the factory and doesn’t need any additional or future tending to.

The pamphlet does come with instructions on how to replace the fuse located in the base of the plug. Also supplied are simple symptoms that may pop up, ie fan vibrates or fails to operate, and simple fixes – replace fan blade or vacuum air blockage on fan guards, respectively.

What Users Have to Say

I’ve searched for what others have had to say and in the final countdown – most everyone seems to love it.

There were a few comments regarding complexity of setup and the fan not being as strong as hoped – but these comments are few and far between and could always be due to manufacturing glitches. Because there are so many comments to the contrary, this could very well be the case.

This fan seems to be pretty new in production as reviews don’t date very far back. So we aren’t able to guess at how long the lifespan of this product will be.

However, from setup to use, I’ve found that though it is lightweight and isn’t made of hearty material, if it finds a place in your home, and is taken care of, I don’t see any “flimsy” aspects of it right off the bat.

Conclusion

So if your home is a little muggy in the summer afternoons, or you like a light breeze while you’re sleeping this fan will solve these problems, easily, efficiently, and in many customizable ways.

The features are numerous, but not too overwhelming. The large buttons are easily manipulated. The LED panel makes it even easier to use and understand. The convenience gets even better with an easy-to-use remote.

The hardest part about this fan is unpacking the box and putting it all together… which isn’t even that intimidating, honestly.

The little things like cleaning can be easily managed.

The fan speaks for itself when in use, but users are saying it too, and so am I – this product is a success!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it easy to clean?

No, requires disassembly for best results.

Is it easy to tip over?

Yes.

Can you adjust the direction?

Yes, pivot and swivel options available.

Is it hard to assemble?

No, instructions are very explanatory.