Table fans are compact and portable appliances when you want to direct air flow in non-reachable areas of a room like corners.
Usha, Bajaj, Havells, Luminous, Orient are some of the best table fan brands in India. They are priced between Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 based on quality and performance.
Some important factors to consider while purchasing a table fan are mentioned below.
- Fan Size
Tables fans come in 3 different options – small (12 inches), medium (16 inches), large (20 inches). For larger rooms like hall or dining, we recommend going for large size. For bedrooms, office cabins or any small room, it is better to go for either medium or small.
- Fan Speed
It is measured in RPM (rotations per minute). Higher the rpm, faster the fan blades will rotate, providing good air flow. Some table fan models come with different speed control settings – low, medium and high. However, some models come with single speed only. We recommend going for a model with multiple speed option as you can control the air flow depending on your requirements.
- Air Delivery
It refers the amount of air volume delivered per minute. It is usually measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute). Choose a model that comes with high CFM value.
To know more, we recommend reading “Buying Guide” – it has all the information necessary to take the right decision.
Further, we have provided a list of Best Table Fans in India. They are shortlisted after testing several products present in the market.
Best Table Fans Reviews in India
Usha is the most trusted Indian brand which is why we placed the Usha Maxx Air first in our list.
The table fan is like your buddy, keeping you cool no matter whether you are in your study, kitchen or balcony. The best part about this table fan is its motor overheat protection, that gives it a long life.
Engineered with high innovation, the fan has a broad base, that keeps it sturdy. So, even though you place it near windows or areas where there is more movement, the fan will not trip easily.
Also, because of its aerodynamic blades, there is better air delivery. You can use it in your a/c room for better circulation of air.
Usha Max Air comes with 100% copper motor, making it stand the test of time. The heat protection feature also protects the motor from eventually wearing off.
The RPM is 1280 which falls within the acceptable range of 1200 to 1300RPM, helping your motor to work well without taking the load of speed.
The blades are made of polypropylene which is more like plastic, making the fan lighter and produce less noise.
Usha Maxx fan grill is well guarded with 120 ribs, and has powder coated guard which makes it color durable. This means that no matter how many times to wash the grill, it will not lose its sheen.
Power Consumption: 55 watt
Warranty: 1 year
No of Blades: 3
Overall the best table fan in the market at present, and without doubt our favorite. We highly recommend Usha Maxx mainly for its strong built motor, which we believe is the heart of a fan.
- Jerk-free oscillation makes sure the fan doesn’t move from its place
- Transparent blades allow you to not miss a single speck of dust while cleaning
- Big brand
- Powerful performance
- Not rechargeable
AmazonBasics is the private label from the giant Amazon itself, which has been operational since 2009. The brand majorly sells electronics and every day essentials at reasonable prices.
This table fan from the brand gets a place on our list as it weighs just 3.7 kgs, making it portable. Also, with the size 55 x 45 x 25 cm, this fan doesn’t occupy much space on your table.
With a powerful copper motor running at 1456 RPM, this table fan offers an impressive air delivery of up to 73 CMM. So, the air coming from it is 3 times more powerful than that from your ceiling fan.
Thanks to the automatic 80-degree oscillation, this fan circulates cool air to a wider area without the need of any swing controls.
Moreover, the blades of this fan are designed in a way to provide more air even at the lowest speed. The credit goes to the sweep size of 400mm that ensures sufficient air flow to smaller rooms like bedroom, kitchen or guest room.
The brand also offers a 1-year warranty on the product against all the manufacturing defects.
Power Consumption: 55 watts
Warranty: 1 Year
No of Blades: 3
In a nutshell, this is a lightweight fan with a powerful copper motor that can provide cool air to small cubicles, bedrooms or kitchens.
- Automatic 80-degree oscillation to cover the entire room.
- 1-year warranty from the brand.
- Lightweight (3.7 kgs).
- Makes a bit of noise during operation.
Crompton Greaves is a brand name that has existed since 1937. The company has sustained itself because it understands customer’s needs way too well. This is the first reason why we have included Crompton in our list of best.
The second reason is its high performing ability which includes advanced motors, extra strong materials, striking looks and intuitive controls. The Hi Flo Eva table fan stands true to all these qualities.
It has a wide base that will help you to place it anywhere, even on a rough surface.
Both the base and the body of the fan is made of plastic, so it steady and lightweight too, making it easy for you to carry it around.
In fact, while researching we also found out that the plastic blades of the fan make such less noise that you can sleep like a baby with nil disturbance.
What we also liked by Crompton’s table fan is 1300RPM motor speed and 3 speed control. Which means less load on the motor.
The auto swing feature of Hi Flo Eva helps in circulating the air properly
It has an ergonomic design with the knob right at its neck that enables free movement towards front and back.
Power Consumption: 50 watts
Warranty: 2 years on product
No of Blades: 3
- 400mm sweep allowing it to cover big rooms quite easily
- Lightweight can be easily carried
- Modern design
- Not rechargeable
Luminous is an Indian brand that has been recognized and voted as one of the most preferred in the Indian market.
Luminous Buddy table fan is compact in size, and comes with an easily removable grill. Also, you have an option to wall mount it, which helps in saving a lot of space.
The fan dons an attractive design, and is quite colorful to look at, making its blend with any type of interior be it modern, traditional or even antique.
Also, the curved spiral easily removable grill offers wider spread of breeze, making it reach the farthest corner of the room.
The material used for blades is poly propylene, making them corrosion resistant. In addition, the blades are aerodynamically designed providing better air delivery and making less noise.
The motor is made of top quality aluminum with pure electrolytic grade copper wiring which armors the fan against voltage fluctuations.
The speed of the motor is 2800RPM, again just like the previous one Havells Birdie, even Luminous though small, has a solid air-throw.
Power Consumption: 55 watts
Warranty: 2 Years
No of Blades: 3
- Ideal for rough use
- Can fit in any corner
- No speed control
The first thing that we noticed about the H Hy-tec table fan was how polished it looks, and then we delved a little bit deeper and found out that it is because of special grade plastic material that is used to build this fan.
The brand H Hy-tec has been in the market for more than a decade now, which means it very well understands its customer’s nerves, and has been manufacturing products as per their needs.
The table fan has a novel base design, and looks no less decorative than any other item that you did wish to keep in your home.
Also, just like the other fans in our list even this one has aerodynamically designed blades, which means less noise and stronger air delivery.
Because of its compact size you can actually place it anywhere from kitchen to bathroom to a nearby table to shop counters etc.
Another feature that we loved is that the motor is connected to a fuse that automatically shuts its off in case of thermal overloading. Which makes H Hy-tec is the best product for areas suffering from voltage fluctuations.
Also the fan has a unique oil reservoir lubrication, that gives it a longer life.
The motor speed of 2400RPM. However, you do not have to worry about the motor getting overloaded, as also has motor overheat protection. Also there is 3 speed control option, which makes it an ideal for all weather conditions.
Power Consumption: 55 watts
Warranty: 1 year Hytec Warranty Except Physical Damage
No of Blades: 3
- 90-degree oscillation allows you to keep it in your desired place
- Maximum cooling
- Jerk free
- Not rechargeable
Safety is one thing, but enhanced safety is more assuring, and that is exactly what the Havells Birdie Personal table fan provides.
Its spiral mesh like grill will ensure neither the little fingers of your kids nor the tiny fur of your pet gets entangled with the fan blades.
Havells Birdies dons a unique rocker design that allows the fan to rotate 360 degrees, covering all the corners of your room. In addition, the fan’s aerodynamically designed 3 leaf abs blades with aerofoil section makes air pass through its ridges smoothly, giving you maximum air supply even with minimal speed.
The material used is plastic, making it a lightweight product, durable.
The motor is powerful 2 pole capacitor, the types usually used for large air conditioners or heat pump units. The speed of the motor is 2800 RPM, that helps it to reach far wide, no matter its small size.
Power Consumption: 55 watts
Warranty: 2 Years
No of Blades: 3
- Jerk free oscillation makes keep its steady
- Pivot tilting and oscillation helps to attain the desired position
- Stable base
- Ideal for modern interiors
- Not rechargeable
Rechargeable Fans with LED Lights
Portable table fans are truly a blessing, especially for people who are constantly on the move, or people looking for quick cooling resolution.
But, what about the growing problem of load shedding. To help you cope well here is a list of rechargeable, folding table fans with LED lights that can run for a maximum of 8 hours once charged.
This is the second LED table fan from Piesome that has made it our list as it can be charged through solar panel boards too.
Coming to the fan, it has three ergonomic blades that ensure powerful air delivery for a single person. So, you can use it during power failure to continue with your office work or exam preparation. Also, the speed of the fan can be adjusted to two levels for better comfort.
With the 21 built-in LED’s, this table fan provides ample light to use it as a study lamp at night. You can also adjust the brightness of this light to low, medium and high levels to suit different purposes.
This rechargeable fan measures 13 x 12 x 6 cm and weighs just 44 grams, so you can easily mount it to your wall or carry it anywhere with you.
- In the LED lamp mode, you can use it for 8 hours straight.
- In the fan mode, you can use it for more than 4 hours.
- In both the LED and fan mode, you can use it for 3 hours.
Power Consumption: 1.88 W
Voltage: 220 Volts
No of blades: 3
Overall, this is a compact and lightweight fan, which is best for a single-person use. With the speed and brightness controls, it is one of the convenient fans in the market.
- Comes in handy during studying or while working.
- Adequate lighting.
- Vertically rotatable for better air flow.
- It takes up to 8 hours for a full charge.
If you are looking for a table fan that works for longer hours, then this portable one from Baliraja is an ideal investment.
It comes with two 2000-mAH batteries, allowing the fan to continuously work for 12 hours. With such high (4000 mAH) battery capacity, you can use it as a powerbank to charge your mobile while basking in the cool air from this fan.
This fan has a high-quality brushless motor that runs at 2100 RPM, providing high-speed air to you. Also, you can choose among 3 speed levels according to your requirement.
Unlike all other desk fans, this one has the LED lamp to its side. Also, it gives a soft light with less brightness. So, you can use it as a night lamp.
Coming to the features, you can vertically rotate this fan up to 120-degrees for better airflow in all directions. Measuring 8.5 x 8.5 inches, this table fan is compact enough to fit perfectly on your office desk. Moreover, the rubber base lets the fan stay firm on any surface without skidding.
- At the lowest speed, it can run for upto 12 hours.
- At the mid-level speed, it can run for 6 hours.
- At the highest speed, you can use it for 4 hours.
Power Consumption: 9W
Warranty: 6 months
No of Blades: 3
In a nutshell, this cooling fan is for those who travel regularly for camping, office trips or any outdoors.
- Handy and convenient.
- Noiseless operation due to the brushless motor.
- Can be used as a power bank.
- Air delivery is comparatively less.
This table fan from Betzila is best in terms of build quality. It is made of premium ABS and silicone, which resists heavy pressure and lasts long.
With the built-in 1600 mAH rechargeable battery, the fan works continuously for up to 8 hours. You get a USB cable in the package to recharge the battery and this approximately takes up to 6 hours.
Built with a powerful 20W motor, this desk fan can run at three different speeds according to your comfort.
Coming to the built-in LED lamp, it contains 21 LED’s to offer maximum lighting, sufficient enough for reading, working or playing games. You can select between two brightness levels according to the type of activity you do.
This table fan measures 18 x 9 x 12 cm and has a folding design, giving you a proper grip to hold it. It has a rubber bottom, making it stand intact on any flat surface. However, as it is a bit tall, you cannot carry it for camping or trips.
- At low speed, the fan runs for up to 3 hours.
- At high speed, it can run for up to 2 hours.
- At maximum brightness, the LED lamp remains ON for 6 to 8 hours.
- At minimum brightness, you can use the light for 10 hours.
Power Consumption: 20W
No of Blades: 3
With its sturdy build quality, this table is ideal for office spaces, libraries, study rooms or children rooms.
- High speed air delivery.
- Runs on both electricity and battery.
- Contains silicone material to resist scratches and breaks.
- No warranty from the brand.
Table Fans Buying Guide
Some of the other factors that play a major role in the efficiency of a table fan include the quality of the materials that are used to make the fan, whether it has removable grills or not, and many more. The reviews have been written after an intense research. If you still have any doubts, you can ask us in the comments section at the end of the article.
In this buying guide, we have mentioned all the things that you must consider so that it makes it clear and easier for you to finalize your next purchase. Let’s have a look!
The Size of the Fan
Undoubtedly, this is the first thing that you must check. The size of the fan depends on your requirement but for your information, table fans come in 3 different sizes: 12 inches, 16 inches, and 20 inches. You can also call them as small table fans, medium and large table fans.
If you want a fan for your hall or the dining area of your house, you can select a large table fan but if you are looking for a fan for your room, you can also select a small table fan. One surprising thing about larger fans is they are quiet and do not produce much noise, even when you use it at the lowest setting.
The blade sweep refers to the circular area of motion that is covered by the blades of the fans while the fan is rotating. It also means the area that the fan is capable of cooling. It should always be high so that one fan should serve the purpose rather than using 2 or more fans. As mentioned above, the blade sweep of an average table fan ranges between 40mm – 450mm.
The speed of the fan is measured in rpm i.e. rotations per minute. The higher the rpm of your fan is, the faster the air rotates around the house as a good speed also provides a heavy blow of air.
Similar to other fans, the table fans also offer 3-speed control settings – low, medium, and high. You can operate them on the basis of the situation and your requirements. Different speed levels also help you in preventing the wastage of extra energy.
Some fans come with a single-speed option and we would suggest you not to go with such fans as they are not very convenient and the speed cannot be controlled.
The air delivery of the fan is measured in cubic meters per minute and refers to the volume of air that moves per minute. If you wish for a higher amount of air to be blowing out of the fan, you must go for fans that offer high CMM. Some brands also measure this in CFM i.e. cubic feet per minute.
This factor lets you know clearly that how much volume of air the fan can circulate in a minute.
This is an important factor that decides that how much power the fan is going to consume. The power consumption has a direct effect on the efficiency of the device and the electricity bills. An average fan consumes energy of 40-100 watts.
All the table fans come with a grill as it prevents children or pets from getting their hands caught in between the high-speed moving blades. Fans come with 2 types of grills – permanent grills and removable grills.
Since the table fans revolve continuously from one end to the other to pass air, there is a high possibility that the blades catch the dust. Over a period of time, these dust particles start building up on the blades. This dust needs to be cleaned regularly so that blades can work efficiently.
The removable grills allow you to open the grill and access the blades of the fan. You can either wipe them properly or unscrew the blades and wash them and fix them back. This promotes efficiency and a cleaner breathing environment.
Thus, fans with removable grills are always considered as a better option. However, it is also suggested to unplug the fan from the power socket and then start cleaning to avoid any casualty.
The amount of noise produced from the fan can have a major impact on how peaceful the surrounding is while you are using the fan. Buying a noisy fan will only spoil your sleep quality and disturb you from enjoying a conversation or while doing any activity.
Even though you can measure the amount of sound produced by a fan is decibels, the sad part is most of the brands do not mention this part. To check this, you can go to a nearby store and check the noise quality. Another way to measure the amount of noise is the quality of the motor. Fans that use low-quality motors end up creating unnecessary and irritating noise throughout.
One of the reasons people don’t prefer using table fans in their bedrooms is they consider fans as noise-generating devices. However, to avoid this, you can go ahead with a good-quality fan that uses a good-quality motor. This prevents unnecessary noise.
As we always suggest, you must never go for a product that uses cheap quality spare parts as they get damaged quickly and are not durable at all. Table fans are made using a wide range of materials including steel, plastic, and brass. All of them have their own pros and cons.
Some people consider plastic fans as cheaper options but in reality, they are far more flexible and practical than stainless steel fans or other options. These fans are light in weight as plastic itself is a lightweight material. This way, they are more functional and it is very easy to clean these fans.
The fans whose bodies are built using metals such as brass or stainless steel are very powerful and can be used even in open spaces. They are tough and durable. These fans come with a coating or require polishing as the steel and brass can rust or oxidize.
Tilt Action – Oscillating, Rotating Grill or Fixed
Table fans must serve 2 purposes successfully – cooling and air circulation. Fans with oscillating grills help in swing the air successfully in all the directions and at every corner of the room. But, if your room is very spacious, you can choose a fan with a rotating grill too.
The swing system of the fans varies from brand to brand. While some fans come with an automated swing system, others come with an option to select the swing mode manually. If fans with manual swing settings require a lot of effort, the fans with automated settings require a continuous power source, either AC source or DC source.
Some fans come with a front grill that rotates in angled slats. This helps in diverting the air into a larger cone. One of the cons of having fans with rotational grills are they become noisy after a while, if not maintained properly.
Design of the Fan
There are multiple models of fans that you can choose from. Some of them are classic desktop fans, box fans, etc.
Since box fans, also known as window fans are slim, you can place them on the window and enjoy the fresh air. But, because they are slim, they are the most stable options and are also easy to knock over.
If you are one of those who like to keep antique stuff at your home, you can go for classic desktop fans. They look a bit bulky and have wide space in between the grills. You need to be careful with your fingers as the possibility of your fingers touching the blades is high.
The squat designs, also called as floor models are very stable and can be used around children and pets. You can also go for tiltable models that work on bringing down the hot air from the ceiling. These are very helpful in the winter season.
Installation and Maintenance
Buying a good product is not enough. How you maintain it has a huge impact on its durability. Usually, table fans are very easy to install and do not need assistance but you must always check the procedure and then only do it yourself.
It is always a smart move to select devices that are easy to maintain and clean rather going for those designs where you have to contact an electrician for every small issue.
With so many brands coming up with new features, there are many options available in the market to choose from. Almost all the option provides something better and innovative from the other. One thing that we should consider is the budget so that you can select a good quality product in that price range. The price of a good table fan varies from Rs. 1200- 5000.
As a golden rule, you must always buy an electric appliance that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of a minimum of 1 year. Since these appliances work on power, there is a high chance of fluctuations and this is where maintenance issues start. The warranty helps in building confidence while buying a product and it protects you from any damage in the future.
Most of the table fans from good brands come with a warranty of 1-2 years but there are products that even come with a warranty period of more than 2 years.
Since the table fans are easily reachable, it is very essential to look for the safety features that it provides. Along with this, you can also follow a few tips that are very easy and handy. They are as follows:
- Do not touch the fan with wet hands or place the fans on a wet surface.
- Always place it over a plain and stable surface so that it does not fall.
- First, detangle the wire and then plug it to the power source.
- Do not touch the fan or mesh while the power source of the fan is ON.
Advantage of Table Fans
- Unlike ceiling fans, you can place the table fans wherever you wish to. They are flexible and can be moved so that the air reaches all the corners of the room.
- The table fans are portable and provide wide reach and help you stay cool anywhere.
- They are inexpensive and budget-friendly.
- They consume very less energy that ranges around 50-100 watts whereas an AC consumes 900 watts of energy.
- The table fans offer 180-degree rotation feature that helps in equal distribution of air.
- The fans are convenient to use. You can regulate the settings as per your requirements. Some upgraded versions even come with a remote control to manage the settings.
- Table fans come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can pick one that matches with the other décor items at your place.
A Maintenance Guide for Table Fans
It is very essential to maintain the table fans properly for efficient performance. When the dust starts building over the blades of the fan, you can notice a significant drop in the speed and cooling effect. Thus, you should make it a habit to wipe the dust over the blades at regular intervals.
Here’s how you can maintain your table fans properly. All you need is a handheld vacuum cleaner, lint-free cloth, soap, cotton cloth, and water.
- Turn off the power and unplug the fan.
- Clean the vents in the motor using a vacuum cleaner.
- Remove the grill using a screwdriver and unscrew the blades of the fan.
- Take a small tab and make a mix of warm soapy water.
- Now soak the blades in this water and start cleaning the blades.
- Wipe other parts of the fan and the base area using a cloth.
- Once everything is clean, reassemble the fan and once all the parts are dry, you can start using the fan again.
Ceiling Fan vs. Table Fan
If you are wondering that if the ceiling can serve the purpose of circulating the air to the entire room, why do you need a table fan, here is the difference between both of them.
Where ceiling fans circulate the air by ceiling or pushing the air down to the room to make it colder, table fans circulate the air by moving it outward. Another advantage of using table fans is you can place them near the window to pull in fresh air from the outside. Some other differences between both the types of fans are as follows:
Table fans are compact and small. This helps in moving them from one room to the other. The ceiling fans have larger blades and are fixed permanently at a place.
In terms of style and features also, table fans provide more flexibility and features. You can adjust the height and speed of the oscillation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some table fans have double-sealed ball bearings. These bearings do not require oiling. However, there are other types of fans that have a small hole above the motor wherein you can pour 2-3 drops of oil. This helps in lubricating the motor and lets it work efficiently.
You can place the table fan as per your convenience but one thing that you must make sure of is to place it over a smooth, flat, and horizontal surface so that it does not fall over someone.
It is natural for any electrical appliance to get overheated and a table fan is no different. However, if you notice smoke or an unpleasant odor, turn it off immediately and check if the motor or winding is functioning properly.
The number of the blade has different effects on the fan. While more number of blades helps in reducing the noise, it also puts a lot of pressure on the motor of the fan and makes it function slowly.
Table fans push the air outward, making room for fresh air to enter the room. This is why they circulate cool air during summers.
During winter, you can place them in the room, making them circulate the warm air within the room.
Yes, there are many table fans that run on rechargeable batteries. The batteries need an average 4-8 hour of duration to get fully charged.
Quality table fans can even run for 8 continuous hours on battery, in case there is a major power failure in your area
The ability of the blade to span is also known as blade sweep. Which is the diameter of circle that we can see when the blades are in motion.
Metal table fans can cost higher than plastic table fans. Usually, metal fans might even cost Rs. 9000- Rs. 10,000.
Plastic table fans are cheaper. The starting range of these fans are Rs. 1000- Rs. 1200. The price might differ depending upon the additional features, product build, motor power and more
Tables fans do not consume a lot of electricity. Also, a DC fan is more efficient than an AC table fan, that directly runs on the 110-volt alternating current.
DC fans thus consume less than third of the energy consumed by old AC fans.
Metal fan blades can be heavy but has a wider air circulation, as they are heavy. Plastic blades are lighter, but crack easily, and most of the times users complain about their air circulation.
It’s not only about portability or power saving, a table fan offers a lot more than that. You can take them on your travels and trips, install them in a temporary set up and above all they are easy to clean and maintain.
If our article has convinced you to buy a table fan then we did strongly recommend Usha Maxx 55-watts Air Table Fan for reasons of its being long lasting, having a brand base, and comes at an affordable rate. It a low maintenance high delivery table fan that will never let you down.
But, if you want something even more compact and with a battery back-up them CZ is good. Its foldable, compact and has a good build.
Though, ultimately the decision is on you. So, here’s hoping that you make a wise choice. Do let us know how informing the article was to you.
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