Rated 5 out of 5 by jascogle Amazing relief in New Orleans' August heat!
House was built in 1929. No central air, and the heat by radiator died from rust in the furnace. Using hot/cold window units since. The unit off my bedroom has barely been functioning this year, and my friend who's going to install a new unit has been working 12-14 hours, 6 days/wk. It's August, and I couldn't sleep from the heat. Bought one of these little circulators just to see if it would help more than the fan I was using. I am now sleeping under a cover, blissfully!!! I will be getting a larger one to use in the front of the house, where the dining room has a new, powerful window unit. I am confident that this will render the three adjoining rooms equally comfortable. Thank you, Vornado!
August 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Do not have a nickname. Best fans in the industry.
I have a Tornado now and used it for a few years. It is the best made fan in the industry in my opinion. I just gave all my other fans away. I have ordered another Tornado.
August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jaime Its an air circulator
I bought this air circulator on account of its long design history. It is noisy but I am sold to the design and its power to move air. It claims to circulate air and even out room temp in all spots so I bought it. It is hard to sell it to my family if I asked their opinion about it. It costs 3 to 4 times as much as the rest (14in usual stand fans). But costs half as much as 14in direct drive motor fans with lots of features. But I ended up buying the 533 after buying the big fans and it does stand its ground in unique design and quality (really, I won't be able to buy it if they knew I was going to buy a costly small fan). They use it often, too, because it is very portable and the air movement is strong. We bring it with us on trips. About the circulation, how do I "see" it in actual test as it even out room temp? Your videos are all CGI! Do "obstructions" matter a lot to its effectiveness?
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad the dad 25 year legacy
25 years ago we recieved a Vornado as a wedding present. Today, we're taking it with us as we move our 21 year old daughter into her first apartment. You guys do "make em like they used to". I just had to tell someone!
August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miles Great small fan
This is about the nicest smallish fan I have been able to find, in terms of build quality and performance. I have 2 of them now. The motor itself looks to be similar to those in less expensive turbo style fans, but that's based on just looking at it. It does feel more substantial and moves more air than any other similar sized fan. I like the nice mechanical switch. Low is whisper quiet. Medium can be a bit loud, while high is turbo-prop loud - but it sure blows a lot of air at the high setting. I wish there was a medium-low option, something that made some noise for sleeping. But I suspect that given the limit of the motor design and 120AC supply voltage, something medium-low would require an electronic speed control adding complexity and reliability concerns. Quite impressed though with the build quality. It's nice to see someone taking pride in making and mfg something in the home products category. I don't need luxury products, just something that works well, and will last.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luckydog Great service
We ordered 12 fans for use in the Prison...we have a cell dog program. Two fans were inoperable and when the company was notified, they were IMMEDIATELY replaced...no questions asked.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSH Construction I love all the vornado fans that I own.
I just love them. they move the air, their quiet and if you don't drop them from high places they will last a long time. I use them mainly for construction. Drying paint, sheet rock mud and the water dripping off my shrit. I bought my first one over 11 years ago when I was remodeling a very hot(July) bathroom. Its been through alot, sheet rock dust, wood sanding, metal grinding, concrete grinding... I did have to screw the cover back on, but it still works like the fisrt day i bought it. Con. Just wish the fans had some place to roll up the cord on.
July 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Rolling Batcave Air mover
I bought this fan to use in my small rv that I live in full time. I do a lot of traveling especially in hot climates, FL, MS etc. I use the fan when I don't really need to have the ac on or to supplement the ac by circulating the air in the direction I want. The only complaint I have is the placement of the on off speed control knob. It's placed under the fan head making it difficult to see or reach. It is also all black so that you can't even find the button without feeling around for it. Must be made by a left hander because I'm always tuning the button the wrong way. As others have mentioned, it's difficult to clean the fan blades or to get anywhere inside the case. But it does move some air.
June 19, 2015