Ambiano Bladeless Fan

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I live in the Midwest where having a good fan, an a/c unit, or other ways to cool off and get relief from the summer heat are a must. If you’re in the market for a fan, Aldi is one of the best places to buy one, in my experience. The discount grocery store rotates several different types of fans through its middle aisle every spring and summer, but to catch these deals, you have to keep an eye on the weekly Aldi ad. The most recent fan to show up at Aldi is a bladeless fan.

Bladeless fans technically still have blades or a propeller of some sort, but they’re hidden in the base of the fan, and the air is expelled through a ring at the top of the fan. These fans can be useful if you have young children or pets and are concerned about safety around a traditional fan with blades. To be honest, they also just look really cool. The concept became trendy when industrial designer James Dyson created a bladeless fan in 2009 that was called the Air Multiplier.

I’ve seen some Aldi fans on social media compare this Aldi bladeless fan to a Dyson fan. Most Dyson bladeless fans on Amazon cost more than $300, with some going for even more than that. That makes the Aldi fan — which costs $50 — look like a pretty good deal. We picked up one of the Aldi fans and put it to the test, and, long story short, we’re impressed.

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

The Ambiano Bladeless Fan is an Aldi Find. That means it’s in stores for just a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone unless Aldi decides to bring it back at some later time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not currently in stock at your local store.

This cost $49.99 at the time of publication. You can find smaller bladeless fans that are not Dyson branded that are a little cheaper on Amazon, but they are about half the height of this one from Aldi. Most bladeless fans on Amazon that are similar in size to the Aldi one, whether they’re the Dyson brand or other brands, cost in the $100 and higher range.

This fan stands just under 23 inches tall, is about 11 inches wide, and about 5.5 inches deep. It’s a fairly large box in the store (but it will easily fit in your cart).

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

Specifications. (Click to enlarge.)

Here are some details about the fan, according to the packaging and manual:

  • Innovative design with no blades
  • Offers three fan speeds: low, medium, and high
  • Fan has an oscillating feature and can swing left and right 60 degrees
  • Equipped with a timer for energy savings, with run time up to 7.5 hours
  • Features selectable LED lights in white, blue, green, and purple
  • Features a digital touch panel
  • Includes remote control (includes a CR2025 battery)
  • Easy to clean
  • Whisper quiet with only 56 dBA
  • Cable length: 150 cm
  • 120V∼, 60 Hz, 50 Watt
  • Fan speed: up to 1250 RPM
  • Weight: approximately 6 lbs.

This fan is sold under the Ambiano brand. There is not a company called Ambiano. Instead, that’s the name Aldi puts on various home goods it sells, which it sources from various suppliers.

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

Warranty information. (Click to enlarge.)

The fan comes with a three-year warranty serviced by Protel, which is a common Aldi warranty service provider. To get warranty service, you can call 1-800-270-5071 or email support@protel-service.com.

Unboxing the Fan:

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

What comes in the box: the fan, a remote control, a user manual, warranty sheets (in English and Spanish), and an additional small information sheet.

When you open the box, you’ll find the fan, along with a small remote control, a user manual, warranty sheets in English and Spanish, and an additional small piece of paper with information about the fan having a 2-blade polarized plug.

The fan is cool looking, with smooth lines and a sleek digital control panel.

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

The things that come with the bladeless fan: a user manual, warranty papers, another small information paper, and a remote. (Click to enlarge.)

Using the Fan:

Ambiano Bladeless Fan 7

Ready to use.

This fan has a fancy-looking digital control panel and a remote, but it’s so simple to use that I didn’t need to read the manual beforehand. Simply plug it in, and push the On/Off button to get started.

Ambiano Bladeless Fan

A closer look at the control panel on the fan.

The fan has several different features that all operate at the touch of a button. From left to right across the digital control panel, there is the Swing button. Press it once and the fan will begin to oscillate back and forth.

Then there is the speed button. When I turn the fan on, the speed starts at Mid. and then immediately switches to Low. Press the Speed button and it will cycle back to Mid. Press it again and it will go to Hi. Press it yet again and it goes back down to Low.

To the immediate right of the On/Off button is the Timer button. The Timer offers 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 hour options. Press the Timer button once and the 0.5 option will light up. Press it a second time and the 1 hour option lights up. Press it a third time and the 0.5 and 1 options light up, meaning the fan will run for a total of 1.5 hours. You can continue pressing the Timer button to get varying amounts of time, all the way up to 7.5 hours with all four of the lights on the Timer function lit up.

Finally, on the far right on the control panel is the Light button. Press it once and a ring around the fan lights up white. Keep pressing the button and it will give you green, purple, and blue options as well. When you turn the light on, it will not turn off when you turn off the fan using the On/Off button. You turn off the light by hitting the Light button and cycling through all the colors until it turns off.

The remote does everything the control panel does. It has a power button and buttons for speed, timer, and swing features. It also has individual buttons for each light color, so you can select what color you want without cycling through all the colors. To turn off the light using the remote, press the button of the color that is currently turned on, and it will turn off.

Thoughts:

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A closeup of the ring area where air blows out from.

I really like this fan. First, it has a unique, modern look that I like. The light feature is also nice. Between the bladeless component and the light, some people who see this operating in your home or office might wonder if it’s some kind of air purifier, but it’s just a fan, with a light.

The fan is powerful, too. I can clearly feel the breeze when I’m sitting on the other side of my living room from where I have the fan running. It puts out a lot of wind despite not being a traditional fan.

In terms of noise, this is fairly quiet on the Low setting. It makes some noise on Mid., and the Hi. setting puts out some nice white noise, but it’s a little quieter than what you’d get with a traditional box fan. If you want to use this fan for white noise for sleeping, for instance, it might work for you on the Hi. setting, but there are other fans out there that will give you more white noise than this one.

I plan to use this in our main living spaces throughout the summer months. So far, I’m very pleased with this fan and its features, and I’m looking forward to continuing to put it through the paces this year. I’ll update this post with any potential new developments.

The Verdict:

The Ambiano Bladeless Fan is comparable to much pricier bladeless fans such as the Dyson brand. It operates by blowing air out of a ring at the top of the fan. Features include multiple fan speed settings, an oscillating function, a timer good for up to 7.5 hours of run time, and an LED light. It’s easy and intuitive to use and puts out a powerful breeze. It’s pretty quiet on the Low speed setting, and it puts out some nice white noise on the Hi. setting, but it’s not quite as loud as a regular box fan. Overall, we’re impressed with this bladeless fan from Aldi and consider it a good purchase.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

2 Comments

    • The fan in that link looks exactly like the Aldi fan, but three times the Aldi price. Thanks for sharing that.

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