This £9 John Lewis fan is keeping hundreds cool: 'You should buy one immediately'

Sabrina Carder
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Hundreds say this fan is worth every penny. (John Lewis)
Hundreds say this fan is worth every penny. (John Lewis)

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It’s rather warm isn’t it? As Britain’s heatwave continues to reach temperatures of over 30C, we’re all trying to stay as cool as possible.

If, like us, you were a bit late on the ‘add fan to basket’ bandwagon and have now found that the majority are out of stock - don’t panic.

We’ve scrolled through numerous retailers and have come across a small, but mighty, cooling fan from John Lewis, which is not only still in stock, but also on sale - bonus.

With over 200 five-star reviews and recent comments saying it’s “probably the best thing I have purchased this year”. There’s no denying that this £9 fan could quickly become your favourite purchase of the summer.

Why we rate it

For starters, the fan is small and compact, so it can be used as a desk fan and then popped in a bag and taken to the park.

It can also be handheld or hands-free, as the handle cleverly incorporates a fold-out stand, so it can be easily set on your desk.

The fan features three speed settings for varying power and is quiet too. Plus, once fully charged (which takes five hours), the fan will operate for approximately nine hours on a low speed, six hours on medium speed and four on high speed.

To charge, simply plug it into a standard USB port, making it the perfect companion for a laptop if you're working from home.

It comes in four colours: steel, white, azure and watermelon - so if you buy one for all the family there will be no fighting over who each one belongs to.

What the reviews say

The fan is rated ‘excellent’ in all categories: quality, value, instructions and features.

Plus, hundreds of customers (258 out of 270 reviews, to be precise) have given it a flying five-stars.

  • “When the weather forecast said 34 degrees, I needed a fan quickly. John Lewis has saved the day! This powerful little fan is easy to use and lasts nine hours. You should buy one immediately.”

  • “I ended up in the end, buying six of these fans! They are truly the best purchase... three speeds, hold it or put it on table, the charge lasted all throughout the night! And some... terrific buy!”

  • “What can I say - amazing! Wanted a reasonably priced, but powerful handheld fan to deal with my hot flushes and this hot weather and I certainly got it with this one! Even cheaper now on sale! Love the power, the ability to convert it to a desk fan and the fact that it’s rechargeable, so it’s always running at full power! Love it and have recommended to all my friends.”

  • “Since I have purchased this fan, I have bought four more for my family members. They are great. They are really easy to use and very efficient. My niece said that since she has had her fan by her bed, she has fallen to sleep very easily in the hot temperatures and it is the best thing ever!”

  • “This is probably the best thing I have purchased this year! I use it indoors and out - it is with me all the time! Several friends have gone on to purchase after seeing mine. Would definitely recommend.”

  • “Best gadget ever! There are 240+ excellent reviews of this product. So instead of going over again on how amazing this portable fan is, I will just say that I bought my first one over a year ago and five more since then: four as gifts to friends and family and a spare one for me (which is still in its box as my original one is still working great!)”

Buy it: John Lewis & Partners Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan, 4 inch | £9 (Was £11.25)