The inexpensive Lasko 1825 18-Inch Adjustable Cyclone Pedestal Fan has a good set of features for its price: three speeds, oscillation, a tilting head and height adjustments from 38 inches to 54.5 inches. Owners say it produces a powerful breeze and is easy to assemble, but several complain of flimsy construction. In particular, the fan's adjustable pole has a tendency to collapse back to its shortest height without warning. (One user reports holding it in place with duct tape.) Users note that the fan can be loud at high speeds, but most do not find the noise objectionable. Overall, owners seem to consider this fan a good value.
Pedestal fans in general are top-heavy and can tip over easily, so if you need something more stable, consider a tower fan like the Sunpentown SF-1521 Remote Controlled Tower Fan with Ion (*Est. $60).
A Bestcovery.com appliances expert recommends the Lasko 1825 as the best pedestal fan. We also found more than 400 user ratings for this model at Walmart.com, although most comments are brief. The fan receives only a handful of reviews at Amazon.com.
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About 450 users give the Lasko 1825 18-Inch Adjustable Cyclone an average rating of 4.4 stars (out of 5) at Walmart.com. Owners say it is powerful, but many call the fan flimsy, citing problems with the pole assembly in particular. Still, the majority consider this fan a good value for the price, and more than 90 percent say they would recommend it to a friend.
Review: Lasko 18-Inch Adjustable Cyclone Pedestal Fan, Contributors to Walmart.com
Appliances expert L.D. Ray recommends the Lasko 1825 18-Inch Adjustable Cyclone fan as the best pedestal fan, citing Lasko's reputation and experience in the fan industry. She also praises the 1825's features and relatively low price, but there's no indication the fan was tested.
Review: Best Pedestal Fan, L.D. Ray, June 22, 2010
The Lasko 1825 18-Inch Adjustable Cyclone has fewer than 20 reviews at Amazon.com, which average less than 4 stars. Users like this fan's airflow, easy assembly and low price tag, though a couple note that it can be loud and its construction feels flimsy.
Review: Lasko 1825 Cyclone Pedestal Fan, Contributors to Amazon.com