Now let’s start this post by saying I love the summer! I am loving that we’re getting more of a summer these days, even if it only lasts a few weeks. Being able to feel the sun on my skin, sit in the garden and enjoy the odd BBQ is my idea of heaven. Of course that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its down sides – suncream, sun hats and struggling to sleep on warm evenings are all a bit of a pain at times.
|Explorin the Dyson Cool at The Trafford Centre|
This year, during that wonderful heatwave we enjoyed the luxury of a Dyson Cool Air Multiplier Bladeless Fan . I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at The Trafford Centre in June where we met with a Dyson engineer and learned all about the clever stuff behind the Dyson. This dude was SO passionate about his technology and I loved listening to him talking, especially as he managed to make some really complicated stuff pretty accessible for my over tired Mum brain (this was also helped by the lovely lady who grabbed a squawking Amy and took her to play so I could listen properly!) I wish I’d had Dave with me to listen to the talk as I know he’d have loved it.
|The rather beautiful Dyson Cool AM06|
Your average fan is noisy and ineffective. It just buffets warm air around your room, not cooling you down and distracting you with the irritating noise. Bearing in mind I’ve been heavily pregnant in the height of summer twice we have had several arguments over a fan in the bedroom – when you’re that hot you really don’t care about the noise and will do anything possible to cool you down (including frozen peas wrapped in a towel on your feet – yes really) Dave on the other hand couldn’t cope with the noise and would always turn the fan off when he came to bed (personally I just saw it as revenge for his snoring)
The Dyson Cool AM06 is immensely clever. There is no turbulence, no chopping up of the air – it’s a smooth, steady stream of cooling bliss. To look at, it just makes no sense, how on earth can it possibly work? But work it does. The fan is so powerful that despite the fan officially being a desk fan I can feel it across my living room – unlike the massive industrial type fan I came across in a shop the other week which I walked past and whilst I could certainly hear it I couldn’t actually feel any benefit from it at all. Now the Dyson Cool AM06 isn’t silent, you can still hear it working however the clever bods at Dyson have made sure that the tone of the fan is completely inoffensive. It’s so easy to block it out.
What we love:
* It looks nice!
* It’s sturdy
* It’s safe for the children – no nasty blades spinning round and begging to be poked at!
* The noise level is
* The smooth, steady air flow
* It’s super effective
* You can set a timer so don’t have to worry about falling asleep with it on
* A remote control – yes I’m that lazy
* You can alter the angle of the fan, air speed and also whether the fan is directed in one place or rotates
* The distance you can feel the air over is immense
* It’s really easy to keep clean – just a quick wipe round, no fluffy dusty blades blowing muck around your home!
* It’s so economical (40% less power consumed than the AM01)
What we’re not so keen on:
* Ok so at around £220 it’s a pretty hefty investment and I would never have believed it was worth it till I had one. You really do get what you pay for. (Even my Dad was impressed and that’s saying something!)
And it’s good fun too . . .
*Disclaimer – I received the fan free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are my own*