Great value and works brilliantly.
Easy to operate, works well and moves smoothly on castors.
Works really well i’ve used ice cubs instead of water in the main reservoir brilliant piece of kit.
In the hot weather an ordinary fan will circulate the air, but really only feels cool when it blows directly on you. The hotter the air temperature, the faster the fan generally needs to be. These water evaporative coolers pump out cooler than ambient air, so don’t need to be turned up so high, and will to a degree cool the room in general. This benross unit takes 7 liters of water through a small spring-loaded flap on the side. As the water evaporates it cools the surrounding air, which is blown through the front vent. There’s a small fold-out flap on the back to add ice to make it even cooler, and also two small 1/2 litre water bottles you can freeze and put in the water reservoir to cool it even further. I found this benross unit very light and portable (although when full will add a bit more weight of around 7kg of water). There’s an on/off/timer switch which allows the unit to be on all the time or anything up to an hour. Two switches on the top turn the evaporative cooling on/off and the oscillation of the fan on/off. A final rotary switch controls the overall fan speed.
Fabulous device, got room down from over 30degrees. Has a plastic smell to it, but sure that will wear off in time. Allows my son to get to sleep at night, the timer is brilliant.
When it’s clean and full of ice it runs like a dream. The fact that it’s hard to clean is the only proble for me. It hold water and takes ice in the bottom and so after a while gets a bit dirty in the tray. I had to bust open the access hatch so i can get my hand in and spray it out. Plus it seems to have a cloth that pull the water up so not sure how long that will last before needing changing/cleaning.
- The Benross Portable Water Air Cooler does well for the job it’s supposed to do
- So glad i bought it
- Well worth it, will be buying another one
I couldn’t afford air-conditioning for my little flat so this was the option i chose. Considering the price of the benross air cooler and the lower running cost, i am very happy with iti have nothing negative to say about it.
It’s okay, if you’re expecting anything like aircon you’ll be disappointed. It definitely blows cooler air than my tower fan as i had the two side by side. You have to have it actually blowing on you to make a difference it didn’t cool the room down. After around 2 weeks use it is starting to smell funny like a foisty smell i have cleaned the tank and still the smell is there and leaves the room smelling foisty.
The benross portable water air cooler does well for the job it’s supposed to do. The first question anyone is going to ask is, ‘how cold does this get?’. Well, it’s first necessary to note that this is not your typical air conditioner. It’s not going to blow freezing temperatures at you nor is it going to decrease the temperature in a room drastically. It’s only going to blow air as cold as the water you put into it. The way it works is quite simple. You put water into the tank at the bottom of the unit. A piece of cloth rotates itself through the water (thus absorbing the water) and up towards the top (similar to a vertical conveyor belt). At the top, there is a fan that takes in air from the back of the unit, through the cloth/water, and out the front. The purpose of the water is to help cool the air before getting blown out the front.
An excellent little unit with a variety of cooling methods from basic fan, to water cooled and water and ice cooled. Complete with two water bottles for freezing, these are then suspended within the units water tank for added chill factor. Or you can choose a quicker method of placing ice cubes in the units rear tray. Has a large capacity water tank which is needed as it does use water quite rapidly. Cooling blades can turn side to side for more even coverage and can be tilted up or down. All in all for the price, its an excellent buy.
Not an air conditioning unit, but then it is not advertised as such. It does keep the bedroom cooler in this weather we are having at the moment.
Features of PORTABLE WATER EVAPORATIVE 3 SPEED OSCILLATING FAN AIR COOLER COLD WITH TIMER 60w 7 LITER TANK
- 3 Speed Settings. Control Panel.
- Fixed or Auto Slats. 60W
- Water consumption : 0.45L per hour.
- Fixed or Auto Slats. 60W Voltage: 220~240v
- 1 Hour Timer – Swing Option. Dimension: 62cm x 30cm x 40cm approx
3 Speed Settings.
I love it very easy to use quite light to move around does s wonderful job in this weathevery happy quick del as well brilliant.
Helps keep the temperature bearable in this heat. Wish it had a remote control. Apart from that its a really good for money.
I bought this to cool down my sons room which gets to 30 degrees on a hot day. It didn’t cool the room down at all and was the equivalent to a normal fan despite lots of ice.
Delivered morning after order at 9. 30 am -does not cool as much as we like but conservatory south facing good for price and delivery.
Works very well when we get the hot weather.
Timer function is fantastic as removes worry of having the machine running for too long. Only downside is that it is a little bit noisy. Quieter than other models but we do need to turn out tv up louder when the machine is on to hear it.
Fixed or Auto Slats.
I was a bit unsure spending alk that money on something that has some not so good reviews. But i am pleasantly surprised. It definitely cools the room as tested with my indoor thermometer. You just need to use it properly and follow the instructions. A good way to fill it uo quickly is to unscrew your shower head off and use it like a hose. Chuck a load of ice in and bob’s your uncle – cold air.
Wish the side panel was bigger so i could use a larger freezer block.
Well it’s not an expensive thing, so my expectations were set low. Surprisingly, it’s not that bad. For the same price as some fans, it can actually cool, rather than shove already warm air about. Which in point of fact, is mainly a waste of energy and usually only extremely superficially makes you feel slightly cooler. Ignore the fairly perfunctory instructions and fill it with water from the fridge and fill the ice tray full and frequently, and you’ll feel a genuine difference. For the money, not air conditioning, but effective enough to be be worth the bother.
Bought to use during the heatwave to cooke down my daughters room a little. It’s about as cooling as a fan with a wet tea towel in front of it. It’s not an ac unit so it’s obviously not making the air cool but blowing air out from water you fill in at the bottom. We only had one piece of string that allowed you to hang your ice unit into the back of it. I think i’d rather pay the extra and get a proper ac unit. It’s basically just a fan.
So you want a portable air conditioner?. But this evaporative air cooler is not that. If you are looking for air conditioning from this appliance you are looking in the wrong place.I think those who posted negative reviews for this item expected more than it could ever deliver for this money. Within its limits, it is very good. I bought it to replace an ageing air cooler of this type, and i am entirely satisfied with its performance. Air conditioners, like refrigerators, compress a gas mechanically, thus heating it. This heat is vented to the exterior through a duct and a vent.
Water consumption : 0.45L per hour.
Fixed or Auto Slats.
1 Hour Timer – Swing Option.