Lasko 2551 Wind Curve Platinum Tower Fan Review  

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Nothing beats the feeling of a cool breeze, especially after a long day at work. Fans facilitate air circulation, elimination of bad odors, and masking of distracting noises within the house. Unfortunately, most of the fans in the market have some flaws you can’t ignore. Some are too noisy, some are less powerful, and some release an awful smell. This makes it challenging to find one that suits you.

After comparing the features and the specs of several models, I came across the Lasko 2551 Tower Fan. It’s not the most powerful, quietest, or most gorgeous, but it balances all these features in a way that most fans don’t. It also comes with a unique ionizing feature. Keep reading to find out how this fan stands out from the rest.

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Lasko 2551 is an excellent oscillating tower fan designed for smaller rooms, especially rooms that may require an ionizer. It comes in different sizes, ranging from 42 inches to 48 inches. Since it’s a tower fan, it saves a lot of space. It’s one of the most famous fans, thanks to the quiet operation and ionizing feature. It also features three speeds (High, Medium, and Low), which give you more control over the air you can move at a time.

Besides the ionizing feature, you can select the Bluetooth option or the nighttime model. It’s also our favorite because of its energy efficiency. It only adds a few dollars to your electricity bill every month. It also has a 90-degrees oscillation and a timer that ranges from 30 minutes to seven hours.

Features and Benefits

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Design

This fan comes in either silver or Blackwood designs. As mentioned earlier, it stands tall to save on space. It is a bladeless fan, making it more effective, less noisy, and easier to clean. It also features an ionizer. 

If you’re not sure how ionizers work, they create negatively charged ions which attach to positively charged ions in the air. These positively charged ions include allergens, bacteria, smoke, and dust. 

They then remove them from the air, ensuring you breathe clean air. This fan also has a light at its base. These lights, when combined with the ionizers, provide enough illumination without disturbing your sleep. The only design flaw we found was the 4-feet power cord, which is quite short. You have to use the fan close to the power supply.

Airflow

This fan doesn’t run as much air as some people would expect, but it moves enough to cool a medium-sized room. The good thing is that it has three speeds (High, Low, and Medium) that allow you to control the airflow and noise.  

Besides the speeds, it also features louvers that allow you to control the direction of airflow. It also oscillates side to side. This may limit the ways you would love to control the airflow, but it’s better than a fan that doesn’t swing. This is also just a cooling fan. It can’t regulate temperatures like ACs do. So if you need to regulate temperatures in the room, you may have to use this fan together with an AC. Also, if you need a fan that moves a lot of air, Lasko has several other models that you can choose from.

Speed and Oscillation

As mentioned earlier, this fan has three speeds and oscillates at 90 degrees. The oscillation ensures an even distribution of air around the room. 

Remote Control

Most fans require you to manually adjust the speeds or even tilt them towards your preferred direction. Well, you don’t have to worry about that with this Lasko 2551 Wind Curve model. You can control the speed, oscillation, timer, and ionizer with the remote. And if you’re always loosing the remote or have kids who may misplace it, you can pick the Bluetooth model. This model allows you to control all the aspects from your smartphone. Very fascinating, right?

Timer

This fan allows you to set the timer to run for 30 minutes, or for as long as 7.5 hours. So, if you’d love the fan to stop running after you sleep or just want to conserve energy, you can take advantage of it.

Noise

This fan operates at 67 decibels, which is a bit higher than some models. However, this is mostly white noise that makes over other sounds and makes it easier for you to sleep. 

Cleaning

You shouldn’t dismantle the fan to clean it. A vacuum cleaner with enough suction and compressed air are the best ways to clean it. Compared to the blade fans, we believe this is an easier method, and it doesn’t take much time.

Safety

This is a 120V fan. To make it safer to use, it features the Blue Plug Fuse Safety technology. It is also ETL listed for usage in residential areas. Likewise, the ionizer is CARB compliant. You can rest assured that the fan will cool the room while making sure you breathe healthy air.  

  Pros 

  • It’s portable thanks to the 12 pounds weight and convenient handle.
  • It is not noisy.
  • The ionizer is an added advantage since it cleans up the air.
  • The oscillation ensures enough distribution of fresh air.
  • It’s easy to clean.
  • The remote control and Bluetooth control ensure convenient operation.
  • It’s also energy-efficient and safe to use.
  • The fan also comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

  Cons 

  • The remote control has a short-range, and sometimes it fails to work.
  • Some users also claimed that the ionizer made no difference in their rooms.
  • It only oscillates for 90 degrees, limiting the airflow distribution in a larger room.
  • The light from the ionizer is also too bright.

Comparison With Other Models

If you would like to move a lot of air, or have more speeds, Lasko has other tower fan models, the Lasko 4930 and Lasko AC600. Below is a short comparison of all these models.

ModelSpeedsOscillationSizeNoiseTimerAirflowIonizer
Lasko 25513YesUp to 48 inches67 dB (quieter than the 4930 and AC6001 to 7.5 hoursMoves less airIt has an ionizer
Lasko 49303Yes35 inchesHigh velocity and noisier1, 2, and 4 hoursMoves more air than the 2551 and AC600Has no ionizer
Lasko AC6004Yes36 inchesNoisier, especially on maximum speed1 to 8 hoursMoves a lot of air at maximum speedBest ionizer with the EZclick filter

Wrap Up

Lasko is a renowned manufacturer of home appliances. We have every reason to trust their products since they are of high quality, gorgeous, and durable. Even though they are famous for other products, we recommend this Lasko 2551 Tower Fan for its affordability, and efficiency.

Compared with the Lasko 4930 and Lasko AC600, Lasko 25551 does a better job balancing all the crucial aspects to offer a better experience. It comes with three speeds, great aesthetics, and a pleasant airflow. The ionizer is a unique feature that ensures you breathe clean air. As mentioned earlier, it works best for smaller rooms since it doesn’t move a lot of air.

 

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