Beat the heat with this top-rated oscillating fan, on sale at Amazon for $60

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How much trouble do I get in for saying I'm a FAN of this deal?
How much trouble do I get in for saying I'm a FAN of this deal?

In case you haven't noticed, it's hot out. "Like, Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot." (Name the movie reference.) Need some extra airflow? An oscillating fan can make a huge difference.

Amazon is home to dozens of them, with prices ranging from around $60 on up to $165 and higher. But how much do you really need to spend to beat the heat? I'll make the case for the Pelonis PFS40D8AWW, an adjustable 16-inch oscillating fan currently on sale for $60. Regular price: $80.

Why this model? For starters, it earned a 4.6-star average rating from nearly 4,000 buyers — about as good an endorsement as a product can get. I mention that because although I haven't tried this fan myself, I'm comfortable recommending it based on those numbers.

The Pelonis is height-adjustable and able to oscillate 85 degrees side-to-side. It offers 12 speed settings, chosen via a rotating dial on both the remote and the fan's control panel, and you can likewise program it to automatically shut off after 1-12 hours.

Like most pedestal fans, this one can be tilted up or down to better direct air where you want it — at the floor, for example, if you're down there on an exercise mat.

Looking for a slightly cheaper option? This Lasko S16612 pedestal fan is on sale for $52. It's another 16-inch model, but with fewer speeds, three blades (to the Pelonis' five) and only a 7-hour timer. My take: It's worth the extra few dollars for the Pelonis fan's extra few features.

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