The best stove fans to warm up your home super quickly

black stove fan on top of stove
The best stove fans include one by Vonhaus as well as by NETTA (Image credit: Amazon UK)
Best stove fans: Quick menu
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1. The list in brief  
2. Best overall: Tomersun 4 Blade Stove Fan
3. Best for quiet operation: NETTA 4 Blade Stove Fan
4. Best for effectiveness: Nlmayt 8 Blade stove fan
5. Best for compact spaces: Ecofan Original Mini
6. Best for a stylish finish: Sterling Ventures Stove Fan
7. Best for airflow: UK Stove Fans 8 Blade Stove Fan
8. How to choose 
9. How we test

Wondering what to look for when choosing the best stove fan for your home? We're here with all the answers along with a round up of the top 10 products around to ensure you get the very most out of your stove this winter. 

Log burning stoves, along with multi-fuel, gas and pellet stoves, are all great at heating up a room and a method increasingly being used by homeowners keen to keep an eye on their electricity bills. 

Stove fans really maximise the heat given out by stoves, helping it to project further out and around the space. Stove fans are designed to sit on top of the stove and circulate the warm air, distributing it evenly around the space. What's more, because they are powered by the heat generated by the stove, they require no power source or batteries.

If this sounds like a no-brainer to you, read on for our picks of the very best stove fans around to help you decide on a model that is right for you.

The Quick List

Not much time to spare? Here's a quick overview of the stove fans on this list, along with handy quick links that allow to you skip down the page to get right into a more detailed review of the particular stove fan that you like the look of. 

The best stove fan overall

1. Tomersun 4 Blades Stove Fan

A compact stove fan ideal for limited spaces

Specifications

Dimensions: ‎16 x 12 x 21cm
Weight: ‎650g
Blades : 4
Min. operating temperature: 55°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C

Reasons to buy

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Compact
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Lightweight
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Quiet operation

Reasons to avoid

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Lower airflow range than some models on this list

This is an excellent, compact stove fan that would be ideal for those with small stoves with limited space above — for example those placed in an alcove. 

As with all the stove fans listed here, no batteries are required for it to operate — it simply kicks in once the stove reaches 55°C and switches off once it reaches 350°C, getting slower or faster as required. Operation is quiet and the design is discreet. 

One negative of the compact size of this fan is that it has a lower airflow range than some of the models on this list (150 - 180 CFM.), which could be an issue in larger spaces but should not be a problem for those with smaller rooms.

If you want a thermometer you will need to buy one separately.

The best quiet operation

2. NETTA 4 Blade Woodburner Stove Fan

Super quiet and simple design

Specifications

Dimensions: 20.5 x 17 x 10cm
Weight: ‎810g
Blades: 4
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C

Reasons to buy

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Very quiet
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Simple, unobtrusive design
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Compact

Reasons to avoid

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No heat gauge included

A basic, yet highly effective stove fan. While it has no magnetic base, this fan does come complete with a very accurate temperature gauge — making it a great buy for its very reasonable price. 

Users praised it for its quiet operation and its highly efficient heat distribution capabilities, despite its handy compact proportions. 

The design of the fan is unfussy and would blend in with any interior scheme and with a range of stove styles. 

The best effectiveness

3. Nlmayt 6-blade stove fan

A compact fan perfect for contemporary stoves

Specifications

Dimensions: 17 x 14.1 x 11.2 cm
Weight: 590g
Blades: 6
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C

Reasons to buy

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Thermometer included
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Good airflow range
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Overheat protection feature

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly noisier than some

A little different in its design than some of the other fans here, this is a great stove fan for those who would prefer to keep the top of their stove clear of clutter as it is fixed to the flue pipe. It is also a brilliant option for contemporary freestanding stoves or those designed with sloped forms.

While it is more expensive than some of the other models out there, its airflow range is highly impressive — meaning you will use less fuel for burning in your stove. It also comes complete with a handy thermometer.

4. Best for compact spaces

4. Ecofan Original Mini

Tiny yet effective stove fan — perfect for small spaces

Specifications

Dimensions: 5.9(D) x 6.8(W) x 7.3(H)cm
Weight: 680g
Blade: 2
Min. operating temperature: 85°C
Max. operating temperature: 345°C

Reasons to buy

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Super compact
+
Lightweight
+
Quiet operation

Reasons to avoid

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No thermometer
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Expensive

This is a truly tiny stove fan that would be ideal for anyone looking for a fan that would fit into an awkward or tight space, such as a little inglenook.

Despite its small size, the Ecofan Original Mini boasts quiet operation and has a maximum operating temperature of 345°C.

On the downside, its airflow of just 85CFM is lower than many of the other models here, largely due to its size and it having just two blades rather than the more common four or five.   

That said, users still praised it for upping the heating capabilities of their existing stoves.

5. Best for a stylish finish