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Best Stove Fans: Get The Most Out of Your Stove This Winter

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If you have a log burning stove – or even a multi-fuel, gas or pellet stove - then you seriously need to consider investing in a stove fan too.

Stove fans are the best way to ensure your entire space will benefit from the heat being given off by your stove.

Stoves are great at heating the area directly in front or around them but are less good and projecting that heat further into the room, leaving you with spots that are either too hot or too cold. 

This is where stove fans come in. They sit on top of the stove and circulate the warm air, distributing it evenly around the space. 

They require no power source as they are powered by the heat generated by the stove. 

If this sounds like a no-brainer to you, check out the best stove fans you can buy now below. 

Best Stove Fans

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Tomersun 4 Blades Stove Fan

Excellent wood burning stove fan

Specifications
Dimensions: ‎16 x 12 x 21cm
Weight: ‎650g
Min. operating temperature: 55°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C
Noise level:
Airflow range: 150-180 CFM
Reasons to buy
+Fairly compact size+Lightweight+Quiet operation+Inexpensive
Reasons to avoid
-Lower airflow range than some models

This is a neat little 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 — get slower or faster as required. 

Operation is quiet and the design is discreet. 

On the downside, the compact size of this fan does mean that it has a lower airflow range than some of the models — 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.

Buy Tomersun 4 Blades Stove Fan


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NETTA 4 Blade Woodburner Stove Fan

Super quiet operation

Specifications
Dimensions: 20.5 x 17 x 10cm
Weight: ‎810 g
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C
Noise level: Silent
Airflow range: Unspecified
Reasons to buy
+Cost effective+Near silent operation+Simple unobtrusive design
Reasons to avoid
-Not magnetic

This sleek stove fan has received a lot of praise for how quiet it is even when operating at full speed  — an important point if you don't want your cosy evenings in front of the fire ruined by loud whirring noises. 

Heat distribution is even and although not 'compact' neither is this fan too large.

On the downside, this is not a magnetic fan (some models here are which makes them 'stick' to the stove) and there is no temperature gauge included. 

Buy NETTA 4 Blade Woodburner Stove Fan


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Vonhaus 4 Blade Stove Fan with Temperature Gauge

Handy temperature gauge included

Specifications
Dimensions: H20.4cm x W18cm x D10.9cm
Weight: 660g
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 300°C
Noise level: Unspecified
Airflow range: 180CFM
Reasons to buy
+Temperature gauge included+Smart design+Cost effective+Good heat distribution
Reasons to avoid
-Slight noise on operation

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. 

Some users reported a slight humming when it is operating at full pelt but its highly efficient heat distribution capabilities make up for this. 

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

Buy Vonhaus 4 Blade Stove Fan with Temperature Gauge


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Migaven Flue Pipe Stove Fan

Handy for those with limited space above stove

Specifications
Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.5 x 16mm
Weight: Unspecified
Min. operating temperature: 55°C
Max. operating temperature: 350°C
Noise level: 35db
Airflow range: 160-210CFM
Reasons to buy
+Thermometer included+Good airflow range+Fits to flu pipe to keep stove top clear
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive

A great stove fan for those who would prefer to keep the top of their stove clear of clutter. It is also a brilliant option for contemporary freestanding stoves or 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. 

Buy Migaven Flue Pipe Stove Fan


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VOYTO Mini 4 Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan

Compact and suitable for multi-fuel and gas stoves

Specifications
Dimensions: ‎13.5 x 11 x 14.5cm
Weight: 680g
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 345°C
Noise level: Unspecified
Airflow range: Unspecified
Reasons to buy
+Compact+Lightweight+Quiet operation+Can be used on gas stoves as well as log and multi-fuel
Reasons to avoid
-No thermometer and not magnetic

Billed as the 'smallest stove fan on the market' this is the ideal product for those with compact stoves or small spaces who still want to ensure good heat distribution and that their fan is working at maximum efficiency. 

The fan boasts quiet operation and has been used successfully on log burners, multi-fuel and gas stoves.  

Buy VOYTO Mini 4 Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan


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LUMAMU 5 Blade Stove Fan

Eye-catching, highly efficient five blade stove fan

Specifications
Dimensions: ‎21.9 x 20 x 13.9cm
Weight: 980g
Min. operating temperature: 50°C
Max. operating temperature: 340°C
Noise level:
Airflow range: 380CFM
Reasons to buy
+Brilliant airflow range+Stylish design+Magnetic+Quiet operation+Magnetic thermometer included
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive

Yes, this stove thermometer is more expensive than many of the other models here — but it really does come packed with worthwhile features.

Its eye-catching gold design aside, this fan boasts 380CFM when it comes to airflow, near silent operation, comes complete with a magnetic thermometer and features a temperature protection device too.

On the downside, those looking for a stove fan that will blend in visually with their fan may want to look elsewhere — this model is designed to be as much of a focal point as the stove itself. 

Buy LUMAMU 5 Blade Stove Fan


How to Choose a Stove Fan

When choosing a stove fan that will be right for your home, you need to take into consideration how much space you have above your stove and how big the room your stove is located in is. Bigger rooms require stove fans with greater air-moving capacities — something measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM).

Here, we take a look at some of the best stove fan options out there for a number of different situations so that you can take the guesswork out of your decision. 

How Do Stove Fans Work?

Stove fans are powered using electricity that is generated from the heat given off by the stove they sit on or above. No electricity source or batteries are required. Moat models contain a  thermoelectric module that acts as a small generator, powering the fan’s motor. 

Stove fans usually begin operation once a certain temperature is reached (commonly 50°C-55°C), speeding up and slowing down according to the temperature thereon in. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. She has renovated a terrace and is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of her Edwardian cottage. She is now looking for her next project.