Hunter Fan Key Biscayne 54″ Weathered Zinc Ceiling Fan

Editor rating

/5 on May 5, 2016

User's rating

37 reviews

PROS

  • Smooth installation
  • Whisper wind technology for quiet operation

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Short pull chains
  • Remote control not included

VERDICT

A rustic experience, with ultra quiet performance.

This ceiling fan from Hunter has great functionality and an outdoorsy theme. Designed to be damp-proof, this model practically covers all your needs on any semi-covered areas such as your balconies and porches.

Along with standard WhisperWind and a two-finishes-in-one design, installing a ceiling fan and enjoying it had never been so easy. It is also available as a gift overseas.

Features

  • WhisperWind for carrying out silent breezes
  • Total weight of 31 lbs
  • One 3-inch downrod
  • Best for rooms up to about 500 square feet
  • Three mounting designs (standard, flush and angled types)
  • ETL certified for damp and moisture, with additional stainless steel material (with some inner and outer glass and plastic pieces)
  • 2 fourteen watts bulbs (CFL) as part of the product kit
  • Reversible motor for use in any season of the year
  • Circular, lamp-like design as a canopy for light
  • Source of power: Hard wired
  • Power: 120 volts, 14 watts
  • Very fast capacity: 6239 CFM
  • Sale price of $189, to save you nearly $20!
  • Free shipping across the entire US and in some parts of the world (see list of countries)
  • Lifetime Warranty (some conditions apply)

Upsides

This is a pretty Hunter ceiling fan that will go well in a natural environment or at least your front garden. Just put in some old (or imitation old) furniture, along with dark wooden accents and you are good to go.

The blasted gray zinc blades are great with the whole outdoor look, and can be altered drastically just by flipping the blades over. The provided downrod may not be as effective in all types of ceiling (Hunter typically provides a standard length of three inches), but this can be resolved with using longer rods.

Please make sure that the location where you install this fan does not allow water to drip into the fan. The product may have ETL status but is not designed to get soaking wet from rain showers, leaks from the ceiling or broken roof gutters.

Many customers remark on how the assembly goes smoothly without mishaps or problems. Remember to go over the manual thoroughly though.

As a whole, the product does what it promises: “silent” and strong breezes with little to no shaking even when turned up to the fastest settings. The airflow even surpasses those from the Hunter model reviewed earlier (with only around 5000 CFM).

In addition to the solutions Hunter has for discoloration and rust, the blade irons are treated with anti-static chemicals for dust resistance. How’s that for careful design?

Not just available in the U.S., this product can be shipped abroad at no cost, with more than twenty destinations to choose from. Add the option of gift-wrapping it and your Hunter ceiling fan will be received and cherished for years to come.

Downsides

On the flip side, the entire product is fairly heavy, so it is important to provide a solid rod for it to hang properly, as well as a strong ceiling for foundation.

There are pull chains for use, but the relatively high ceiling location could be troublesome. You need to use a remote control, which is not part of the package that comes with this Hunter model.

However, you may be able to use a universal type for convenience.

Regarding the blades, some customers have complained about having problems with the angle upon insertion. Do remember to read the entire manual and look over the illustrations. The thinner ends of the blades are the ones to be inserted, and not the other way around.

As for the aspect of grit and stamina, unfortunately we don’t have enough information to go by. Most reviews online are not written by users who have been using this model for more than one year, and this is understandable because of the relatively high price tag and the fact that it has only been released recently in the market (one year and two months at the time of writing).

Hopefully, one of the earliest purchasers will review the product for the benefit of potential buyers.

Verdict

All in all this product is a good buy, even if it is a little more expensive than the other Hunter model reviewed here. Invest in this fan for good performance and rustic presentation.

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