MeacoFan Sefte 10 Table Air Circulator Review vs MeacoFan 1056P scaled 1

Any links to online stores should be assumed to be affiliates. The company or PR agency provides all or most review samples. They have no control over my content, and I provide my honest opinion.

With the weather warming up, many of us will be looking for ways to stay cool during the day and night. While portable air conditioners are one of the best options for keeping cool, they are expensive to buy, expensive to run and very loud.

The more affordable air coolers work by passing air over cool water, but these are not very effective in the UK due to our high humidity levels.

The most cost-effective solution is the trusty old fan.

I have previously reviewed the excellent MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Fan, which is one of the most recommended pedestal fans on the market.

Meaco has now launched the Sefte, which is slightly more expensive, but it can move more air and is quieter to run.

MeacoFan Sefte vs 1056 Specification

Dimensions (HWD) 432 x 305 x 227 mm403 x 285 x 305 mm
Cable length1.6 m1.6 m
Weight3  kg3.2 kg
Air flow19.18 m³ / min17.76 m³ / min
Air volume1150.80 m³/hour1065.6 m³/min
Noise levelFrom 25 dBFrom 29 dB
Warranty3 years2 years
Power consumption8 – 26 watts8-24 watts
Standby power consumption0.3 watts
Voltage12 volts12 volts
Running costs0.1p / hour based on 24.5p / kWhLess than 1p / hour based on 24.5p / kWh
Remote control battery typeCR2025 or CR2032CR2025
Horizontal oscillation angles30° / 75° / 120°60°
Vertical oscillation angles20° / 30° / 65°80°
Powered byMains leadMains lead
Timer On/ OffYesYes


MeacoFan Sefte 10 Table Air Circulator Review

This time around, I was sent the tabletop model rather than the pedestal fan, but the fan part appears to be the same as the pedestal model.

The design has changed slightly compared to the MeacoFan 1056. Fans are not particularly attractive devices, but the MeacoFan 1056 was one of the most aesthetic models on the market; only the Dyson tower fans look more impressive (but don’t perform as well).

The MeacoFan Sefte lacks the tapered effect of the external housing and does not have the leather carry strap on the top.

The controls on the fan have also been moved from the centre of the fan housing down to the base of the stand.

With the MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Fan, the head of the fan oscillates with the base static. The tabletop Sefte rotates the base for the horizontal oscillation.

Both fans have a temperature gauge on the base and they both have a handy remote control.

It is worth noting that the Dreo CF714S benefits from Wi-Fi connectivity allowing you to set up schedules and automation rules. It is not a must-have feature but it is convenient, especially for setting up schedules to automate cooling.


To test the fan, I compared it against:

  • MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Fan
  • Dreo Falcon S Air Circulator Smart Fan (CF714S)
  • Ansio 9-blade 26-speed Pedestal Fan

Air Flow Performance

The airflow produced is excellent. At the highest setting, the Sefte moves more air, but I would say that the difference is hard to tell in real life.

The Sefte has slightly better oscillation with the controls, allowing you to choose three different angles and a much wider horizontal range.

The Sefte also has a Night Mode to keep things quiet and dim whilst you sleep, and better fan speed control.

There is also a timer that you can use in conjunction with the other options and can be handy for sleeping.

Noise Level Performance

In my opinion, the noise level of a fan is the main thing that differentiates fans and helps justify the higher price of some of these fans.

Both the MeacoFan Sefte and MeacoFan 1056 are Quiet mark accredited with the Sefte being rated at just 25 dB and the 1056 being  29 dB.

Since 2020, I have used the Ansio 9-blade 26-speed pedestal fan. The 26-speed levels mean I can dial down the fan speed to the point where the fan is almost inaudible when trying to get to sleep. The one caveat is a slight mechanical noise from the motor.

The Dreo is excellent, but as it uses slightly smaller fan blades and just 9 fan speeds, the lowest fan speed is quite audible in a very quiet room. Their noise profile is pleasant, with a consistent noise and no noticeable mechanical or grinding noises.

The MeacoFan 1056P has 12 fan speeds, and at the lowest setting, it is still very audible. It is louder than the Dreo, but it also has a pleasant noise profile with a consistent low-frequency woosh.

The MeacoFan Sefte, on its lowest setting, is much quieter than both the Dreo and MeacoFan 1056P but more audible than the Ansio. The air movement is noticeably better than the Ansio at level one, but it does have a slightly inconsistent sound profile with a slight mechanical resistance noise from the motor.

At the maximum setting, both the MeacoFan’s produce excellent airflow without a disruptive amount of noise.  

Power Usage / Running Costs

Using the TP-Link Tapo P110M to monitor the power consumption, the MeacoFan Sefte used:

  • Fan set to level 1: 3w
  • Fan set to level 5: 6w
  • Fan set to level 12: 21w

The power draw is so low on fans it is not really worth worrying about too much. They are considerably more affordable to run than portable air conditioners which can easily draw over 1000W.

Price and Alternative Options

The MeacoFan Sefte 10″ Table Air Circulator is available to buy now directly from Meaco for just £120 and it is also available from Amazon and John Lewis.

The pedestal version is £180.

The older, popular MeacoFan 1056 Air Circulator is £110, with the MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal being £150.

I was impressed with the Dreo CF714S smart fan, which has a similar design and performance but also benefits from the mobile connection. Unfortunately, it is not available in the UK, but it is $100 on

The Dreo CF511S is available for £75 but has a slightly higher nose level of 28dB.


I was impressed with the MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Fan when I reviewed it back in 2021, and I have continued to use it in my living room during the summer months.

The new MeacoFan Sefte is an incremental upgrade to it with slightly better airflow and a lower noise level.

The additional fan speed levels and underlying engineering improvements have made a big difference in the noise levels of the fan, and this is the most important upgrade for me. It is not totally silent, but it is quiet enough that I can get to sleep, whereas I felt the MeacoFan 1056P was a touch too loud for my liking.

The improvements are noticeable even in my office, where I don’t need the fan to be completely silent. I find irritating background noises distracting, so I find some fans, such as the Dyson Pure Cool Tower Fan, far too loud for me to use while working.

My only gripe with this fan is the lack of smart features, it is not a deal breaker, but I feel a premium-priced product launching in 2024 should have more advanced features.

Meaco MeacoFan Sefte 10" Table Air Circulator Review


Overall, this is a superb fan. The technical specs may look like there is only a small improvement, but anyone who dislikes fan noise will greatly appreciate the improvements this fan has to offer.

  • Overall - 90%


  • Noticeably quieter than the MeacoFan 1056
  • Excellent air flow
  • Superb build quality


  • At this price I would have liked to see some smart features

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *