Lasko 4820 Review 

 February 23, 2017

By  Enda


Lasko 4820 Xtra Air Tower Fan with Fresh Air Ionizer

This is our review of the 4820 Xtra Air Tower Fan , that has a built-in Ionizer. This is a hugely popular tower fan, and one of the best sellers on the market right now. There are Hundreds of buyer reviews, so plenty of information to go on. On average they rate this tower fan as 4.2 out of 5 stars. For around $60-65, the price represents good value, the brand is well known, and buyers clearly like this as a choice.

What Buyers Say About the Lasko 4820

We have summarised the reviews below. That should save you time having to search through all of them. As I mentioned there are over 750 buyer reviews. Clearly that makes this choice popular. Let's have a look at how they split down in terms of star rating.

63 %
14 %
8 %
7 %
8 %

From the table above, you can see that approximately 2 out of every 3 buyers rate this as a 5 star product, and 77% in total, rate this 4 stars or higher. That is a very strong indication, that this is a good product. I would just be aware of the collective number of 1 and 2 star ratings, as that is higher than I would like to see. Overall the rating is good, but let's have a look at those lower ratings first, and find out why.

Understanding What Buyers Say About the Lasko 4820 Tower Fan

According to the summary above, this is a good product. However, here at The Icy Spot, we like to fully check out the pros and cons of any products that we review. We like to start with looking at why people have rated a product as a 1 or 2 star product. Often when this happens, there is a theme for doing this, and that is worth knowing about.

​Buyer Complaints About this Lasko 4820

  • It is tall, which is a good thing, but is not that attractive to look at
  • This does come with a remote control, but no indication that it works, when the buttons are pushed
  • Some buyers said this model broke down after just a few months
  • Some buyers said the fan became noisy after just a few weeks
  • Some said it felt cheaply made

We think it is always a good idea to look at the complaints first. With around 77% giving this fan high reviews, it is always worth checking the lower reviews. There was no one theme of complaints, and as you can see from the above list, the complaints were varied. We found about 120 complaints in total from over 750 and that feels too high for such a basic product as this. This product comes with a 1-year warranty which is pretty standard for these types of product. The warranty covers defects in workmanship and/or materials.

If the fan should go faulty, then it can be repaired under normal warranty.​ This warranty does not apply if the product was damaged or failed because of accident, improper handling or operation, shipping, damage, abuse, misuse, unauthorized repairs made or attempted. This warranty does not cover shipping costs for the return of products to Lasko for repair or replacement. Lasko will pay return shipping charges from Lasko following warranty repairs or replacement.

It is pretty clear from reading these reviews, that about 1 in 5 buyers have some type of complaint about this particular model. The complaints do seem genuine, though like any product, there are also some petty complaints.

In summary, there are more complaints, than we would like to see. For example if you compare it to, the Lasko 2554, which is a similar tower fan, the complaint ratio on this one is higher. It is however worth noting that MANY of the complaints, are actually made from non-confirmed buyers. That always makes me think, that many of these can be rogue, or potentially left by competitors. Please just bear that in mind.

Lasko ​4820 Specifications Review

  • This fan comes with a multi-function remote control
  • It has 3 speeds, and limited oscillation
  • It measures 13 x 13 x 48 inches tall
  • It weighs 14 lbs
  • The fan oscillates from side to side through an angle of around 90 degrees
  • It has automatic safety overheat protection
  • The fan comes in a silver color
  • No tilting louvres, or any type of vertical adjustment, but the height does help push the air
  • It has an easy to use timer function

Video Review of the Lasko 4820 Tower Fan

Below you can watch a video review of the 4820 model.

Main Review of the Lasko 4820 Xtra Air Fan

We have included above what we believe to be the really important information. That should save you some time trying to make your way through all of the reviews. Below though we have gone into the review for those who like a lot more detail. Hopefully you will find this useful.

General Information

​It is a tall fan at 4 feet tall. It is however also slim. That means it will not take up much room in your home. There is also a useful carrying handle that allows you to easily carry the fan. That is ideal if you need to move it from room to room. There are three speeds, but the fan has limited oscillation. There are vents for the air to come out, and these can not be adjusted. The majority of buyers do say, that even on the low speed, the air movement is really good. It does of course become a little noisier on the higher speeds.

Overall, almost all of the positive reviews, stated that this fan was very quiet. The majority of buyers also said that the fan felt very stable.


It also has an Ionizer which will help clean the air. It is like the sensation of having fresh air. The Fan must be "ON" for the ionizer to be functional. When the ionizer is turned on it will assist in the purification of the room air. A couple of people said the blue light, that shows the Ionizer function is working, can be a bit bright at night time.

Remote Control

remote control for the lasko 4820

The remote control is always a useful thing to have. It does require 2 AAA batteries for it to work.​ It is a handy thing to have especially if you are in a large room, or if you are in bed. A number of buyers say that you do have to point the remote directly at the fan controls for it to work.


This is limited in movement, but for most homes, this does move enough to help circulate the air around a room.

Set Up

The base comes in two halves. You lock these around the fan, and then thread the power supply cord through the large hole in the center of the Support Base Assembly. Then screw the base on to the fan with a couple of screws, using a Philip's head screwdriver.

Cleaning the Fan

Cleaning this fan, and most tower fans is not easy. The space between the vents is usually small and hard to get a vacuum cleaner into. Dust builds up in there, and the only other choice, is to start taking it apart. That is something most people will not want to have to do. Some buyers advise blowing the dust out with an air compressor or a leaf blower. That might be a bit extreme, and would need to be done outside.

Tower fans generally are notoriously difficult to clean. Ideally you need a powerful vacuum cleaner, and the proper attachment, to be able to get inside the vents.​

Our Summary of the Lasko 4820 Tower Fresh Air Ionizer Fan

With 77% higher than 4 star ratings, it is fair to say, that the majority of buyers, are very satisfied with their purchase. At between $60-65 the value for money is also good, for a stylish looking fan. On the downside it is limited in oscillation movement and a pain in the rear to clean. If this is not the one for you, then check out our top 10 list of the best rated tower fans.

It dos seem to do a good job though.​ Buyers say it looks well, is stable and moves a lot of air quietly. The good points on this 4820 model is that it compares well to any other tower fan on the market, has 3 speeds, has a remote control and also has a decent timer. For most buyers it seems to blow enough air, and it is made by a good brand.


Here at TheIcySpot.com we are committed to helping you find the best fan for your home. We try to provide you with all the information that you will need on all types of fans and accessories to enable you to make the best and most informed buying decision.

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