Not all mini-fans are created equal. The highest-ranking fan on Wirecutter is the Vornado 630 Medium Air Circulator. Actually, the 630 isn’t technically a fan, it’s an air circulator. Air circulators are designed to create a vortex that circulates all the air in a room and cool down spaces a lot better than oscillating fans. Plus, the Vornado 360 is more reliable, easier to clean, and quieter than its noncirculating competitors.