9InstaChill Portable Air Cooler

InstaChill Portable Air Cooler

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1.5

144 reviews · Statistics

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9% · 13125 · 87%
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Build Quality
2.0 (115)
Value for Money
1.4 (125)
Ease of Use
2.5 (118)
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.0 (115)
Noise Level
1.8 (128)
Heating / Cooling Speed
1.8 (117)
Portability
2.8 (115)
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Reviews

InstaChill Portable Air Cooler144 reviews
SimonJarvis
SimonJarvisAU4 posts
  15EX
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Troy
TroyNSWIllawarra, NSW2 posts
  18EX

False advertising

Don't buy this product it's very disappointing doesn't give you icy cold air will be sending it back. Show details
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Aaron E.
Aaron E.
  18EX

Do not purchase

It's the same as a 90.00 unit ,nothing special,we bought 4 of them do not waste your time or your $1700 dollars for 4 thankyou it's just a wind blowing machine , $50 bucks a pop .....
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Booer
Booer
  18EX

Rip off

This is a totally useless product it would be better suited to warm people in Antarctica Show details
Andrew S.
Andrew S.2 posts
  18EX

This machine is useless

It doesn’t do what is advertised and the company should be done for false advertising Show details
Andrew T.
Andrew T.NSWRichmond-Tweed, NSW4 posts
  09EX

Noisy waste of money

If it only worked like the ad, the fan is noisy having it on during the night isn't an option as you can hear it even when it's in a different room of the house, and that's on low not high which is worse. When it is hot in the house this unit does nothing to help, A pedestal fan is just as good if not better and alot cheaper. Biggest waste of money better to save up for a split system Show details
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Jill Allan
Jill Allan
  09EX

Noise levels off the charts

Would leave 0 stars if I could. Putting cold water in and having it going directly on me is fine. But the noise is just off the charts. No way you can sleep at night with it even on low in your bedroom. Totally misleading ad. Wish I could get my money back but it's too late now Show details
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Jenny Jenny J.
Jenny Jenny J.NSWHunter Region, NSW
  09EX
Jack
JackWAPerth, WA
  09EX

Useless piece of false advertisement

Instachill is only a glorified fan with bugger all cooling capacity. The room doesn’t get colder at all. Show details
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Patrick M.
Patrick M.
  InstaChill Portable Air Cooler

Turn your house damp and musty

Don't waste your money all this product will do is turn your house into a damp musty and smelly and also creates mould and fungus to thrive be warned if you don't believe me try a $60 one from cheap as chips James Cherney is full of . you guesst it I can't put the emoji in Show details
Rhys A.
Rhys A.2 posts
  09EX

Garbage

The demo is in a studio airconditioned at 24C. This cooler was amazing and the temp blowing was 24C. Imagine the temp being 40C. You guessed it, the temp will be 40C. Perfect for any situation. Show details
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Jason Dunn
Jason DunnNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  15EX

Don’t be fooled people. This is an evaporative cooler (they have been around for years) and are useless

Don’t be fooled people. This is an evaporative cooler (they have been around for years) so by putting water in the unit may cool the air slightly but makes the room humid and sticky. A proper air conditioner works by pushing the hot air over an evaporator which cools the air and removes the moisture(humidity). This is why all air conditioners have an evaporator inside and a condenser outside to disperse the heat and water. A pump is used to circulate Freon type gas that’s used in your fridge between the evaporator and condensor. Either buy a split system or portable air conditioner with the hose you stick out the window or if you can’t afford that stick with a fan Show details
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BbbNSWIllawarra, NSW
  09EX

Very poor product

Doesn't cool at all. It's just noisy air coming out of a over priced machine. Company needs a slap. Wake up to ya selves ya flops. Show details
Mark W.
Mark W.NSWHunter Region, NSW2 posts
  15EX

Biggest scam

Very noisy, Doesn't cool you down like they pay people.to say. Better off buying a pedestal fan. Total waste of money. Show details
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Ross S.
Ross S.
  09EX

This is terrible it doesn't even work

Does not blow out any cool air at all can't feel the fan and it cost me $124 to send it back and the tv shop is an absolutely disgusting company to deal with, NEVER AGAIN Show details

Questions & Answers

Mustangsally
Mustangsally · InstaChill Portable Air Cooler

ihave insta chil 09 since 2020, the tank is full when i click on cold button red light flickers, so i am not using it. also the water level is so dark it's very hard to see where the level of water is,

Judy
Judy · InstaChill 09EX

Where is the water tank so that I can empty the water. It is not obvious

Judy
Judy · InstaChill 28EX

Where is the water tank so that I can empty it. I can only see the slide out drawer

Details

Since InstaChill blasted its way onto TV ads, it’s garnered a lot of interest. The ad appealingly promises: ‘in less than one second, hot and sticky air is transformed into cool and refreshing.’ Add to InstaChill's mix a cool name that’s reminiscent of a certain social media platform, and it’s not hard to see why the popularity peaks.

But does InstaChill deliver on its promises?

InstaChill has received an average of 1.5 stars for its four sizes of fan. One reviewer expressed the thoughts of many reviewers when they commented ‘it’s a glorified fan.’ Another review was similarly entitled: ‘Whatever you do, do not buy.’

What reviewers had to say about InstaChill:

  • It doesn’t chill the air as it’s purposed to do, and a room will often remain at warm temperature, even when the InstaChill has been running for hours
  • Poor build quality and flimsily constructed
  • Expensive - the smallest size costs $449. Many reviewers lamented the fact that a cheap fan would have done a better job
  • Heavy once the water tank is full, making it difficult to move
  • Very noisy, on top of everything else.
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InstaChill 09EX
  • Discontinued
InstaChill 09EX1.6
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InstaChill 15EX
  • Discontinued
InstaChill 15EX1.3
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InstaChill 28EX
  • Discontinued
InstaChill 28EX1.7
(15)
InstaChill 18EX
  • Discontinued
InstaChill 18EX1.5
(10)
CategoryPortable Air ConditionersPortable Air ConditionersPortable Air ConditionersPortable Air Conditioners
Price (RRP) $399$349
Features Evaporative Cooler and Remote ControlEvaporative Cooler and Remote ControlEvaporative Cooler and Remote ControlEvaporative Cooler and Remote Control
Reverse Cycle NoNoNoNo
Weight6.2 kg8.5 kg14.2 kg13.6 kg
Dimensions 910 x 280 x 280 mm
Auto Restart FunctionNoNoNoNo
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)
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