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Sunpentown SF-608R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of Sunpentown SF-608R. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Air Conditioning for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the noise.

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On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 user reviews of Sunpentown SF-608R from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Air Conditioning on Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the noise. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SPT SF-609 Portable Evaporative Air Cooler with IonizerSunpentown SF-608R: Evaporative Air Cooler [Kitchen] # SF-608R [Kitchen] MPN: SF-608R

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: rworkman (

Great little swamp cooler


Cool air! Water meter, timer, remote, various speeds rollers


Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

This is just a fan machine...


Not expensive, but youre better off with a regular fan if thats what youre looking for.

Nothing. Its a fan machine

This thing does not cool anything. On hot or even warm days, using the cool feature only adds humidity to your room. It wont even cool up a small room ; I bought this because my pc was like a furnace. Needed something to cool it. Youre better off with...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: TechMan (

Great as a sauna, useless cooler


In Montana it is DRY. Others who own this have the same pathetic experience. I modified one to add additional cooling surface - still useless. I am going to use it in the winter to heat the room because it works best as a sauna. I can't understand how...

none worth mentioning

Doesn't cool, just adds humidity. it looks like it could work but doesn't cool. Beep is loud. if you add ice, the air smells like freezer burn - even then it doesn't cool. I bought 2 of these - can't return them - boo hoo.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: hades (

Try not to move around much


BIG, BIG TIP: you can replace the curtain (kinda like a basketball tank top jersey) with a sheet of duracool for the full size coolers from your local h/w store. Will almost always get you the 15 deg drop unlike the shirt. Little tip: add some liquid...

Inexpensive to buy, cost next to nothing to run, quiet--good for sleeping. When conditions are right for it, better than AC

Annoying water alarm. Maximum cooling is only ~15 deg. When the temp(F)+humidty(%)>110 get an AC, this won't work here in Tucson when it's 105 even though it 5% humid. Water curtain wears out after a couple of months. Flush it out every couple of...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Quinn (

works great!


remote doesnt come with batteries.

I live in seattle wa on the top floor in a apt building downtown.this sucker works fantastic cooled my apt down almost dogs love laying by it

wish i wouldve bought a 2nd 1 lol

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Raelee (

Supentown SF0608BR


You can use the unit in a room without bulky vent hose like an air conditioner would.

I depend on my refrigerator to produce the ice for the unit, so once the ice is gone --it's gone.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Raelee (

Supentown SF0608BR


I really like it and so does my family. We like the fact that we only need to keep one room cool rather than the whole house.

You can use the unit in a room without bulky vent hose like an air conditioner would. No heat coming from back either. I like the portability on wheels. I can move from room to room as needed. This is the type of cooling system I've been looking for.

I depend on my refrigerator to produce the ice for the unit, so once the ice is gone --it's gone.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: acetravis (

Nice Fan...


It will keep you cool. Cheaper than AC. Better than a regular fan.

its big. the instructions are terrible. when you first read it, you would think that the company packed the wrong instructions with this cooler. theres this section in the manual that says: how to clean water tank and filter. the whole section only...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Zippy (

Good as it gets!


Better then nothing, but not much.

Convieniant water/ice. filling location. Nice size. Good power

Not as cool as I had hoped. Need LOTS of ice, and will only cool slightly for about 2.5 hrs

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Zippy (

Good as it gets!


Convieniant water/ice.

Not as cool as I had hoped.

May, 2006

Product Specifications

This Evaporative Air Cooler, Humidifier, and Fan with Ionizer is versatile, lightweight and economical. The Cooler easily rolls from room to room for use anywhere in your house or office. This Air Cooler shoots a stream of air with oscillating louvers, to evenly distribute refreshing cool air. Can also be used as a fan or humidifier if temperature is not an issue. - plus get the air cleaning benefits of the ionic air purifier. The remote control allows you to easily change settings.The Air Cooler works by endothermic reaction (a reaction that consumes heat), so this evaporative Air Cooler sucks air through a wick saturated with water. As the air flows through the wick, some of the water evaporates into the air, consuming the heat that was in the air. An air stream is then blown out the front of the unit and is considerably cooler than the current room temperature! This is not an air conditioner and therefore uses much less energy. The unit works well in dry climates; not very effective in areas with high humidity as the unit utilizes water to cool.