Best Bathroom Extractor Fan

The Best Bathroom Extractor Fan of 2021

Extractor fans play a very important role in your bathroom but are quite often forgotten about. On top of getting rid of unwanted odours, they also extract and remove moisture from your bathroom or toilet. Without an extractor fan, moisture can lead to dampness and water damage, especially if your bathroom doesn’t have a window. This is why it is important that you pick the right one for your chosen room.

With so many available on the market, it is extremely difficult to know which one to pick! Therefore, I have put together this list of my top best bathroom extractor fan picks so that you can simply choose the one you want with ease.

Quick Glance (See on Amazon):

  1. MOST POPULAR BATHROOM EXTRACTOR FAN: Envirovent SIL100T
  2. MOST POWERFUL BATHROOM EXTRACTOR FAN: Manrose MF100T
  3. BEST BUDGET BATHROOM EXTRACTOR FAN: Airope Silenta 100
  4. BEST QUIET BATHROOM EXTRACTOR FAN: Xpelair C4TS

In order to compile this guide, I have looked at the 100 top bathroom extractor fans I could find online. Next, I took a deep dive into each product and its respective customer reviews. Following this process, I was able to identify and shortlist the 6 best extractor fans online! What they all had in common apart from great reviews was; a high overall review score, solid features, decent warranty, excellent specifications, and lastly a fair price. I have ordered these bathroom extractor fans from the highest customer reviews and score to the lowest. Let’s get into it!

Top Three Best Bathroom Extractor Fans


  • based on 2,200+ ratings

Best Value

Xpelair C4TS

  • based on 2,200+ ratings

Premium Pick

Manrose MF100T

  • based on 1,800+ ratings

Our Best Bathroom Extractor Fan Picks

Envirovent Silent 100t Bathroom Extractor Fan
Envirovent Silent 100t Bathroom Extractor Fan Colour Options

The Envirovent SIL100t is a 4-inch axial extractor fan, designed for fixing ventilation problems in bathrooms, Toilets and Shower Rooms alike. Take a look at our full review.

The SIL100T has a configurable timer, adjustable from 1 to 30 minutes that will clear moisture and unwanted odours after you leave the room. One special feature of this fan is, the motors themselves are mounted on elastic silent blocks. This unique design makes the fan deliver top-tier performance while operating super quietly. So much so that in 2013 it was awarded the Quiet Mark award. It’s an attractive fan, finished in a glossy white, that also is available in silver

Key Features

  • Extraction Flow Rate: 26 litres per second (96m³/hr)
  • Wall or ceiling mounted
  • Backdraft Flap
  • Adjustable Overrun Timer
  • Sound Level: 26.5dB (A)
  • IP45 Rated
  • 5 Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Envirovent
  • Model: SIL100T
  • Extraction Rate: 96m³/hr
  • Noise Level: from 26.5 dB
  • Power Usage: from 12W
  • Weight: 1.46kg
Xpelair C4TS Simply Silent Extractor Fan
Xpelair C4TS Simply Silent Bathroom Extractor Fan with Timer

The Xpelair C4TS is one of the quietest extractor fans on the market – take a look at our full review. It is simple to install and can easily be fitted onto walls, as well as ceilings and panels. It features Xpelair’s Ghost™ patented Air Movement Technology and is part of their Simply Silent™ range of near-silent extraction fans.

As well as being exceedingly quiet, it features a built-in run-on timer, that can be configured from 30 seconds up to 30 minutes. It’s finished in a nice bright white, and the fascia itself is removable for easy cleaning and straightforward maintenance.

One of my favourites features is the two-speed settings the C4TS has – Low and High. These operate at 15l/s and 21/s, respectively, allowing for customisation options to fit your desired room or application.

Key Features

  • Maximum Flow Rate: 29 litres per second (76m³/hr)
  • One of the quietest fans on the market
  • Several mounting options
  • Backdraft Flap
  • Overrun Timer
  • Noise Level from 16dB
  • Building Regulations on Ventilation (F1) compliant
  • IPX4 Rated
  • 2-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Xpelair
  • Model: C4TS
  • SFP: 0.45 / 0.37
  • Extraction Rate: 15 / 21 ltr/s (2-speed)
  • Decibels: 16 dB / 29 dB
  • Power Usage: 7W
  • Weight: 862g
Manrose MF100T Mixed-Flo Bathroom Extractor Fan
Manrose MF100T Bathroom Extractor Fan

At number 3 of our list we have the Manrose MF100T Extractor fan – take a look at our full review. The Manrose MF100T is a powerful fan with their “mixed-flo” technology, that was designed to extract larger volumes of air for rooms and applications that require higher airflow. It does this by combining axial and centrifugal fan technology.

This model comes with a built-in run-on timer, which is fully alterable from 1 minute up to 20 minutes. It contains first-rate ball bearings as well as long life motors, back up with a 3-year or 30,000-hour warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

My favourite feature of this unit is its massive extraction rate. It brags an impressive extraction rate of  245 cubic metres per hour (68 litres per second), which is one of the highest on the market. Surprisingly though, the Manrose MF100T has a noise level of just 25dB(A).

Key Features

  • Max Airflow Rate: 245 m³/hr (68 litres per second)
  • No electrics in the bathroom
  • SFP: 0.37W/l/s
  • Max Sound Level: 24dB
  • Double Insulation – no earth required
  • Fully Building Code compliant
  • Fully BEAB approved rated to IPX4

Specification

  • Brand: Manrose
  • Model: MF100T
  • SFP Efficiency Rate: 0.37
  • Extraction Rate: 68 ltr/s
  • Noise Level: 24dB
  • Power Usage: 25W
  • Weight: 2kg
Manrose QF100T Bathroom Extractor Fan
Manrose QF100T Quiet Bathroom Extractor Fan

The Manrose Quiet Fan 100T is said (by the manufacturer) to be one of the latest residential extractor fans that output a higher extraction rate than most, whilst also simultaneously produces a low sound level during operation. It is suitable for bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets, designed for wall or/and ceiling mounting.

The QF100T fan includes a turning vane system, built in the spigot, that was implemented to improve the overall performance of the fan by maintaining a consistently high output. With a noise level of just 27decibels, Manrose says that this is a “reduction of over 60% when compared to comparison to standard 100mm (4″) domestic fans”. See our full review, for more info.

Key Features

  • Airflow Rate: 21 litres per second
  • Sound Level: 27dB
  • SFP: 0.24W/l/s
  • Features integral backdraught shutters
  • Complies with both Part F & L
  • Unique turning vane technology
  • 3-Year Warranty or 30,000 hours

Specification

  • Brand: Manrose
  • Model: QF100T
  • SFP Efficiency Rate: 0.24
  • Extraction Rate: 21 ltr/s
  • Decibels: 27 dB
  • Power Usage: 4.8W
  • Weight: 680g
Vents Silenta Bathroom Extractor Fan with Timer
 Vents Silenta Bathroom Extractor Fan Back

The Vents Silenta is a low noise outputting, energy-efficient extractor fan that features a nice bright contemporary design, ideal for install in most bath, shower, and wet rooms.

This fan is designed to run quietly with a sound level of just 26dB. It is finished in brilliant white and made from high-quality ABS thermoplastics. This unit comes with an overrun timer, which can be set between 2 minutes and 30 minutes (after switching off). It’s economical in terms of power consumption, using just 7 W to operate.

Similarly, the Silenta comes with a back draught shutter and a 5-year warranty as standard, just like the other extractor fans in the Vents Silent series.

Key Features

  • Extraction Airflow Rate: 78 m3/hr
  • Sound Level: 26dB (A)
  • Simple installation
  • Long-life 240v saving motor
  • Meets building regulations
  • 5-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Vents
  • Model: 100-SILENTA-MTK
  • Extraction Rate: 78 m3/hr
  • Noise Level: 26 dB
  • Power Usage: from 5.5W
  • Weight: 600g
Airope Silenta 100 Bathroom Extractor Fan
Airope Silenta 100 Bathroom Fan

Finally, we have the Airope Silenta 100. This is another extractor fan that runs nice and quietly (which is perfect for me!). One great feature of this model that I like, is the fly screen mesh, which stops any insects from entering through the ventilation openings.

This fan also has a non-return valve, making sure any outside air intake is prevented and avoids air recirculation when turning off the fan. Theis French-manufactured fan is also incredibly energy-efficient, with a power consumption of just 7W, supported by its long-life and energy-saving motor.

The fan is made from durable ABS plastic and comes with a standard 5-year warranty. It is ideal for installation in bathrooms, toilets, and kitchens.

Key Features

  • Extraction Rate: 78 m3/hr
  • Noise Level: 26dB (A)
  • Easy to install
  • Long-life 230v saving motor
  • Complies with building regulations
  • 5-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Airope
  • Model: ‎Silenta 100
  • Extraction Rate: 78 m3/hr
  • Noise Level: 26dB
  • Power Usage: 7W
  • Weight: 530g

Conclusion

And that concludes this guide – six of the best extractor fans right now in 2021. While we have picked the Envirovent SIL100T as our top bathroom extractor fan pick, all of the other fans on this list are excellent, very popular bathroom fans, with lots of nice features. As you may have noticed, as well as the top 6 listed above, we also sorted them into most popular, cheapest, quietest etc. This was because it can still be fairly difficult to choose the right fan even when they are shortlisted to just six.

One thing to keep in mind is that, although these are all our best fan picks, they still may not be suitable for your chosen application. Make sure that you do your research and work out what your actual requirements are before you purchase a fan. 

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