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InstaChill is a lightweight, portable air-conditioning device that's meant to cool a room that's up to 161 square feet in size. While this device won't be small enough to fit on a bedside table or desk, each one is about the same height as a small child and is fairly slim. Each one has also been designed so that users can slide it gently across the floor when moving it from room to room. To condition the air, this device will aim to use the cooling power of the water that you'll add to its 10-quart tank.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of InstaChill is $199.96 plus $19.99 shipping, for a total price of $219.95.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to InstaChill being discontinued. InstaChill may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to InstaChill being discontinued. InstaChill may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Open Back Panel and Fill

    After making sure that your InstaChill is resting on a flat surface (the floor is best), open the panel on the back and fill its tank with 10 quarts of cold water. It doesn't matter where you get this water from, as long as it's clean and cold.

  2. Turn Device On

    Next, pop the back panel back into place and use the power button on the top of your device to turn it on. Alternatively, you can also use the included remote control to do this. Once you've turned your device on, it should begin to cool down the area you're in within just a couple of seconds. You can even shift between three different levels of cooling by using your remote control or the panel on top of your device.

  3. Refill or Turn Off

    By looking at the gauge located near the base of your cooling unit, you'll be able to tell how much water is left inside its tank. The water you've added should last for at least a few hours, and then you can refill it when you've noticed that it's been used up. If you're done with your device for a while, you might choose to turn it off by using the power button, though, even if there's still water left inside the tank.

How It Works

After you add the necessary amount of water to your cooling device's tank, that water will coat the three cooling (and moisturizing) pads inside. When you turn your device on, it'll begin to suck in hot, dry air from the environment immediately around you, and this will pass through the cooling pads, coming in contact with the water. As this occurs, the pads will absorb the heat from the air while allowing any moisture to evaporate out of the InstaChill device and into the air. Consequently, your InstaChill will emit cool, humidified air into the area surrounding you, replacing the hot, dry air that was previously there.

Features

  • Remote Control Included

    Each InstaChill device comes with a small remote control that will enable you to operate the chilling tool from your bed or another piece of furniture that it's sitting next to. However, you'll need to keep in mind that the remote won't work from a distance any further than a few feet away from the device.

  • Oscillation Function

    If you don't want to sit or stand directly in front of your cooling unit, but still want to experience its benefits, you can use the oscillation function. By turning on this function via the panel on top of your device or your remote control, you'll cause the device's fan to oscillate back and forth, blowing cool air further within the same room.

  • Cools By Up To 15 Degrees

    Regardless of where you use your InstaChill, it'll be able to cool your immediate environment by up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide significant relief on a hot summer day or night.

  • Washable Filter

    Each device comes with a filter that you'll need to remove and clean at least occasionally if you want the device to continue working efficiently. Fortunately, InstaChill filters are all reusable after they've been washed, so you may be able to continue using the same one throughout your device's lifetime. You should always turn your chilling unit off and unplug it before removing the filter, and wash the filter with only water, unless your instruction manual specifies that you can use another substance.

  • Purifies Air

    Once your unit has sucked hot, dry air into its tank, the water within the tank will literally clean that air. As a result, the air released back into the atmosphere by the device will higher-quality air than the air that was sucked in. Therefore, you may be able to breathe better than you did before you started using your InstaChill, which may help you sleep if you're using the unit in your bedroom.

Positive Points

  • Fairly Compact and Lightweight

    While the InstaChill cooling device isn't tiny, each one is smaller than a lot of air-conditioning units that users can place on the floor or mount onto a wall. As mentioned, this device will slide around on its base, and most users will also be able to carry it up a set of stairs without great difficulty. While it may not fit into extremely small cars, you'll be able to fit it into a medium or large-sized vehicle if you want to transport yours away from your home.

  • Can Be Used As Fan

    If you're just desiring a bit of a breeze but don't need to be a whole lot cooler, you'll have the option of using this device for a fan instead of an air conditioner. When you use it as a fan, you'll simply need to turn it on and let it blow out breezy air, without filling its tank with water first.

Negative Points

  • Won't Cool Entire Room

    It's stated that an InstaChill will cool an area that's up to 161 square feet in size, but many rooms (including bedrooms) are larger than that. That means your device may only cool half or even a quarter of a particular room, as opposed to the entire thing. This may come in handy if only some people in a certain room are too hot, but if everyone in the room wants to be chilled, it'll be a disadvantage.

  • Electricity Required

    Although this type of cooling device doesn't use a whole lot of electricity in comparison to larger air-conditioning units, you'll still need to use some to run it. Unfortunately, operating an InstaChill device with batteries is not an option. That means you'll only be able to use your cooling unit in areas where you have access to an available electrical outlet.

Critical Advice

To maximize the cooling benefits that you can get from this device, leave a window or door slightly open in the room you're using it in. This will allow the device to constantly pull in new air instead of just circulating the same air through the room over and over again. You should not leave any door or window open extremely far, though, as your cooling unit will become less efficient as it attempts to cool the area outside your room, too.

Wise Advice

Do not buy InstaChill online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy InstaChill online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Posted: 14 Jul 2021 briane pasholk - (Bradenton, FL)

Scam

This product is not worth the time it takes to cool a room. It is like a mini fan. It does not do what it is supposed to do. I can't believe they can sell it.

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Posted: 30 Jun 2021 donald schlenz - (Spokane, WA)

Bad bad Customer Service

I ordered. Got expedite shipping eight days ago. Order still not prossesed. Waisted the extra monies. On hold for 2 hrs. Bad don't waiste time or monies.

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Posted: 24 Jan 2021 Julie Bates - (Blacktown, NSW)

False advertising from the TV shop the InstaChill doesn't do what the add says totaly rubbish.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2021 Mersane - (Brisbane, QLD)

30 DAY RETURN COST NEARLY $300

Every time I see the ad I just scream BS because it's totally a waste of time and money which I copped when I returned the product via AusPost and got the shock of my life when they advised how much I had to pay which was nearly $300. Yes. They do not tell you that part. False advertising! Definitely far from 'feeling like an ice bath'. They should take the product outside of the shopping centres and then see if feels cool. NOT.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2021 To Ahn Tan Tran - (Attadale, WA)

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Australia Post
Summer day Insta Chill Delivery Australia Post.

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Posted: 09 Dec 2020 To Ahn Tan Tran - (Perth, WA)

Daer
Australia Post Satyr Track Delivery Insta Chill Cool.

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Posted: 08 Aug 2020 Jordan - (Saint Helier, JE)

Four Times the Price of Other Similar Products

An utter waste of money. It’s merely an evaporative cooler, you can get exactly the same type of thing for £50 from Groupon. Why pay £219 for it?

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Posted: 01 Mar 2020 Nick - (Sydney, NSW)

Not for Humid Areas

It’s just an evaporative cooler - it works well when the humidity’s low, but when the humidity rises, like in a Sydney or Brisbane summer or somewhere like a kitchen, its cooling effect doesn’t work.

That said, it’s a well-designed evaporative cooler, but it’s not a heat exchanger like a reverse cycle air conditioner. You can get the same effect by draping damp tea-towels over a $30 K-mart fan.

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Posted: 28 Feb 2020 Peter Spall - (Woolloongabba, QLD)

Ivstachill Model 09exv2 Aircooler

But does not do what you say I can cool a space around the bed with a fan cooler and the cost of running is nothing like what you say my electricity bill rose by $380 over 3 mounts turned it off bill went down.

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Posted: 05 Feb 2020 Raewyn Bruce - (Brisbane, QLD)

Does not do What is Claimed

I have the largest size for my lounge room and is just a little better than a normal fan on hot days. I have to sit right in front of it.
I would recommend people look elsewhere for a better product at a better price. Far too expensive.

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Posted: 07 Dec 2019 Fiona Boswell - (Brisbane, QLD)

INSTA CHILL

This device does not do as TV shop states. I am in a war with them right now. False advertising should make void the customer to pay for the return of this useless device.

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Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Azzah

Yes, I agree it’s a useless product. I bought it for my son who was desperate for some cool air.
How is your fight?
I have to bring my lunch in the next few weeks to make up for the return cost.

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Posted: 10 Nov 2020 Jordan

Yes, a useless product.
We're given this as a gift and it does not cool any room down.

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Posted: 28 Nov 2020 Rose Tahere

I have just bought 2 InstaChills, one at full price and one at half price which came to $794.00. I just got it delivered on Friday and am going to try it today. There is a screw that needs to be taken out before you open the compartment where the sponges (feels like paper and very brittle) are. Took my husband a while to put the cover back on. The plastic is very weak. I was also told that I would never have to change the sponge (paper) as it is very strong. So far we are not impressed and we haven't even used it. Will give you the result after using it as today as it will be around 34 degrees.

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