Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans Coming This Spring

Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans

[Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans have been discontinued and rebranded by sister company RYOBI TOOLS. Read our TIA article on RYOBI 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans, or buy from The Home Depot or Amazon.]

While walking the aisles of Home Depot I noticed an interesting product coming this spring, Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans. This simple product is a fan that either sits on top of a 5-gallon bucket full of water or connects to a garden hose to provide a refreshing mist and fun way to cool down this summer. It’s portable, rechargeable, and even compatible with RYOBI 18V 4.0Ah batteries.

I see a lot of potential for this product, so I’m going to share a closer look at the specs and features, and how to use this product. Keep reading to find out more.

Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans

  • Product Name: Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fan
  • Model #: MBF0181
  • Features: Adjustable mist Hi/Lo switch, pivoting head, performs by either sitting on top of a water filled 5-gallon bucket or connects to a hose, get up 6 hours of runtime from included 1.3 Ah Lithium battery, or up to 10.6 hours with compactible RYOBI Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery. Arctic Cove charger included.
  • Learn More: Arctic Cove.

How to Use Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans

As mentioned, there are two ways to use your Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fan and I’ll walk you through both methods.

Option 1: Bucket Top Method

  1. Fill a 5-gallon bucket with water and place where you’d like to use (if you’re able to fill  your bucket after you move it that will be easier).
  2. Connect your charged battery to the fan.
  3. Connect the misting fan to your 5-gallon bucket and rotate the bucket and fan so that it’s facing the direction you’d like to mist.
  4. Once secure, turn on and begin enjoying the refreshing mist.

Option 2: Hose Method

  1. Connect your charged battery to the fan.
  2. Connect hose to the hose adapter.
  3. Place on a flat surface and rotate the fan so that it’s facing the direction you’d like to mist.
  4. Turn on your house, turn on the fan, and start enjoying the mist.

Where to Use Your Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fans

I immediately thought this bucket top misting fan would be great when working in the garage on a hot summer day, or in the yard. I can also seeing this as a great addition to bring to your outdoor summer sports games. You can use it to cool off yourself or even the players on your kid’s team.

Where would you use your Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fan? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Evaporative cooling tends to only work well in areas with low humidity. If your in an area with high humidity its just going to make it feel worse unless you dump a bag of ice in the bucket with the water, and even still your going to still feel nasty and sticky. This is great for people out west though.

  2. I remember when I was a kid we would go and visit my Grandmother she would have a fan blowing over a block of ice. That was 50 years ago I guess things will always come back around in one way or another.

  3. That looks awesome, I will buy one for personal use and also bring it to work with me at the firehouse for those hot days in Myrtle Beach when we are stuck on scene for a long time. Do you think it would hold up to that kind of use at the Fire Dept?

    • I was a fire fighter for a number of years and I know my guys would bust this thing right away. We are rough on Everything. It amazes me that so many of us are carpenters.

  4. Dang! This thing is cool. What a perfect way to keep cool while doing yard work or grilling out on a hot summer day. The only problem from stopping me will be if this unit does not come with a charger as well. I’m not a big Ryobi fan & will not invest in a charger. Well, I say that now, but will see if I stick to it. This one is really cool & thanks for bringing it to our attention. The possibilities are endless of places to use this unit. Laters TIA

  5. Jason Colombo’s comment of March 26, 2014, about this mister concerns me. I live in MS where the humidity is very high in the summer. I was seriously considering getting a couple of these for the pool area, but am having second thoughts now.


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