Electriq EAP500HC review

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85%

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verdict: Great air purifier

We’re very impressed by this air purifier – it’s one of the best and it’s among the cheapest too. It does an all-round good job of capturing dust, pollen and smoke, it’s energy-efficient and it’s easy to use.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Easy to use
  • Energy-efficient
  • Very quiet on low setting
Cons
  • Heavy to move around
  • Very loud on high setting

Blueair Classic 605 review

£699.00Typical price

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84%

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 verdict: Good but expensive air purifier

The Blueair Classic 605 is a Best Buy. It performed fantastically in our CADR tests, and without using up much energy. If you can’t afford it, however, we’ve found other, cheaper, machines that do a terrific job too. It’s surprising that it doesn’t have as many features as others we’ve reviewed at this price point, either.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Energy-efficient
  • Quiet on lowest setting
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Very loud on highest setting

Blueair Classic 405 review

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81%

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 verdict: A great air purifier

This Blueair impressed us with its air-purifying abilities, tackling common household allergens with ease. It’s quiet on its minimum setting, too. It’s a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Quiet on minimum setting
Cons
  • Noisy on the maximum setting
  • Tricky to remove and replace the filter
  • Took a few attempts to connect to the app

Blueair Pure 221 review

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80%

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 verdict: Fashionable and effective

The Blueair Pure 221 impressed us with its air- purifying abilities and with its good looks. It’s easy to operate, too. Just be aware that it’s noisy.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Simple to operate
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Awkward to move around
  • Basic

Philips Series 3000i AC3033/30 review

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80%

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 verdict: Brilliant

We were hugely impressed with this air purifier; it aced our dust, pollen, and smoke removal tests, and it’s energy efficient, too. Just be aware that it’s noisy on the max setting.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Very energy efficient
  • Night mode is incredibly quiet
Cons
  • Noisy on turbo setting

Winix ZERO Pro AZPU370-IWB review

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80%

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verdict: Great air purifier

There’s a lot to like about this air purifier; not only does it remove dust, smoke, and pollen brilliantly, but it’s also easy to use, and frugal with energy.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Very energy efficient
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet on low fan speed
Cons
  • Noisy on high speed settings
  • Heavy

Blueair Classic 205 review

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79%

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 verdict: Excellent

A great air purifier which will reduce the level of common household allergens in your home without using up too much energy. While it was a Best Buy when we first tested it, a number of higher scoring models we’ve tested since have forced us to raise the bar and has subsequently edged out the Blueair Classic. It’s still an excellent model, but it’s no longer one of the very best.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Quiet
  • Easy to use
  • Energy-efficient
Cons
  • Removing and replacing the filters is tricky
  • Basic instruction manual

 

 

Levoit LV-H133 review

£240.00Typical price

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79%

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 verdict: Great air purifier

This Levoit trapped plenty of dust, pollen, and smoke particles in our test chamber. It’s easy to use and energy efficient, too, but that’s not as unique as it used to be. There are now a number of purifiers doing an excellent job, which has subsequently forced us to raise our requirements to be a Best Buy. As a result, this Levoit is no longer a Best Buy, but it remains a very good air purifier.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Energy efficient
  • Quiet on low speed setting
Cons
  • Noisy on maximum setting

Philips AC2889/60 review

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76%

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 verdict: Brilliant air purifier

This machine combines excellent air purification with useful features. The companion app is straightforward to use, too. Previously a Best Buy, the evolving standards of the industry has forced us to raise our recommendation threshold. While this Phillips remains an excellent machine, it now falls just short of being a Best Buy air purifier.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Simple-to-use app
  • Quiet on minimum setting
Cons
  • Removing and replacing the filters is tricky
  • Basic instruction manual

AEG AX91-404GY review

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76%

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 verdict: Quietly effective

This is a great air purifier. It’s whisper-quiet on the low speed setting and did extremely well in our CADR tests, swiftly removing plenty of dust, pollen, and smoke from the air in our test chamber. While it was a Best Buy when we first tested it, we have since raised the bar for air purifier Best Buys thanks to an influx of higher scoring rivals. This AEG remains a great air purifier, but it’s no longer a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Heavy
  • App could be better laid out

Philips AC1214/10 review

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73%

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 verdict: A good, feature-packed air purifier

The Philips AC1214/10 Series 1000i is a terrific air purifier with a host of useful features. It’s energy-efficient, too.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Energy-efficient
  • Quiet on the low fan setting
Cons
  • Very loud on the high fan speed

Blueair HealthProtect 7440i review

£639.00Typical price

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72%

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 verdict: Nearly, but not quite

This purifier reduces the amount of dust, pollen and smoke in the air really well, but it’s noisier than many rivals and it could be easier to use, too. As such it falls narrowly short of the standard required to be a Which? Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed very well in our CADR tests
  • Energy-efficient
  • Real-time air quality monitoring
Cons
  • A bit noisy
  • Ease of use niggles

Blueair Pure 411 Air Purifier review

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71%

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 verdict: An ok air purifier

This Blueair does a great job of trapping dust and smoke particles and doesn’t use up much energy in the process. But it’s not as good as many others for tackling pollen, meaning there are better options for people with hay fever.

Pros
  • Small and compact
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Performed well in our dust and smoke CADR tests
  • Energy efficient
  • Quiet on the low setting
Cons
  • Didn’t excel in our pollen CADR tests
  • Filter can be fiddly to remove
  • Indicator lights can be hard to see
  • Loud on the high setting

Blueair Blue 3410 review

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70%

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verdict: Noisy, with ease of use niggles

Air purification is first class, but it’s noisy and not that easy to use, which means it can’t make the grade as a Which? Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed very well in our CADR tests
  • Energy-efficient
  • Real-time air quality monitoring
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Ease of use niggles

Stadler Form Roger Little review

£299.00Typical price

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70%

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 verdict: Great at clearing pollutants

The Roger Little sounds diminutive, but its air cleaning ability is sizeable. We found some niggles with the ease of use, so chances are that you’ll need to refer to the manual, but overall it put in a solid performance.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Quiet on the minimum setting
Cons
  • Buttons aren’t clearly labelled
  • Tricky to change the filters
  • Confusing timer

Philips Series 800 AC0820/30 review

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68%

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 verdict: Good for pollen only

This air purifier has its plus points: it’s incredibly quiet on its lowest speed setting, so shouldn’t disturb your sleep, and it does a good job of trapping pollen. But it’s nothing special when it comes to clearing dust and smoke particles.

Pros
  • Compact
  • Performed well in our pollen CADR tests
  • Very energy efficient
  • Very quiet on low speeds
Cons
  • Loud on high setting
  • Less impressive in our smoke and dust CADR tests

Hoover H-Purifier 500 review

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67%

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verdict: Good, but noisy

It aced our purification tests, but it’s noisy and can’t make the grade required to be a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed very well in our CADR tests
  • Energy-efficient
  • Lots of features
  • Real-time air quality monitoring
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Issues with deregistering the device

Homedics 5 in 1 TotalClean Air Purifier AP-T30 review

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66%

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 verdict: Effective but noisy

None of the Homedics air purifiers we’ve tested have scored very highly in our tests. The AP-T30 did better than most, removing plenty of nasties from the air in our test chamber, and without using up much energy. But it’s really let down the by noise it makes.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Very energy efficient
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Could be easier to use

Homedics 5 in 1 TotalClean Air Purifier AP-T40 review

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66%

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verdict: Terrific but noisy

Homedics air purifiers haven’t tended to shine in our tests. This one is great at filtering out particles, as is the slightly smaller AP-T30 model. But both share the same fatal flaw: they’re very noisy, which could lead to you rarely using them.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Energy efficient
Cons
  • Very noisy
  • Not the easiest to use

Dimplex Brava 5 Stage review

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66%

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verdict: Good, but not great

It did well in our purification tests, but it can be noisy when working hard. As such, it falls short of the standard required for a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Performed well in our CADR tests
  • Energy efficient
  • Real-time air quality monitoring
Cons
  • Can be very noisy when working hard