Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K Air Purifier Review 2019Last Updated: January 1, 2019
The Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K Air Purifier is one of the stand-out units in the air purifier sector. It is a veritable standard-bearer for the technical excellence customers worldwide have come to expect from the Whirlpool brand. The mystifying lack of a remote control is the only real downside.
The Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K air purifier is one of the stand-out units in the air purifier sector. It is a veritable standard-bearer for all the standards of technical excellence customers around the world have come to expect from the Whirlpool brand.
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Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K Air Purifier Review 2019
Our team got their hands on a Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K and subjected it to their round of tests and assessments across the categories of performance, efficiency, convenience, design and after-sales service. For a machine retailing for around $280, our team found Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K to be a great value air purification appliance
The Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K enjoys phenomenal scores for Clear Air Delivery Rate (CADR), meaning that it is amazingly effective at removing airborne pollutants from your home. It’s also capable of cleaning large rooms of approximately 490 square feet.
Here are the full CADR scores for the Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K
- Smoke: 316
- Dust: 325
- Pollen: 401
The Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K makes nearly five air changes every hour, which means all of the air in the room will be filtered through the device every 12 minutes or so.
This unit utilises a two-stage filtration system, using HEPA filters. This is not particularly impressive, as we have reviewed products with many more filters. But the results speak for themselves, and the relatively high number of air changes the Whispure AP51030K makes in one hour, makes it particularly suitable for people with allergies or breathing difficulties.
Efficiency & Certifications
The Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K is Energy Star-verified, so it operates within specific energy usage guidelines. At its maximum setting the Whispure AP51030K pulls 102 watts, perhaps not the most energy-efficient purifier on the market, but still one that will not add hugely to your utility bills.
This unit benefits from multiple certifications including AHAM verification, which certifies the impressive CADR score. The machine is also ARB-certified, indicating its safety with regard to air quality, and is UL-listed, meeting a number of strict safety standards that are tested by a third-party organisation.
Weighing 19.6lbs, the Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K is a heavy unit by purifier standards, but its built-in on top of the unit increases its mobility and portability.
Another convenient aspect of this purifier is its decibel rating of 55 on its highest setting, which is roughly the same as a quiet conversation.
The Whirlpool Whispure also has a timer, permitting more specific control over operational times, and there is also a filter monitor that notifies you when the HEPA air filters have to be replaced. This is a particularly good feature, as old filters are ineffective in filtering of pollutants, and must be replaced regularly.
Unfortunately the Whispure does not come with a wireless remote, which is always an underrated convenience addition.
Aesthetically speaking, this purifier is one of the less attractive units and it looks quite dated. But if you can live with a system that prizes performance over appearance, then the Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K is definitely worthy of consideration. It’s also a very light machine and so is easily transferred to where you will need it most.
Help & Support
The Help & Support infrastructure provided by Whirlpool is very professionally done. There is a vast number of resources on the website to the consumer, including FAQs, and specific sections relating to individual products. Whirlpool’s representatives are also easily contactable through mail, email, phone, with all these details available on the website. Another fantastic facility is the online Live Chat option, available Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm. This product also benefits from a fantastic five-year warranty, the longest duration of cover available industry-wide.
In summary, we can’t fault the Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K for very much, other than missing several features that would have made using the machine more convenient (such as the remote control, a mystifying oversight). However, not enough is missing from this product to detract from its value and efficiency.