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Air Purifier Reviews - Ratings of the Best Air Purifiers

One of the objectives for our site is to provide you with the information necessary to make an educated decision to select the best air purifier for your situation.  There are different air purification technologies, filters and price points and unless you put a lot of time into researching purifiers it can be daunting.  We hope that you find our air purifier rating system easy to understand and valuable such that you can be confident with your decision.

Updated May 2015

Air Purifier Overall Rating Rating Est. Price
Oransi Max oransi air purifier review best air purifiers $479
BlueAir 450E blueair air purifier review best air purifier $629
Finn Air Purifier oransi air purifier review best air purifiers $329
Atmosphere atmosphere air purifier review best Whirlpool air purifier $1,499
Austin Healthmate 450 austin air purifier review best hepa air purifier $649
RabbitAir MinusA2 rabbitair purifier review best hepa air purifier $460
Trane Clean Effects trane air purifier review best air cleaner $1,025
3M Ultra Clean 3m air purifier review best hepa air cleaner $300
Airocide Air Purifier airocide air purifier review airocide air purifier rating $799
Oreck XL Tower oreck tower air purifier review best oreck air purifier rating $599
GermGuardian AC4825 germguardian ac4825 air purifier review germguardian ac4825 air purifier rating $100
Bionaire BAP1500 Bionaire air purifier rating best bionaire air purifier rating $199
Oreck ProShield oreck pro shield air purifier best oreck air cleaner review $349
Ionic Pro ionic pro air purifier best ionic air purifier rating $149
Sharper Image Ionic Breeze sharper image ionic breeze air purifier best ionic breeze air purifiers rating $499

Here is the scoring system used to rank the air purifiers.

Points Category Description
0-2 Ease of Use Ease of operating the air purifier
0-2 Air Flow Amount of air that is drawn through the air purifier
0-3 Filter Efficiency Percentage of airborne particles removed in each pass through the air purifier
0-3 Consumer Feedback Rating assigned by owners of the air purifier

We have mixed feelings toward the history of the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze air purifier.  This purifier left somewhat of a black mark on the air purifier industry as a gadget and ultimately put Sharper Image out of business.  The benefit in all of this is that it helped to generate awareness toward improved indoor air quality since the indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air and has positioned air purifiers that work as solutions for people with allergies or asthma as well as for people looking to improve their home environment through smoke and odor removal. 

Based upon our internal testing as well as independent consumer feedback you will see a strong emphasis toward HEPA based air purification systems.  While there are some drawbacks to a HEPA purifier, it consistently outperforms any other technology that is currently available and is the preferred filtration technology by every government agency that is concerned with indoor air quality.  In coming up with our listing of the best air purifiers, we have focused most of the weighting toward air purifiers that work based upon results in test labs as well as testimonials from actual air purifier owners who have shared the good, the bad and the ugly.