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Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K) Customer Reviews

 
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Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K)
 
4.6

(based on 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • User friendly (46)
  • Quiet (37)
  • Attractive (27)
  • Good price / value (27)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

  • Pricey (9)
  • Unattractive (3)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (27)
  • Large rooms (27)
  • Living room (21)
  • Bedroom (20)
  • Asthma control (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (43), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Product!

Took an apartment in San Francisco (600 sq ft) for a year, but when opened windows, an incredible amount of lint would enter . . had to spend 2+ hours/week ,...Read complete review

Took an apartment in San Francisco (600 sq ft) for a year, but when opened windows, an incredible amount of lint would enter . . had to spend 2+ hours/week , several times a week, vacuuming and dusting . . ended up with chronic sinus infections. First went to local major appliance retailer and purchased one of those upright tower air purifier . . complete waste, as it was totally ineffective. Subscribed to Consumer Reports, found this one to be the top rated. Found Sylvane had competitive price, plus free 2nd day shipping. Sylvane also offered an optional additional filter replacement kit . . great idea! . . bought it also (so have filters for two years). The previous upright tower model only had two HEPPA filters, each about 4"x6" and a small fan. . completely useless! The Whirlpool model has a HUGE HEPPA filter (aprox 19"x16") . . no wonder it is so effective. Also has huge squirrel cage fan (4 speeds: low, medium, high, turbo), plus a 'sleep mode' (very quiet), plus two separate filter monitors (one for the pre-filter and one for the HEPPA filter) which let you know when the filters need replacement. This is clearly a quality product. (and, btw, I have had no issues with noise from the fan). In use, I found this air purifier exceeded my expectations: an amazing difference! I would estimate dust and lint reduction greater than 90%. Also, no more sinus problems. Just wish I had purchased this a long time ago. This product is easily recommended without reservations. If you are serious about getting the dust/lint out of the air, don't waste your money on the small upright tower models, get this one . . I have no regrets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

noisy

The Whirlpool seems to work well, but it was too noisy for me. I live in a very quiet area with no kids or pets and I am sensitive to noise. I tried...Read complete review

The Whirlpool seems to work well, but it was too noisy for me. I live in a very quiet area with no kids or pets and I am sensitive to noise. I tried to leave the air purifier running 24/7, but I had to turn it off often due to the noise. I had it in my living room about 10 feet away from the main seating area. I would leave it running all night and it did not interfere with my sleep, but I would wake up hearing it and wondering what I left running. My bedroom is in a loft above the living room so I was at least 30 feet away from it. I tried running it constantly for several days but I could not get used to it.

If you are not noise sensitive, I think it is a good product. I returned it and bought the Blue Air 503. On the second to lowest setting the blue air is still quieter than the Whirlpool. However, the whirlpool has a lot more air flow. There is a stiff breeze from the Whirlpool. It vibrated constantly even on the lowest setting. I called Sylvane support to make sure it was not broken, but I guess that is what it does. The Whirlpool is also half full of Styrofoam in the fan area. Sort of odd, but I was told that is how it is supposed to be. On the lowest setting the Blu Air is nearly silent. I leave it running on the second to lowest level and the noise does not bother me at all. On the higher levels it is pretty loud. I think you would only want to run it on these levels for short periods when you were not near it.

Looking at the CADR and consumer report ratings, the blue air is supposed to do as good of a job as the Whirlpool or better (depending on the setting). However, it is more expensive and uglier. Prior to purchasing the Blue Air I tried to find a db sound comparison but could not find the Whirlpool rating.

Overall, if you don't mind some noise the Whirlpool is a good choice. It seems to work well and I would have liked to keep it. If you need an air purifier to be silent or nearly silent choose the Blue Air 503.

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5.0

Quiet, effective, attractive, amazing!

By sbg

from Nashville, TN

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Quiet
  • User friendly

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Anywhere
  • Asthma Control
  • Bedroom
  • Larger Rooms
  • Living Room
  • Smaller rooms

Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

This was a gift for someone who is using it in a basement converted Bedroom, where it was musty smelling and now, after about a month of constant use, the smell is nearly gone and the dust is greatly reduced. Cannot beleieve we have not already been asked to clean the filters...this thing is a workhorse!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Excellent Air Purifier

By Boston Traveler

from Boston, MA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Long life
  • Quiet
  • User friendly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom
    • Larger Rooms
    • Living Room

    Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

    I was looking for a solid air purifier to help control dust and animal dander but didn't need some of the more expensive $800-$1000 models. I read about this unit in a leading consumer magazine and then did some online research. Filters are considered "pricey", but I don't think so bad for annual replacement compared to others. Does a great job and has definitely reduced dust and allergy symptoms. The air smells nice and fresh, too.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Simple - it works great!

    By Nancy the hobby farm gal

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Attractive Design
    • Long life
    • Quiet
    • User friendly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room

      Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

      I bought this air purifier because I found out I was allergic to dust mites, mold and my cat! Since my cat is 12, I'm going to deal. I immediately noticed the air smelled better and my sinuses improved. It doesn't cure my issues, but between cleaning more, using nasal sprays seasonally, I found the air cleaner makes a big difference in my sinus problems. I can breath easier and I don't swell up as much. I'm looking forward to an improved winter season!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Quiet, Seems to Work

      By Lisa the Shopper

      from New Orleans, LA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Attractive Design
      • Quiet
      • User friendly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Asthma Control

        Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

        Delivery and service were excellent. The people on the phone were informed and helpful.
        Design is such that air comes through the front, the top and the sides.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Good so far

        By Salvo

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quiet
        • User friendly

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Smaller rooms

        Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

        Not cheap, but I'm very satisfied with the design, operation, and quietness. It's portable, not bulky, and unobtrusive.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great air purifier

        By Bond boy

        from NW Ohio

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Long life
        • Quiet
        • User friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Asthma Control
          • Bedroom
          • Larger Rooms
          • Smaller rooms

          Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

          This is our second Whispure. We've had the original one since they were first introduced a number of years ago and love it. And it continues to perform flawlessly. We needed a second one for another room and didn't even consider another brand. The HEPA filter is a bit expensive, but lasts a long time so is worth the price. Filters are very easy to change and the machine tells you exactly when to change them.
          Simply one of the best air purifiers we've ever owned. We use it due to allergies in one person in the home.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Excellent air purifier

          By spring green

          from silver spring, md

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Attractive Design
          • Quiet
          • User friendly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

            Excellent air purifier, without the annoying noise I've had to endure with so many brands in the past. Can't speak to its longevity because we've only had it a month. Delivery was incredibly fast - ordered on Mon, delivered on Wed - even with free shipping. A glitch in the software had me ordering through a very helpful and friendly Sylvane associate.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            2nd Unit is great, but where's my credit

            By SeeShel

            from Carmel, CA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

            The first unit we received had a wobbly drum and was noisy. The second one is perfect. Like the unit, but think it's overpriced. Also - returned the defective unit two weeks ago and have not received a credit yet. Maybe I'm being impatient. Right now, I'm out close to $600!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Works OK

            By None

            from Lake Worth, FL

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • User friendly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms

              Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

              Easy to setip and use.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Great air purifier

              By Bettie U

              from Mesquite, NV

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cuts Down On Roomdust
              • Long life
              • Quiet
              • User friendly

              Cons

              • Add Aroma Feature
              • Prefer Brown To White

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Central Hallway

              Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

              I situated my unit under cold air draft to furnace to keep more dust from being sucked thru to recirculate as furnace runs. Its been very effective and I notice an improvement in all rooms in terms of dust settling on furniture and floor.
              I would have preferred the unit look more like a piece of furniture, however, it was not a deal breaker to look more institutional in design.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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