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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 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • User friendly (39)
  • Quiet (30)
  • Good price / value (23)
  • Attractive (21)
  • Long life (12)

Cons

  • Pricey (7)
  • Unattractive (3)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (24)
  • Large rooms (22)
  • Living room (17)
  • Bedroom (16)
  • Asthma control (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (36), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40)

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.

VS

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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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
     
    4.0

    Works well, looks good - and is quiet

    By Owner of dogs.

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Attractive Design
    • Quiet
    • User friendly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

        Use it in bedroom. Looks good and is quiet.

         
        4.0

        a great product so far

        By kentucky

        from chattanooga, tn.

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet
        • User friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room

          Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

          I use this product in the living room during the day and in the bed room at night. I haven't owned it long enough( 3 weeks) to rate it a 5 star

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Great product, but ......

          By Open Heart

          from Maryland

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long life
          • Quiet
          • User friendly

          Cons

          • New Cord Is A Foot Shortr

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

          This is a great product. However, in purchasing a second one for a relative with breathing issues, the cord of the newer model is a full "foot" shorter, which was very disappointing, especially when you are expecting the same quality. In purchasing replacement filters, I think it important to use "original" products. So many are selling aftermarket filters.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          great product

          By z

          from indiana

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Attractive Design
          • Quiet
          • User friendly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere
            • Living Room

            Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

            overall very good

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            great item

            By big d deluxe

            from greenville, sc

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Long life
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

                Style and ease of use

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Saw this in a magazine

                By Bren

                from Dadeville, AL

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Attractive Design
                • Quiet
                • User friendly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • Bedroom
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

                  The unit is very quiet......didn't realize I would have to place it by a vent which limits where it can go

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Performs as rated by Consumer Reports

                  By DD

                  from Ashland, Oregon

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Long life
                  • Quiet
                  • User friendly

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • Asthma Control
                  • Bedroom
                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

                  I purchased this Whirlpool air cleaner because it was top-rated by Consumer Reports. We've had a bad fire season this summer, and by having one filter in our living room and one in our bedroom, we have been able to breathe comfortably without increasing our asthma meds

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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