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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 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • User friendly (45)
  • Quiet (36)
  • Good price / value (27)
  • Attractive (26)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

  • Pricey (8)
  • Unattractive (3)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (26)
  • Large rooms (26)
  • Living room (20)
  • Bedroom (19)
  • Asthma control (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (42), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46)

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.

Reviewed by 178 customers

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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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent air purifier !

            By Allergy Sufferer

            from NY, NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Allergy Soothing
            • Quiet
            • User friendly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

              This purifier has really helped with my allergies. I highly recommend this product! It is quiet & soothing & powerful all in one!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              510 AP Appears to be excellent product

              By Hank S.

              from Franklin, MA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Attractive Design
              • Filters Exceptionally Wel
              • Quiet
              • User friendly
              • Very Quiet Performance

              Cons

              • None at this time

              Best Uses

              • Allergy Control
              • Anywhere
              • Bedroom
              • Larger Rooms
              • Minimizes Dust

              Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

              Used in larger master bedroom suite and has made nighttimes much more comfortable as nightime allergies have been minimized. Noise level is minimal and does not disturb sleep. Have only used this product several weeks and we are very happy with it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT!

              By JD

              from NJ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Quiet
              • User friendly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere

                Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

                Excellent quality - Free & Fast Shipping!!!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product, CR's top pick

                By None

                from San Diego

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier (AP51030K):

                      Consumer Report's top pick !

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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