The best made better! The 601 cleans more air, more efficiently. In rooms as large as 679 square feet, our patented two-stage HEPASilent™ technology captures 99.97% of 0.1 micron particles, including allergy-provoking pollen grains, dust mites, mold spores and pet dander particles.
Blueair is the system for people living with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, or for anyone who wants cleaner, more breathable air. Advances in fan and filter design have dramatically improved efficiency, gaining the new 601 even better Clean Air Delivery Rates than the original Best of Class 501.
Value-added features include quiet operation, low energy use, steel construction and easy maintenance: simply open the unit's lid, lift out used filters and drop in Replacement Kit every 6 months.
Blueair 601 Air Purification System
Truly the best The dust problem in our house was unbelievable. A visible coating of the stuff appeared within 24 hours of dusting. We have replaced windows, we sealed the air conditioning system, we replaced 3-month filters every month. Still, dust dust dust dust.
We tried the Ionic Breeze (actually four of them at once), a Kenmore model, a Whirlpool, and several others. (For technical reasons, we could not get a "whole-house" system.) My research finally lead us to the Blueair 601 . . . and thank goodness it did.
This unit is amazing. On high, it devours dust so fast that thrice-a-week dusting in the master bedroom has turned into twice-a-month. We bought a second one for the family room and have had the same results.
Yes, it is loud on high, but with three other speed settings, a quick "click" and the 601 still does a fine job cleaning out the Sahara that is our home. The unit looks sleek, moves easily, and draws less power than a box fan. It has a better warranty than any other unit we tried and, because it's European-made, there's plenty of pride-of-craftsmanship here that you won't find in machines made in Asian sweat shops.
LOVE this purifier! We LOVE our Blueair! Yes, it's big, but at least it's stylish. It's easy to wheel from room to room, and it is truly silent on the lowest setting, a pleasant white noise on the medium, and not all that loud on the highest. If it's too loud on the highest, just turn it on high when you leave like the previous reviewer suggested, and turn it down when you return. Wonderful on cooking odors (especially fish sticks!) and pet dander, and was SO useful when we painted the inside of our house--tremendously helped with that reely-head-from-fumes sick feeling--bleah! We're thinking of getting a second one for downstairs!...more info
Loud and odoriferous This air purifier is good looking and mobile on it's casters but quite large. It's loud on the settings you would use if you have air problems like pet dander, light tobacco smoke, car exhaust, etc. I run it on MAX while at work and lower it while at home. I bought the 601 with the optional Smokestop filters and it has decreased residual smoke odors from my downstairs neighbors but with a twist...the machine (with these filters at least) gives off an odd and unpleasant odor of its own. I'm told the smell is harmless and should pass after a while but I've read of this issue in a number of online reviews so I doubt that it is just my unit. I am on the fence about keeping the 601 and am exploring other air purifiers in the mean time....more info