Blueair is a Swedish company and its air purifiers sell like hot cakes in Europe and Americas. Blueair has many models to offer with high price tags which may for once surprise you. After all quality does come with a higher price tag. In this Blue Air Purifier review, we discuss about two of the lowest priced models from Blueair. Last time, we brought the Coway AirMega 300S Air Purifier Review.
The Blueair Blue Pure 121 and the Blue Pure 211 are cheapest of all models from Blueair. Buy any Blueair air purifier if you are a connoisseur and price doesn’t matter much for you. Pollution peaks around winters and New Year days. The Blueair Pure 121 and Blueair 211 may at first look similar to the MI Air Purifier 3. More than the looks, there is just no match between the products of the two companies. Lets see how they are different and much more!
- 1 Blueair Air Purifier Review
- 2 FEATURES – Blueair Blue Pure 121 & Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier
- 3 Know The Top 10 Air Pollution Masks
FEATURES – Blueair Blue Pure 121 & Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier
Blueair Blue Pure 121 and Blue Pure 211+ are good examples of minimalism in consumption. Nowhere would you find an air purifier which is so devoid of flashy technology. We are so used to seeing our devices stuffed with features that these models may look like dinosaurs. There are no LED displays or buttons to set different features On or Off. This been said, you may still not feel that the air purifiers lacks anything. The reason? The straightforward answer is that an air purifier should clean the air to the fullest. Period. If it does that, it would make you feel satisfied with it. No matter if it does not display the Air Quality or let you set a timer; you would not care. We tell you why in just a second.
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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
BLUEAIR 211 vs 211+
The Blueair 211+ is an upgraded model of the original Blue Pure 211. Blue Pure 211+ has an improved quality carbon filter. The replacement filter is a collapsible one which comes folded initially. It can absorb VOCs and gaseous pollutants more efficiently. All the remaining specifications remain the same.
This feature deserves the first mention in the review. Sweden is a country which recycles 100% of its waste. There is nothing which is thrown away “just like that”. A thing which most people in our country are specialists in. Whats hard to believe is that it imports tonnes of waste and garbage from other countries and earns from it! Sweden is the origin of BlueAir so it’s product are bound to be 100% recyclable too.
CADR is one feature where the Blueair Blue Pure 121 and 211 air purifiers stand out. Trust me, the air flow is very good. The Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) is an indicator as to how many times the complete air in the room passes through the air purifier. Worthy to mention here is that this holds good only for the prescribed room size for the model. The ACH value is 5 for both 121 and 211.
|Specification||Blue Pure 121||Blue Pure 211+|
|Coverage Area (sq.ft.)||620||540|
DESIGN & LOOKS
Like we said, the Blueair Blue Pure models 121 and 211+ resemble the MI Air Purifier. We don’t know who inspired whom, so let it be. The difference between MI and Blue Pure models is the cost and the filter design(shape). We have already alluded to the absence of convenience features like Timer, Air Quality Indicator, Sleep or Auto Mode in the Blueair models. There are no flashy consoles or touch buttons. The Air Purifier takes air from all directions. This leads to a 360 degree air intake. The Blue button as shown below is all that is there on the air purifier.
The Blue Pure 211 air purifier (not 121) comes with 5 different colored fabrics. These fabrics can be used to change the color of the air purifier to fit the room as per your decor. Not just the aesthetic use but the fabric serves as a pre-filter. You never need to replace the “pre-filter” at least. You can wash it in the washing machine if it gets dirty.
The Blue Pure 121 and 211 come with a Combination Filter and a Particle Filter. For 121, the Combination filter contains a high-performance 4.8-square-meter particle filter and active carbon honeycomb pellets (Activated Carbon). Just the carbon weighs almost 2 kg. The activated carbon removes smoke, odors, gases and volatile organic compounds in the air for a very long time. A single gram of activated carbon provides a surface area of over 1,000 square meters (10,765 sq ft). What this means is that the carbon in this filter occupies about 160 football fields of odor-eating capacity! The Combination Filter for Blue Pure 211 is 4.3 square meter in area.
The Particle Filter is made of polypropylene fibers which don’t let mold or bacteria to grow. All airborne particles are electrically charged when passing through the Blue Pure air purifier. This ensures that even the tiniest particles effortlessly stick to the filter media. Thus Blueair air purifiers use mechanical as well as electrostatic means to clean air.
Just to make things clear, the air purifier doesn’t give you all five colored pre-filters. You have to buy them separately. The HEPA filters are not packed densely. The HEPA-silent technology relies on the filter material density to achieve super silent operation.
The Fan speed can be set to three levels. High, Medium and Low. The motor of the fan is quite powerful. The fan has more than two blades. To choose the operating speed, touch the Blue® button. The white light indicates the speed selected.
Websites like Amazon don’t mention it, but there is an Ionizer present too. Ionizers produce traces of Ozone and no product manual or website can deny it. There is no feature to turn the ionizer On/Off as per your need.
“The ion chamber continuously releases a flow of negatively charged ions into the air in the room. Airborne particles in the room pick up this negative charge and are drawn into the system through the 360° air inlet at bottom of unit.”
The above are lines taken as it is from the manual of 121. Note the word “continuously” above. Hence, avoid use for long duration so that there is no buildup of ozone in room.
WHICH ONE TO BUY – BLUE PURE 121 or 211 ?
We would recommend you to buy Blue Pure 211 model if you have to choose one. The other models from Blueair are non-minimalist unlike 121 and 211. In a small price difference you can consider Philips Ac2887 and AC3256.
- Elegant Design and No Fuss Operation with simple One-Button
- High CADR and effective air cleaning.
- 360-degree air purification improves the indoor air quality in your home
- A little pricey compared to all models from other companies. But, looking at the coverage area there’s nothing you lose if you choose it.
- Nearly all convenience features and fancy LED displays are absent.
- The air inlets are very close to the floor, it may end up being a vacuum cleaner unless placed atop something.
CONCLUSION – Blue Air Purifier Review
The Blueair Blue Pure 121 and Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifiers are good in that they solve their objective. But, what about the multiple features missing? Are you okay with the absence of such features like a timer, sleep mode, auto mode, Air Quality Indicator lights, Real-time particle display and so on? Blueair really should have included all these given the price. Still, if you are looking for a quality brand that Blueair is, you can buy its other costlier models.