The consumer electronics industry is dominated by American and Asian companies. Giants like Samsung, Sharp, Philips, Honeywell, Panasonic lead the way. In addition, there’s another name you would not have heard of probably would be Coway. Coway air purifiers are among the world’s best. A Korean company, Coway air purifiers have garnered very good reviews. In this post we review the Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 Air Purifier. We also discuss the most important features of it.
- 1 Coway Sleek Pro Air Purifier Review AP-1009
- 2 Good To Know
- 3 Conclusion
Features- Coway Air Purifier
The Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 air purifier has all the features which make up a modern Air purifier. The USP is the super silent operation. You can hardly notice its ON.
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Coway Sleek AP-0509 Air Purifier which has a smaller coverage area and CADR. Its CADR is 216 cubic m/hr. Coway Sleek is ideal for spaces sized approximately 255 sq.ft. So, measure your room size and see which one fits your purpose.
Design and Looks
The Coway AP-1009 air purifier has cute looks and attractive white body. The design has an uncanny resemblance to the Philips AC4072 air purifier. With a roundish body the Coway AP-1009 would add to your room’s aesthetics. The weight is light at 5.9 Kgs.
The cavity at the top is a different design and has the color LED air quality indicators. The purified air is pushed out from the back side. The slits at either side is where the polluted air is sucked and passed through the filter arrays. Now for the shortcomings. The base of the air purifier is quite narrow. It gives an impression that the device may topple easily.
The buttons on the console are very responsive. Touch buttons are a norm but Coway seems to stay away from sophistication and keeps things simple.
CADR- Cleaning Power
A good CADR of 303 cubic m/hr. (CADR is Volume of purified air produced in an hour)
The Coway Sleek AP-0509 is a cheaper model. It is equally good to Sleek Pro but has a smaller coverage area and CADR.
Coway Sleek Pro can clean the air of rooms sized 355 sq. ft / 33 sq.m. This makes the Coway AP-1009 suitable for most Indian Drawing rooms, Bedrooms, and near office rooms.
Pollution Level Indicator
The big gaping O in the air purifier is illuminated by LEDs. The ambient real time Air Quality is indicated by the color of the LED Indicator:
- Light Purple-Low Pollution
- Dark Purple-Medium Pollution
- Red– High Pollution
The lights look pleasing to the eye and you can even turn them off during sleep. The power LED which is Red will stay ON all times though.
A filter change indicator mechanism is present. It lets you know when to change the HEPA and the Deodorization filter. The Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 employs 3 Stage Filtration Process. The First layer through which the outside air passes through is the Pre Filter. The pre-filter stops the larger particles from clogging the inner filter layers. The pre-filter is washable and should be cleaned frequently to improve air purifiers’ effectiveness.
The Second layer is the Patented Urethane Carbon Filter. As you would already know that activated carbon removes gaseous impurities in the air easily. Hence, it can also deodorizes the air with 98% Efficiency.
The Third and final layer is the quintessential Tue HEPA Filter. A true HEPA filter can remove particles as small as PM2.5, even PM0.3. A HEPA filter qualifies as True HEPA only if lesser than 0.7% particles can avoid being arrested by the filters.
Special Anti-Flu HEPA Filter
The HEPA filter is Coway air purifiers are True HEPA. This denotes that they are the highest quality filters and not just namesakes. Not only this, there’s a special coating on the HEPA filter as well. This green coating is derived from Ginko and Japanese Sumac plants. The special property of this coating is that it destroys viruses.
Cell wall is what the outermost layer of bacteria and virus is called. This green formulation destroys the proteins which make up the cell wall. This means destruction of many viruses including those causing H1N1, human influenza and Bird flu.
The Coway AP-1009 HEPA Filter can last up to 8500 hours @ 12 hrs/day. Similarly, the Carbon Filters have a long life of 8500 Hrs @ 12 hrs/day
Fan Speed Settings
You can make a selection from 4 fan speed presets. Speed levels 1, 2 and 3 and a turbo mode. The turbo mode speed is the highest. Use it to quickly remove pollutants at the cost of more noise. The USP of Coway is that fan makes minimal speed.
Good To Know
The Coway AP-1009 does not emit any ozone gas. The operation is really silent at low speeds. The minimum noise level is only 22 dB. The maximum noise level stands at 49 dB. The only downside is the absence of a numerical reading based Air Quality Indicator (AQI). Nowadays many air purifiers are available with digital real-time AQI . Consider the MI Air Purifier 2S or the Philips AC2887 Air purifiers.
This Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 Air Purifier Review lists out its most discerning feature set. The air purifier is definitely a breath of fresh air- literally! Pleasing looks, silent operation and effective air cleaning can be taken for granted. The cost may be on the higher side, but check its latest price. Due to competition the prices have come down heavily. All in all, the Coway AP-1009 is a serious buying option.