A handful of multi-national companies dominate the whole consumer electronics industry. Giants like Samsung, Sharp, Philips, Honeywell, and Panasonic lead the way. In addition to these, there’s another company whose name not many would have heard of in India – 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 highlight the most important features of it.
- 1 Coway Sleek Pro Air Purifier Review AP-1009
- 2 Check Today’s Price
- 3 Comparable Model From PHILIPS – AC2887 Air Purifier
- 4 CHEAPER MODEL !
- 5 Good To Know
- 6 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. The excellent quality TRUE HEPA filter removes 99.97% of the particles in the air. It is a superb air purifier for small to medium size rooms.
Check Today’s Price
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Comparable Model From PHILIPS – AC2887 Air Purifier
The Philips AC2887 has a plus point over Coway SleekPro. Its that AC2887 has a Real-Time Pollution Indicator in Digital format. So you are able to see how much pollution is presently there and see it decrease LIVE! However the quality of filters is far better in Coway Air Purifiers.
Design and Looks
The Coway AP-1009 air purifier has undeniably cute looks. It has a glossy and attractive white body. With a roundish body the Coway AP-1009 would add to your room’s aesthetics. The weight is light at 5.9 Kgs.
The buttons on the console are conventional press-buttons. They sound a ring when pressed and are quite responsive.
The cavity at the top left 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. The dust gets evenly collected on the filters as you can easily see. The filters are super easy to remove, replace and pre-filter can be comfortably cleaned. Using a vacuum cleaner is the easiest and recommended way to clean the filters.
Now for the shortcomings. Its not a big deal but 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
This air purifier has a good CADR of 303 cubic m/hr. (CADR is Volume of purified air produced in an hour)
CHEAPER MODEL !
The Coway Sleek AP-0509 Air Purifier is slightly cheaper than Sleek Pro. Check for its availability for sale though. It has a smaller coverage area and CADR. Its CADR is 216 cubic m/hr which is a 2/3rd of Coway AP1009 Sleek Pro. Coway Sleek is ideal for spaces sized approximately 255 sq.ft. It is equally good in terms of performance and other aspects as the Sleek Pro. So, measure your room size and see which one fits your purpose.
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 office rooms.
I personally liked the long power cord which is around 2 meters in length. You should try place the air purifier away from household clutter. The idea is to let an unrestricted airflow be maintained to and fro from the air purifier. This long power cable helps to keep the device at a suitable place away from walls and furniture.
Pollution Level Indicator
A Quad-color LED illuminates the big O shaped cavity on the air purifier. 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 add to the beauty of the air purifier. You can even turn the LEDs off during sleep through the MOOD button. 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-1009CH 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. The green coating is derived from Ginko and Japanese Sumac plants. The special property of this coating is that it destroys viruses.
The outermost layer of bacteria and virus is the cell wall. This green formulation destroys the proteins which make up the cell wall. Once the cell wall breaks, the bacteria and virus are literally drained out! 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. At 12 hrs/day of usage it can last over 22 months. Similarly, the Carbon Filters have a long life of 8500 Hrs @ 12 hrs/day. An important thing you should check while buying an air purifier is the filter cost. One day the filters which came pre-packaged with your device will need replacement. Check Replacement Filter Cost below-
Fan Speed Settings & Noise
You can make a selection from 4 fan speed presets. Speed levels 1, 2 and 3 and a turbo mode. At turbo mode the fan 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 noise. The fan is hardly audible at low speed or Auto Mode. Never expect any air purifier to not make any noise in Turbo mode. A fan at top speed WILL make some noise.
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 features which are the most prominent. This air purifier is definitely a breath of fresh air! Pleasing looks, silent operation and effective air cleaning can be taken for granted. The cost is justified because it has superb performance, check its latest price. Top it up with a warranty of 5 years! Also, competition is sure to bring down the prices someday.
All in all, the Coway AP-1009 is a serious buying option. Unless you are unlucky, the Coway Sleek Pro will exceed your expectations. Rating 1 !