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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A stylish behemoth to help keep your lungs clean!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Dust

    We're firm believers in use of air purifying technologies--we have 3-6 month filters on all our air handler outlets and a few ionizer fans dotted around the house for good measure. I work in a moldy, dusty office where lots of allergens hang in the air and ancient ductwork blows who-knows-what into my lungs. So it was with great curiosity and interest that we tore into the Air 320. In your house--this thing is big, much bigger than I think we were originally expecting. Think something along the lines of a tall kitchen garbage can and you have an idea of what sort of floor space will be required. The white color is a welcome departure from black or dark brown that many of these larger floor appliances tend to feature. Styling has a bit of a vintage feeling, like an old 50s/60s style radio or TV on wooden legs with cloth accents. And yet somehow, it still comes off kind of modern-looking, too--probably due to the simple silver control and LED displays. There's a nice integrated cord wrap at the back so in case you put this unit near an outlet, you don't have to leave a cord dangling down on the floor or wrapped around the admittedly handsome looking stubby wooden legs. From a usability standpoint, there's not a lot to complain about here. The single control dial serves triple duty--power (press), fan speed (turn), reset filter (hold down 3 sec). It's mercifully simple and keeps the face clean and uncluttered. The LED readouts are actually pretty slick. The white numerical display indicates air quality, from very good starting at 002 (why start at 2?) up into the mid hundreds for poor air quality. An small colored LED also glows beneath the display to indicate air quality running from blue (good) to amber (moderate) to red (time to move). But if you're like us and have enough LEDs glowing at night to cook by, you'll like the Bissell's light-sensitive display. It starts out bright when you turn the power on so it’s easy to read. Then as it runs during the day, the display starts to dim, and at night they turn off completely--no distractions when trying to fall asleep! The unit is very easy to set up--just remember to take the filters out from behind the plastic covers and remove them from plastic. No tools are required...the cover snaps open and the filters (charcoal and pleated) have pull tabs to make removal a cinch. In operation, the fan has 5 speeds including an "auto" setting. We thought virtually all of the fan settings were actually VERY quiet--depending on how low it's running, the Bissell even makes for a pretty good white noise generator. The auto setting constantly monitors air quality via a small side panel sensor and adjusts fan speed accordingly. Where this unit wins out over our other ionizers is the total lack of smell. My wife and I are both pretty sensitive to the odor that seems to accompany most consumer-grade ionizing floor fans, but the Bissell was blissfully neutral whirring away in the corner as it did its air filtration job. Speaking of which, let's get to performance. In this respect--I guess we have to have a little faith. Apparently, if you already have pretty hefty filters on your A/C and heating units, there might not be a lot of stuff still floating in the air that needs filtration. We tested this unit in the dirtiest, most allergen filled room we could find--our daughter's bedroom, sitting right next to her birdcage. The digital display spiked a bit all the way up to ... GASP ... 009, and then settled back down to 002. Okay, so apparently even our dirtiest air was relatively clean according to the Bissell. Still, we did notice some fine particulates slowly starting to accumulate on the pleated filter so we can report that even when there's not a lot to do, the Bissell still seemed to be doing it well and catching the even smaller flotsam and debris still hanging in the air. If you have a small apartment or a BIG room that could use some air filtration treatment, I honestly think this unit is worth the money and effort--it's quiet, simple to use, probably won't intrude on most modern décor, and has a capacity that far outpaces and performance that outclasses most run-of-the-mill floor standing ionizing fans. The only tradeoff you have to make is space--this unit may have some decent styling cues, but it's not subtle or small so it will be a little harder to tuck away in a corner somewhere. We might not have been the best test case--it would have been more telling if we turned it on and the display glowed angrily red at us, and then slowly turned blue over a period of a few days--but for what it is and what it does, we're still very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Attractive and simple to use

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Cleaning, Ease of use
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Dust

    Pros Looks more like a piece of furniture Quiet most of the time Automatic mode adjusts speed based on need Automatic night mode turns off lights in the dark No back intake means you can put it flush against a wall Cons Very loud on high Only measures PM2.5 No timer Design The Bissell Air320 departs from most purifiers that tend to look very functional and don’t really blend into your décor or others that mimic the style of a fan. Instead, the Air320 looks more like a piece of furniture with design cues from furniture of the 1960-1970s. The legs are rounded with a faux wood finish to continue the furniture theme. A single dial with a button in the center controls everything with an oversized dot matrix display hidden in the plastic on the front that indicates the PM2.5 levels. Also included is a hidden color changing light the creates a glow directly under the display with the color indicating the general air quality going from green to red. The fan has 5 speeds as well as an auto mode. Included is a PM2.5 sensor which can measure fine particles but there is no mention of a PM10 sensor to measure dust, mold, and pollen. Air is pulled into the mesh fabric on the front and filtered air exits from the top. This design means you can put the unit flush against a wall without impeding operation. It also has a cord organizer built into the back to keep things tidy. The overall build feels sturdy. Performance and Operation Overall operation is very simple. There are no smartphone controls or WiFi to set up. Just press the button in the middle to turn in on and then turn the dial to set the fan speed. Nothing else is needed. On low, the unit is barely audible and can be easily drowned out by regular noises in a room. On high, you will likely hear if even over a very loud TV. Thankfully you only hear the sound of air rushing, but it is still noticeable. If you keep it on one speed you could probably just tune it out after time but on auto the change can be quite abrupt. If it is anywhere near where you are cooking and is set to auto, you will know withing a few minutes if any smoke, fumes, or anything else is floating in your room as it goes into turbo for a few minutes to clean things up. Even in a 30x22 room it only takes between 15-30 minutes to get levels under control once no more pollutants are added. At that point, the pollution levels drop low enough for the automatic mode to drop the speed down to more tolerable levels. There is a bit of a tradeoff in moving so much air in a short time but it seems quite effective in taking care of even large rooms. In most cases, the filter can keep the room clean enough that running on full speed is rare. The only downside is the effectiveness of auto mode for allergies is questionable because it sets filter speed based on measurements. If you are expecting this to automatically sense dust, mold, and pollen it would seem unlikely as it doesn’t measure that particle size. Unfortunately, other measurement tools have not shown that not enough of the pollen has been making its way into the house lately to do a proper test even though several trees are pollinating currently. That said, if your only hang-up is a PM10 for other allergens you can always run it on manual since the filter media itself is capable of handling it. The main question is how effective auto mode actually is. The digital readout and color light to indicate air quality are straightforward and make it easy to tell the overall air quality even from across the room without adding too much information. A thoughtful touch is when the room goes dark it turns off all lighting and displays. This is helpful for bedtime, but it would also be helpful to include a timer function to allow scheduled mode changes. It’s hard to justify running a purifier when you away from the house all day. Remembering to turn it off an on again will likely lead to someone forgetting. It would also be nice to have a way to set it to force a lower maximum speed at bedtime. Most people would likely be willing to wait a little longer to get fully cleaned air at bedtime if it meant not listening to a jet engine in their room for up 15-30 minutes or longer depending on there is more being added to the room. Although its nice to make things as simple as possible, these additional features would make it more likely to be used regularly as well as make it more effective. Final Thoughts The Bissell Air320 is an attractive and simply designed purifier with just enough to help without causing confusion for those less technically inclined. No need to expect calls from the grandparents asking how to use it. The main question is if it is overly simplistic for your purposes. If you mainly need a purifier that can move a lot of air and clean a larger space, the Air320 could potentially fit the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great design

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Fan

    Last year we got the Bissell air400, which we liked and so got this to replace another, older purifier. This is a large air purifier for larger rooms (Rated 1000 Sq. ft). We're currently using this in our Master Bedroom. It shows a lot of thought was put into the design of this machine: First, dare to say, looks great. With its wooden legs, fabric front and minimalistic controls, it has a timeless design of mid-century furniture. My first impression is how nice it looks. It's fairly thin with just enough space for the central fan and the filters. (about 9" deep). The controls very are simple to operate: Press the center button for on and off, and rotate the dial to go from automatic to 5 speeds. That's it. The auto mode regulates the speed based on the air quality, this is displayed in a hidden display in the front, below the control, which has numbers up to 999 indicating air quality, and a glow light below that changes color depending on the air quality. It then has an auto night mode, so it goes completely dark when the lights are out. Filters: It has large an thick HEPA filter, a carbon filter of the same size, and a the front cover also serves as a fabric mesh. Replacing the filters takes seconds and no tools. The unit has a filter replacement indicator for each filter: F1 or F2 instead of the air quality readout. The HEPA filter is for particulates, including allergens. The activated carbon filter is for reducing ambient odors. The auto mode uses a dust sensor on the side of the unit, that the manual indicates it should be cleaned twice a year. The cover for this comes out with no tools. The unit is very well constructed. The air movement is provided by an aluminum 'squirrel cage' fan (similar to most HVAC units) powered by a digital motor (These are the most precise motors, also used by the latest high-end vacuums, etc.). The air comes from the front mesh and it's exhausted trough the top of the unit, which has a metal grid. It does not blow air from the back, and has a simple cord manager Note that if the unit looses power it will remain off, so it won't work with smart switches, and has no remote controls. It also does not generate negative ion particles. Both carbon and HEPA filter are replaceable (not washable) but the front fabric cover should be vacuumed as needed, and it's not consumable. Noise is still noticeable when at its lowest level: It's spec sheet refers to 37 dB at its lowest. Overall it looks great, it's very simple to operate and very well constructed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Breath of Fresh Air

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Dust

    I had never had an air purifier prior to getting the Bissell air320. It’s claimed to handle room sizes up to 1000 square feet but my test room was about half the size. Out of the box, it’s not intrusive and actually adds some décor (in my opinion) with its retro design, highlighted by the faux wooden legs. Unit ships with two filters: a high efficiency and an activated carbon filter. There’s also fabric cover where the air is drawn in, essentially providing 3 stage filtration. The filters appear reasonably priced come replacement time. The unit will alert (display a code) when changes are due. Operationally, it has 6 fan speed settings: 5 different fan speed settings and an auto mode. I used an app sound meter) to measure the various noise levels associated with the 5 fan speed settings. I have only used at the lowest level as the others get noticeable in operation. The unit is in the auto mode by default and runs at a higher fan speed initially at start up for about 30 seconds (perhaps to get a good whiff of the environment); this is normal operation. In my application, it was for the kids’ bedroom to help with their allergy. The core of the device is a PM 2.5 sensor that’s able to measure dust, pollen and smoke. It appears to work for now but spring will be the real test when tree pollen levels spike. The purifier provides a lit three-digit air quality measure while in use. This lit air quality indicator uses an ambient light sensor to turn it off in dark settings (to help promote sleep, not serve as a distraction etc.). A simple push of the power button will display the reading, if needed when the surroundings are dark. There are also three categories of air quality this unit assigns (good, moderate and poor). There’s a colored visual for the air quality categories for an at-a-glance determination; this appears restricted to the auto mode operation only (good air quality = blue light, moderate air quality = orange light and poor air quality = red light.) In my use, I have never gone beyond the good air quality threshold. My numbers, however, have fluctuated a bit. On the first day, the measure was 003. Within about 30 minutes, it had changed to 002 (“resting” measure or lowest reading the unit will output). I have also noticed it typically spikes in the morning after the kids flock around it from the shower (body heat, perhaps)? It shoots up to about 009 but reverts to the resting reading of 002 in a short time. All in all, I have a good feeling about this unit (literally when in use). The real-time indication of the air quality conditions is definitely a plus, especially for anyone with allergies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best air purifier ever owned!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Cleaning, Ease of use
    Cons mentioned:
    Odor

    The packaging/assembly: The Bissell Air320 air purifier is a must have for anyone suffering from allergies or just wants cleaner air within your home. I absolutely love how simple it was to assemble directly from the box. The only thing I had to remove were plastic from 2 filters and put them back in, plug it in and voila. It was very well packaged for safe transporting directly from the manufacturer. All the filters are front accessible so replacement will be a breeze without having to move the entire unit from the wall. It also includes a carry handle for easy transport from room to room if needed and lightweight enough to do so ~19lbs. The operation: After I installed all the filters, it was time to plug it in. I did so and it immediately displayed a number on the front LED panel indicating the real time air quality reading. The soft touch dial up top allows for easy adjustment of fan speeds or leave it in auto mode and it will switch the fan speeds for you. There is also a whisper quite mode for night time which is perfect for my kid’s room and as less light enters a room, the digital display light will turn off. The fan speeds are noticeable as you turn the dial up but expected from a powerful machine that is able to clean air in a 1000sq. ft room once every hour. The washable fabric filter is part of the 3 stage filtration which is easy to clean and maintain. There is an additional pleated High efficiency filter to clean up the dust/pollen/dander, and a carbon filter for all the unwanted smells/smoke/odors. Overall the filters due their job well and capture much unwanted dust/allergens. All of this is backed by a 5 year Bissell warranty so no worries there from a trusted brand. I love how it’s energy efficient and energy star rated so I leave it on 24/7 without worrying about high electric bills knowing that my family breaths clean air within our home. My allergies kick in much less now and I have been a lot more comfortable. It works flawlessly so far and it’s definitely a lot quieter than most purifiers we had in the past which is a huge plus especially while watching TV. The looks: The design itself is very sleek modern look and feels/looks like a full premium unit. Elegant with a wood trim, smooth edges, and clean look. The discreet cord wrap on the back is a plus as it accents the room without the messy jumbled mess of visible cords. The fabric front filter compliments the designs of my home and matches well with my gray furniture. It is not a bulky item but still large and tends to fit in any room in my house. It comes in white color and well-designed trim. Overall an excellent product from all aspects - functionality, convenience, design, and health benefits.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressively eliminates pet fur, aromas and odors

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Fan, Odor

    Somehow we ended up with four pets. I was vacuuming every other day and my husbands allergies were getting pretty bad. This air purifier is a dream! I am back to vacuuming once a week and no more fur tumbleweeds rolling across the floor. I accidentally burned a pot on the stove, the purifier automatically set the fan to high and the smoke was removed in minutes. I also spray painted the bathroom sink, the fumes were eliminated in record time. I did also notice my candles and diffuser are almost useless as this thing sucks up just about every smell in the house (including the kitty litter box). I don’t like the smell of food after I’ve cooked and eaten it. All of those smells are gone. Pretty impressed with this purchase and would definitely purchase again. I also think it had a nice chic look.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great quality air purifier

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Cleaning
    Cons mentioned:
    Noise level

    I have had this air purifier for a few weeks now, and I really enjoy it. It is quiet, and monitors the air on its own. It will automatically adjust fan speed as the air quality changes in my home. When it is showing 002 for air quality (the best) it is almost silent and I forget it is even running. I do wish it would turn itself off and on automatically when the air quality is good, but it's so quiet I do not mind it running all the time. It also looks modern and not out of place in my home. Build quality is sturdy, and my air has been fresh and clean since I first set it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Large but subtle.

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Filters

    The Bissell air320 is a great air purifier for a larger room. It is a pretty large unit sitting at 15.5"(W) × 8.5" (D) × 25" (H). It is about the size you would expect for a 1000 sq ft coverage. Considering it is only one inch taller than the air320 model and covers 200 more sq ft, I find the air320 model the better option. Not to mention that white casing with a wood color finish for the legs, makes it blend in with the decor a bit better than the black finish. There has been some mixed reviews on the noise level and I would say this could be attributed to the size of the room you want to cover as well as your air quality. The current live feedback on my air quality sits at a 0.02 which allows me to keep the setting at its lowest setting. I would say it is equivalent to a room fan. It's pretty quiet and doesn't bother me very much. Even at the lowest setting, I can definitely feel a slight draft circulating in my large living room which gives me a good indication that it is cycling the air through the room. However, if your air quality comes in higher and you need to turn to a higher setting, I can understand why some say the unit is very load. This purification unit uses a 3 filter system, which includes a honeycomb with activated carbon, a thick high efficiency filter and the gray fabric filter that snaps in front of the unit. I can definitely see how this unit can help filter out the dust and allergens in the air. Our family has lots of seasonal allergies which I am hopeful this unit will help alleviate some of those symptoms, since it is currently winter, we I am not yet able to truly comment on its allergy reducing capabilities other than visible seeing that this is a quality build unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best air purifier

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Speeds

    I’m very impressed by this air purifier it cleans the air and picks up any smoke or odor automatically. Set to highest speed and it’s loud, But set to a 2 and it’s fine for bedroom. It’s 1000sqf so it covers a vast area. I love the old/modern look. Definitely buy!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cleaner air? Get this one!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning

    Love the efficient of this air purifier. It looks like a cool retro speaker! It cleans the air and automatically turns up to really help if air quality starts to get bad, like when cooking steaks in house! Super quiet! We wanted one for main living area and do not regret this purchase at all

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great air purifier

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Speeds

    I was looking for an air cleaner as we have a lot of cedar and grasses at our farm that release lots of pollen, as well as plain old dirt in the air. We also have two inside dogs! I wanted to try this air purifier. The purifier came out of the box complete, I plugged it in and watched it work. So, install the filter and, voila'!, you are on your way to cleaner air. When I first turned it on, I set it on 'auto' and let it run. On the front of the purifier, near the top it displays a three-digit number AND a colored light. I have attached two pictures: Value 002 and a blue light (this is excellent!), and value 754 and a red light (this resulted from burning bacon!). It also displays green light in the midrange, but I have been unable to capture that as it quickly clears the air from red zone. The purifier comes with five fan speeds, plus auto. I recommend auto as this machine seems to really circulate the air and know when to kick in to a higher speed. For instance, when I started cooking bacon, it went up to 100 or so on the monitor. When it began to burn, it jumped way up and the fan shifted into the highest speed, 5. I feel that this machine is very accurate to what is in the air in my house. Every morning when we start coffee, it goes up two or three points, then quickly goes back down to a 002 or 003. Functionally, the purifier takes in air from the face, pulls it through the filters and exhausts it from the top There is a single control on top. Press it to turn it on and turn it to change speed. I will say that when it is at top speed, it is as noisy as a fan over a stove, but that just means it's working! If you have it on auto and it goes to full speed, but you need it less, you can dial the fan down-- this will just take it longer to clear whatever is in the air. Normally, you can't hear it at all, about the same noise level as a top-end refrigerator.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy to use

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level

    The Bissell Air 350 was easy to set up – just remove the plastic bags from the filters, reinsert them and plug it in. There are about 6 feet of cord, but the excess cord wraps around a holder in the back, so it's out of the way. Even though the operation is extremely simple, I found the instructions to be a little confusing. The Quick Start guide implies that there are numbers on the control dial corresponding with a fan speed of 1 – 5 when in fact there are no numbers. The user manual directs the user to the Bissell website for more instructions, but the website instructions are identical to those that come in the box. Instead of numbers, as the control dial is turned, 1 – 5 dots appear on the front on the cabinet, indicating the fan speed. Auto is also a choice. The display on the cabinet shows a numerical value of particles detected as well as a backlight that is blue for good, yellow for moderate and orange for poor air quality. It also has a night mode that turns off the display lights when the ambient light is low. If you are close to the unit, it does make a considerable amount of noise, even on low speed. However, the noise isn’t as noticeable if the unit is placed away from the sitting area. My indoor air quality when I plugged the unit in was 005, which is very good, so I can’t say how well the unit removes microscopic particles. But I can say that it does an excellent job of removing odors. I inherited an upholstered chair that spent several years in a home with plug in air fresheners and it smelled like a giant air freshener. I am allergic to perfumes and other scents and wasn’t able to go into the same room as the chair. After running the Bissell Air next to the chair for a day, all the scent in the room is gone. I got my living room back! There really isn’t anything negative that I can think of except for the noise, which is to be expected since the room air has to be pulled through the filters.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Breathing easier

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Dust, Noise level

    I didn't know how much I needed an air purifier with real-time air quality monitor until I got one. We have a dog, a cat, hardwood floors, exposed brick, concrete ceilings, and forced air heating, and the amount of dust and dander and other allergens that my family was being exposed to and now alerted to was eye-(wateringly)opening. The unit itself is very stylish, in a retro-futuristic sort of way. It looks like an older speaker and a vintage mac pro had a baby. I totally dig the little wooden legs it sits on. The cord has an adequate length, and can be neatly stowed in a slot in the back. It's not very heavy, and can easily be lifted and moved from room to room. For now, it hangs out in the living room during the day and at night I move it into my daughter's bedroom to help with her breathing at night. My cat thinks it's the perfect height for sitting on, and the exhaust vents are right on top, which tends to nullify the dander reducing capabilities of the machine, but I'm sure that I can install those pigeon spike things to deter her. I like how it has automatic filter alerts, and that the two stage filters can be replaced individually. On automatic mode, the unit runs quietly, but when the air quality monitor senses an uptick in air particulate matter, it ramps up the fans something fierce. This usually happens when my heater kicks on, and I should probably get my ducts cleaned. It also tends to kick on faster while I'm cooking, especially if there's a lot of oil / smoke. Blowing vape hits at it makes the unit freak out big time, but only for a few seconds. And the unit is sensitive enough to jump up from a baseline measurement of 6ppm in normal conditions in my house to 40ppm sitting next to my brand new gaming chair, which is definitely giving off that new furniture smell. Hopefully if I sit the chair next to the unit for long enough it can destinkify it faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great air purifier

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Air purifier works great. I use it in a large room and seems to help air quality. I have it set on auto and the machine is extremely quiet until it turns to high. I’d recommend to others and I will buy more for the rest of my house. BTW it looks great too!

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super simple and stylish air purifier

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Fan, Noise level

    I've been using the BISSELL - air320 1000 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier for over a week now, and it's so simple to use I almost forget it's there. It looks like a piece of furniture with the legs, so it blends into the surrounding decor pretty well. Unpacking this and setting it up takes less than 5 minutes. It's packaged really well, so it should arrive safely when shipped. Once out of the box, the only "assembly" required is pulling the front cover off, and removing the plastic wrapping from the 2 individual filters that are inside the unit, putting them back in, and popping the cover back on. Super simple! Plug it into a socket, and push the single button on the top to start it up. The button lets you dial the speed of the fan over 5 speeds from really low to really high, which is nice, but if you just turn the unit on without manually adjusting the fan speed, it will automatically adjust it's speed based on the air quality it detects! You can watch the air quality level in real-time on the digital display that's located directly below the fan control / power button. This is a pretty cool feature. I found myself testing the unit by introducing various irritants into the air and watching the air quality numbers spike, then come down as the unit filtered them out. It doesn't take long for it to filter out the irritants. The noise level when on the lowest setting is really quiet, and hardly noticeable. As the fan speed is increased, it will get pretty noisy, but that's expected with a fan, so no complaints there. I usually have it on auto mode and it sits at the lowest setting 99% of the time in my environment. If I want to hear the fan as background noise I will manually toggle it to level 2. Great for sleeping if you like fan noise. Once manually adjusted it won't change fan speed, which is nice. The air quality sensor will detect irritants like dust, pollen, and smoke. I use a vaping device and it detects that no problem. Makes the air in a closed space while vaping much nicer! The air quality ranges from 002 (best quality) up to around 500 (poor quality) as far as I can tell. I only saw mine spike to the 250 range when I was testing it. The sensor display will turn off in a dark room, which is nice if lights bother you. I haven't found a way to disable that auto off feature, because I like seeing the lights. There is also a light that changes from blue (good quality air) to yellow (moderate air quality) to red (poor air quality) the illuminates below the digital display and looks cool. Not super intense, so it's not distracting at all. The filters are an efficiency filter which looks an inch thick furnace filter, and goes in front of the carbon filter which is about half an inch, so it's a 2 stage filtering process. The manual says to replace them every 6 months, but the unit will also tell you that either or both filters need to be replaced on the digital display. Depending on what environment you put it in, I imagine that time frame could vary quite a bit. The filters are super easy to put in and are labeled so you don't put them in the wrong direction. The front panel pulls off and goes back on very easy. It reminds me of a speaker cabinet grill. Very happy with this unit so far. I've currently got it in the living room / kitchen area of my house and am planning on getting another one for the bedroom. Most likely the smaller model. Would definitely recommend this air purifier! Take your air purifying to the next level! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The best air purifier

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    I have other air purifiers with different brand but this air320 is excellent. Design is modern and can blend easily with your furniture. Filtration is good. Fan is quiet and use is easy and simple. However it doesn't come with an app. Filter replacement is cheaper that most competition and since it is made by bissell, I trust that this purchase is a good one and hopefully will last longer than other brands.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Money well spent

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Very easy setup. The controls are intuitive. Does a great job filtering out smells like cooking smoke and even household cleaners while cleaning the house. I live in a 1200 sq ft apartment with two dogs and has no trouble keeping the air very clean.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Air Purifier, Although Quite Loud

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    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level

    Overall this is a good product. I suffer from allergies & asthma, and own 2 cats. My wife and I just moved into our 1st house and I could not breathe well the first few weeks. This Bissell air purifier has numbers on the front display that tell you the air quality. LIttle strange as "002" is supposedly the normal reading for clean air, then it goes up to "100" and so on the dirtier the reading. For the first few weeks running this it was strange. It would read "002" for most of the day, but fluctuate in the morning and go to higher readings before going back down. At first I thought the machine might not work right, but after changing our home heating filters & vent filters (we have forced air), and running this for about a month, now all I get is a "002" safe air reading from this bissell machine. It's a good machine, and will get the job done, although it does not have washable filters. So i've yet to figure out how much that will be to replace them. Also it has a clunky knob to control it. You push the button in to turn on, and again to turn off, which is simple enough, but you turn the knob left or right to adjust the "speed". It should just have imo 3 settings, low, medium, and high. It has an auto feature that automatically activates when you push the button to turn on. It does not remember your previous setting so everytime you turn on and off you will need to re-set it to the correct speed you want. This has 5 speeds which you determine by the number of "dots" on the display on the front. 1 & 2 dots are lower speeds. 3 dots is a medium speed, and then 4 & 5 dots are the "higher" speeds. But be warned 4 and 5 sound like your in a hanger with a jet engine they are so loud. So if you prefer a quiet sleep and this will be in your bedroom, you can't run this on "high" speeds. The lower speeds would work fine though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works, but cost-inefficient, lacks extra features

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    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Ease of use, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Dust, Fan, Odor

    [ Overview ] The Bissell Air320 embraces simplicity at the cost of features. While it seems to perform its core duty well, some questionable design decisions and relatively poor filter economy make this unit look rather lackluster compared to the competition. I’ve been using a competing product--which I’ve been fairly happy with--for a couple of years now which I’ll use as a point of comparison. [ Pros ] - It seems to perform its core function well. This is hard to objectively test without lab measurement equipment, but so far I’m satisfied with how well this unit improves air quality, including the reduction of airborne odors. - Setup and operation are extremely simple. This is largely due to the lack of extra features. The design of the filters makes them very easy to insert and remove. - I especially appreciate the numeric display of the detected air quality. This allows me to have a fair idea of what types of conditions are most contributing to poor air quality, as well as which rooms in the home are most in need of this unit’s placement and operation. [ Meh ] - It’s sort of nice that the display and accent lighting automatically turn off in low-light conditions, but there doesn’t seem to be an option to disable this behavior, which I find to be unfortunate. [ Cons ] - This unit lacks extra features commonly found in similarly priced competing products, such as air ionizer and remote control (which are both features of my older unit). - The filters aren’t very economical. While costing about the same as the filters of my older unit, the official suggestion for this unit is to replace its filters every six months, while the official suggestion of my older unit is for filter replacement every 12 months. Further, the filters of my old unit are both indicated as being washable (which can extend their effective lifetimes), where-as the filters of this Bissell unit are marked as “DO NOT WASH”’. - The first stage of the three-stage filtration system is the fabric front panel. This means that coarse particles such as hair, animal fur, and dust will visibly build up on the front of this unit. Some may find this to be a nice reminder to vacuum the cover and thus maintain filtration efficiency, but personally I find this to be an aesthetically displeasing design choice. My older unit performs this stage of filtration using a screen inside the ‘cassette’ that also contains the two other filters; I have to remember to take the front cover off and vacuum the screen occasionally, but then I don’t have to constantly see dust build-up on the unit. - The sensor doesn’t seem to be very sensitive to fine odor particles. My older unit has two separate sensors--one for odor particles, another for larger particles--and tends to much more easily detect odors and automatically adjust its fan speed accordingly. - The lowest fan speed is somewhat loud, about the same noise level or possibly slightly higher than the second fan speed of my older unit (while its first/lowest speed is much quieter). Also, the fan doesn’t seem very well balanced, causing the unit to subtly rock back and forth or vibrate even while operating on the lowest speed setting. - The legs on the bottom of the unit don’t provide any benefit that I can determine, yet they create a cavity in which dust (among other things) can collect, and which is difficult or impossible to access with a vacuum cleaner without moving the unit. This is not a design choice I’ve noticed in any competing products I’ve looked at, and even the next higher model in this product line, the Bissell Air400, doesn’t have such legs. - I’m not a product engineer, so I could be way off on my assessment here, but the design of the carbon filter seems incredibly inefficient. Internally, it has a honeycomb structure with each cell containing loose grains of charcoal that settle and sit in the bottom half of the cell. With the top half of each cell being void of solid matter, I would assume the vast majority of the air passing through this filter will funnel through these voids, avoiding the charcoal entirely. I’m guessing this is why the lowest fan speed of this unit is as high as it is, in order to maintain effective filtration. In contrast, the carbon filter of my older unit has the grains kept in place and rather uniformly distributed across the dimensions of the filter with solid coverage, allowing comparatively very little light to pass through. [ Conclusion ] This unit seems to do a decent job with filtering the air, but doesn’t do so very cost-efficiently. It keeps things simple, at the cost of lacking some features found in competing products. I wouldn’t say this product should be avoided, but because it doesn’t hold up strongly to the competition, I wouldn’t recommend this product to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Product

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Love the units. I would say the 1000 sq feet is a stretch for heavy polluted home with smoking or heavy dust. It is more along the lines of 700 sq feet. Even in a smaller area I would recommend 2 units just so one doesn't work to hard. We smoke so they are constantly running. For the non smoker though the unit should run quietly after the initial startup. Remember to take the plastic off the filters before starting. I had one upstairs and one downstairs but brought them on the same level. I will be purchasing another one to place back on the second level.

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    I would recommend this to a friend