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GermGuardian - 3-in-1 Tabletop UV-C 78 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier - White/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 387 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purifier for Price

    Posted
    DarthNeyehilus
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    So to start things out, recently I was looking for an air purifying unit for my apartment, which is 600 sq. ft. I sifted through many reviews, and finally went with the relatively inexpensive Germ Guardian Tabletop model. I didn't really know what to expect since I had never owned an air purifier. Well, all I have to say is that I'm surprised. This little (relatively speaking, it's kind of big, and definitely needs a sort of flattop surface to fit on) guy does its job just like it should: purifies the air, keeps odors at bay (somewhat), and kills germs (I'm not really sure about this one). One can definitely feel the difference between a room with the air purifier running vs. one without. You will really notice the difference when sleeping. This is my biggest joy out of the air purifier. When used throughout the night, I sleep un-congested, can breathe loads better, and wake up without any discomfort in my throat or mouth. Plus, I have two cats, and I feel it does an adequate job of controlling some of the dust associated with them. Now, my only con is the whole odor thing. It does an okay job of odor control, but if I cook something, and flip this bad boy on high (3 settings), it will still take some time to actually affect any of the smell. I'm going to be purchasing another one of the tabletop models, or the 22" standing model, along with the portable purifier for the bathroom so that all of my room are covered throughout my place. Overall, impressive product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product and great deal!

    Posted
    happycleanfreak

    I bought this product because we got a puppy in Sept who is now 8 months old. Great dog, but he has a lot of hair and is getting big fast! I'm a clean freak, and got a little upset when I noticed all the hair he was leaving behind and the smell on him after he came in from outside. I didn't want to start "blaming" him for something he couldn't control, so I bought this air purifier. What a difference! I put it near his crate in the living room, and there is no more smell. # I do wash his kennel pad every 2 weeks anyway#. Plus I think it actually cuts down on the dust in the house! I also noticed if you cook something that has strong odors you can run it in the kitchen and it gets rid of all that lingering smell. I'm eager to try their other products, I'm going for one that covers more area next and putting this one upstairs in my sons room where the dog sleeps. I would recommend this product to anyone who has pets, or just wants a fresher smelling house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking noise maker

    Posted
    SeanDean32

    I have owned many Air Purifiers and this is the worst one; however it has a very nice appearance. I honestly feel that this Air Purifier gives other Air Purifiers a bad name... This purifier looks very nice, but performs very poorly which can lead to the common misconception that Air Purifiers do not work. This Air Purifier is very loud. On the minimal settings the fan is louder than the lowest settings on a normal and quite air circulation fan. The loudest comes in the form of a deep hum, alike an overhead oven/stove fan, bathroom fan, or other. This Air Purifier barely works as promoted. The purification system is very poor, it can take a week before you notice anything in a 140 sq ft room. When we performed the "smoke" test this machine performed very poorly. It barely filtered any smoke. A normal fan was much better at destroying smoke by blowing it around the room. This machine simply spits it back out. The UV C light is also very poor. Knowing this before I purchased the machine, it was not a surprise. But the "germ killing" UV light is essentially a novelty on this machine. In conclusion this is a very nice looking machine. It fits nice on a night stand or table, but it just does not perform as promoted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for people with pets & allergies

    Posted
    Sunshine619
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    All I can say is best investment I've made this has been a tough year for me with allergies & I could not get a full nights sleep. Went to Dr & was prescribed Meds that worked momentarily. I purchased this purifier & after the 1st night coughing subsided. I ran it for a few days with no problem then I turned it off to see if I would start coughing & I did. So since then I have been running it for two weeks cough free. I am purchasing a couple more for the whole house. Definintely have been marketing to others. Thanks Germguardian

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Air purifier

    Posted
    MKLight
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    It works great. I originally was going to use one in the front of the house and one in the rear. This seems to work for both. I keep it in the back of the house. I don't run it 24/7. I use it as needed. If after cooking, I can smell the food, I'll turn it in. If the cats litter box smells, I'll turn it on. I don't smoke, but was in a smoky environment. Just to test it, I hung my shirt in the same room as the air purifier for about and hour and the smell was gone. For everything I've used it for, it works well. The only negative I have is that it's not as quiet as I expected. I have a central HVAC system, but I'd compare the sound (highest setting) to a window or hotel room AC unit. It's louder than I prefer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fought Smoke from NorCal Fires

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    NormSF
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    After waiting for about 10 days eating smoke, we found that larger models were sold out so found this one. Actually, we probably did better to get this one than something larger and more costly. The smoke was from the terrible wine country fires and it all blew directly south, seemingly into our house thru closed windows & doors. We put this on at full blast (3) or setting 2 in successive rooms to clean them out. It worked very well and after 3 days felt comfortable in having a friend stay over without his lungs getting clogged. We expect to use it occasionally on days below 50 degrees to freshen the air with the windows closed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good if your hearing is not

    Posted
    AmyM
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    I bought this when I had to bring my dogs into the house while I was on a vacation. I didn't want my house to smell like dog when I got home and I am allergic to pet dander. I set the Germgaurian on high with a new filter while I was gone and it worked perfectly. The house smelled good when I got home and I wasn't having an allergy attack, which was great. While I was home I wanted to keep it on to keep the house smelling fresh, but it works best on high, and that is just way to loud. I have also found that you have to change the filter a lot more often than I expected about every two months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for small office

    Posted
    uwhuskies
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    I have a 15x15 office in a giant corporate building and was constantly bothered by sinus congestion. My theory was that the air was not properly filtered, so I got a small air purifier for my desk. This thing has been amazing. I turn it on to 4 when I get to work and then turn it down to 2 after a few hours. People actually comment how much cooler and fresh the air in my office is. Most importantly, I don't get sinus congestion any longer and I don't need Benadryl to finish my day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Lucy
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    GermGuardian - 3-in-1 Tabletop UV-C 78 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier - totally worked great from the start. I was having trouble breathing and this product made it so much better for me. I also sleep better with the cleaner air. It is perfect for hot summer days, as it blows out cold air. In reverse I don't like the fact that this is not winter time friendly. I wish it blew out warmer air, in the winter. But overall I am very happy with it. The price was a great value, compared to the ones over $200.00, and it has the germ guard built in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Germ Guardian Family

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    bttran
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    I originally bought the bigger GermGuardian that's probably double the size of this and was very impressed by it. My poor roommates didn't want to contribute to another purifier so I had to move my bigger GermGuadian to the common living space and find a smaller air purifier for my room. So I decided to get this mini one that's half the size and more fitting for space in my room. I've been using for the past 3 months, leaving it on 24/7 in medium mode with UV lights on. I can tell that it's working by all of the dust that's leftover on the fitter when i vacuum it every biweekly. No complaints so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    LSantana
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    This unit works nice! I have a cat and wood floors in my room. I also have bad allergies. I had previously bought a tiny Holmes air purifier for about $20. Didn't even come close to the Honeywell purifier I previously had but died on me. I wanted to try a different brand. I went browsing online for a new one. This unit is smaller than the Honeywell but bigger than the Holmes. It's the perfect size and plenty powerful. After 1 night of having it on, the air was much fresher and it felt easier to breathe. The 3 settings are all you need. The UV light is a bonus and it looks cool. I'd recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seriously impressed

    Posted
    Nicole
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    I bought this product while trying to find a solution for my office, where we keep my cat's litter box. The stench from the box was so strong after a day's use, we could usually smell it with the office door closed. I wasn't sure this product would make a difference but bought it on a whim. Oh my goodness. We could smell the difference after having the product run for only 2 hours. The next day, we could no longer smell cat litter at all. This is truly a great product and I'll be recommending it to all of my pet owning friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    CharmaineM
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    I wasn't sure what to expect, I never owned an air purifier before. I bought 2 of these, and noticed a difference instantly. I run them mostly at night, per instruction recommendations. It helped my son sleep well threw the night ( he has asthma) And for me, I kept waking up w a sore throat, due to the weather I figured, but no problems since purchase. This one also features a UV and odor filter, that's nice for my sons room, can get kinda stinky w cleats and stinky boy sweat. Fits perfect on any dresser or nightstand. I would've gave a five star but it really needs a timer feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for bedroom

    Posted
    DB302
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    Ordered this based on high reviews. Works well for a medium sized bedroom. Room was noticeably less dusty after 2 days of running continuously. It was very easy to set up out of box. There was a plastic type smell for the first 24 hours however. On its lowest setting, the noise is still a bit on the loud side compared to another air purifier i have in another bedroom. Not a problem if you prefer white noise while sleeping, maybe even a good thing for babies to sleep better. Happy with my purchase thus far. The fact that the filter replacements do not cost too much is a plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected!

    Posted
    hugmr
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    Initially purchased this device to help clean up the air in my bedroom from dust. After installing it and having it for a few days I noticed less dust around the room, and also, that it smelled fresh and clean. I definitely did not expect the purifier to go that far but I am impressed. The only thing is that it is fairly loud, I personally like this as white noise helps me focus, but for those that do not, this may not be for you. It also has the UV light which helps even more to get rid of air scents. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems to do the job.

    Posted
    Paul
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    I'm using it in my bedroom at around 150ft square, more than this product is rated. It does as good or better job than anticipated. I would recommend it. Just change out the filter as recommended. I've had ionizers for years. They're good but this seems a bigger bang for the buck. The ionizers always required cleaning and the air never seemed as clean as this. This product just requires a filter change. I'd buy an extra filter at purchase and change it before recommended. The first filter will have the hardest time of it. My formally dusty bed room is clean as a doctors office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smells less house

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    Virginia
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    My husband is a cigarette smoker and I hate when he smokes inside the house. The smell of it would stick to my dress - dread it so much. I have house fresheners all over but still have that cigarette smell on my dress. So, I looked online how I could geat rid of the smell. Thanks GermGuardian for the awesome job. Been using this for a couple of weeks now and I'd say job well-done. I don't smell the cigarette in the house. Works great, for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Air Filter

    Posted
    Justin
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    I didn't expect to see this filter working in an extreme situation, but it did. Someone left their food on too long in the microwave and caused a lot of smoke in the office. Plugged this bad boy in next to the microwave and the air started to clear out of smoke. 20-30 mins later there was no smell of smoke in the air and things were back to normal. The only drawback for me is this is extremely noisy when used on high. Otherwise it does just fine in my office and keeps the air clean and stuffy-free.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I can breathe easier!

    Posted
    Cyryus
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    I have asthma and really bad allergies and most mornings I would wake up stuffed up or sneezing my brains out. My wife and I decided to pick up a small Air Purifier for our bed room and a large one for our living room (where we spend most of our evenings at) and to my surprise, this sucker works! Its not as loud as a expected (a slightly quieter version of white noise) and we keep it running on the lowest setting during the day and crank the sucker up at night. Works like a charm. Haven't had an issues with it yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Air Purifier w/UV Bacterial Light

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    JudeLawless
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    This is one of the best air filters that totally killed the mildew/mold smell and presence in my bathroom. I do not have a fan in my bathroom, however I have a small window, and it always smelled damp. I plugged this little purifier in and it fits great on the sink counter top and circulates the air at the same time as killing the spores in the air with the UV light. I would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend