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GermGuardian - Elite Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer and Deodorizer Air Purifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feeling the difference in air quality!!!

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    YoRoo730
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    This is actually the 2nd one I've purchased. Initially got one for the basement and noticed a difference in air quality within a few hours of plugging it in. I then picked up a second for one of the rooms in the basement. Beforehand the basement smelled a bit damp and you can feel yourself breathing in the heavy-muggy air. Now the air feels crisp, fresh and much cleaner throughout both areas. One very minor thing is that the sound from the fan is somewhat noticeable but after a while it just becomes background noise and you don't even realize it's there. Overall great product and I'll definitely be looking to pick up a few more for the other rooms in our house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay

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    Exces315
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    After reading reviews, I still decided to give it a try. It does work well in bathroom but more of a novelty than a blessing. It is almost double the size of the outlet plate, only two-prong and very loose so it practically hangs/falls off the wall from its weight and size. I decided to go with bathroom because it is indeed loud and would be unsuitable any other place. It's so loud I often think I have left the fan on in the bathroom. I only still use it because it does keep the bathroom "fresher" and because it's already paid for. But, lol, I do have to keep the door closed at night otherwise you can hear it going all the way down the hall!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck

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    George
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    I was skeptical at first prior to purchase. However, this germguardian did the trick. I can clearly notice a difference now after leaving it run overnight. I have placed this in a musty office room that is 170sq ft and only wish this had some sort of timer. I did purchase a outlet timer for around $17 and use it together with this unit as I leave it running overnight and the office smells great the next morning. I recommend this but if you have a dust or mold issue, then I would run this alongside a unit that has a hepa/carbon filter alongside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like it

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    kurby83
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    Helps remove my cat litter odor and odors from the bathroom in general. The blue light on it is nice for when going to restroom at night, I don't really need to turn on a light because it somewhat helps me see. (Not super bright) it doesn't run loud like the other one I had. Still makes a little noise but not disturbing. Kinda wish I can rotate it 360 (any direction) like my old one and wish it was smaller I have to unplug it when I want to open my med cabinet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Effective on getting rid of odor, but kind of loud

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    lulu
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    Used this in my kitchen to help keep termiticide odor at bay after treatment of cabinets (used a full size air purifier first right after treatment, but wanted something that took less space to help combat the faint but lingering odor close to the cabinets). It seems to help with the odor. Main things to be aware of that is that it makes a soft whirring fan sound so it's not super quiet (about the noise level of the medium setting on a tower purifier) and it will take up one of your counter outlets (it's not a countertop device).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MUST HAVE

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    marksman
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    I bought one for my room for college since my roommates never took after pets and of course the townhome smelled. It literally made my room noticeably different! I was relieved of any headaches as well! My parents also have a lot of pets so I bought them two, both for each rooms that they spend most of their time in. I have noticed a big difference in all rooms I place each of these in. Especially if you enclose it by locking in the air or closing the door****. It will cycle the air much more and deodorize your hair more thoroughly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does somewhat work

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    john88
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    This is the first air sanitizer I bought. It does somewhat work and clear away the odor but sometimes it doesn't and the smell is stuck in the air for a while. Since this is the first air sanitizer I bought I won't say this is the best but I am sure there are better ones out there. This product is also somewhat slow in the process of clearing away the odor in the air as well. I thought it would be faster than this but I was wrong.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Compact Air Cleaner

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    Moises
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    We have a few Germ Guardian air purifiers in our house, but we wanted something small that we can put in the kitchen. This thing is tiny but mighty. It is a little noisy when its plugged in, but we easily drown it out since it is in the kitchen. The only thing I wish it had would be an off switch so I wouldn't have to unplug it all the time. Otherwise it works very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as Described Leaving Air Clean

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    GadgetGeek
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    Bought the fan as a deal of the day and was willing to try it out. Worked better than expected, especially in areas where odors tend to occur- garbage can, laundry basket (after a workout), etc. I've started moving it around the house every couple days because I like the fresh smell it leaves. The motor on the fan does generate some noise like other reviews state, I consider it white noise and can fall asleep to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems like it's working

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    Metalholic
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    I got this for my mom who's a diabetic amputee. Her immune system isn't very strong so I wanted something that would kill some airborne germs and odors for her. I can't speak to the germ killing capabilites of this. But as far as odors go, it does seem to lessen the amount of odors located in and around where this is placed. The constant humming of it is am announce though..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for a small office!

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    YuliyaS
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    I bought this sanitizer for our small office space to keep the bacteria from spreading since our desks are really close and I started to break out too, since I bought it, my skin cleared, my co-worker who sits right next to me stopped having allergy sneeze. So I highly recommend, get it and you won't regret!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Germ Guardian - Elite Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitize

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    scc2010
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    Best investment I ever made. I have MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities) so this is a safe alternative to my homemade essential oil sprays I've been using in the past . It eliminates odors in a matter of minutes rather than mask them. It does make what I call "white noise" so using it in a bedroom would not be a problem might even help babies fall to sleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love the design and functionality!

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    Watxco
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    it s a lil heavy to stay on its position from wall because of its weight it. make sure you put it in a FLAT wall connector. has a very light soft blue light and make a lil noise which is good to know its working. is not annoying at all. is very decorative a looks great! good to know you are protected by this gadget. really ward off bad odors!! recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No HEPA but it's Great!

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    CryoStasis
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    This is a great germ and allergen purifier! If you have extremely heavy dander and need a air purifier, seek else for a HEPA air cleaner! But I have 3 of these spread throughout my home and it's amazing! I have hay fever and this definitely keeps me sane, aside from going outside and dealing with the pollen filled air but that's natures fault haha

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very small

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    BillyBadace
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    Both a good and a bad thing. Not sure how much space it can cover, but it plugs into an outlet and stays in the wall. Like a night light, or a large cell phone that charges from the back...... without a cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for bathroom

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    EFEL
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    Bought one, bought another. One is in the bathroom, the other is in a tight corner in the kitchen. In the kitchen, I have it angled so that you can feel and smell the clean air generated by the purifier. I vacuum the vents everyday as I feel it helps to keep the unit working at peak performance. You will see dust collect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems legit

    Posted
    Keba522
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    I've only been using this for a week but it seems to be getting the job done. The fan is a little loud but I've gotten use to it. I do wonder, however, how much the replacement bulbs will cost and where they can be purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

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    longhorn2886
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    I was a little skeptical about this, but it truly works. This has eliminated some unwanted odors and it even serves as a night light. The noise can be hear a little when the room is too quiet, but nothing that could be really annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little Air Sanitizer

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    JanD85
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    I have this next to my cat liter and it definitely helped to reduce the smells. My only issue (if it's even an issue) is this little unit is sort of loud. There's an internal fan that circulates air through it and it may be a little too loud if you plan to place this in a bedroom next to a bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Unit for a small area

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    AEOcorp
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    Purchased the large stand up unit and also bought this one at the same time. The large one has controls, i.e. Speed. UV, etc., this one does not have switches and makes some noise that comes from the fan and light that emits from the top. Needs a fan and light control.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend