Philips 800 Series Air Purifier Review
We've taken a look at the Philips Air Purifier Series 800 (AC0820/30). This is a compact Air Purifier, suitable for domestic use. It uses the same technologies as the larger air purifiers made by Philips.
In this review we talk about the feel and build of the device, modes, our experience with using the device while cooking and our experience with using it around pets. If you want to see the unboxing of this, please check out our video.
Specification, Feel and Build
- Dimensions: 25cm x 25cm x 36.7cm (L x W x H)
- Weight of Product: 2.4 kg
- Voltage: 220 - 240 V
- Frequency: 50 Hz
- Power Cord Length: 1.6m
- Power: 22 W
- Colour: White
- Control Panel Type: Touch Panel
Modes and Light Colours (Air Quality Detection)
In terms of noise, the auto-mode the noise produced was around 60db - noticeable, but something you could ignore if you were working in the same room, watching television or listening to the radio. In Turbo Mode the air purifier produced noise around 66db. I didn’t test the noise on sleep/quiet mode - however anecdotally I found the noise from this mode to be almost entirely unnoticeable so much so I had assumed that it wasn’t cleaning the air at all - although it is!
I tested the power usage across each mode to see how much of the advertised 22 W was actually being used in each mode, something which I think would be of particular consideration to the bill payer in the household. In Sleep Mode the power usage was just 2.2 W, so just 10% of the advertised wattage. In Auto Mode the power usage was 7.4 W, which is around 30% of the advertised wattage and similar to that of an LED light. In Turbo Mode power usage was predictably the highest at 18.2 W, about 80% of the advertised wattage. I was quite surprised by how little the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier used, particularly in the Auto Mode.
Experience with cooking
After finding a permanent home for the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier, and being a keen cook, I tested how it coped with a few different meals being cooked in the room. I found that having the air purifier on while cooking was quite successful at removing smells out of the air. The first meal I cooked was Teriyaki Salmon and it very successfully removed the smell, the smell was gone before the air purifier had decided the air had returned to a good level of air quality and within a short time, around 20 minutes or so, of finishing cooking. The second meal I cooked was Haleem, a popular South Asian dish. It certainly got rid of the smell, even with a meal that would normally leave a longer lasting smell. Finally I cooked Nihari, a Pakistani Beef Stew - having cooked this many times before the lack of smell was remarkable.
One noticeable thing was that the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier turns on whenever my dog came past. I asked Ruth (my Cocker Spaniel) what she thought of it and she didn’t seem bothered - was more interested to find out if any food was available.
Over a 7 day period of using the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier, I have to say I was pretty impressed with its performance. In particular, it was very successful at removing cooking smells from the air. It is a nice looking device and successfully cleaned the air in the room I put it in (about 40m2). The only issue worth mentioning is you have to make sure to keep the door shut, otherwise the device will stay on for quite a while trying to clean the air of your whole house/flat. On the whole, a good device that you’ll notice the difference it makes after using.