Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto vs Winix 5500-2

  • Great for allergies
  • Attractive design
  • Easy to use
  • Auto settings
  • Prefilter is thicker
  • Great for a larger room
  • Auto feature
  • Good priced replacement filters
  • Looks good to match home decor
  • Packaged well

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Air Quality

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Auto feature is nice
I bought this air purifier before taking on a home remodel/addition project in anticipation of increased dust. In addition, I have cats and dogs in the house so figured it would be useful in general. After some thorough research on purifiers, I went with Blueair and am happy I did! I love the auto f...
5/5
KR
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Winix 5500-2
EXCELLENT! Works as it should
I’ve had this air purifier for 9 months in my living room. I have a couple of cats and a dog and I live in the desert which is notoriously dusty. I vacuum the pre filter once every week or two. Dust is noticeably reduced on surfaces as are my allergy symptoms when I’m home. I clean my litter boxes e...
5/5
Butterfly Dawn
2 months ago
amazon.com
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Allergens

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Broke after 2 months
I bought this back in March. Most amazing air cleaner I ever owned. However it stopped working in May and it's now June and the company had not fixed the situation. I'm very upset and suffering allergy season with No Air Cleaner. Way too expensive to last 2 months. Will update if/when they rectify t...
1/5
Nikki
1 year ago
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Winix 5500-2
Best Purchase Made
It's been about 4 days of using this Purifier and I'm already convinced this was a good buy. I've been struggling with some respiratory problems for the past year now and I've bought a few Purifiers to help get clean air in my home, but every purchase was medicore to say the least. Not this machine ...
5/5
Amazon Customer
2 months ago
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Allergy Relief

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Broke after 2 months
I bought this back in March. Most amazing air cleaner I ever owned. However it stopped working in May and it's now June and the company had not fixed the situation. I'm very upset and suffering allergy season with No Air Cleaner. Way too expensive to last 2 months. Will update if/when they rectify t...
1/5
Nikki
1 year ago
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Winix 5500-2
Best Purchase Made
It's been about 4 days of using this Purifier and I'm already convinced this was a good buy. I've been struggling with some respiratory problems for the past year now and I've bought a few Purifiers to help get clean air in my home, but every purchase was medicore to say the least. Not this machine ...
5/5
Amazon Customer
2 months ago
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Pollutant Reduction

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Looks great, poor performance
Too bad the performance of the air purifier doesn't match its styling. We like the look of it but for our house it just doesn't perform well. We have neighbors that smoke A LOT of marijuana and unfortunately the smell is mainly coming in my sons room. This model (311) does very little to get rid of ...
2/5
KAL-EL
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Winix 5500-2
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Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier - Do I Recommend? Unboxing & Review
The last filtration layer is going to be the Hepa certified filter. Yes, this is actually a certified Hepa filter. So moving on to whether if I recommend this product to you and that is a 100 Yes!
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Applisense
1 month ago
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Effectiveness

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
It works!
We ran this air purifier in our family room all night on low the day we received it. A usual, my husband went into the family room early the next morning to read the news, and for the first time in months did not sneeze and cough for 10 minutes. We don't even hear it. Just leave it running at low sp...
5/5
S. Nelson
1 year ago
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Winix 5500-2
Best Purchase Made
It's been about 4 days of using this Purifier and I'm already convinced this was a good buy. I've been struggling with some respiratory problems for the past year now and I've bought a few Purifiers to help get clean air in my home, but every purchase was medicore to say the least. Not this machine ...
5/5
Amazon Customer
2 months ago
amazon.com
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Filter Replacement

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
NEW INFORMATION 6 months post purchase. Blueair DOES NOT HONOR THIER WARRANTEE warrantee
On December 30th, 2020 I bought two of these pieces of garbage. Plus two expensive decorator color and a two pack of replacement filters. Total outlay of pretty close to $400.00, and of course I checked to see that there was a guarantee on these products. Thought they were made is Sweden, as is sugg...
1/5
Sheila Nolan
2 years ago
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Winix 5500-2
EXCELLENT! Works as it should
I’ve had this air purifier for 9 months in my living room. I have a couple of cats and a dog and I live in the desert which is notoriously dusty. I vacuum the pre filter once every week or two. Dust is noticeably reduced on surfaces as are my allergy symptoms when I’m home. I clean my litter boxes e...
5/5
Butterfly Dawn
2 months ago
amazon.com
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Noise Level

Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Annoying noise
The media could not be loaded. Product itself looks ok, I don't doubt its air purifier function. The thing that annoys me is its noise. I noticed the annoying sound at the first day. The white noise is fine, but the shaking sound coming from the fan is annoying. I already emailed to Blueair and no o...
2/5
Amazon Customer
1 year ago
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Winix 5500-2
Quality. You can turn off plasmawave.
The media could not be loaded. This is a well-built unit. I had a honeywell circular unit for years, then replaced it with another a few years back. It eventually died, and had been making some noises, but it worked for me. I recently bought a honeywell tower, but it started making noises after a we...
5/5
longmontmatt
2 years ago
amazon.com
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