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BONECO W300 Humidifier Air Washer Review: Swiss Product

What can be more reassuring than owning a 2-in-1 humidifying machine coming from Swiss? BONECO W300 Air Washer will give you that and more. By combining the functionality of a humidifier and air purifier, it will greatly improve your indoor air quality. But how effective is the performance compared with a traditional humidifier? Can it protect your household furniture and relieve you from common allergies? Perhaps more importantly, is the premium price tally with the performance and reliability of the product? Find out in our BONECO W300 review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 299 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 120 - 180 p
 Online price*
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** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier Specification

ProductBONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier
Dimension
16.2 x 15.7 x 11 in
(41.1 x 39.9 x 27.9 cm)
Weight14.1 lb (6.4 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)540 sq. ft. (50 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Filtration1-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
Evaporator Mat W300
2-3 months+ 29.99
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
Humidifying Capacity16 pints
Water tank25.6 pints (3.2 gallons)
Noise level27 - 43 dBA
Power usage level14 - 30 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • Rotating evaporator mat technology
  • Dial knob two performance levels - day and night mode
  • Large 3.2 gallons water tank with auto shut-off function
  • Integrated fragrance container for essential oils
  • Removable, dishwasher or washing machine friendly parts

Pros

  • Outstanding humidifying that covers up to 540 square feet of room size.
  • Rotating evaporator mat technology that frees water from contaminants like pollen, mold, and dust.
  • Exceptional Swiis build quality with no cutting cost measure.
  • Up to 3 days of operating hours thanks to the huge 3.2 gallons water tank.
  • Prevents dry humidifying by automatically shut-down when the water tank is empty.
  • Built-in humidifier diffuser that allows the use of your favorite essential oils.
  • Super easy to clean as component parts are dishwasher or washing machine friendly.

Cons

  • Lacks air purifier goodness like HEPA filter, carbon filter, or auto mode. Not even a timer.
  • Bulky and heavy even for an air purifier humidifier.
  • Basic controls with no air quality indicator, humidistats or control in humidity level.

The starters

BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier dimension
Dimension
16.2 x 15.7 x 11 in
(41.1 x 39.9 x 27.9 cm)
BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier weight
Weight
14.1 lb (6.4 kg)

A Swiss Company that exists since 1956 with more than half a century of heritage. Boneco Air Washer W300 is one exceptional humidifier build with high-quality components. The entire structure is made with a non-corrosive titanium membrane that guarantees zero leakage. Air vents are nicely secluded from the front with only a simple black dial knob. Instead, you will find it at the side and top of the humidifier. Moving to the back, you have a very large 3.2 gallon transparent water tank that allows days of operation without stopping. There’s even a fragrance container to support the use of essential oils. Overall, the 16.2 x 15.7 x 11 in and 14.1 lb in weight is by no means small, the top-notch fitting of the product will justify its bulkiness.

BONECO W300 Control Panel

Operating BONECO is dead easy with a front simple dial knob. Turn the knob clockwise to switch on the machine, turn it counterclockwise to switch it off. If you see the red LED light lit up, that means the water tank is empty. Either refill it at the kitchen by grabbing on the top handle or just fill it directly without the need to remove the water tank.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier coverage
Purifying coverage
540 sq. ft. (50 m2)
BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Being a BONECO, performance is never any doubt. On the 2 cleaning mode, W300 16 pints high mist output means it can cover a remarkable 540 square feet of room space. That's good enough for a bedroom, basement, garage, to the extent of a large living hall. The 3.2-gallon water tank can support up to 3 days of operating time at a single refill. The BONECO W300 humidifier air washer will also automatically shut-off when the water base is empty. The strong humidity speed will swiftly disperse moisture into a dry air room.

What’s inside count

No fancy UV or ionizer technology here. Through self-regulating evaporation, BONECO Air Washer W300 will humidify and clean your air all at one go. First, the evaporator mat rotates through the water thereby moisturizing the air. As more air is coming in, the filled water will act as a barrier to filters out all the impurities from the air. This includes mineral deposits like dust, mold, smog, pollen, and bacteria. The dry air will then take in the moisture and disperse out as invincible mist. Continuously doing so with help relieve dry skin itchiness, prevent static shock, and provide healthy air for all family members.

Keep it down

BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier noise level
Noise level
27 - 43 dBA
BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier power consumption
Power consumption
14 - 30 W
While most evaporative humidifier noise level is on the subtle side, BONECO W300 43 dBA can be slightly loud unless you switch it to quiet mode at 27 dBA. Still, no issue if you plan to use it at night. As for power usage, it falls between 14 to 30 watts with quiet mode consuming the least amount of power. Considerably energy-efficient given the high-performance output from humidification.

At what cost

BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 299
BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 120 - 180
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
To have a product associated with Swiss, it is not going to be cheap. BONECO W300 Air Washer is a 300 priced product that may seem expensive to many, it is a tag cheaper than some of the models in this category. For the price you paid, basic air purifier functionality is bundled in as well. What can be the deal-breaker though is the costly evaporator mat that requires replacing every quarterly. Unless you are staying in a rather clean environment or you don't mind the filter upkeeping, W300 can be a burden for you.
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BONECO W300 Air Washer Humidifier VS the challengers

Sharp KC-860U

Sharp KC-860U Humidifier

If you want an air purifier oriented model with a pinch of humidifying feature, Sharp KC-860U is your go-to humidifier. That is if you don't mind paying for the hefty price.
Oreck WK15500B Air Refresh

Oreck WK15500B Air Refresh Humidifier

Another good air purifier humidifier candidate that is strong in most suits except for the pricing department.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
6
Features
3
Coverage
4
Particle Filtration
3
Smoke Filtration
2
Price
8
Upkeeping
10
5.4
BONECO W300 Humidifier Air Washer
5.4

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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