Honeywell HFD-010 Review

Honeywell HFD-010 is one of the smallest and portable air purifier in its niche market. Available at a fraction of standard air purifier cost, this Honeywell QuietClean compact tower air purifier comes with a permanent filter that will last you for ages with minimal care required. Will the filter filtration strength be good enough for your regular routine purifying? Hit the break to learn more about Honeywell HFD-010 price, features and overall performance.
± 99.99 p
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Honeywell HFD-010 Specification

ProductHoneywell HFD-010
9.1 x 16.7 x 11.2 in
(23.1 x 42.4 x 28.4 cm)
Weight7.3 lb (3.3 kg)
Coverage (up to)62 sq. ft. (6 m2)
Dust free (CADR)35 cfm (59 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)55 cfm (93 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)40 cfm (68 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Washable Pre-filter
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
ifD Micro-Filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Honeywell OdorLock Pre-Filter (1 pack)
3 months+- $24.95
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 2-stage filtration with ifD Micro-Filter Technology
  • Washable permanent pre-filter
  • Patented permanent ifD® filter
  • 2 fanspeed
  • Electronic Filter Clean Indicator
  • Energy efficient
  • 5 years limited warranty

Honeywell HFD-010 review

  • Great for tabletop use with its sleek and compact body profile.
  • Affordable price tag with zero annual filter replacement cost.
  • No filter replacement required and little maintenance needed on the permanent filters.
  • Proven Ionizer ifD® filter in capturing 99% of ultra-fine particles.
  • Energy efficient hat uses about the same power as a standard light bulb.
  • 5 years warranty.
  • Poor filtration against micron-size allergens and gas/ odor based pollutants.
  • Uninspiring airflow delivery rate, CADR and coverage.
  • Basic unit with no addon features such as digital screen.
  • Mild yet annoying tap/ click sound whenever the air purifier is turned on.
  • Unavoidable "ionizer" smell when the unit is operated for a fix period of time.

The starters

Honeywell HFD-010 dimension
9.1 x 16.7 x 11.2 in
(23.1 x 42.4 x 28.4 cm)
Honeywell HFD-010 weight
7.3 lb (3.3 kg)

Available in gray or white, Honeywell HFD-010 is a sleek compact tower at only 9.1 x 16.7 x 11.2 in in size. Weight is slightly off for a tabletop air purifier at 7.3 lb including filters. Perfect for desktop use as Honeywell HFD-010 does not take up much space and of course its limited purifying capacities (more on that later). Operating the air purifier is dead easy with only 2 fanspeed to select via its control knob. A basic set with no extra features, what’s included in the package is a 2-stage filtration, washable pre-filter, permanent patented ifD® filter, 2 fanspeed, Filter Clean Indicator, 5 years warranty, AHAM Verifide and ARB Certified.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Honeywell HFD-010 coverage
Purifying coverage
62 sq. ft. (6 m2)
Honeywell HFD-010 fanspeed
As Honeywell HFD-010 is a tabletop air purifier with a compact body, airflow performance would have to take a hit especially on the purifying coverage. At only 62 sq. ft. applicable area (up to 5 times an hour), we would only recommend Honeywell HFD-010 for tabletop, desktop or bedside use. Little adjustment can be made as there is only 2 fanspeed mode available.
Honeywell HFD-010 dust CADR
35 cfm (59 m3/h)
Honeywell HFD-010 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
55 cfm (93 m3/h)
Honeywell HFD-010 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
40 cfm (68 m3/h)
Honeywell HFD-010 CADR is not great either as Dust CADR stands at only 35 cfm, pollen CADR at 55 cfm and smoke CADR at 40 cfm. Use the table comparison link above to compare more on similar range air purifiers with permanent filters.

What’s inside count

Honeywell HFD-010 Pre-filter
Washable Pre-filter
Honeywell HFD-010 other filters
ifD Micro-Filter
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One of the main features in Honeywell HFD-010 is the permanent/ washable 2-stage filtration that is easy to use and maintain. In theory the pre-filter and ifD Micro-Filter would cover against 99% of household contaminants mainly dust, against micron-size particles typically smoke and gas based contaminants the air purifier fail to capture everything at sight. There is also the typical ionizer smell that might not be everyone cup of tea.
Covered against
Honeywell HFD-010 VS Dust



Honeywell HFD-010 VS Pollen



Honeywell HFD-010 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Dust mites

Dust mites


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Pet dander

Pet dander


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Chemical



Honeywell HFD-010 VS VOCs



Honeywell HFD-010 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas


Honeywell HFD-010 VS Odor



To sum up Honeywell HFD-010 efficient plus purifying coverage and airflow distribution is magnificent in cleaning out household airborne particles particularly dust. go up against irritants, allergens, bacteria and viruses, Honeywell HFD-010 comes with , 2 fanspeed and 2-stage filtration is at somewhat good level in wiping out dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, mildew and germs.  On odors, smokes and fumes, Honeywell HFD-010 filtration is inferior in overcoming fire, chemicals, VOCs, odors, cooking smell, tobacco smokes, cigarette radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Despite having a relatively mild purifying speed and QuietClean® technology, Honeywell HFD-010 has an annoying click/ tap sound generated that could take some time to get used to. Power usage should be excellent with Honeywell stated it only uses same power as a standard light bulb.

At what cost

Honeywell HFD-010 MRSP/ RSP
+- 99.99
Honeywell HFD-010 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 0
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Less than $100 dollars, Honeywell HFD-010 is no doubt cheap to own and even easier to maintain. With zero annual filter replacement cost as filter is washable regardless of the usage volume. Unless you opt for the optional upgraded filters, Honeywell HFD-010 is one of those air purifiers that you would only have to pay once in a lifetime.

Honeywell HFD-010 VS the challengers

Honeywell HFD-110

Almost identical to Honeywell HFD-010 with slightly enhanced airflow performance. Not an easy to locate model.
Honeywell AirGenius3 HFD300

Honeywell AirGenius 3 HFD300

Bigger and slightly more expensive but with better purifying performance for a permanent-type tower air purifier.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
Airflow delivery
Particle Filtration
Smoke Filtration

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ


Safety Tips

More on Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010

Unobtrusively shaped exterior, Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010 air purifier is small and polished although is rather heavy for its size. Nevertheless it is still great as tabletop air purifier or as a travel air purifier. Above the smooth white housing you will find a 2 fanspeed dial knob that is easy to use, air vent pre-filter is located at front for first stage particles absorption and an unique ifD Micro-Filter that eliminates airborne particles and allergens.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Unfortunately this is where Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010 pros end. Airflow efficiency is poor with the applicable area of only 6m2 (62 sq. ft.). Airflow circulation and filter absorption strength is weak too, with the CADR rated at only 35 cfm for dust, 55 cfm for pollen and 40 cfm for smoke. The only positive aspects for Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010 is the slightly lower noise level and power consumption given the size of this air purifier.

Final thoughts on Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010

On paper the inclusion of a permanent filter plus washable pre-filter is one of the greatest attraction towards this Honeywell QuietClean HFD-010. It can still absorb common household pollutants including dust, mold and pollen but at a much slower rate. Realistically though, a permanent filter will always have the limitation in filtration capability compared with a true HEPA filter. If you priority is to get a completely hassle-free air purifier that does not require any filter change at all, Honeywell QuietClean compact tower air purifier would be a good choice for you.

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