Oreck Air Response WK16000

Oreck Air Response WK16000 (Small) Quick Review

The entry-level to Oreck Air Response series, Oreck Air Response WK16000 is the smallest and cheapest in the group without omitting any practicality features.  While airflow performance has to be compromised of its smaller body, you do get the lowest annual filter replacement cost with essentially the same set of filters. Here comes the he million dollar question: Does Oreck Air Response WK16000 provides greater value over the medium and large size counterpart?

Retail suggested cost*
+- 179.99
Annual filter cost^
+- 25
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Oreck Air Response WK16000 Specification

ProductRSPRetail suggested cost Link
WeightCoverage (up to)Dust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationA filterAnnual filter cost ($)
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMore color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter change indicatorWi-Fi/ BTBluetoothENERGY STARRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail/ Phone support
Oreck Air Response WK16000
+- 179.99
8 x 16.1 x 14.1 in
(20.3 x 40.9 x 35.8 cm)
9.4 lb (4.3 kg)141 sq. ft. (13 m2)120 cfm (204 m3/h)120 cfm (204 m3/h)120 cfm (204 m3/h)32-stage+- 25
HEPA Media Filter
1 year
Carbon Filter
6 months
AK46000 Filter Kit
1 year
+- 24.99
2, 4, 8 hoursDustSense Technology
2 years

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Oreck Air Response WK16000 key features

  • 2-stage filtration
  • Separate HEPA Media and Carbon Filter
  • 3 speed + Auto mode
  • Top indicator light - Blue (low particles), Purple (medium), Red (high)
  • 3 preset timer (2, 4, 8 hours)
  • DustSense Technology
  • Silence Technology
Oreck Air Response WK16000 dimension
8 x 16.1 x 14.1 in
(20.3 x 40.9 x 35.8 cm)
Oreck Air Response WK16000 weight
9.4 lb (4.3 kg)

Out of the 3 Air Response models, Oreck WK16000 Air Response is the smallest of them all which means it gain the advantage of portability. With that being said, this mini shredder is not a compact model thus the inclusion of Air Quality Sensor (DustSense), Auto mode and timer. Going through the exterior you will find Oreck WK16000 Air Response air inlet is located at both sides while control panel is at top along with air quality indicator light. The AQ indicator is pretty straight forward; it will light in Blue when air quality is good (low particles), purple when is OK (medium particles) and red is a NO NO (high particles). Rounding up with an easy filter change via removing the front cover, Oreck WK16000 Air Response is no doubt a very easy air purifier to live to.

Airflow capability and purifying coverage

The downside of being the cheapest and smallest air purifier in its class is the unavoidable airflow penalty. Oreck WK16000 Air Response is only ideal for small room size like bedroom. While it has a small purifying radius, filtration is actually pretty good thanks to the combination effort between HEPA filter and carbon filter. Adding the 3 speed plus Auto mode in the bag, Oreck WK16000 Air Response can wipe out 99% of airborne irritants like dust mites, pollen, mold and bacteria as small as 0.3 microns.

Noise level and power consumption

Oreck WK16000 Air Response is virtually silence at first speed and generates background white noise at third speed. Like other Oreck Air Response unit, it also comes with Silence Technology that will work its magic in the background. Moving to power consumption rate, Oreck WK16000 Air Response is ENERGY STAR rated which means its eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Again with the help of Auto mode, Oreck WK16000 Air Response is ideal for 24 hours operation even though the AQ sensor might choke up occasionally.
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Final thoughts on Oreck WK16000 Air Response

Oreck WK16000 Air Response might be the smallest unit in the group, the price gap between the bigger Oreck Air Response WK16001 and WK16002 is minimal to our liking. We prefer the larger Oreck WK16002 as it provide better value in airflow performance but still, the final decision is always up to you.

In conclusion......

  • Possibly the lowest filter replacement kit that comes with HEPA media and dual carbon filters.
  • HEPA grade filter that eliminate 99% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • DustSense Technology with clear air quality indicator light.
  • Practical features like Auto mode, timer, filter replacement indicator.
  • Simple filter change via front cover.
  • Uninspiring purifying performance compare with medium and large version of Air Response.
  • Initial new product plastic smell that would take days to go away.
  • Lacks a permanent pre-filter to filter out first-stage dust and hair.
  • Slightly loose front cover that will pop open when you accidentally moved the unit.
  • Air quality sensor sometimes does not detect nearby pollutants which resulted Auto mode fail to activate.
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