Oreck Air Response WK16001

Oreck Air Response WK16001 (Medium) Quick Review

The mid-range "shredder" air purifier, Oreck Air Response WK16001 is a 2-stage, 3 speed air purifier from Oreck that comes standard with air quality sensor and Auto mode.  The biggest highlight is of course the low annual filter replacement cost that can only be out-stage by its own smaller brother WK16000. Quite comparable with similar range air purifiers in air flow delivery rate, coverage and noise level, exactly what other features would make Oreck WK16001 Air Response unique? Jump straight into our review below.
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Oreck Air Response WK16001 Specification

ProductOreck Air Response WK16001
16.3 x 18.6 x 8.5 in
(41.4 x 47.2 x 21.6 cm)
Weight11.3 lb (5.1 kg)
Coverage (up to)206 sq. ft. (19 m2)
Dust free (CADR)158 cfm (268 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)158 cfm (268 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)158 cfm (268 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA Media Filter
1 year
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon Filter
6 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
AK46001 Filter Kit
1 year
+- 29.99
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8 hours
SensorsDustSense Technology
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

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Oreck Air Response WK16001 key features

  • 2-stage filtration
  • HEPA Media + Carbon Filter
  • 3 speed with Auto mode
  • Air quality sensor with indicator - Blue (low particles), Purple (medium), Red (high)
  • Programmable timer - 2, 4, 8 hours
  • DustSense Technology
  • Silence Technology

Oreck Air Response WK16001 review

  • One of the lowest filter replacement cost in its class.
  • Slightly above average purifying coverage and CADR return.
  • "True" HEPA grade filter that trap 99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • 3 colors air quality indicator light plus Auto mode feature.
  • Easy to use timer (2, 4, 8 hours).
  • Straight forward front filter replacement.
  • Unavoidable plastic smell that would eventually fade off after couple of days.
  • Front cover does not fit as tightly as other air purifier models.
  • Air quality sensor occasionally fail to detect nearby particles thus affect the Auto mode functionality.
  • Lacks pre-filter to capture large particles and protect the HEPA/ carbon filter.
Oreck Air Response WK16001 dimension
16.3 x 18.6 x 8.5 in
(41.4 x 47.2 x 21.6 cm)
Oreck Air Response WK16001 weight
11.3 lb (5.1 kg)

As mentioned above, Oreck WK16001 Air Response exterior design resemblance of a mini shredder which is not a bad thing. Instead of conventional front air ventilation placement, air vent are tucked on both sides of the air purifier without any penalty on its design and performance. This also enables swift and easy filter change via removing the front cover even though it is only a annually task. You have the standard top controls for fanspeed, filter reset and 3 preset timer. Right at the end of the panel you have a long line of air quality indicator light that shines Blue light when air quality is good (low particles), purple when AQ is OK (medium particles) and red when is bad (high particles). Overall Oreck WK16001 Air Response is a very practical and easy to live with air purifier.

Airflow capability and purifying coverage

At a smaller purifying coverage then WK16002, Oreck WK16001 Air Response is ideal for small to medium sized room like bedroom or office. Combining HEPA filter, carbon filter and the ever useful air quality sensor, Oreck WK16001 Air Response can clear out 99% of airborne particles like dust mites, allergens, pollen, mold and bacteria as small as 0.3 microns.

Noise level and power consumption

Oreck WK16001 Air Response used Silence Technology to reduce the fan noise generated from the motor that is virtually silent at low speed. Higher noise is unavoidable as the speed increased but its still at an acceptable level. As for power consumption, the ENERGY STAR qualified Oreck WK16001 Air Response uses a minimum amount of energy so its safe to operate the machine 24 hours a day. Together with the help of AQ sensors and Auto mode, You would not have to worry about optimizing the air purifier at the right purifying speed.
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Final thoughts on Oreck WK16001 Air Response

In short, Oreck WK16001 Air Response is a well-liked air purifier that smack in between the small Oreck Air Response WK16000 and the large WK16002. If you need a reasonably small air purifier with Auto mode and low filter replacement cost, this is the one.

Covered against

Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Dust



Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Pollen



Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Dust mite

Dust mites


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Pet dander

Pet dander


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke


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Smoke/ Gas


Oreck Air Response WK16001 VS Odor



Oreck Air Response WK16001 2-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is brilliant when up against allergens, irritants, bacteria and viruses. It is highly efficient on large airborne pollutants specifically hair, dust. Having said that against tiny, micron-size pollutants, Oreck Air Response WK16001 3 speed airflow input/ output + is better than average at cleaning out pollen, mold, mildew, pet dander and dust mites.  On odors and smokes, Oreck Air Response WK16001 filtration is substandard in overcoming chemicals, fire, cooking odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor and radon.

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