Panasonic Air Purifier F-VXF70

Panasonic Air Purifier F-VXF70 Review

Aloha. In today’s review, let us look at the highest range of Panasonic air purifier series, the ultimate, all-powerful Panasonic F-VXF70. This fully loaded unit comes with all the standard features that you would expect from a high-end unit however, the key question is how well can this air purifier perform compared with its competitor’s model? So enough with my blabbering, Here is our review of Panasonic F-VXF70 air purifier.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 699 p
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Panasonic F-VXF70 Specification

ProductPanasonic F-VXF70
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 699
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Dimension
390 x 608 x 295 mm
(15.4 x 23.9 x 11.6 in)
Weight10.2 kg (22.5 lb)
Coverage (up to)52 m2 (560 ft2)
Humidifying(H) coverage
Airflow speed72 - 408 m3/h (42 - 240 cfm)
Humidifying(H) speed72 - 360 m3/h (42 - 212 cfm)
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologiesnanoe
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level18 - 54 dBA
Humidifying(H) Noise level
Power consumption6 - 70 W
Humidifying(H) power8 - 50 W
Humidifying(H) capacity130, 300, 600 mL/h
Humidifying(H) tank3.4 L
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsDust/ Odour/ Humidity
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Humidifier
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

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Panasonic F-VXF70 key features

  • 4-stage filtration including humidification
  • Composite filter - inhibits 17 types of virus, bacteria and allergens with Super Alleru-buster, Green Tea Catechin, Anti-bacteria Enzyme technology.
  • Super Nano-Technology deodorising filter
  • Fusion humidifying filter with double Raschel Knit
  • nanoe purification - a weak acidic, fine (5 to 20nm) water particle that is 6 times longer lifespan than normal ion
  • Econavi technology - automatically adjust the air purifier to be energy-saving up to 40%
  • 3D circulation airflow - upwards airflow or front airflow depending on the air purifier position
  • Mega catcher - front panel slides forward and upward for more effective suction
  • 3 speed with Auto, Full Auto and Sleep mode (8 hours)
  • Clean sign (air quality indicator) and numerical humidity displays
  • Dust/ odour/ humidity sensor
  • Child lock
  • Front filter replace indicator
  • Allergy UK Seal of Approval
Panasonic F-VXF70 dimension
Dimension
390 x 608 x 295 mm
(15.4 x 23.9 x 11.6 in)
Panasonic F-VXF70 weight
Weight
10.2 kg (22.5 lb)

Neither the widest nor heaviest in size (the champion goes to Sharp KIA60EW), Panasonic Air Purifier F-VXF70 is still large at 39 x 60.8 x 29.5 cm. Moving F-VXF70 around can also be tedious without casters as the weight as already exceeded 10 kg. There are handles on both sides deep enough to be carry comfortably by both hands. The exterior looks slightly dated, but the overall structure fits snugly and well-built. Buttons are located at the top together with clean sign and digital humidity indicator. The humidifying compartment is huge, with large water tank and tray that comes with anti-fungus kit. The air inlet louver is a nice add-on which I can’t emphasis enough. Three colors are available (depending on region): silver, champagne and red.

ModelDimension (W x H x D)Weight
Hitachi EP-A700043 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm10 kg
Sharp KCD60EW42 x 63.7 x 24.2 cm8.6 kg
Sharp KIA60EW41 x 68.4 x 34 cm13 kg
Panasonic F-VXF7039 x 60.8 x 29.5 cm10.2 kg
Philips AC4084/0139 x 58.6 x 24.3cm10 kg

Panasonic nanoe™ technology is a micro particle that can effectively sterilize pollutants and allergens. With Econavi, F-VXF70 will memorize the pollutions level pattern and counter with an airflow pattern of its own. 3D circulation airflow purifies both house dust and odor effectively. Multiple air inlets for a complete, 3D circulation airflow. With Mega catcher, when the unit’s sensor detects a large amount of dirt in the air, the front panel will open wide to provide more powerful air suction. Separate control for airflow, air level and air purifying/ humidifying buttons for manual or auto operation. Up to 10 years of life span for both composite and deodorizing filter. Large humidifying tank capacity (3.4 L) that can disperse water up to up to 600mL/h. Luminous color indicator and digital humidity indicator that will displays the surrounding air quality and humidity level. Child lock safety feature and sleep mode that will dim the indicator lights and turn off the unit after 8 hours. Filter Replace Indicator reminds you for filter replacement.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

The applicable area for air purifying is excellent at 52 m2. To keep up with the purifying pace, the airflow speed is at 72 m³/h minimum, 168 m³/h medium and 408 (360 with purifying) m³/h maximum. Noise level is still slightly higher (around 2 dB) at 18 dB minimum, 33 dB medium and 54 (52 with humidifying) dB maximum. Power input is at 6 W minimum, 10 W medium and a rather high 70 W at maximum. With humidifying, the power input level is at 8 W minimum, 12 W medium and 50 W maximum. The figures above does not include econavi mode, that could save you up to 40% less power consumption. (Notice the keywords up to)

Overall, the airflow speed is rather weak at medium level but everything else score superbly.

ModelAirflow (Min)Airflow (Medium)Airflow (Max)
Hitachi EP-A700060 m³/h204 | 270 m³/h420 m³/h
Sharp KCD60EW90 m³/h240 m³/h396 m³/h
Sharp KIA60EW90 m³/h294 m³/h402 m³/h
Panasonic F-VXF7072 m³/h168 m³/h408 m³/h
Philips AC4084/01210 m³/h

Final thoughts

Let’s start off with few of the minor issues, there are no built-in casters, no proper timer (only 8 hours available) and of course not the best design among the bunch. Other than those small little complains, you have yourself a proper high-end model that comes with standard 4 filters with fully packed features and not just basic features, top-level features that is equivalent to the other brands high-end model. Since this model has been on the market for a while, remember to lookout for discounts if this is indeed the “choice” you made.

Panasonic F-VXF70 is covered against

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Panasonic F-VXF70 VS Odor

Odor

OK

In conclusion......

  • Complete filtration with humidification and extensive purifying coverage.
  • Panasonic own Nanoe purification technology that inhibit bacteria/ allergens, deodorise odours and moisture skin.
  • It may sound gimmicky, The louver opening 3D circulation airflow and sliding front panel Mega Catcher and works well with strong airflow delivery.
  • Econavi intelligent technology that programmed the air purifier to be more energy-efficient in operation according to daily activities and timeline of pollution level.
  • 10 years filters lifespan for all 3 composite, deodorising and humidifying filter.
  • Front air quality indicator and exact room humidity level figure display.
  • Large opening design water tank with visible water level window.
  • Auto, Sleep mode and Child lock feature all available as standard.
  • Expensive and bulky especially when water tank is filled up.
  • No standalone pre-filter for extra filtration. Conventional True HEPA filter has better 99.97% filtration rate than composite air filter 99%.
  • No straightforward way to activate or deactivate nanoe purification.
Build quality
5
Features
6
Coverage
3
Airflow delivery
2
Particle Filtration
6
Smoke Filtration
6
Price
3
Upkeeping
10
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Panasonic Air Purifier F-VXF70
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