Sharp KIA60EW Air Purifier

Sharp Air Purifier KIA60EW Review

If you notice Sharp lineup, there is always few identical models that can only be differentiate in terms of color or size. Today, we are focusing on Sharp air purifier KCD60EW. As the name suggested, KCD60EW is the premium or upgraded version of Sharp KCD40EW / KCD40EB. So what are the additional features of KCD60EW and should you spend the extra money and go for KCD60EW or just stick with KCD40EW / KCD40EB?
MRSP/ RSP**
± 1450 p
     Annual filter ^    
p
Online price*
Lazada Singapore
Lazada Malaysia

Sharp KIA60EW Specification

ProductSharp KIA60EW
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 1450
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Dimension
410 x 684 x 340 mm
(16.1 x 26.9 x 13.4 in)
Weight13 kg (28.7 lb)
Coverage (up to)59 m2 (635 ft2)
Humidifying(H) coverage51 m2 (549 ft2)
Airflow speed90 - 402 m3/h (53 - 237 cfm)
Humidifying(H) speed132 - 402 m3/h (78 - 237 cfm)
Fanspeed
Filtration
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
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 level19 - 49 dB
Humidifying(H) Noise level24 - 47 dB
Power consumption10 - 53 W
Humidifying(H) power6.6 - 53 W
Humidifying(H) capacity
Humidifying(H) tank
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Humidifier
Warranty
Email/ Phone support

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Sharp KIA60EW key features

  • High-density plasmacluster Ion (HD PCI) setting & filter purification
  • Clean Ion Shower mode
  • Unique system of efficient airflow and circulation enables quick dust removal
  • High-performance filters collect airborne dust and odor particles
  • Humidifying function
  • Water tank enables easy cleaning and convenient water supply
  • Quiet operation technology
  • Casters with stopper
  • 3 kind of sensors : Odor Sensor, dust sensor, temperature/ humidity Sensor
  • Display monitor on unit for easy monitoring
  • Long filters life span
Sharp KIA60EW dimension
Dimension
410 x 684 x 340 mm
(16.1 x 26.9 x 13.4 in)
Sharp KIA60EW weight
Weight
13 kg (28.7 lb)

Not only Sharp Air Purifier KIA60EW looks big in size, at 41 x 68.4 x 34 cm with the weight of 13 kg, it is one of the tallest, thickest and heaviest unit we did for our review. The aerodynamic structure is designed to capture pollutants from left, right and bottom side of the air purifier. There is also a large front intake and outtake for more efficient airflow. A huge surface area is located at the back of the unit allowing a more powerful suction. Water tank is huge as well (4L) as to accommodate the high water dispersion. The monitor screen for air quality and humidity level is located at the top front part of the unit, it is simple and clear but it is not as well-designed as KCD40EW / KCD40EB.

Overall the appearance might be a bit dated, but the design structure and build quality is topnotch.

ModelDimension (W x H x D)Weight
Hitachi EP-A700043 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm10 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 24.3 cm10 kg

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KIA60EW   KIA60EW

Under high-density Plasmacluster Ion (HD PCI) setting & filter purification, 25000 high density ions will be emitted into the air as compared with 7000 density air purifier. As a result, airborne microbes are suppressed approximately 1.5 times faster and approximately 2 times faster in removing bad odors. By clicking on clean ion shower mode button, the air purifier will release high density ions into the air for 60 minutes that can quickly remove airborne pollutants, bacteria, clinging odors from its surrounding including wall, cloths and curtain. Unique long nozzle that allow large volume airflow dispersed; Aerodynamic structure to effectively collect dust and other particles. Comes with 3 high performance filters: Deformaldehyde filter, HEPA filter, active carbon and silica gel deodorizing filter. Natural vaporization humidifying system with Plasmacluster Ions that is 3.5 times more efficient in removing static electricity at a faster rate. The water tank comes with large diameter cap for easy filling and cleaning; self-standing tank that can prevent tipping when refilling water; Bottom handle for easy caring. At 33 cm height and 7.5 cm diameter, the water tank can fill up to 4 L of water. 2 fans (Cross-flow, Sirocco) for natural, quiet operation. Like most Sharp air purifiers, it comes with casters with stopper. Built-in 3 sensors for more accurate reading and display on the monitor screen. Lastly, all 3 filters (humidifying, HEPA, deodorizing) come with up to 10 years filter life span.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

This is where the figures count. Applicable floor area for purifying is between 50 – 59 m2 and purifying with humidifying is at 34 – 51 m2. Airflow is almost similar for purifying and purifying with humidifying at 402 m³/h maximum, 294 m³/h medium and 90 m³/h (132 m³/h with humidifying) minimum. Although not much, noise level is surprising lower than some model in its category. 49 dB (47 with humidifying) in maximum setting, 40 in medium and 19 (24 dB with humidifying) in minimum setting. Lastly for power input, the consumption level is between 53, 33, 10 W for purifying only and 53, 32, 6.6 W for purifying with humidifying.

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

Final thoughts

At the time when the review was written, the market price for Sharp Air Purifier KIA60EW is between 600 – 730 USD. Pricey I would say for most people, but it is still justifiable given its applicable area and features. With that being said, if you do not have a large room 50m2 (530 ft) at least, there is no reason to get this air purifier and you probably better off with 2 separate air purifiers than just one.

Sharp KIA60EW is covered against

Sharp KIA60EW VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Sharp KIA60EW VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Sharp KIA60EW VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Sharp KIA60EW VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Sharp KIA60EW VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Sharp KIA60EW VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Sharp KIA60EW VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

In conclusion......

  • High-density Plasmacluster Ion with clean shower ion mode.
  • Excellent coverage.
  • Humidifying features.
  • air quality, odor, temperature and humidity sensor with screen indicator.
  • Long filter lifespan.
  • Expensive.
Build quality
5
Features
3
Coverage
3
Airflow delivery
2
Particle Filtration
4
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
2
Upkeeping
10
3.6
Sharp KIA60EW Air Purifier
3.6

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Sharp KIA60EW Troubleshooting

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