Whirlpool APMT2001M Whispure Air Purifier Review

The “shortest” tower air purifier in Whirlpool series, Whirlpool Whispure APMT2001M is the “mini” version of Whirlpool APT40010R tower air purifier that has similar features except it comes in a smaller package literally. It is still a HEPA air purifier that has the capabilities in capturing microscopic airborne particles except it is much weaker in terms of performance efficiency.  Whirlpool APMT2001M is perfect for someone that needs a highly portable unit or has very little space to spare.

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Whirlpool APMT2001M Specification

AvailabilityRoom size BrandProduct Retail suggested costLink
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ CoverageDust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationAnnual filter cost
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
HEPA filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Carbon filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filters
All-in-one filters
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Optional/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMore color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter change indicatorWi-Fi / BluetoothENERGY STARRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail/ Phone support
Discontinued1 SmallWhirlpoolWhirlpool APMT2001M
8.2 x 17.4 x 9.2 in
(20.8 x 44.2 x 23.4 cm)
9.2 lb (4.2 kg)75 sq. ft. (7 m2)76 cfm (129 m3/h)70 cfm (119 m3/h)51 cfm (87 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)3-stage
817100 8171434K Charcoal Pre-Filter (Portable Tower) (4 pack)
3 months
+- 17.99
1183900 True HEPA Filter (Tower and Portable Tower)
1 year
+- 25.99
5 years

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Whirlpool APMT2001M key features

  • Charcoal pre-filter – First stage of the filter that removes gases and odors including cooking, VOCs, chemical and of course tobacco smoke.
  • True HEPA filter – Removes airborne pollutants commonly dust, spore, mold, pet dander and pollen.
  • 3 fan speeds– 3 manually selectable fan speeds.
  • Filter change indicators – 2 indicator lights that will separately alert the user to change the filter for HEPA filter and pre-filter.
  • 18 hours countdown timer.
  • AHAM certified CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 51.
  • Ozone-free – 0% ozone will be emitted as no ionizer is included.
  • Energy Star® qualified.
  • Standard 5 years warranty.
Whirlpool APMT2001M dimension
Whirlpool APMT2001M weight

Design and build quality

Seldom do we call a tower air purifier short, but Whirlpool APMT2001M really is. At only 20.8 cm in width, 23.4 cm in depth and 44.2 cm in height, Whirlpool APMT2001M air cleaneris almost half of its brother Whirlpool APT40010R height. With such a compact, portable size, you could easily carry this air purifier around by grabbing on the whole unit or holding on to the built-in handle. Similar to its series, this plastic constructed unit has air intake/ outtake surrounding the air purifier and a donut-like electronic controls with display screen in the middle. Front cover is slightly less easy to open as the opening is smaller due to the smaller filter, nevertheless it is still pretty much hassle-free. As always, quality is on par with the rest of the Whirlpool air purifier.

Whirlpool APMT2001M dimension comparison table.
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Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

Let’s be realistic, the tiny size of Whirlpool APMT2001M is definitely the biggest contributor to the weak purifying. With a limited applicable area of 7 m2 (80 sq. ft.), it is pretty much a desktop air purifier next to the intended target. With smaller filters, Whirlpool APMT2001M CADR is on the low side too; at a dust free air delivery rate is of 76 cfm, pollen free air delivery rate of 70 cfm and smoke free air delivery rate of 51 cfm. For a energy-star qualified unit, power input is at 60 watts hourly on average.

Whirlpool APMT2001M CADR comparison table.
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Final thoughts on Whirlpool APMT2001M

Very affordable, packed with features, extremely compact and portable, simple to use and easily maintainable, Whirlpool APMT2001M is the air purifier that has it all except for the weak airflow performance. If you are in a hunt for a powerful air purifying unit with wide coverage or a strong filtration filters including gases and odors, you probably are in the wrong review.

In conclusion......

  • Very affordable.
  • Very compact and portable.
  • 2 separate Whirlpool APMT2001M filters change indicator light.
  • 18 hours timer.
  • Energy efficiency unit that used only 60 watts of electricity.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
  • Carbon pre-filter is only able to capture light odors and gases.
  • Very weak air purifying.

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