The third and final of Winix PlasmaWave series air purifier review. Winix PlasmaWave 5300 is the cheapest air purifier among its series and has the least features despite sharing the same performance and dimension. It is equally versatile in dealing with a wide range of airborne contaminants, chemical gases and odors including dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen, soot, VOCs and so much more. How efficient will Winix PlasmaWave 5300 PlasmaWave be when put next to other air purifier? Let’s go into the details of Winix PlasmaWave 5300 PlasmaWave HEPA air purifier and see what are the features that are left out from the series.
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Specification
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|Weight||Coverage (up to)||Dust free (CADR)||Pollen free (CADR)||Smoke free (CADR)||Airflow speed||Fanspeed||Filtration||A filterAnnual filter cost ($)|
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
|Noise level||Power consumption||Timer/ Schedule||Sensors||More color options||Auto mode||Air qualityAQ indicator||Filter change indicator||Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth||ENERGY STAR||Remote control||Child lock||Warranty||Email/ Phone support|
|Winix PlasmaWave 5300||+- 199.99|
16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in
(41.1 x 55.4 x 21.6 cm)
|15 lb (6.8 kg)||350 sq. ft. (33 m2)||216 cfm (367 m3/h)||251 cfm (426 m3/h)||235 cfm (399 m3/h)||53 - 226 cfm (90 - 384 m3/h)||4||3-stage||+- 80|
Odor control carbon pre-filter
True HEPA filter
Filter A 115115
|26.6 - 60+ dB||5 - 90 W||VOC sensors (Air quality)||1 year|
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 key features
- 3-stage filtration
- Odor control carbon pre-filter
- True HEPA filter
- PlasmaWave™ Technology
- 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
- Auto mode/ Sleep mode
- Air quality VOC sensor
Sharply defined yet not over minimalist, Winix PlasmaWave 5300 comes in comprehensive packages within its typical boxy shaped which you should be accustomed to. At an average 16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in size and 15 lb weight for a mid-range air purifier, build quality is superb that parts are well fitted and screwed together. Standard features include 3-stage filtration (Odor control carbon pre-filter, true-HEPA filter, PlasmaWave Technology), 4 fan speeds with auto/ sleep mode, LED indicator light, a replacement filter indicator that alert user to swap for a new filter once its fully exhausted (limited to the HEPA-filter), a year’s worth of carbon filter (4-pack bundled) and complies with California Air Resource Board regulated on any ozone emission, AHAM checked, ENERGY STAR rated.
Airflow, CADR and everything in between
What’s inside count
^ Winix PlasmaWave 5300 filters/ lifespan/ priceWinix PlasmaWave 5300 reliable filters with PlasmaWave technology offer excellent 3-stage filtration that you could count on. Firstly the combination effort between pre-filter and odor control carbon filter would effectively removes large particles and bad odors from smoke, pet litter. The True HEPA filter is capable of blocking 99.97% of micron-size airborne pollutants from its surrounding air. Finally, the PlasmaWave would break apart stubborn particles that manage to by-pass all of the filters into a perfectly non-toxic compound.
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 is covered against
Hair/ Pet hair
Keep it down
At what cost
^ Winix PlasmaWave 5300 replacement filters estimated cost
Winix 5300-2Winix 5300-2 is of course the direct challenger as it is the newer version which offers the greatly miss timer. It’s expensive although not by a significant margin.
Winix 5500Winix 5500 could be the perfect alternative with extra remote control and washable True-HEPA filter. There is a slight increase in pricing which isn’t too much in our humble opinion.
Holmes HAP726-UHolmes HAP726-U is also another good choice with downright affordable price tag, wide coverage and longer filter lifespan. The downside is the CADR and airflow might not be at the same par as Winix PlasmaWave 5300.
- Cheapest among the PlasmaWave series yet has equivalent airflow efficiency, coverage and performance.
- Plenty of great deal with discounted price tag (replacement model WAC5300-2 is out).
- 3-stage filtration with PlasmaWave Technology.
- Reliable True-HEPA filter that is effective in capturing dust, hair and other micron size pollutants.
- Same goes with Odor control carbon filter that would effectively capture odor typically from pets, cigarettes and cooking.
- 4 fanspeed + Auto mode that relies on the VOC sensors.
- Sleep mode that would also dimmed all indicator light.
- Only 1 year warranty as opposed to Winix Signature series that offer 5 years or FresHome series that offer 3 years.
- Top up a little bit more cash, you could opt for Winix WAC5500 that comes with a reusable/ washable true-HEPA filter.
- No standalone pre-filter. Odor carbon filter would also serve as a pre-filter which that not as effective as it sounds.
- Lacks remote control (applicable to newer model) compare with the very similar Winix WAC5500.
- No direct button to turn off PlasmaWave purifying. You could disable it though by holding the power button down for 3-5 seconds.
- Hassle and requires constant filter change on the 3 months deodorization carbon filters.
- No pre-set timer setting for people that likes to leave the machine on 24/7.
More on Winix 5300
All 3 air purifiers of PlasmaWave Series shares the same dimension with the exception that Winix 5300 air cleaner has slightly different color as it has more silver element than the rest. No differences on the exterior quality and layout with front, side, back air intake/ outtake neatly lay out with indicator lights plus soft-touch buttons at the top front. The initial package filters is same with Winix WAC6300 (SKU 115115) with Winix 5300 air cleaner w/ true HEPA filter lacks remote control that might deem as a luxury accessory for some. Adding the remarkably-shaped exterior, justifiable and sensible components for everyday use, Winix 5300 all-round diameter and weight is excellent alike its category diameter air purifiers.Moving on with the comparison is the functionality, fitting, durability of the air purifier. Designed and developed on a flat solid base, Winix 5300 fitting is visible even from far. The materials utilized in the body configuration are nicely integrated without any noticeable gap. Decent air purifier volume and scale allows ample purifying air flow via the air input and out take; a essential facet that we mentioned time and time again. The perfect placement handlebars and controls enables swift access to the most vital components. Minimum upkeeping is required to clean off outer dust and smudged. Used mild detergent to do away lingering stains.
Applicable area, airflow and CADR
Filters and filtration strengthThis cutting-edge air purifier along with the combination of filter is able to clean and wipe out particles rapidly. Large airborne pollutants such as dust, will be captured in pre-filter to reduce the reliance on other filters. The HEPA filter will halt air-borne pollutants from moving out while destroying the trapped contaminants and viruses. The premium carbon filter will absorb notorious odors derive from volatile organic compound (voc), cleaning product/ detergent, cigarette, paint, cooking and fireplace. The PlasmaWave™ Technology will spread and charges the air so unsafe particles are less of a challenge to draw. Hazardous particles such as dust, mildew, pollen, pet dander and mold will be eradicate within the air purifier.
Noise level and power consumption
Final thoughts on Winix 5300Winix 5300 is an equivalent air purifier to any of the PlasmaWave series that offers good performance in fighting against the ever-lasting pollutants. It shares all of the virtues from its series but lacks of anti-microbial coated protection for its pre-filter, remote control and comes with a mono-tone color. Unfortunately it also shares the same limited 1 year warranty that other series of Winix air purifier offer at least 3 years. Nevertheless, with its inexpensive price tag and reputable Winix reliability, Winix 5300 true HEPA air cleaner w/ plasmawave is a safe alternative choice.
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