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Whirlpool APT40010R Whispure Air Purifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Whirlpool APT40010R

The Whirlpool APT40010R Whispure air purifier has been specifically designed to purify the air in smaller rooms (up to 200 square feet in size). What you first notice is that this model isn’t just space saving, but it also has an aesthetically pleasing look. It has very clean lines and the touch button controls are conveniently placed at the top. Of course, functionality and the use of latest technology has not been missed either.

Review Details

Among the many additional features you will find with the APT40010R is the advanced filtration technology. There are two levels of protection against particles in the air that can exacerbate allergy symptoms.

Just behind the outer grill is an odor absorbing pre-filter. This pre-filter is made up of charcoal and will effectively remove tobacco smells as well as other annoying odors in the home.

At the same time it will also capture larger particles. Additionally this filter protects the life of the HEPA filter as well as reducing VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), fumes and gases. The air then passes through the HEPA filter which captures up to 99.97% of microns such as pollen, dust, pet dander and mold spores. This makes for clean, fresh and safe air.

What We Liked

  • No Guesswork with Filters
    Whirlpool has cleverly included filter change indicators. When a filter needs replacing, the unit will light up on the control panel at the top.
  • VOC Sensor
    The APT40010R has been fitted with a unique VOC sensor. The minute the unit detects a rise in fumes, gases, pollen or other harmful particles the LED will display amber telling you it’s wise to adjust the fan speed.
  • Auto Mode
    As well as alerting you to a rise in impurities in the air, your APT40010R can also be set to auto-detect these issues so it will automatically adjust the fan speed for you.
  • Programmable Timer
    You will have the benefit of a timer that can be set to work between 1 and 18 hours. This means energy efficient air purification and you can leave the unit to do its job when you’re not at home.

What We Didn't Like

  • Not Recommended for Serious Allergies
    You should remember the APT40010R is meant for small rooms that are no larger than 200 square feet. For those that have serious allergy issues, a larger unit will probably be required.
  • Bright LED Lights
    When using this model overnight the LED lights can be annoying to some (about the same as a nightlight). However, this is a minor issue.


There is little to be said about the Whirlpool APT40010R air purifier that’s negative. For a unit that’s meant for small spaces, the additional features the manufacturer has included are excellent. In fact, this model offers more automated options than many other larger units on the market-place today. It’s easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. The price is also incredibly reasonable. In our opinion for mild allergies, this is a great buy.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: September 1, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Whirlpool APT40010R
Dimensions (L x W x H):
9.8 x 9.8 x 29.1 inches
14.1 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
53 Watt
.5 Amp
Suitable for treating:
Allergies, Mold, Pet Dander, Odor, Chemicals, Gases
Noise level:
49 dB
200 square feet
125 Cubic Feet per Minute
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Ozone Emission:
Digital Controls:
Filter Change Alert:
Energy Star Certified:
AHAM Certified:
CADR dust:
CADR pollen:
CADR smoke:
5 years

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