Saturday, January 14, 2017

MFO’s Verdict On: Dyson Pure Cool Link Purifier

I have had allergies for most of my life, and while I’ve kept it in check thanks to changes in diet (cracking down on gluten, dairy and eggs) and lifestyle (no pets, living with air purifiers in the room, vacuuming constantly, cleaning the A/C regularly, always having a constant supply of anti-histamines, etc.) I’m always still on the lookout for that wonder product that will deal with allergies and the sneezing and sniffles that come with it, once and for all. 

Add to the fact that we live along a very busy street, I’m constantly worried about the dust and fumes my family is exposed to on a daily basis. So you can just imagine how pleased I was when I discovered that my my holy grail of vacuums, bladeless fans and hair dryers aka Dyson had an air purifier like no other. Here’s my review: 

The Product: Dyson Pure Cool Link Purifier

The Promise: Removes 99.95% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. With a host of impressive features…

Put to The Test: I have to start off by saying I’ve never had warm fuzzy feelings about appliances until I came across Dyson. I remember first seeing a TV ad about Dyson’s ball vacuum and how it could niftily manuever itself across tight spots without the clunkiness of the typical square floor vacuums, and I was blown away. It made such an impression I wanted to own a Dyson. While I never bought the ball because it was beyond my budget then, I’ve aspired for the brand since. 

So yes, I’m biased to start with. We have the Dyson V6 Mattress handheld vacuum that can take out dust mites and leaves our pillows and mattresses smelling so clean and fresh, I’m already a believer. 

Of course, when we got the Pure Cool Link, I made attempts to keep my views objective, but given my background, excuse me if I sound too enthusiastic, haha. 

PORTABILITY – It’s quite compact, that it fits comfortably in the backseat of our sedan. It’s so light too, I carried it out of the store to the car without a sweat. Can’t say the same for our old purifier.

INSTALLATION – Such a breeze, after unboxing and reading the manual, it took less than a minute to clip on the tower to the base and plug it into a socket.

I literally just put the bladeless tower on top of the base and once it clicked, it was good to go

PURIFYING POWERS – Try sitting in front of the air purifier and you can already smell the difference in the air you breathe. It just feels fresher, so much different than having the electric fan on and having the same warm air in the room spewing out from the blades.

If you’re curious about how the filter looks like, here ya go:

This 360° Glass HEPA filter captures ultrafine particles (up to 0.1 microns) from the air including pollen, bacteria and pet dander. It does not have to be replaced until after 4000 hours of use, which translates to about 5.5 months of 24/7 use.

If you think it’s all in my head, well, because I linked our purifier to my phone, I could tell the change in air quality right on my phone screen. Check this out:

From FAIR at 2:24 PM to GOOD at 2:37 PM

COOLING – Our old air purifier spews air up, with no cooling involved. Our Pure Cool Link oscillates and circulates cool purified air across the room, so in a sense, it also works like an electric fan, shooting out a fresh breeze once it’s on. I also love the fact that it’s gentle and quiet. You won’t drown in hangin and the air that comes out is cool. Not like with electric fans where your hair gets into your face when it’s on full blast and how when its warm, it also spews out warm air.

My daughter also knows that while quiet, the air that comes out is strong enough to dry her nails quickly. Too funny.

AESTHETICALLY SPEAKING – For this alone, nothing beats a Dyson. Sleek and well-designed, it just elevates the look of the room. Just spot the difference in these photos:

SAFETY – I have 3 kids all under 7 so safety is always a consideration in our household. With the Pure Cool Link, I can rest easy knowing that my kids can stick their hand in and I don’t have to deal with bloody fingers. There’s also no vents where they can drop balled up bits of paper or some tiny objects the way they would with our old purifier.

Passing the Verdict: I’m pretty much chuffed with myself that I’ve found IT. The wonder product I’ve been looking for. I need not look further after all because hello, Dyson, like that needs an explanation.

The only thing keeping me from putting one in every room right now really is the price. At over Php40,000 a piece, it’s a luxury that while justified, needs to be put into my 2017 household budget.

Practical Tip: I’m estimating that I need 2 more Pure Cool Link Purifiers, so for now, I’ll have to move our current one from room to room. Which is not really that big of a deal because it’s so light, I can carry it myself from downstairs to the rooms upstairs.

Also, it’s the only thing that can effectively take away the smell of cooking and ulam in just a few minutes of running it. No need to mask scents with fragrance sprays if you suddenly have visitors coming and you just had danggit or daing for breakfast. Super galing.

Price: Php42,500

Point of Sale: Available at the Dyson Concept Store in Greenbelt 5, and Dyson activation stalls in Greenhills Promenade, Century City Mall. Also at True Value, Rustans, SM Appliance Center, Abenson, Anson’s, Robinsons Appliances and Landmark.

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