The Molekule Air is an air purifier that has been designed to fit in with your home’s decor without the conventional look of this type of appliance. The Molekule Air is, however, the most expensive model we reviewed at just shy of $800. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, head to our full guide covering the best air purifiers around.
Molekule Air: What is it?
The Molekule Air is a high-end air purifier that is priced slightly higher than leading brands including the Rabbit Air MinusA2. Molekule makes a variety of air purifiers to tackle different sized rooms, but for this review, we are focusing on the Molekule Air which is designed to be able to purify the air in rooms up to 600 square feet.
What’s instantly obvious about the Molekule Air is its design. This air purifier is modern, stylish, and well, doesn’t look anything like an air purifier. The Molekule Air is a sleek silver cylinder complete with a leather handle. It’s a corded air purifier but its handle has been designed to make this unit easily portable so that you can move it from room to room.
Molekule Air: Features
The Molekule Air aims to improve the overall indoor air quality in your home. Ideal for bedrooms or living spaces, the Molekule uses two filters to eradicate common allergens in the air. Everything from viruses and smoke, to pollen, pet dander, and mold will be purified with this air purifier.
The Molekule Air uses Photo Electrochemical Oxidation and is able to take in the surrounding air from every angle as it has a 360 degrees air intake function. The air is then passed through a pre-filter which captures larger particles before it makes its way through a PECO filter. The purified air is then expelled from the unit and disperses back into the room.
In order for the Molekule Air to do its job effectively, you will have to change the filters. The pre-filter will need replacing around every three months, and the PECO filter every six months. Molekule does offer a subscription service where filter replacements can be delivered to your home.
Most of the air purifiers we reviewed featured HEPA filters but the Molekule does not. HEPA filters are fantastic at collecting allergens and unwanted chemicals in the air, however, the Molekule Air has been designed to not only collect what a HEPA filter can collect, but also destroy it.
This unit features touch screen controls and an adjustable fan speed. There are three different fan speeds to choose from. On the Molekule Air’s screen, you’ll be able to see the status of the filter and you can switch between modes. You can also control the Molekule Air via an app which is a handy extra. If you’re considering other air purifiers that can be controlled via an app, check out our Dyson Pure Cool TP04 tower fan review.
As this air purifier is designed to be used in bedrooms, you’d expect it to be quiet too. On its lowest setting, the Molekule Air creates 41 decibels of noise, but on its highest setting, it created 65 decibels of noise. This is louder than the more affordable Winix HR900 Ultimate Pet Air Purifier review.
One thing that isn’t so great about the Molekule Air is that it when it’s on full power, so is it’s light, which is a real pain if you’re trying to get to sleep. There is a night mode, but this isn’t as powerful.
Molekule Air: User reviews
The Molekule Air scores an average of 4.1 out of five on Amazon. Some user reviews mention an unpleasant smell after using the air purifier for a few days. Other users also mentioned how they found the unit to be expensive and buying the replacement filters was also another expense on top. Some reviews mention that this air purifier is also fairly heavy if you’re thinking about moving it from room to room and the boost mode is really noisy.
Other user reviews praise the design of the Molekule air purifier, they also mention that you can adjust the light via the app if you don’t want to be woken up by it at night. One user stated that ‘what you’re paying for is design and quality materials’.
Should you buy the Molekule Air?
The Molekule Air is by far one of the most attractive air purifiers that we’ve reviewed. It’s also one of the only air purifiers that features a PECO filter that captures allergens and destroys them. Its parts are made of quality materials and it looks expensive. It is, however, expensive and it’s fairly loud when it’s operating too.